Gestalt & Stil
Specialising in finding and creating your home
Bringing together over 20 years of experience in service, sales and design sectors, Gestalt and Stil was founded in 2018 by Shane Kruger to provide a range of services to clients looking to buy and create their perfect home.
From property search and purchase, to building and interior design and project management, Gestalt and Stil can help with your current or new home - finding, designing and creating the ideal space for you and your family.
Services are currently provided in Sydney, Central and Mid North Coast NSW, South Coast NSW, and Sunshine Coast Qld.
Building & Interior Design
Our Building & Interior Design service is tailored to your needs.
Whether you are seeking a whole building/home design, reimagining of a single space, or your whole home, or just assistance with selecting furniture or decorating items, we'll will work with your budget and style to ensure your home reflects you and the way that you live.
A range of services are of offer including:
Interior Design & Decoration
Organisation & Decluttering
Furniture Selection and Procurement
Property Buying/Buyers Agency
Search, Negotiation, Bid and Purchase.
Whether for investment or your own home, we can manage part or all of your property purchase. Services include:
Property Search and Shortlist
Contract and Strata/Body Corporate Review (assisted by your or our Solicitor/Conveyancer)
Auction and Private Treaty Bidding
Pre-settlement Inspection and Handover
Shane has relationships with property agents in the inner, eastern and inner west suburbs of Sydney, Central and Mid North Coasts (NSW) and Brisbane and Sunshine Coast (Qld).
Site, contractor and project management of is one of the most challenging and daunting task for anyone undertaking a renovation or new build.
We have extensive experience contracting, scheduling and supervising trades, builders and subcontractors to ensure your project is completed. We also have a network of trusted trades we work with - giving you greater confidence in the quality of work you are seeking.
Project Management may including assisting with the design and scoping of the project, obtaining quotes and engaging contractors/builders, ongoing site visits throughout the build/renovation, and final checks for defects and rectification prior to handover.
North Sydney Apartment
From 1980's concrete box with office-style suspended egg-crate ceilings, to slick but warm white contemporary haven from the city, this apartment captured views to the north over Neutral Bay and to the south of the iconic harbour bridge.
Accommodating the client's desire for "everything" to be white while ensuring the apartment didn't end up looking sterile, and including a butlers pantry and kitchen that could cope with a serious home cook, were the biggest challenges here.
The result was a luxurious but timeless space, and a significant improvement in property value at resale.
Designed for a retired couple who love the water, this project involved working closely with the clients (one with deteriorating sight), to design the floor plan and finishes that suited easy and independent living with a sight impairment.
From assistance with selection of the site to ensure the best outlook and aspect, to space flow and room layout/floor planning, and lastly interior finishes and furniture selection, this project spanned close to two years.
The resulting home is one of the most striking and iconic homes on the water on the Sunshine Coast (Queensland) and is adaptable to the changing needs of the clients.
An established warehouse in Annandale with an "empty" space was the challenge.
The overall concept for the warehouse was predominantly black and white, but the client also loved green and wanted to inject a highlight into the predominantly monochromatic space.
The well travelled client's brief was "make it like a fabulous hotel" bar that could be in New York or London.
The result is an entertaining space that finally looks complete and has been the focal point for many amazing parties since.
Blueys Beach Holiday House
An escape for the owners from busy city careers and the occasional AirBnB guests, the brief for this 70s/80s beach house on the dunes at Boomerang/Blueys Beach was to create an eclectic and collected retro feel.
Weekend beach houses in Australia were always furnished with surplus furniture and collected items that no longer fit in the main house.
Taking that approach, the layering of vintage furniture items with the owners personal collection of artworks and affordable styling pieces always gets great reviews.
Gestalt & Stil is currently working on a number of projects from total house design and oversight, to smaller apartment renovations.
Lake Conjola, South Coast NSW
Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Qld
Potts Point, Sydney NSW
A holiday home built in the 1950's, lost in the 2019/2020 bushfire season, this house, designed from the ground up, will be a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack, bushfire rated, and designed to capture the north facing views over the lake.
Expected Completion Dec 2020
Built in the same street as "Grandad's old place", this house is the dream build for a young family who grew up boating and swimming in the canal waterfront just metres from here.
With an Australian take on Brazillian Modernist architect Marcio Kogan's work, concrete, timber screens and ceiling features and glass will dominate, with a splash of unexpected colour to feature in the wet areas.
Expected Completion October 2020
Downsizing to the inner city suburb of Potts Point, the client requested the total renovation of this 1 bedroom apartment which will feature a simple palette of green, timber and white and a pared back aesthetic in keeping with the modest space and needs of a work/life home environment.
Expected Completion July 2020
If you’re a busy person who needs someone who knows how to speak ‘builder’, Shane is an essential part of your project team. With his eye on design and project management, he’ll make your renovation is as painless as possible.
Claire (North Sydney & Potts Point)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CLIENT
Shane is the Founder & Principal of Gestalt and Stil.
With over 20 years experience across sales, service and design sectors, Shane's skills are enhanced by training and qualifications in Interior Design, Property Sales (Buyers Agent) and Project Management.
* Graduate Diploma Interior Design
* Member Project Management Institute
* Cert IV Real Estate