Jack from Interior Design Masters | YourHomestyle interview
Interior Design Masters series 4 is over! We caught up with runner-up Jack Kinsey to chat about his favourite memories from the show and what he's got up his sleeve next...
Just like that, another series of Interior Design Masters has come to a close.
Last night we watched as finalists Jack and Monika battled it out for the series four crown, with each tasked with making over a pub in the show's hometown of Brighton.
Jack's brief was for a field-to-fork gastro pub in need of a style glow-up, while Monika's client was after an interior to attract a younger, social media-savvy crowd.
In a nail-biting final, head judge Michelle ultimately choose Monika as the series winner, but praised Jack's professionalism and skills.
Hi Jack, thanks so much for answering our questions today. HUGE congrats on making it to the Interior Design Masters final and we were so sorry to see you were pipped at the post at the final stage. We loved your designs throughout the show and know you’re going on to great things!
What inspired you to enter the show?
My boyfriend suggested I apply for interior design masters, we watch it every year and are big fans of the show. I knew it was probably the only tv programme I’d be good at giving a go!
Your natural style is influenced by classical design. We wondered what historic periods are your favourite when it comes to interior design?
I love all historical eras, my favourites in particular are Georgian and Art Deco. I love both for their distinctive opulence and grand proportions.
Your brief for the final was to makeover a whole gastro pub. Do you prefer designing for homes or for commercial environments (or both?!)
I loved designing a pub in the final, it was great fun, I do love being able to go a bit mad with commercial spaces. I think a commercial space has to stand out from the competition so creating something memorable and exciting is key.
What was your favourite brief from the show and why?
My favourite brief was salons week, I was asked to do Scandi but knew I couldn’t pull off such a minimal style as that’s so not me. I instead mixed in some Japanese and it became Japandi, it was so rich in colour and felt expensive.
What interior wisdom from head judge Michelle, or any of the other judges, will stay with you?
One judge really stood out to me, Shayne Brady said with anything commercial, say a restaurant or bar, ‘go theatrical’ and make it immersive. I loved the idea of creating something with a bit of drama and atmosphere.
Has the show changed how you view interior design? Will you do anything differently now?
Meeting nine other talented designers has been amazing, their incredible eye for detail has definitely influenced some choices I will make going forward.
And finally… what’s next?!
I’ve since designed several commercial spaces, one being another pub and another hair salon - full circle! I'm also working on a range of hand-painted wallpapers which will be launching next month. Watch this space!
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You can see Jack's interior design work at jackkinsey.com
Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.