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The Design Basics – Home to Designer Created Furniture & Homewares Packages

An Australian interiors blog featuring carefully selected furniture & homewares packages, in your preferred interior style, from a range of quality retailers, by one of Melbourne's Top 8 interior designer studios - Grace Interior Designs.

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Monochrome Hamptons Living Room Furniture Package

Monochrome Hamptons Living Room Furniture Package

Monochrome Hamptons Living Room – Shop the Look Buying Tips – Colours, product stock and product availability vary. If something is out of stock or discontinued please contact us for an alternative suggestion. Get NOTIFIED if pieces […]

Scandinavian Bedroom Furniture Package

Scandinavian Bedroom Furniture Package

Scandinavian Bedroom Furniture Package – Shop the Look Buying Tips – Colours, product stock and availability vary. If something is out of stock please contact us for an alternative suggestion. Get NOTIFIED if any pieces are not […]

Mid-Century Modern Living Room II Furniture Package

Mid-Century Modern Living Room II Furniture Package

Mid-Century Modern Living Room Furniture Package II- Shop the Look Buying Tips – Colours, product stock and availability vary. If something is out of stock please contact us for an alternative suggestion. If products aren’t […]

Luxe Dining Room Furniture Package

Luxe Dining Room Furniture Package

Luxe dining room furniture package – Shop the Look Buying Tips – Colours, product stock and product availability vary. If something is out of stock, unlinked or discontinued please contact us for an alternative suggestion. Prices change […]

Industrial Living Room Furniture Package

Industrial Living Room Furniture Package

Industrial Living Room – Shop the Look Buying Tips – Colours, product stock and product availability vary. If something is out of stock, unlinked or discontinued please contact us for an alternative suggestion. Prices change regularly. Check […]

French Provincial Dining Room Furniture Package

French Provincial Dining Room Furniture Package

French Provincial Dining Room – Shop the Look How to create a French Provincial dining room This French Provincial dining room furniture package is gorgeous.  It’s the little touches that make a statement such as […]

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Welcome to this house tour of a truly special Soutbank apartment interior design project. This project started in February 2021. I got a phone call from a prospective client and I remember the call clearly. […]

Avoid DIY interior design mistakes

One of my colour consultation clients made a mistake which will cost her time and money. The exact opposite outcome you want when working with an interior designer. A DIY interior design mistake can also […]

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I’ve had two very similar conversations recently about residential renovations. One with my sister and one with a prospective client, let’s call her Mary. Mary lives in Northcote in a period home that needs a […]

5 common interior design mistakes

As an interior designer my job is to solve common interior design mistakes or problems. The types of interior design mistakes I solve vary. They can be functional, for example, not enough counter space in […]

Timber panelling for your home and style

I’m working with a client whose style is a bit Eclectic and a bit Boho which I’m loving. It provides me with an opportunity to be more creative and more risky with my design ideas […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2021 – a designer’s selection

Hopefully this Christmas gift guide 2021 will make reunions between you and your loved ones extra special this year, following another difficult year of lock downs and shut borders. This year many of us spent […]

Designer’s tip to a great space

I’m currently preparing for a photoshoot for a project I completed in Southbank. Which sparked a conversation between my client and I about what makes a successful interior space. Mainly because there is a difference […]

Decorating with mirrors – a designer’s tips

When I think back on all the interior design projects I’ve completed. With all the different clients, different styles, different homes and suburbs, I can honestly say mirrors have not been a big feature. Decorating […]

The ultimate rug guide – a designer’s tips

It’s easy to make a mistake with the size of the rug for any space in your home. I can understand that buying a rug can cause confusion. Mainly, because there are fundamental interior design […]

4 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Home

With Spring here and Christmas not far away, now is the perfect time to declutter your home. Like most people you probably have a lot of stuff you don’t need. Stuff you don’t use and […]