Category: Design Life

Making a house a home

This week I went shopping with a client.  Admittedly it’s not something I usually do. But since staring this project in March my client and I have become friends and our homewares shopping trip was […]

Working with multiple wood tones

It’s a question that gets asked a lot from clients and in online forums – do I need to match my timber furniture?  The simple answer is no.  But first I want to clarify that […]

What to expect when working with an interior designer

I received feedback from a client this week, they expressed their thoughts about what they expected from working with me.  Their expectations were different from the nature of the service I was providing.  Different again […]

For & against open plan living

At the heart of every interior design project is function.  What is the space used for.  When I work with clients, I also ask who uses the space?  What time of the day and how […]

What interior designers do?

I was asked by a prospective client what my ‘value proposition’ was.  I thought this was an interesting and difficult question to answer.  There are many tangible and intangible benefits to working with an interior […]

Benefits of working with interior designer

When I receive an enquiry from a prospective client they have a lot of questions. Primarily, about the benefits of working with an interior designer. Such as, how much it costs to working with an […]

Colour Psychology

Recently, I wrote about how to choose and apply colour.  How to choose the right colour to paint walls is one of the biggest challenges for clients.  How to select an overall colour scheme is […]

How Long Does an Interior Design Project Take?

I get a little bee in my bonnet about some client’s unrealistic understanding of the interior design process. And the real time it takes to deliver an outstanding interior design project.  Primarily, because of the […]

Contemporary V Modern Interior Style

I’m currently working on a project with a contemporary interior style. The project is an apartment in Southbank, Melbourne.  This is really interesting to me because it’s so rare for a client to want this […]

The problem with online interior design

I met with a client to check in on their kitchen refurbishment project.  They decided to work with Ikea on the kitchen design and layout and I was asked to make the specification selections.  Things […]