Category: Design Life

Choosing the right grey wall paint colour

I’m a big fan of walls that are not white.  Not just feature walls but all the walls in a room. I have worked with clients who wanted to explore this option with amazing results. […]

Living & Dining Room Tour

Every room design I create is special. This particular project was special because I was working on it during COVID lock downs. Therefore, this project is especially important because it kept me busy and sane […]

Feature wall or feature floor

A couple of my clients are getting floorboards installed in their apartments this week. One client wants a herringbone pattern. So, what should you have a feature wall or feature floor? Or can you have […]

Do you have a time and money contingency for your renovation project?

Recently I had a call with a frustrated and upset hospitality design client. The furniture they ordered hadn’t arrived and the furniture supplier wasn’t reachable. They were right to complain. I was doing everything I […]

Renovation budget ideas, hacks and DIY

There are many people who are looking for budget solutions, hacks and want to DIY to save money. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t. For example, a client I’m working with at the moment […]

Why window treatments are so expensive

In all the time I’ve worked as an interior designer in Melbourne I can’t remember ever specifying ready made curtains or blinds. I admire people who confidently go to Spotlight and buy curtains and rods […]

The importance of a drop zone  

So my sister and niece were visiting last week and our dining table quickly became a dumping ground for hand bags, toys, water bottles, glasses etc. This meant we couldn’t eat at the dining table […]

Homewares create a sense of home

I recently watched an interview of young people about the upcoming federal election. Of course home ownership was discussed. So it got me thinking about what is home and can you get the feeling of […]

Choosing plants for your interior

I’m currently reading Phosphorescence by Julia Baird, which is the 2021Australian book of the year. In one section it talks about the importance of nature, particularly the colour green. How patients in hospitals heal faster […]

Best white countertops for kitchen

The other day I was checking in on a client’s kitchen refurbishment. I asked my client for feedback. How as the new layout working for her? Did they have enough storage? Was the kitchen functional? […]