Category: Style Advice

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 […]

The Heart of Interior Design – the Brief

I completed a brief for a new project in Preston this week. The project is a full house refurbishment. In any project but particularly in large projects a brief is a critical document. The heart […]

The Basics of Feng Shui

I’m working on a project that has mirror right in front of the entrance. Mirrors always make me think of Feng Shui I’ve been interested in Feng Shui for a very long time.  I’ve got […]

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 […]

Furniture Buying Tips

Buying furniture is one of the hardest decisions you can make for your home. To buy the right piece of furniture, whether it’s a sofa or a dining chair requires some thought. That’s one 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? […]

Apartment interior design tips 

 I’ve had a few clients over the years that live in apartments. Both renters and owner occupiers. After living in London for a few years I’m familiar with living in small spaces and how to […]

Simple interior design layering tips – an interior designer’s guide

This week I had a photoshoot for an apartment interior styling project I completed late last year. The client’s style goal could be defined as a bright boho style. But her style was rooted in […]

The environmental impacts of fast furniture

I am no expert on the climate crisis. But it doesn’t make sense to cut down a 400 year old tree to make a piece of Ikea furniture. Furniture which will most likely end up […]