Category: How To

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 […]

How to do minimalism

For most of us the idea of living minimally is beyond reach.  I think most people generally like to hold on to things or like to buy new things all the time.  Some people actually […]

For the Love of Art

I was recently talking to a friend about interiors, décor and collections.  She mentioned that she loved to collect instruments that have been converted into table lamps.  I said my ‘thing’ is art and crucifixes. […]

Relaxing Bedroom Ideas

I saw this question on socials this week and I thought it was a great question.  Sometimes with interior design (structure, function, aesthetics) and interior styling (function and aesthetics) we’re too focused on making a […]

How to Apply a Colour Scheme – a designer’s tips

In my last post I offered three key tips on how to choose a colour scheme.  These included; basing a colour scheme around your favourite colour.  Alternatively, you could choose a colour scheme based on […]

How to Choose a Colour Scheme – a designer’s tips

In this post I want to share effective ways of choosing a colour scheme or colour palette for your home. Then next week I will share more tips on how to apply the colour scheme […]

Selecting the right builder – a designer’s tips

How do you select the right builder for your project?  Whether it’s a new build, renovation, extension, or refurbishment, finding the right trades person is an important and often difficult process.  You will need someone […]

Renovators – Start HERE

Killing time on various interior design related Facebook groups this week, I noticed the most asked question was something like this – ‘Renovating/refurbishing/building house/kitchen/other and I’m not sure what to do about x/y/z would value […]

Styling Your Decor or Collection

My aim with this post is teach you how to style a collection, bookcase, a mantel, a coffee table etc.  It’s about how to create a vignette with the décor you love.  A vignette is […]

Successfully Create a White Space

Full disclosure, I’m not a fan of white spaces.  I’ve been called into homes to rectify an attempt by a client to create an all-white space.  When I asked the client why ‘all white’, their […]