Category: How To

The ultimate kitchen design guide – based on real experience

Let me tell you a kitchen renovation disaster story, the inspiration behind this ultimate kitchen design guide. I had an interesting conversation with a prospective client recently.  He was confused about his kitchen refurbishment project.  Didn’t […]

Flow of movement for your rooms

Interior design isn’t only about beautiful furniture and furnishings.  It’s essentially about people and how people use a space.  How people interact and engage with all the element of a space from the furniture to […]

Neutral colours don’t have to be boring

There are some clients who want neutral colour schemes because they think it’s easier to achieve.  What a neutral colour scheme is varies from person to person.  Some people think that an all white space […]

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 […]