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Hamptons Living Room Furniture Package

Hamptons Living Room Furniture Package

Hamptons Living Room – Shop the Look How to create a Hamptons living room Hamptons style in Australia is defined by a blue and white colour scheme. Floral patterns and natural textures are also typical […]

Monochrome Scandinavian Living Room Furniture Package

Monochrome Scandinavian Living Room Furniture Package

Monochrome Scandinavian Living Room – Shop the Look An easy to re-create monochrome Scandinavian living room. How to create a monochrome Scandinavian living room One thing I love about interior design are all the different […]

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom with Spindle Bed Frame

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom with Spindle Bed Frame

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom – Shop the Look How to create a Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Mid-Century Modern interior design is an enduring style. There are many reasons for Mid-Century Modern style remains so popular. I think […]

Luxe living room with grey velvet sofa

Luxe living room with grey velvet sofa

Luxe Living Room – Shop the Look Everyone deserves a bit of luxury, especially in their homes. Which is why I created this Luxe furniture package with grey sofa. While luxury means different things to […]

Tan Industrial Dining Room Furniture Package

Tan Industrial Dining Room Furniture Package

Tan Industrial Dining Room – Shop the Look How to create an Industrial style dining room I loved creating this Industrial dining furniture package.  Mainly, because I love black and black is a foundation colour […]

Monochrome French Provincial Dining Room

Monochrome French Provincial Dining Room

Monochrome French Provincial Dining Room – Shop the Look How to create a monochrome French Provincial dining room The inspiration for this monochrome classic French dining room mood board was the black dining chairs and […]

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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 […]

Best placement for your bed

I recently checked in with an ensuite bathroom specification client to see how the project is progressing. In talking about the ensuite we also discussed the adjacent master bedroom. Specifically, the placement of the bed. […]

The Case for a Stone Splashback

I’m not going to call it a trend because I don’t like trends but more and more I’m noticing kitchen designs using stone as the splashback. A stone counter top is fairly standard in kitchen […]

How much should you budget for your reno?

I can confidently say that the cost of any type of interior design or interior styling work is the most important question clients want an answer to. Clients want to know how much they need […]

Making Multifunctional Spaces Work

I recently saw a Stayz ad that talked about multifunctional spaces, for example living room/yoga studio/home cinema, and so on. In the last two years our homes have had to accommodate more functions. More working […]

Sofa buying guide – 4 interior designer tips

When I start working with clients on any project, I ask a lot of questions. Almost always when I ask about furniture the client will tell me they want something that is comfortable. My response […]

Buying furniture when moving out of home

Moving out of home is so exciting. I couldn’t wait to have my own place with the furniture that I wanted. A place that reflected my own style and personality and not my parents’ questionable […]

Using Colour in Your Space

I’m not afraid of using colour on the walls in my interior design solutions for the right client, in the right circumstances. The right circumstances for using colour in a space include what the client’s […]

Get the most out of your interior designer

While interior design is a creative pursuit, it’s grounded by the client’s goals. The client’s budget. The space. Availability of supplies or quality tradespeople. Time also plays a role in delivering a successful interior design […]

Kitchen appliance counter for your kitchen

I guess you could call it a trend, where more and more households are relying on various appliances on a regular basis. A client I’m currently working with in Glen Waverley have a mixer, coffee […]