Designing a stunning exterior façade

Designing an exterior facade that’s beautiful and inviting!

Designing an exterior facade for your home that’s beautiful and inviting has the power to create a lasting first impression! While interiors are often the focus of home renovations, the exterior is so important because it increases your street appeal, adds value to your home, signals what to expect with your interiors and can showcase your personal style! We’ve seen it many times with our clients – when the exterior façade is refreshed, they feel a sense of pride and…

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Our top 6 designer tips to select and display artwork!

Art is such an important element in a home’s interior design, it adds interest and personality and can have a transformative effect on a space! But one of the most frequently asked questions we hear from clients is for our tips to select and display artwork! We often select and curate artwork for our client’s homes and it’s aways telling to see their initial reaction to it – we can usually tell straight away if they connect with the piece…

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Dulux 2024 Colour Forecast

The Dulux 2024 Colour Forecast and our guide to using it in your home!

Colour is one of the most powerful ways to create a specific mood or feeling! So, with the release of the much-anticipated Dulux 2024 colour forecast, we’re excited to see the direction that the colour experts are predicting for the future of colour in our homes. The Dulux colour forecast is influenced by what’s been happening in the world around us and the macro social movements. The research seeks to understand how people are feeling and what we’re needing…. currently…

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Transforming a tired apartment into an elevated tranquil retreat

Transforming a tired apartment into an inviting contemporary home!

Welcome behind the scenes of this epic renovation, transforming a tired apartment into an elevated tranquil retreat. Before kicking off this project, our client’s apartment in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Camperdown, was untouched since it was built in the early 2000’s. As a result it was tired, dated and needed much love. The client’s brief was to make her apartment feel more like ‘her’ and an inviting home. She wanted it to feel comfortable, light and fresh, and be a…

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Select the perfect warm white

How to select the perfect warm white for your interiors!

It’s probably no surprise to hear that design directions have evolved quite a lot over the last few years, and from a colour perspective we’ve seen a significant movement away from cooler tones and towards warm, soft and cocooning colours. This is driven by our desire to feel a greater sense of calm and grounding in our spaces, and as a result we are seeking a stronger connection to nature… think gorgeous sagey greens, clay and terracotta tones seen in…

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Anna McMillan

5 fabulous interior design trends from Milan Salone del Mobile

This last month was incredibly exciting and special as I jetted off to Milan for Salone del Mobile design week.  Salone is where the world’s most prestigious furniture designers and brands gather to showcase their new products and it’s the chance to see all the latest trends in furniture and design…. So it is a pretty big deal in the design world!! This was my first trip to Milan and Salone, and boy, it did not disappoint!  And with 20…

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Working with an Interior Designer, McMillan Design

The 5 best outcomes of working with an Interior Designer

We might be biased, but working with an Interior Designer is a fabulous way to help manage your renovation or decoration project and reduce the stress and overwhelm that is common when renovating! This is especially true if you don’t have the time (or desire) to do it on your own or if the idea of overseeing all the moving parts of a renovation, feels overwhelming and stressful for you. One thing is for sure – that no matter how…

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White kitchen design, create your dream kitchen

Our top 6 design tips to create your dream kitchen.

Notice how most people gravitate towards the kitchen in the home?  Whether it’s for daily meal prep, chatting and debriefing about the day, or entertaining friends and family, there is no doubt, the kitchen is the heart of the home! Take it from us – renovating a kitchen is complex, there is a lot to consider both functionally and aesthetically. It’s not just about beautiful lights and an amazing stone benchtop – although we do love selecting those elements –…

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White kitchen design, high impact design

Your 6 step guide to create a high impact renovation

Deciding to renovate your home is such a big and exciting decision, full of possibilities and creative ideas! But when the decision-making process starts, the renovation planning can become quite overwhelming. Typically, your decisions are split into two criteria… The design elements to make your home highly liveable and enhance your own personal needs and lifestyle; and Design inclusions that will add the most value to your home. To help you balance those criteria and navigate the decision-making process, we’ve…

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Bathroom design, design trends, handmade tiles

Design Forecast: the top 5 interior design trends for 2023

I love this time of the year and all the renewed energy and optimism that comes with starting fresh for the new year. For me it’s a chance to reflect on what’s been, and to look ahead at what’s to come before we get too caught up in busy schedules and everyday life.   One thing I love doing as we kick-start the year, is to delve into the latest design forecasts and trend reports.  Whilst I’m not a big…

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