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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Window treatments, transform your space

Transform your home with window treatments- our interview with Marlow & Finch

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to window treatments these days with so many options available – from roller blinds, roman blinds, curtains to plantation shutters, and more – with different styles and fabric options to suit your budget.   Sadly though, window treatments often seem to be overlooked or left to the end when renovating, however, we believe they should play an integral part when designing a space, as they not only transform the look and feel of…

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Renovation tips

Come behind the scenes of a major renovation! Plus, my top 5 renovation tips.

We love sharing behind the scenes of a major renovation – always with the goal of inspiring you and your future projects!  This time we’re giving you a tour of our recently completed Double Bay project, where we transformed a dark and drab 1980’s townhouse into a light and contemporary family home. When our clients purchased the compact 105m2 townhouse they were initially concerned about how to overcome the dark and drab spaces, but knew there was hidden potential… so…

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Dulux colour forecast, sydney interior designer

Feel inspired by the new Dulux colour palettes for 2023

I’ve talked about the impact of colour so much in my blog because it has such a powerful affect on our mood and the feeling of spaces! To understand the colours that are most appealing, the design industry looks forward to the arrival of the new Dulux colour palettes. They provide excellent insights about how people are feeling and the macro social movements that influence interiors. The Dulux colour palettes for 2023 are drawn from the following factors…. – The turbulence…

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Shop like an interior designer, Sydney interior designer

Start shopping like an interior designer – Part 2

In last month’s blog, I opened my ‘Little Black Book’ of furniture and rug suppliers that we love to work with. Now I’m sharing the second instalment of wonderful suppliers, focusing on window treatments, lighting, artwork and soft furnishings.  If you haven’t read PART 1, click here to have a quick read. I have a big collection of amazing suppliers I work with, so unfortunately I can’t list them all, but I’ve selected a handful of suppliers who help us…

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Start shopping like an interior designer

Start shopping like an interior designer! Where I shop for furniture and décor.

With so many furniture and homewares brands to choose from these days, I know that selecting furniture and décor for your home can sometimes feel overwhelming. Well, as always, I’m here to help and in this blog post I’m opening my ‘Little Black Book’ of fabulous furniture and décor suppliers to you. Soon enough you’ll be shopping like an Interior Designer (yay)! I have a very long list of amazing brands that we work with so unfortunately I can’t list them all,…

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Green colour scheme

How colour can create the perfect feeling in your home

As we always say, the first step in renovating or redesigning a space is to decide on the feeling, atmosphere and energy you want to create! And arguably one of the most impactful ways to set the mood for your home, is with colour! Colour has the power to make you feel and think differently and for that reason, designers use colour psychology as a tool to create the perfect feeling and mood for your space. Colour can also be…

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Design tips master bedroom

Create your dream master bedroom with our 7 design tips

Our bedrooms truly are our own personal sanctuaries – the place we go to rest, relax and rejuvenate every single day! There many important considerations when designing a master bedroom to make it feel highly functional, but also calming and restful, your escape and cocoon at the end of each day. Follow our 7 design tips below to create your dream master bedroom and get the best out of your design… 1. Purpose First and foremost, identify the purpose of…

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Interior Designer

Our guide to successfully planning your renovation- follow our 5 steps!

Planning a renovation can be very exciting, but let’s be real, no matter how big or small your project is, it can be really overwhelming and stressful with the endless decisions to make. From setting a budget, knowing what to plan for, employing the right team…… phew…. Just breathe!! To help overcome that overwhelm, we’re sharing our top five tips to follow so you feel informed and empowered to successfully plan your renovation.  Remember that saying…     “In failing…

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Sheer curtains, transform your home with window treatments

Coastal makeover! Plus 5 easy tips to inject coastal style in your home

This month on the blog this month we wanted to share a recent decorating project in the beachside location of North Bondi. This was a fun project to work on, with a client who wanted to transform her lack-lustre apartment into a fresh and relaxing space.  Having bought the apartment complete with furniture from the previous owner, and with the excitement of her new home and the investment she’d already made, she had decided to ‘make do’ for a while…

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