Create an Instagrammable backdrop for your retail space

One of my Blog articles, When Your Client heard about you through Instagram…, explained why it’s important to align your physical premises & quality of service with your social presence. How do you do this, and keep it eyecatching, relevant & on-brand in your hospitality space or salon? Maximise the space you already have and…

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Translating your brand into Touch Points for the senses

My last Blog article focussed upon discovering & Honing your Brand Archetype, and why it’s important to translate that into your physical premises. Here I look further into how that is achieved. Many business advice blogs touch upon branding your interior, and will clumsily suggest using up to 3 colours derived from your logo as…

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Hone your Brand Archetype

Align your Premises to your Social Presence. My last Blog article focussed upon Business branding and how it can be translated into the physical environment of your shop fit out, cafe or salon. Here we deep dive into this in greater detail. Why Incorporate your Branding into your premises? Affirmation that your company is upholding…

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When your client heard about you through Instagram….

Align your Premises to your Social Presence. Business branding is a hot topic that small business owners are slowly becoming more aware of these days, but there is less understanding of how it can be translated into the physical environment. Now more than ever, emphasis is being placed upon aligning your physical premises with your…

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Salon & Hospitality Faux Pas – Avoid these client service mistakes

It’s such hard work attracting your perfect client; please don’t scare them away unintentionally. From my own observations as a hospitality and retail designer and from my own experience as a customer, there are a few key areas where you have total control over how customers perceive your brand. Designers notice every detail, how they…

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The Best Looking Sit to Stand Desks available in Australia for your Home Office

I’m always on the lookout for elegant solutions for sit to stand desks. Great looking options are hard to find and most sit to stand desks look like they’ve come straight from a call centre – practical but hardly suitable for a home office or an executive office. While searching for desks, I came across…

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Home Office Style: 13 of the best Australian Made desks for your home office

Is your current home office setup a temporary make-do situation like the one above? It’s worth taking some time to investigate local furniture manufacturers before purchasing a new desk. When you’re looking for something special for a project, something a little unique, it’s quite hard to find the perfect thing when there are soooo many…

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Planning a Bathroom renovation when you only have one bathroom

One of the biggest obstacles to renovating a bathroom is the thought of having to live and manage while the work takes place. The key to success here is planning. A bathroom renovation generally takes 4 – 8 weeks, depending upon the amount of work involved, and if there are any items like the shower…

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How to choose an Interior Designer for your Project

How do you choose an Interior Designer for your Project? There are many different firms, large and small, that offer Interior Design services at various levels. How do you wade through these options when selecting a designer for your project?

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The Design Process

When you flick through an Interior design magazine and admire the numerous perfectly presented homes, or if you’re invited to the opening night of a new retail shop or office, you’re seeing the finale of months (if not years) of hopes & dreaming, planning, design and construction. Each project is unique, and the outcome reflects…

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