Why do I need an Interior Designer?

Why do I need an Interior Designer?

Whether your interior design project is residential design, commercial, retail or hospitality, hiring an interior designer is the first essential step for the success of your project. Your Interior Designer is on Your team. When you engage an Interior Designer directly, they are a client side designer. This means they are on your side for […]

Absolu Hair Salon – Opening night

Absolu Hair Salon – Opening night

Finally, after 11 months of preparation planning, design and construction, the Absolu Hair Salon celebrated their opening night last Saturday, with perfect Melbourne spring weather to accompany it (the evening was the most mild we’ve had since last Autumn). The owner of Absolu purchased this shop in a shell and core state (no floor coverings, […]

Planning your Bathroom Design

Planning your Bathroom Design

Why use an Interior Designer for your bathroom design project? In most cases, bathrooms have a very significant impact on the resale value of your house. A bathroom with a wow factor is as much about investing in your asset to improve the value of your house as something that you can enjoy in the […]

Common Design mistakes people make when building or renovating their own home.

Common Design mistakes people make when building or renovating their own home.

Like many professional Interior Designer’s, I’ve done the hard yards working on residential and commercial projects, as well as designing my own home.  It’s been lived in, knocked about, and I’ve been locked in when the handle fell off the front door! 1. Misinterpreting room sizes and area on plans We went for a standard […]

Creating a Business Lounge – How to give your clients the VIP treatment

Creating a Business Lounge – How to give your clients the VIP treatment

An accounting client asked me recently why I design offices and Airline lounges; they are quite dissimilar sorts of projects.  To me they’re not, as often my clients are one in the same;  I’ll be in the midst of designing their office in Melbourne and they’ll discover that I was the chief designer for the […]

How to make your Co-working space your own

How to make your Co-working space your own

The rise of Co-working spaces are one of the most exciting and innovative movements I’ve seen in corporate and workplace design in recent years.  As a new twist on the activity based working & hot-desking that lends itself neatly to entrepreneurs, sole proprietors and small companies, it provides all the benefits of larger support structure […]

Walk West 2017

Walk West 2017

Thanks to everybody who donated and supported myself and family during the Walk West 2017 fun run.  This is what I do when my daughter asks to participate in a fun run for her birthday!  It’s not too late to find out more & make a donation here supporting the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s […]

Creating a Workplace that reflects your Vision – Part 3

Creating a Workplace that reflects your Vision – Part 3

Inspiration Series Nº 3 YOUR BUSINESS HAS SOUL Imagine having a business that reflects the culture of your team, and enhances all of you best qualities, and where working together is easy and enjoyable. As I mentioned a previously, I love working with small business.  Each company is sort of like an extended family (and […]

Creating a Workplace that reflects your Vision – Part 2

Creating a Workplace that reflects your Vision – Part 2

Inspiration Series Nº 2 CREATE A MOODBOARD & SHARE YOUR VISION Do you have a clear visual image of your goals?   Think of how focussed you’ll feel when you can picture exactly how your Vision looks.  Start simple with a collage to solidify your ideals in your own mind, and which you can then […]

Creating a Workplace that reflects your Vision – Part 1

Creating a Workplace that reflects your Vision – Part 1

Inspiration Series Nº 1 THIS IS YOUR VISION Like me, I bet you have a Vision of your business.  You spent all that time imagining, massaging and perfecting your “Unique Value Proposition”.  It consumed you, it fired your Passion.  You may have a Manifesto.  I always loved that word:  a public declaration made to the whole […]