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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What Colours should I use in my Workspace?

Your work environment can have a positive affect on your energy, focus and creativity. Evolution and a person’s experiences and cultural background are a few of the fundamental mechanisms by which we translate colour into meaning. Our colour preferences are highly personal and generally relate back to experiences and objects that we like of the…

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How to add colour in your home with paint, when you want to keep it classic too (& stick to your budget)

How do you add a shot of colour to an interior scheme? Most of my clients prefer a neutral, classic style. However. It can become a bit same-same unless the textures, tones and natural materials are highly curated to deliver visual interest. It’s great to have the ability to add an injection of colour to…

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Are you Working from home (and keeping it all together)? Here’s how I manage…

Working from home in the era of Covid has meant a chance to reflect on the way we live and how to achieve some much needed work life balance.

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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