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Design advice and insights from Alex, and before and after shots of our latest projects

Before & After – Queens Park Residence

15 February, 2019

These clients came to us having recently moved into their “forever home” — a 5-bed Federation house in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs — with their newborn and 2 year old son. Having moved from a small terrace house, they didn’t have enough furniture to fill the house. What’s more, they didn’t… Read Article →

Reasons to hire an interior designer (not just a builder) on your renovation

21 August, 2018

You’ll have a better result at the end Interior designers think holistically about your home and how you live, rather than just thinking about the build works. We create drawings for the structural works as well as furniture and lighting plans, and this means we consider details like where power… Read Article →

Before & After – Balgowlah

24 July, 2018

These clients came to me wanting to make better use of their open plan living and outdoor space. Since moving into the house 6 years ago -- when their 3 children were all under 6 -- they hadn't done any renovations or updated any furniture. The clients were now ready to… Read Article →

How to Hire an Interior Designer

16 July, 2018

DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT Figuring out what you want to accomplish is the most important step of beginning any project. But when hiring a designer, you don't have to be that specific (in my opinion). For example, I had some lovely clients who had recently moved into a much larger… Read Article →

What I’m thinking when I walk into your home for the first time

9 July, 2018

I’ve been into homes of all shapes and sizes, in all states of array and disarray. Yes, I take cues from how you live, your style, and how the home functions,  but I don’t mind if you’ve got piles of laundry on the sofa or if you haven’t updated the… Read Article →

What is full service interior design?

2 July, 2018

DEFINING “FULL-SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN” Full-service design basically means that the interior design studio manages the bulk of the work involved in a renovation or decoration project on behalf of their client. Everything from the initial design, through to selecting the items for the space, engaging any trades, placing the orders… Read Article →

5 things Interior Designers get asked all the time

27 June, 2018

What do you actually do? Almost every time I meet someone new and tell them what I do they say something like “that must be so fun!!”. And yes, parts of my job are really fun. But it is also hard work! In a sentence, we turn virtually any residential space into something… Read Article →

3 Books That Changed How I think about Interiors

21 March, 2018

Because I do read so much, it's not often I find something that truly inspires me, and catches my attention. The 3 books listed below have all inspired me in some way, and really have changed the way I think about interiors. They've also informed my work, both for hospitality… Read Article →

Questions to ask yourself before renovating

13 March, 2018

When I was re-doing my website and branding, for example, I had no clue what it would cost! I relied on researching, talking to colleagues with similar businesses and with professionals to figure this out, then determining what I could afford to do now. I take a similar approach when… Read Article →

5 Quick Updates for your Home

28 February, 2018

IF IN DOUBT — PAINT!  Apart from flooring, wall colour has the biggest impact on the feel of a space. It can also be one of the simplest to execute — especially if you have someone around who can do it for you!. When you re-paint a room, it can… Read Article →