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

How much does an interior designer cost?

27 May, 2019

How much does an interior designer cost? There is no black and white answer to this question, as the cost is dependent on what you need a designer to do for you, along with a few other factors.    In this post, I'll aim to give you some guidance around…
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A beautiful ensuite in a Sydney beachside home, designed by Vellum Interiors

Tips on Creating a ‘Modern Classic’ Look for your Bathroom

21 May, 2019

Why I love this look What I love about a modern classic style bathroom is that it give a nod to the past, while being firmly rooted in the present. Especially in older homes, I think this is a beautiful way to honour its history without having to replicate how…
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Pre-Reno Checklist : 3 Tips to Get Yourself Prepared Before Renovating

24 April, 2019

Are you looking to renovate your home? Whether you're thinking about adding an extra level or extension, or renovating your kitchen or bathroom, these three tips will put you in great stead for what lies ahead. Here are my top 3 tips to prepare yourself for a renovation:   1.…
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What can an interior designer can help you with?

17 April, 2019

So -- what can an interior designer help you with? In general, an interior designer offers you a professional view on making spaces the most functional and beautiful they can be, to enhance your lifestyle and live how you want to live. Designers have access to a whole world of…
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Vellum Interiors is a Finalist in the Dulux Colour Awards!

27 March, 2019

Since my love of colour is the reason I became interested in interiors in the first place, this seems very fitting! I'm very honoured to be named among some of Australia's top interiors firms. We are a Finalist in the Residential Interior category, and you can see the rest of…
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Vellum Interiors has a new website! PLUS save $150 on a consultation

20 March, 2019

  To celebrate the launch, I'm giving away 5 consultations at $450 instead of $600 -- a saving of $150! This is a one-off offer, available to the first 5 people to book their consult. Email to claim your spot.   So, what does a consultation include and who is…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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