Mid-Century Home Renovation

A Mid Century home renovation

I am a big fan of Mid-Century home style which formed the backbone of my early design studies.  Often described as a modern look, the style is hardly contemporary as it dates back to the beginning of the Modernism movement in the late 19th century.   By shunning unnecessary ornamentation, a brave new and pared back.. Read more

Why I like to use a bedspread

Why I like to use a bedspread

A bedroom should be a calm environment to induce relaxation and one of the best ways to achieve this is to have a room that is tidy and free of clutter.  This is the main reason that I like to use a bedspread.  Let’s face it, how many of us have the time or inclination.. Read more

Dulux Autumn Colour Trends 2021

Dulux Autumn Colour Trends 2021

For the Autumn colour trends in 2021 expect to see soft, sun-baked neutrals bring a gentle warmth to interiors. “Most of us are still spending a lot of time at home, and after a tough year, we’re all ready for a change,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour and Communications Manager. “Colour can bring joy to.. Read more

How to style with baskets

How to style with baskets

I can’t think of a time when the humble basket has not been integral to everyday home life.  As we gravitate to organic shapes and styles more and particularly appreciate handmade products, the basket has come to centre stage in the home styling stakes so I am going to show you how to style with.. Read more

How to choose an upholstered bedhead

I am a huge fan of an upholstered bedhead as I feel that bedrooms, as places of sanctuary, should be cosy, soft and inviting.  A beautifully finished bedhead makes a colour and sometimes a major design statement, is tactile and really nice to rest upon after a long day.  I have some tips below to.. Read more

Quintessential Hamptons home in the Hunter Valley

Quintessential Hamptons in the Hunter Valley

Home design is always evolving and it’s interesting to see how the COVID 19 restrictions have transformed the way we live and use our homes.  We are now prioritising spaces for connection and retreat, as well as functions such as home offices and a seamless indoor-outdoor transition for relaxation and getting away from the ‘office’… Read more

A Garden Scheme with Superfresco Easy Wallpaper

A Garden Scheme with Superfresco Easy Wallpaper

Green has to be about my favourite colour.  I do love them all but find that this is where I gravitate to, so when browsing the range of wallpapers from Superfresco Easy, it was no surprise to me that the Adilah design was one that I had to have.  I am a sucker for pretty.. Read more

Update your hallway with these 3 ideas

Update your hallway with these 3 ideas

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.  What do you think of this old adage?   That first impression really does count and I was therefore excited to see these three ideas from Dulux Australia to update your hallway.  Make this space one that is inviting and that you want to linger.. Read more

How to create a classic white kitchen

How to achieve a classic white kitchen

Designers are always writing about trends but it is great to have a design element in the home that is a classic and a white kitchen is truly one of these.  Whether contemporary or traditional in style, a white kitchen is timeless.  I love to introduce colour into kitchens and do get excited when clients.. Read more

What colour do I paint my downpipes?

What colour downpipe should I choose

I am often asked by clients what colour do I paint my downpipes?  This can be pretty straight forward but always causes a lot of consternation, because let’s face it, who wants to make a feature of the plumbing?  It is trickier however if you are installing new downpipes that are Colorbond and therefore you.. Read more