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A Facelift For Your Home

A facelift for your home, how colour can improve your street frontage presence. We were asked to change the colour scheme of this beautiful family home in a leafy suburb of Sydney. While the home had an extension being built at the rear; the owner decided to do some cosmetic enhancement to the front of…

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Private Residence, A Modern Elegance

The Brief – Our clients, a professional couple asked us to design their formal lounge and dining space. The house is set in a leafy suburb of Sydney and has a well-designed layout with separate areas to cater for a large family. Two of the larger spaces in the house had been overlooked; the formal…

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The Office

The Office – Not the television series I might add but a peek at our office. 7 years ago I transformed this small room where I could work from home. It’s a space that had to be well organised as we are two sharing the office. Good natural light is a principal key for me…

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Summer is All About the Outdoors

Bright and colourful for this Summer! With the smell of summer in the air, we love spending more time outdoors. Sitting down on the verandah with a cup of tea admiring the garden is a great way to relax! When it comes to decorating your outdoor space with soft furnishing, there is so much choice and…

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Styling a 1900’s Majestic Home

This 1900’s majestic home is set in a beautiful leafy suburb of Beecroft north of Sydney. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners who have maintained this property to perfection. Our tasks were to furnish a bedroom, lounge room, patio/sunroom and jazz up the family area. Properties like this are made of fairy tales…

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How We See Colour for 2017

How we see colour for 2017…. Following a lovely break over summer, we are back and excited with fresh new ideas. How we see colour in 2017 is a palette of beautiful colours that can be used in different ways for your interior. The selection of colours reflect the current mood in design, each colour…

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Favourite Designer Spots for last minute Christmas presents

Last minute shopping… find out where we like to shop for something unusual and unique that makes for the perfect present. We like to support our independent retailer and local store and feel that these stores deliver a unique experience to the way we shop in Sydney. Orient House Showroom | Photo Anne Resplendino Orient…

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Weekend Project

We can definitely say that winter is behind us; the lovely pink and white magnolias are looking stunningly radiant at the moment! With this gorgeous weather I decided to revive and modernise the old rattan chair and sofa we’ve had for over 20 years. I feel too sad to part with my old furniture, I think I’m going…

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Selecting Colours for your Children’s Room

It’s always a tough decision selecting colours and decorating your child’s bedroom. To help you get around the tricky task of selecting and matching colours, we have pulled a great article published by Vanessa Kettlewell of “four cheeky monkeys” on houzz, which explains how to best apply certain colours during your child’s early years. Full…

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