InspirationZest, flow & atmosphere for your interiors

A Facelift For Your Home

How colour can improve your street frontage presence 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…

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It’s a Jungle Out There!

It’s a Jungle Out There! Ready to uplift your mood! This year sees a revival of bold and beautiful wallpapers. It’s so exciting to discover these new designs when visiting textile and wallcovering showrooms. A post on wallpaper has been overdue, this is a selection of my favourite designs which I just had to share.…

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Dining room set for entertainment

Private Residence, A Modern Elegance

The Project THE BRIEF of a PRIVATE RESIDENCE Our clients, a professional couple asked us to design their formal lounge and dining space. THE EXISTING This private residence is set in a leafy suburb of Sydney. It’s a well-designed layout with separate areas to cater for a large family. Two of the larger spaces in…

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The office concept

The Office

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

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Outdoor cushions in white and latte

Summer is All About the Outdoors

Bright and colourful, summer is all about the outdoors! 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…

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Mood board in grey tones

How We See Colour for 2017

Looking at natural tones and beautiful texture 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…

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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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Selecting ART : Introduction

Sourcing furniture, selecting accessories and embellishing windows with exquisite fabrics is an important part of creating a beautiful living space. However, an integral part of the design process that we often overlook is the importance of selecting art and the placement of art to create that magical space. Here is an introduction into selecting art.…

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A Character-Filled Interior

Last year we were asked to create a new colour palette and to add new furniture and fittings to this character-filled, Sydney home interior. We designed the concept of the interior around the rich colour of the existing Turkish rug, making it the focal point of the room. We highlighted the architectural details, the cornices,…

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Window Coverings, Sometimes Less is Best

Motorised roller blinds are the best option to go for uninterrupted views Sometimes in the decorative world of window dressing, less is best! Some windows need that extra bit of textured fabric and a beautiful print to make them stand out, curtains and blinds can be an essential part of designing and creating a beautiful…

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