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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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Cathedral ceiling in the family room

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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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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Special Paint Finishes, Chalk Emulsion Paint on Furniture

How to transform timber furniture into beautiful light and elegant pieces with chalk emulsion paint. Our lounge room was quite bare for some time, and having the urge to start a labour of love, I had decided to bid at a furniture auction on two large cabinets that would fit perfectly in this room. These…

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