Susan, from Brisbane, was the first person to be treated to the VIP experience. Stylist Jess says: “Susan was lovely and welcoming, as was her home. It was a beautiful old Queenslander house, which was built in the early 1900s. Large rooms, nice flow through, and two main balcony sitting areas. Susan and her family have extended and renovated over the years, and the space was just so relaxing. There was Temple & Webster product everywhere!” [Read more...]
I had so many great entries I couldn’t choose the winner! I get too emotionally involved! So I sent a shortlist to Georgie from Heatherly Design and she picked Sally Byrne. I have to admit, her entry was beyond innovative! Top marks for effort! See below her before and after, where she employed some positive visualisation techniques (as well as some blu-tack and string) and it worked!
Holy Funk is a new online furniture concept store featuring a refreshingly different and affordable range of interior decorating and design options. Now you can get Australia wide delivery of vintage and industrial furniture, lighting, clocks and homewares.
How can you not smile if you have one of these to look at on your wall every day? They’re screen printed by hand by Julie Palmer of olive & joy, and inspired by her baby daughter Willow. How nice is that?
They’re printed onto acid free paper using eco friendly non-toxic inks. “They would be great in a child’s room but in designing them I kept in mind a broader appeal. For example the “I can’t believe you’re mine” works for your baby as well as your lover,” says Julie . “I will be working on mixing some new colours to print in future too.”
They’re $29 each and available online.
I had a great time at the Adore Home 2nd birthday party with Emma from Nest Designs last night. And what better venue than Passionate About Design (Pad) in Waterloo, one of the most beautiful furniture and homewares stores in Sydney?
Believe it or not I’d never met Loni Parker, who owns the mag, before, despite having written for it, so that was a real pleasure. It was a full house, including interior designers Greg Natale, Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke (Arent & Pyke), stylist Megan Morton and many more industry faces. With plenty of champagne, Miss Chu canapés and a lolly buffet, a great time was had by all! [Read more...]
I had such a treat earlier this week when I was invited, along with just two other media, to have an intimate dinner with Kevin McCloud and Peter Maddison in Melbourne. Kevin’s here for the first ever Grand Designs Live Melbourne which kicks off today. I do hope you’re planning to go over the weekend if you’re local. I went to the Sydney show last year and will go again this year (that’s next month). Kevin is only able to attend the Melbourne version so if you can, you really should go along! Having spoken to some of the organisers about the amount of work that has been involved behind the scenes, it’s sure to be fantastic!
Kevin lives in the same part of the UK I’m from, so we chatted about that and all kinds of things including Australian homes, social media and the popularity of Grand Designs here. Kevin, whose brother lives in Sydney, is a big fan of Australia. [Read more...]
I know, I know, the title of this post sounds terribly melodramatic, but it’s a true reflection. I really HATED our spare room until the weekend. It upset me because it’s too small, too narrow, has built-ins I don’t really need but can’t remove (renting), a view of the house next-door and no redeeming features whatsoever. We have lived in our apartment almost a year and the spare room has been the bane of my life, particularly as I’m uber house proud, love socialising and having friends to stay. BUT… look what happened!
When Freedom offered me a $500 voucher to fix a problem in my home and blog about the experience, it was glaringly obvious that I had to give the spare room a go, especially as my dad is due to arrive from the UK in a fortnight. And look what I have managed to create. Can this really be that room that made me want to cry (I think it was hormones) because it was so ugly and useless? [Read more...]
Design Education & Work Experience To Date
Currently working as a Project Engineer with a Mining Consultant. Has worked in the Residential sector as a Draftsperson (2004) and Energy Efficiency Engineer (2006/07). Looking for work experience in Interiors as I’m currently studying a Diploma IV in Central TAFE. Hoping the work experience will help with my decision to change careers.
In 5 years time my dream job is… Building up my career in Interior Design.
Kind of work I’m looking for Paid, Unpaid, Part-time
I’m located in / willing to travel to Perth metro
Get in touch with me at [email protected]