Create a Living Room you love

Create a Living Room you love

The name says it all doesn’t it… Our living room is a place where we ‘live’ daily, a place where we can really relax and feel comfortable.  From watching a favourite series on Netflix, to snuggling in to the sofa with a good book, to lounging around with friends, to dare I say, even eating a few sneaky TV dinners – so much time and so many different activities take place in this one space. It’s easy to see why it’s so important to carefully consider the layout of the space and the furnishings you choose.

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Make an entrance

Make an entrance

The entrance to your home can say so much about who lives within and is one of the first impressions guests receive when they visit. Not to mention the feeling it evokes within you when you walk in the door. So what does your home’s entrance say about you? Make a style statement and say something fabulous! Where do I begin, you wonder? Here’s a quick guide –

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We love wallpaper

We love wallpaper

We have always been a big fan of wallpaper and it has certainly had a resurgence of late, as seen in many beautiful homes featured in decor and design magazines. And why not, when it is such a perfect medium to use to inject colour, texture and some serious personality into a space, which is of course, the very reason we love it!

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A quick guide to choosing artwork

A quick guide to choosing artwork

Choosing artwork for your home can be a very personal process and can really add so much personality to a space. Colours, styles, mediums, prints, canvas, photographic, textile – there are so many choices and some people find it easy and others difficult. Take into consideration the following before you begin and you will be on your way –
· Do you want a stand-out statement piece to take centre-stage or something more subtle to complement a room?

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Get your colours right

Get your colours right

Colour - love it, hate it, can’t decide? Everyone is different and it’s a subject that can be debated endlessly, but one thing we do know - if you get it right, boy is it wonderful! We love working with colour – it can inject so much personality, life and energy into a space, and can really tell visitors something about the owners of the home. However our best advice, is to use colour wisely and thoughtfully.

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Defining Designers - understanding who does what!

Defining Designers - understanding who does what!

With so many names and terms bandied about, it can be very confusing to know what exactly the scope of work is for different Designers in relation to a project and the world of Design. So we have put together a brief description of who does what and how we work together to create the best results. Read on to understand a little more of our world…

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Kerb Appeal - get your exterior up to scratch

Kerb Appeal - get your exterior up to scratch

If you watch any of the many renovation shows currently airing, you will have heard of the importance of ‘curb appeal’. Essentially it is ensuring the front of your home and garden look their very best, which is extra important if you are considering selling. So what do you need to do to get things looking their best? Ask a Designer of course! Our suggestions would be to look at the following –

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Downsizing - get the furniture right for your new abode

Downsizing - get the furniture right for your new abode

Moving house is up there as one of the most stressful experiences one can go through in life and most people vow never to move again once they’ve done it! But what happens when you’re downsizing and your furniture now doesn’t fit in your new space? Or the style is not compatible with your new abode? Deep breaths, don’t panic just yet! And do not rush out and start shopping! Being organised and planning ahead is your best weapon in this instance.

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Choosing appropriate furniture + furnishings for holiday rentals

Choosing appropriate furniture + furnishings for holiday rentals

Ensuring your investment property stands up to holiday use and abuse is just as important as making it look beautiful!  Having refurbished and furnished many a holiday home now, we have seen the results of clients choosing items themselves that simply aren’t appropriate for their end use. Trust us, after holiday use, the end result ain’t pretty! Remember the old adage, Function over Form. Just because it looks good, doesn’t mean it’s going to be the right choice. 

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