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Taking Hosting to the Next Level: In-Home Bars
May 6, 2024
Whether you're crafting timeless classics like the Tom Collins or experimenting with new cocktail concoctions for your guests, having a bar that serves as the ultimate setting is essential. Hosting friends and family in the comfort of your own home is a special luxury, but without an exquisite in-home bar to complement the ambiance, even the most curated playlist may fall short in setting the desired mood.
Unveiling the Top Bathroom Trends for 2024
April 22, 2024
2024 brings exciting new trends in bathroom design, promising to transform your space into a sanctuary made just for you. From bold colors and statement pieces to innovative features and nature-inspired elements, here are my favorite bathroom trends that reflect both style and comfort for 2024.
Finding Alternatives for Engineered Stone
March 8, 2024
Engineered stone has become a favourite for many interior designers due to its affordable price and excellent design, which makes it perfect for finishes. However, the ban on this material has gotten us interior designers looking for better alternatives. Click to see some of my favourite engineered stone alternatives.
Living in Trend with Dulux’s Colour Forecast of 2024
February 5, 2024
For 2024, Dulux is all about making a space that reflects inner desire for positivity and nurturing spaces. Rethinking neutrals and trading these in for colours that resonate with nature. ‍I adore Dulux and how they explain their design choices. It’s not just about colour. It’s also about the feelings it evokes from us. For 2024, these are Dulux’s colour palettes:
Barbiecore Infusion: Pink Room Ideas for Every Space
November 28, 2023
What started as a trend in fashion and beauty has now percolated into interior design. And why not? The Barbiecore trend is charming, playful, vivacious, and even romantic and elegant at times so it’s no surprise that many people want to incorporate it into their homes. To help you get inspired, we’ve rounded up some of the most stylish pink room ideas so you can create your very own Dreamhouse.
Beach House Styling
February 28, 2023
Designing your beach holiday home is a fun prospect. Here are some tips to get you started...
Christmas Decorating Trends for 2022
December 21, 2022
Christmas is a time that we can look forward to being reunited with family and friends. To ensure you have a beautiful celebration, we have scoured the best festive trends and bring you our top tips for decorating in 2022.
2023 Interior Design Trends
November 23, 2022
As we look forward to 2023 with optimism, here are some design trends that I believe will continue on and ones that will emerge… ‍
The Essential Guide to Sofas
October 4, 2022
The perfect living room requires the perfect sofa. Here are our top picks of the best sofas on the market in Australia. From the sofa that you curl upon after work with a blanket, to sofas that impress - we have it covered.
Five Good reasons to Hire an Interior Designer for Your Renovation
September 21, 2022
When it comes to renovations, Interior Designers are an indispensable resource. In addition to beautifying your space, we can help with the practical side of the renovation, from managing trades, setting budgets and project managing. Here are 5 good reasons how interior designers (including me!) can benefit your major or minor renovation project.
Be Inspired: Mid Century Modern
August 1, 2022
Combining innovation with simplicity along with comfort and quality, mid-century modern has a cult following and continues to influence designers today.
Statement Wallpaper from Fashion's Big Names
July 29, 2022
In recent years, fashion houses such as Gucci and Versace have turned their creative attention to interior décor, including offering up some breath-taking wallpaper options. Here are some of my favourite big bold designs....
Five Tips on Creating a Cosy Home for Winter
July 29, 2022
Using pics from my own projects, I’ve put together five tips so that you can be inspired to add some warmth to your own home in the chilly winter months.
Inside NBA star JJ Redicks Parisian inspired Brooklyn Penthouse
April 22, 2024
JJ Redick, currently a shooting guard for the Dallas Mavericks shows off his Parisian inspired home in his Brooklyn Duplex. Redick’s wife Chelsea and two sons Knox and Kai reside in their gut renovated Dumbo penthouse.
Lighting for your home
June 22, 2023
There are many components to a successful interior, lighting being one of them. Artificial light is needed when natural light is limited. The correct lighting can elevate an interior and also develop a mood or ambiance depending on the setting.
Melbourne's Mother's Day High Tea Hotspots
March 15, 2023
With Mother’s Day just around the corner there are many ways to treat your Mum on her special day. Indulging in an intimate sit-down high tea is the perfect way to show how much you appreciate her. Sipping on prosecco or a variety of delicious teas whilst nibbling on sweet and savoury treats will create a personal and rememberable experience.
Should I hire an Interior Designer?
April 22, 2024
It’s a question that occasionally comes to mind when overwhelmed by the task of moving into a new home or wanting to refresh your very own living room. It can be daunting to give control to a stranger and invite them into your personal space to tweak and change the walls you reside in. Don’t stress, it’s not as daunting as you may think. 
2021 Design Trends
June 22, 2023
We can all agree that 2020 was a pivotal eye opener in the way we live and use our homes. Predicted trends changed and we adapted to becoming homebodies with the mindset of comfort, tranquillity and Zen.
Dulux Colour Forecast 2021
May 17, 2023
Our homes unwittingly became the epicentre of our world this year.
How interior design has changed since COVID-19
February 13, 2023
Since March, COVID-19 has changed the way we think and live. It has definitely impacted how people work and spend, but it has also impacted our home interiors. People have been spending lots of time at home, and it is clear that our homes need to be multi-use spaces. We will take a look at how interior design has changed since COVID-19.
Create a staycation at home
December 9, 2022
The holiday season is upon us and this is normally the time that we are starting to plan or pack for our holiday adventures. With international boarders closed and some state boarders still closed or quite restricted, it is time to ditch your travel plans and create a staycation at home. Let's take a peak at some beautiful inspiration for ways to transform your home into a holiday oasis.
Five Ways to freshen your house for spring
February 13, 2023
This winter in Australia has been long and lonely for many with different forms of lockdown since March. We have all spent a little extra time at home, forcing us to look at our homes in a little more detail than usual. The weather is warming up and our homes are likely in need of a little refresh. I have come up with five ways to freshen your house for spring.
6 Popular Interior Design Styles to help define your personal style
January 1, 2023
In this article I take a look at 6 popular interior design styles that can help define your own personal interiors style.
How Epidemics Impact Home Design
April 26, 2023
Since isolating inside your home you may start to notice small details of your house or apartment you hadn’t thought about before—like why your older home doesn’t have a wardrobe, or how white subway tile became so ubiquitous.
How to design the interior of my small studio apartment
December 9, 2022
Small apartment living is not unusual in big cities. Small spaces are not conducive with big changes. You may not have many options of where to place your sofa, or to purchase a larger dining table to fit all your guests, but you can make small changes that will make a big impact. If you are looking for ways to design the interior of your small apartment, follow the tips below.
How to style your bedroom to feel like a luxury hotel
March 15, 2023
Worldwide, we have been spending a lot of time at home lately. Your bedroom should feel luxurious and like a place to escape. When choosing items for your bedroom it is important to consider room scale. “Hotel style is the feeling of luxury when you walk into a room. It doesn’t have to be done overnight, you can add elements gradually.
How to style your small living space
December 9, 2022
Our clients were looking to create a unique statement apartment that made their new two bedroom home stand out in this prestigious new development and to create a beautiful flexible interior. We will show you how you can think outside of the box and how to style your small living space.
Making The Most Of Your Small Living Room
February 13, 2023
Small living rooms can look seriously stylish when you decorate well. You don't need to compromise on taste just because there is less space to work with. Follow these decorating tips if you are looking for small living room ideas.
Pantone Colour of the Year 2020
May 17, 2023
One of the most anticipated trends of the year is the Pantone Colour of the Year. It sets the tone for many interiors spaces.Pantone has declared that 'Classic Blue' is the colour of the year for 2020.
Best Interior Design Trends in 2020
June 22, 2023
We have been researching the best interior design trends in 2020 and have come up with a great list to get your 2020 design inspiration going. A new decade means new trends. Join us as we take a look at what stands the test of time, what is old and out, and what is brand new in the design world.
Design Trends: New Missoni Home Collection
February 13, 2023
Missoni is well known for their iconic zigzag colourful prints. The new Missoni home collection is perfect for adding a pop of colour and style to a neutral palette.
Best spas to visit in 2019
May 17, 2023
Spas scream luxury, and every mother deserves a luxury getaway.
Gift Guide: Mother's Day 2019
May 17, 2023
Mother's Day is a time to reflect on the hard work of our mum's and show our appreciation. Flowers seem to be the go to when it comes to gift giving, but let's think outside the box this Mother's Day.
Simple Stylish Easter Decor for your Home
December 9, 2022
Easter can be a very colourful time of the year between plastic eggs, jelly beans and bright furry characters. Your house doesn't have to become an Easter explosion. There are some simple updates you can make to bring some Easter cheer while staying stylish and understated.
Style tips to hosting this year’s Christmas Party at home
November 23, 2022
There are endless options available in finding the right theme to decorate your home in for the big Christmas gathering. If you don't know where to begin - read on here!
Shopping for interior accessories: What to look for and how to do it
April 28, 2023
Finding the right accents to accessorise your interior can be a tiresome task. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options available to you and difficult to even know where to begin. This guide will give you clarity in finding the right pieces that define your interior style.
Five simple ways to make your room look more luxurious
April 28, 2023
Decorating is an expensive process which adds up quickly. Flicking through luxury interior magazines and blogs it feels like you need an endless budget to achieve luxe styling.
5 simple tips to get your property sale-ready for Spring
October 19, 2022
Be ahead of the curve and start refreshing your interiors to get Spring-sale ready. You needn’t spend a fortune to achieve this, but there are some foundation principles you can apply that will elevate you above the rest. Check it out here...
Our five key style predictions for 2018
July 19, 2023
We'd like to preface this piece by sharing what we always say to our clients: Go with what you love, rather than focussing on trends.
Pantone reveals its Colour of the Year 2018
July 19, 2023
Each December, the Pantone Colour Institute captures the attention of the design world with the release of its 'Colour of the Year'
What's new in the world of design: December 2017
July 19, 2023
Continuing our travel theme this month - as it is the holiday season after all - we have pulled together the latest and most stylish in design for the jet setters among us.
Five ways to 'Spring-ify' your home
October 13, 2022
Embrace the warmer weather and fall back in love with your home with our five simple ways to 'Spring-ify' it.
Five ways to add a sense of luxury to your home
September 15, 2023
Forget having a huge house and an equally big budget to match: luxury is a matter of a few smart changes to replace the commonplace home furnishings with a touch of luxe.
Five ways to improve your office space
October 16, 2023
For the amount of time we spend at our desks, it's surprising how little effort we put into making our work space a place we actually want to be.
How to style a sophisticated black and white bathroom
February 5, 2024
Black and white are always in style, especially when it comes to bathrooms. A monochrome colour scheme creates a sense of timeless luxury and sophistication. We have compiled our top tips (and a gallery of photos for inspiration) to help you create the perfect black and white bathroom - whether you are planning a full renovation or a simple tile update.
Easter interior tips that will last all year-round
August 18, 2023
Entertaining at home this Easter? We've put together some quick and simple ideas to create a warm and inviting space, which will last long after the Easter eggs are gone.
Colin Cowie's top tips for hosting a party
August 18, 2023
Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or Christmas lunch, Colin Cowie - American event planner extraordinaire - has put together his top tips for how to be a an organised and gracious host this holiday season.
Five tips for a sophisticated Christmas table setting
November 13, 2023
This year, it's all about pared back, classic decor at the Christmas table. Forget the tinsel and tack and opt for muted colours and nature-inspired decor.
Ferrari Interiors' Christmas Gift Guide
February 5, 2024
We've rounded up our favourite products on the market for our 2014 Christmas Gift Guide! From something for the gardener in your life, to treats for the cooks and pressies for the kids, you'll find our curated 'best of' guide below. Take a look...
8 tips for outdoor living this Spring and Summer
April 22, 2024
As it's warming up, we can feel Summer approaching, and one of the best ways to make the most of the warm weather is by spending time outdoors. We're seeing more and more creative ways to decorate and design an outdoor space, so we've decided to put together our top eight trends and tips for decorating an outdoor living area.
Make a statement with a wall mural
April 22, 2024
Wall murals may have been around for some time, but we're seeing more and more of them as a way to decorate homes and transform spaces.When we say wall murals we're talking big, colourful and impressive.
The power of styling with neutrals and naturals
November 13, 2023
There is a style that never goes out of fashion. A look that is always classic, no matter what season or year. A colour palette that goes with everything and clashes with nothing. Can you think what it is? It is, of course, the neutral tones
Our favourite interior decorating trends this Christmas
November 23, 2022
Some inspiration for your Christmas styling this year...
Festive table settings with the one and only Colin Cowie
September 15, 2023
Born in Zambia and raised in South Africa, Colin Cowie is one of the world's most high-profile party planners. His clients include Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, whilst his projects range from styling intimate birthday celebrations to iconic weddings.
Urban Living and Making the Most of your Space
February 5, 2024
Urban living has many advantages. 1) Closer to work 2) less travel time 3) restaurants, cafes and theatres are at your front door - but it comes at a price. Urban living often means less living space. Bernie shows how to create the illusion of space in a small living area, along with ways to maximise its functional use.
Wish List: Beautiful Bathrooms
February 5, 2024
Revamping your bathroom is a sound investment, which can add countless dollars to the resale value of your home. When designing your bathroom, consider landscape of bath pieces, cabinet situation and your diversity of finishes.
Plates on Walls
May 8, 2023
I always wrote off the 'Plates on Display' look as being a bit kitsch, but Gwyneth Paltrow's dining area in her new home and other gorgeous examples may have swayed me to becoming a fan.
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