• Top 4 Design Tips For Your Kitchen Renovation

    Where do you spend the majority of your time when you’re at home? I don’t know about you but of an evening, my waking hours are mostly spent in the kitchen. I’m preparing dinner while simultaneously 20% of my brain is watching the news, another 30% of my brain is thinking about work and another 10% is wishing the cat would realise there’s no second dinner happening tonight (for him at least). It turns out, most of my clients are the same and the kitchen is the number one priority space when thinking about renovating their home. As a result, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about kitchens and…

  • DIY Bedhead Re-upholstery

    Okay, so as a human I too make mistakes… even interior design related mistakes. I know – it’s hard to believe but it’s true. I too can get carried away from time to time and make a rushed interiors purchase when faced with the horrible possibility of missing out on a bargain. I had grand plans of purchasing a new bed, upholstered in a black and white gingham fabric. It was going to be very cosy and refined. As I was scheming and planning, I happened to attend the Coco Republic warehouse sale and was greeted by a lovely check/tartan bedhead in teal/beige colours. I have to say, I did…

  • Living Room Cushion Dreaming

    My apartment has been in an absolute SHAMBLES lately! But finally, things are feeling like normal and I’ve got my lovely open and airy apartment back. To celebrate and to help prolong the fresh and clean feeling I’ve got happening over here, I want to buy some new scatter cushions for my sofa. I’m going to take you through my decision process and how I’ll be choosing my colour & designs. STEP 1 | What’s your base layer? Your base layer is essentially your space without scatter cushions. What colour/materiality is your sofa, armchair, rug, flooring etc? My space is as follows: tan leather sofa, grey linen armchair, white textured…

  • Ikea Desk Tile DIY Re-Vamp!

    Hellooooooo 2020! Okay yes, it’s already February… In my defence, I have only just now accepted that my Christmas holidays are over and we’re into real life again. I know, that sounds depressing but real life means interiors girl is getting back into her interiors groove and I’ve got a whole year of it coming at you. I’m starting this year with a BANG and this “bang” comes in the form of a DIY! Yes, I’m taking you on the journey of my Ikea desk tile DIY revamp. The story of this desk begins with the re-purpose of my spare bedroom, it’s been sitting there empty for quite a while.…

  • Interiors Girl Tackles TV Placement and Spatial Planning

    The biggest obstacle that I come up against when designing a living room is: Where does the tv go? Nobody wants that big black rectangle to be the focus of their space, especially when it’s a more formal living room but let’s face it, if you don’t have a TV there will people really use this space? How do you design and balanced and symmetrical space without placing the tv in the middle of the room and making it a feature? Well, I regularly go through this process and I’ve put together a little example of how I’ve overcome this problem. This lovely room is the destination for a family…

  • Rug Dilemmas

    So this has been coming for a while now… One of the first big ticket items I purchased when I moved out of home was my West Elm blue distressed rug. It has certainly served me well over the past 5 or so years however, the time has now come to replace it. This decision did not come lightly and it definitely wasn’t one made in haste. My blue rug was still in great condition but one think about my apartment has gradually become abundantly clear… it’s not longer blue. Almost everything in my space used to be very cool and I absolutely highlighted blue hues in my decor. Since…

  • Kitchen Hardware Edit

    The kitchen in my apartment gets a lack-luster amount of attention in comparison to the rest of my space but I HAVE been trying. I’ve been taking things slowly and surely, mostly because I rent and the majority of alterations to a kitchen are permanent. If you’re a regular visitor around here, you’ll remember that I recently changed my kitchen flooring and added some open shelving which has brightened the space up dramatically. There’s one additional area that I have been eyeing off lately… my kitchen cupboards. I don’t have the luxury of changing the cupboard doors completely which I would DIE to do (the shade of white throws a…

  • A guide to second-hand shopping | Gumtree Edition 

    I’m not 100% sure if you’ve noticed yet or not but… I love Gumtree. The majority of my most loved possessions were purchased on Gumtree, including some AHmazing lamp shades that I bought a few days ago. The lovely old French lady told me the French word for the pattern on the lamp shade and it made me very happy (the fact that they we’re $10 each also made me very happy). I’m very open about the fact that I shop second-hand on Gumtree regularly and I often get asked “What did you search for?” or “How did you even find this!?”. Well, today I’m here to open up the…

  • The Colour Mix-Up | Navy & Pink

    Ever since my first ever “Colour Theory” class at college and learning about the way that different colours vibrate when placed close together I’ve been fascinated with the way colours interact. When decorating for my clients (and for myself, obviously), colours and the way that they behave is a serious consideration and really does make or break a space. I notice different colour trends in my own space that are unintentional and unexpected. I’ve always thought of myself as a ‘cool’ colour lover as I generally gravitate towards blues and greens and greys. However, lately I’ve found myself coveting hot pinks, yellow and… even oranges which believe me is a…

  • One Buffet Styled Two Ways

    Is it co-incidence that one of my most prized possessions is also a dream to style and re-style and re-style again? I think not. My styling-style changes dramatically from day to day based on my mood at the time. So today, I wanted to experiment with completely re-styling my beloved buffet in 2 different ways. One keeping things really simple and almost under-styled and one… well the complete opposite. It’s a great way to really see what’s working for a space and to mix things up. Even I get stuck in a styling rut from time to time so it’s fun to pull everything away and start from scratch. Here…