All posts by Emily Kirkwood

Sketch of clients kitchen in Manly
By September 10, 2021

How our home functions is equally as important as how it looks and feels. In this blog, we’ll share some creative space ideas on how to effectively utilise the space you have at home. Design trends in recent years have been responding to a growing population, as well as a trend towards more simple, minimalistic


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Contemporary classic style living room in Castle Hill
By August 27, 2021

Every home tells a story, and some say louder than others. It’s a story of the owners’ personalities, tastes, and memories. Homes with character and personality are the most fascinating homes. These are the homes that lift your spirit and enrich your life. The homes that make you feel something. What makes a home with


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Wall treatments: Wainscoting in formal living room
By August 13, 2021

Walls are pretty necessary in a home aren’t they? They provide protection, privacy, and their insulation provides warmth. Walls take a lot of wear and tear. Just ask any parent of young toddlers with finger-paint or sticky foods. But aside from practicality, wall treatments can completely transform a space from a merely functional partition separating


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Buying land for building a new house
By July 2, 2021

Finding that special piece of land to buy In Australia it’s called a block of land, in New Zealand it’s known as a section of land. Whatever the name, it’s the land we purchase to build our special place to live in. Where we build our new home. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing


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Exterior Clarendon Project Home
By June 18, 2021

One common misconception we hear is that when building a Project Home, everything is ‘done’. There’s a feeling that all the design decisions are taken care of, so you don’t need to worry about them. The reality however is far from true! Whilst some of these elements are predetermined, there is still huge room for


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After - Bedroom re-design at Hartley House
By June 4, 2021

Revamping a bedroom is something we get called on to do quite regularly at I For Style, whether that’s as an Interior Designer, Interior Decorator or Colour Consultant. Whatever service or style clients are looking for, we’ve found that ultimately there are 3 key elements that we all look for in a bedroom. Firstly a


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