All posts by Emily Kirkwood

A kitchen is often referred to as the hub of the home. It’s where all the delicious (hopefully anyway!) meals are prepared, family and friends gather to chat, and oftentimes where homework or office work is done too. Today we’ll share a few tips on designing a functional kitchen space, and a sneak preview of


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Almost everyone will go through a renovation during their lifetime. Whether it’s a major transformation or just a small touch-up, at some point during our lives we realise our home doesn’t quite fit our needs and it needs an upgrade. For this reason, in this blog we decided to share some tips for renovating a


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Selecting a board and frame for art with a client

Helping clients choose art for their homes is one of the fun things about being an Interior Designer. Art is very subjective and personal, over the years I’ve seen so many different pieces of art that appeal to people for many reasons. Art can be an investment, as well as something that lifts your spirit.


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French country style curtains Hartley House

Following our last blog which covered off everything you need to know about escaping to the country, this week we’re taking a look at country-style houses. The first thing you need to know is that there are lots of different style of country houses. French Provincial, Vintage, Classic, Modern, Rustic, and the list goes on.


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The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows we’ve had the highest inflow of people moving to regional Australia since they started recording the data twenty years ago. So what prompts this escape to the country, and what are the pros and cons? Why do people move to regional Australia? There are lots


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Sketch of clients kitchen in Manly

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

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

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

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

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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