All posts by Lurleen Kirkwood

By November 27, 2020

As we head into the summer holiday season and with covid restrictions still limiting our travel options, our homes become even more important to us. It’s been a tough year so we’re all looking forward to some summer living outdoors. So, how summer ready are you? As the weather warms up and we can finally


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By November 13, 2020

The second blog in our series of armchair travel sees us heading off to Prague in the Czech Republic! Graeme and I spent some time in 2013 in Prague and loved it! In fact, these days Prague has become one of the hippest places in the world to visit and is even touted as being


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By October 30, 2020

Nothing says ‘Welcome’ to a home more than a stunning front door. It can also instantly add street appeal! There are lots of options to choose from for your front door. Always keep in mind important things like the style of your house, wall colour, window frames, fascias, gutters and even roofing. Painting a front


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By October 16, 2020

Thinking about buying or having built a residential investment property?When it comes to building or fitting out a residential investment property, it’s tempting to think that throwing a few dollars at it to give it a superficial ‘makeover’ is the way to go. What does it matter anyway, you say, everyone knows it will get


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By October 2, 2020

What makes a stunning bathroom? Good planning right from the start! We all have different requirements and these all need to be carefully thought through at the planning stage. There’s lots of factors to creating a stunning bathroom that functions well and is also a pleasure to spend time. On the practical side of things,


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By September 18, 2020

During the Covid season, hands up who is missing being able to travel? I always find that travel (even armchair travel) inspires me, not just in my work as an interior designer but also on a personal level.Well now is a good opportunity to do a spot of armchair travel, be inspired and let your


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By September 4, 2020

In today’s world so much is readily available almost instantaneously. We’ve become a very consumer driven society. It’s all about you, the marketing hype tells us. While it sounds wonderful, I’m not sure it’s ultimately good for our souls for life to constantly be all about me. One area of your life that should be


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By July 24, 2020

Recently I was in a café and observed the people ordering their coffee. There were those that ordered the same old same old latté, cappuccino etc. Then, there were those that wanted a “double shot, almond latté, or a soy, single shot cappuccino with chocolate sprinkles, not powder. The age of boutique coffee has arrived


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By July 10, 2020

In our first blog Residential Investment Property we touched on the fact that it can be a worthwhile exercise engaging the services of a professional interior designer to make the selections for your investment property. So how are things going with the build of our client’s residential investment property in Wodonga? According to the clients


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By June 19, 2020

We often think that if we rent out or lease a residential investment property there’s every chance it will be trashed or at the very least, not looked after as well as we would like so let’s keep costs to a minimum in our refurb, renovation or if it’s being built from scratch. While that


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