All posts by Lurleen Kirkwood

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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By May 22, 2020

Beautiful Hartley house will be undergoing some more state of the art improvements over the next few months. Hartley house (affectionately named by Sydneysiders), is much loved by the owners but it is also a very sought-after holiday retreat on Airbnb. Nestled on Jenolan Caves Road and surrounded by 12 acres of beautiful rolling countryside,


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By May 1, 2020

Travel inspiration has always been high on my list as an interior designer. Travel inspiration comes to me whether I am on a road trip in different parts of Australia, or overseas. There’s always plenty to be inspired by and I find that the knowledge and visual insights I gain during my travels are often


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By April 24, 2020

Inspirational photography has the ability to evoke powerful emotions and set our souls to flight. Even more so when they bring back happy memories. So it is with inspirational photography taken during our travels, whether near and far. Travel is something hubby and I both love and we’ve been privileged to spend some time in


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By April 10, 2020

What is Sustainable Design and how can I incorporate it into my home? It’s fair to say in recent years most of us have become more mindful of our environmental impact in the world and sought to make buying decisions that are a bit kinder to our planet. Whether it’s the plastics we use in


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By March 27, 2020

This stunning, newly built house perfectly encapsulates what Contemporary Interior Design is all about. Our clients are absolutely delighted with the results! From the outset the client knew they wanted to incorporate innovative and cutting-edge Contemporary Interior Design elements for their new house in Sawtell, on the mid north coast of NSW. Having worked with


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By March 20, 2020

Contemporary Bathrooms don’t have to be boring bathrooms. Far from it! Contemporary Bathrooms can be filled with loads of character and even exude a touch of the dramatic, as our clients’ bathroom in their newly built house in Sawtell, NSW shows. So just how can you incorporate character and pizzazz into a Contemporary Bathroom? Here’s


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By March 11, 2020

The Industrial French Chic style is a melding of industrial elements paired with the ever-popular French Country style. After selling their previous home in Galston, NSW, our clients engaged I For Style to create a home that successfully blended both styles for their new apartment in Castle Hill and the title Industrial French Chic was


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By March 6, 2020

Over the last few months I’ve been working on a bathroom renovation at Hartley House, a gorgeous French Provincial inspired property in the Blue Mountains. The house sleeps up to 21 and is a stunning property both as a beautiful home and a relaxing getaway from the busyness of life. Hartley House was built by


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By February 21, 2020

Art Deco Style has a timeless appeal, successfully bridging the gap between modern and classic style. The Art Deco Style is most often defined by precise geometric shapes and strong colours, although occasionally, as our second photo shows, some buildings can be painted white or very soft pastel colours. Whether it’s architecture, interiors, the automotive


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