All posts by Lurleen Kirkwood

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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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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