All posts by Lurleen Kirkwood

contemporary coastal kitchen design
By April 23, 2021

A beautiful, functional kitchen starts with a great kitchen design. Key to this is careful forethought and planning. Our client’s stunning kitchen is a great example of a great kitchen design. The layout is practical, enabling ease of access around the kitchen. There’s plenty of storage and bench space, including the island bench with breakfast


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By April 9, 2021

20 years ago, it was my hubby Graeme who challenged me to dream big in having my own interior design business but while having a dream is fine, it needs to be fleshed out. So began the journey of upskilling in interior design studies at what is now known as the International School of Colour


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By March 26, 2021

I For Style turns 20 in April! Unofficially though the journey into owning and being the principal interior designer of I For Style, began a few years before that. At the time we had four young children and hubby Graeme was beginning to travel a lot with his work. I was working part time as


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By March 5, 2021

We live in a world that continues to be in the middle of rapidly emerging environmental concerns and changing attitudes. Natural and more environmentally friendly products have become pressing issues. In the interior design and decorator world there has been some more recent developments and new releases of environmentally friendly products that are in line


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By February 19, 2021

There’s lots of reasons why it’s worth having a combined bathroom and laundry. Saving space is one very good reason – it’s simply not necessary to have two separate rooms when one can fit the bill just as well, if not better. The combined bathroom and laundry in our first photo was originally an inefficient


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By February 5, 2021

One of the most effective ways freshen up an interior or exterior, is with a fresh paint colour palette. The right colour palette can transform the look of your home and instantly lift your spirit. But Colour Consultations should always start with the professional learning a bit about you, the client. For example, finding out


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By January 15, 2021

Pantone Colours 2021 are a vibrant combination of yellow (aptly named ‘Illuminating’), and grey (‘Ultimate Grey’). While some are saying the Pantone Colours 2021 are pretty ho-hum, I don’t agree. But hey, even if that were the case, the colour experts at Pantone are entitled to a little not-quite-on-the-game time too, after all 2020 hasn’t


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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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