All posts by Lurleen Kirkwood

Contemporary coastal house Sawtell NSW
By July 30, 2021

In Part 1 of this blog series on Building a new house we covered all the tips and tricks you need to know for buying land, and in Part 2 we looked at the construction team you need and how to find them. In this third blog, we cover off what an Interior Designer can


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Selecting tiles with client
By July 15, 2021

So now you’ve bought land and you’re ready to build your new home. Where do you start? To help achieve your desired outcome and enjoy the journey of building a new house, choosing the right professionals and trades is critical. Before we get into more detail about each profession or trade you will need to


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Residential exteriors
By May 21, 2021

One of our very popular services is Colour Consulting. We love to transform Residential and Commercial interiors and exteriors with stunning paint colour palettes. It’s amazing what a difference paint colours can make to a home! So how does Colour Consulting work and more importantly, how can it benefit you? Let’s jump straight into it…


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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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Beautiful classic bathroom Hartley House, Hartley NSW
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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