All posts by Lurleen Kirkwood

By September 9, 2016

This year Heloisa Righetto of trend forecasting and analysis service WGSN Lifestyle predicted a move towards furniture that serves a number of different purposes. She says that while it’s not a new idea, multifunctional furniture is becoming more intuitive and fluid and it has to work hard so it’s less about novelty. A great example


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By September 2, 2016

Love elegant and classy kitchens? We do too!! So just what makes a kitchen stand out from the pack and really shine? Simply put, it’s the attention to detail. Everytime. Check out two of our gorgeous but very different kitchens. The first kitchen is in fact an old kitchen that works well for the clients


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By August 26, 2016

Just as we’re getting used to seeing lots of glitzy copper homewares in stores and online, the trend is set to change. Oh, and ditto marble homewares according to Diane Cocksey, Senior Interior Decorator at Freedom and in its place, a more industrial aesthetic is anticipated with black steel and burnished metals taking over the home.


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By August 19, 2016

It is commonly considered that fashion and interior design are linked. To illustrate this, let’s go back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the birth of the Hollywood Regency style. Hollywood set designers created this decadent look for film and television and actors such as Audrey Hepburn, Greta Gabo and Laurence Olivier, to name


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By August 12, 2016

We in the southern hemisphere are experiencing winter right now however today it’s been decidedly warmer, in fact a balmy 24 degrees celsius! However our friends in the northern hemisphere are experiencing the height of late summer, then it will be autumn. Following close on the heels of autumn, winter. There’s no doubt about it


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By August 5, 2016

Some of the loveliest interiors are a fusion of different styles. While not everyone’s cup of tea, I just love the eclectic room in the above photo with its pops of saturated colours. What really ties it all together though is the use of the monochromatic colour scheme on the picture rails, window and door


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By July 29, 2016

I love travel and always find it inspires me creatively. So having spent a week in New York and Washington DC earlier in the year, I arrived back in good old Australia with a truck load full of inspiration and rearing to go! During our time in New York it made sense to check out the Crosby Street Hotel designed


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By July 22, 2016

Rooms that are designed specifically for kids need to be practical and fun too. Kids love colour! Whether it’s brights or pastels – colour is an essential element to any space where kids spend time. A great way to add colour and interest is with art, especially when it has personal significance. The paintings shown


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By July 15, 2016

One of the most impacting cities I’ve had the privilege of spending time in is, without doubt, Berlin. On a recent holiday in Europe, we spent almost a week there. There is a tenacity and boldness within it’s population that was arresting and despite it’s sometimes horrific past, it has a confidence that makes you


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By July 8, 2016

There’s something about spending time in a room that is designed for relaxation and recreation. More and more we are seeing our homes as our havens, a place to get away from the rest of the world and just chill out. The home theatre and rumpus room is ideal for just that. Designing and decorating a home


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