Category Archives: Design

By September 18, 2016

Pack your bags and sharpen your pencils because we’re going to Style School! In Season 2 of the podcast we help you make sense of some of the most popular current interior design styles. There are plenty of misconceptions and misinformation out there about interior design styles and that makes it hard when you’re shopping for your home


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By June 23, 2016

One of the absolute highlights of my recent trip to the US was a day trip to Palm Springs. The desert town is an easy two hour drive from Los Angeles (if you leave at 6.30am, like we did) and it’s well worth it. I knew a little of what to expect from Palm Springs.


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By May 12, 2016

Amanda Talbot is the talented interiors stylist behind some of Sydney’s best known restaurants and bars. As a key member of the Merivale design team, she’s worked her magic on a number of venues like Coogee Pavilion, The Paddington and The Newport. I recently visited Amanda in her studio space in Sydney’s leafy Woollahra, where


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By March 8, 2016

One of the most common questions clients ask me is ‘What size rug do I need?’. GREAT question guys! I know they say rules are meant to be broken, but when it comes to rug selection the rules are definitely meant to be followed. Follow my simple rug rules below and you’ll be well on


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By December 11, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Santa will be visiting in just two weeks! Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? There’s no better way to feel the yuletide vibes than decorating your home with a gorgeous tree, wreath, ornamments, lights and wrapping. There’s no shame at all in embracing a traditional look for your Christmas


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By December 1, 2015

It started out so innocently with the best of intentions. It ended with at least one relationship breaking up, an impromptu nude photo shoot on a yacht and a very public breakdown. Sounds exhausting. And it has been. Watching this season of The Block, where contestants have been slogging it out on and off screen,


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By November 6, 2015

Call it an occupational hazard, but I am ALWAYS on the look out for the best new products and brands to dress up my home…and my clients’ homes of course. The weekend is my biggest time for browsing and buying. Here are a few of my favourite homewares that I’m hooked on at the moment. Now


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By October 27, 2015

Last week I finally managed to pop-in to Dear September in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. I have been stalking…errr… following… the store on Instagram for some time now but I am happy to say it’s even lovelier in the flesh.  This little gem is a one-stop-shop for all those special items that really make your house


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By May 22, 2015

We’re always on the look out for unique homewares. You know, those extra special little pieces that really turn a house into a home. And if it’s an Aussie brand, that’s even better! We love local, after all.  Provider is the brainchild of Sydneysider Tara Bennett.  Starting it’s life as a vintage store in Surry


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By February 19, 2015

Welcome to our very first Pop-in. It’s our new regular feature where we’ll take you on a tour of some of the most lovely interiors from across the globe. We’ll also show you how you can get the look in your home. Easy Peasy! So go and make a cuppa then come back, settle in, and get ready to


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