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Posted on May 10, 2016

Amanda Talbot is the interior stylist behind some of Sydney’s most successful (and beautiful) restaurants, bars and pubs. The Merivale Group’s Coogee Pavilion (pictured above), The Paddington and The Newport have all had the Amanda Talbot treatment – layered interiors that tell a story and put the customer at the heart of the design.

In this episode of The Find it. Style it. Podcast, Lauren Keenan sits down with Amanda to talk about those amazing venues and the design process she goes through to take them from concept through to the day the patrons start walking through the door.

Amanda Talbot - Lauren Keenan

Plus, she gives us an exclusive sneak peek at her latest project, a Merivale bar called Fred’s, which she says is like nothing else in Australia.

Amanda is well known as an interiors trends forecaster and it was fascinating to get the low-down on how the trends we all know and love actually come about. She says the key to trend forecasting is being curious…about everything.

We also chat about her time as an Associate Editor at Elle Decoration UK and the two design books she has written – Happy and Rethink.


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