FRAME OF MIND

The next exciting step in the building process is the framework. The client can really start to see individual rooms and  structures, and how this will all translate. This is the fireplace under construction..

AND SO IT BEGINS

The day that the slab goes down is such an exciting one for clients.. and this slab certainly was a big one! The infinity pool was also formed up at the front of the block. For other images in this project, go to www.designfortheinside/projects

FROM GO TO WOE

This is the house warming gift I bought for my client, after they recently moved into their beautiful new home on the Sunshine Coast. One of the most rewarding things about being an interior designer, is watching peoples dreams come to reality, and this was no...

SOCIAL ARTWORK

Social media can be an amazing source of inspiration on a global scale. This Japanese illustrator Kaori is one of my favourites. You can check out her gallery on instagram @kaoripeace and buy some of her work at www.kaori-lovepeace.wix.com/kaori-love-peace       ...

FABRICS TO DIE FOR

Received an early showing of new fabrics for the season from the wonderful Unique Fabrics in Brisbane. With botanicals still very much on trend. Check out these ones by Shangri-La. www.uniquefabrics.com.au...

PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2015

So happy to see some red starting to emerge! Introducing Pantone Colour Of the Year – Marsala! A rich chocolatey red, a perfect addition to your interior cushions accessories or appliances....

ALL WRAPPED UP

This Xmas, use up to date interior trends and transfer to your present wrapping. Opt for natural textured or recycled paper, and dress with muted earthy colours, and add a touch of Xmas with feathers, tree sprigs, or bells.

WATER JEWELS by VITRA

Vitra bathroom ware has expanded its range alongside renowned architect Matteo Thun with Water Jewels.  An artfully designed collection of ceramic washbasins finished with brilliant metallic coatings in platinum, gold and copper.     “World-renowned...

SOFA…SO GOOD!

I’m loving the new sofa from Jardan Furniture! The Camper is both functional and beautiful, with a definite return to softer lines..               http://www.jardan.com.au/furniture/...

CERAMICS COMEBACK!!

As a former ceramist, with my own homewares range,  I am thrilled to see a returning trend to truly handmade goods. Check out this superb work by Andrei Davodoff. Visit  www.andreidavidoff.com...

HARGREAVES BATHROOM

CURRENT SPACE: This home was owned by an elderly couple, so while it was clean, and neat as a pin, it was also very dated, with stability rails on the walls. The room was quite small, but had fabulous high ceilings. Being on the westerly side of the house, the room...

FIRST HOME BUYERS

CURRENT SPACE: My clients had recently bought their first house, and while they were happy to wait to complete the other rooms, they wanted to at least have a bedroom that they felt happy to sleep in. The room had painted block walls, vinyl sheet flooring, no...

MOFFAT KITCHEN

CURRENT SPACE:  The owner of this property came to me a little overwhelmed to say the least! They had bought a 1970s two story house (sight unseen) which was very run down. I think they were worried about what I would think of their one step away from derelict new...

STORAGE WOES

CURRENT SPACE: The owners had a small sized kitchen that was not functioning very well. There was nowhere near enough storage space. Next to the Kitchen they had placed a day bed that was crammed with stored items. CLIENT BRIEF: My clients initially wanted to update...

SMALL LIVING SPACE

CURRENT SPACE: The owners had a good quality lounge suite, which was not bought to its full potential given the very boring living room. The room was very small, and dark, with only one small bay window on the eastern side. There were no architectural features to the...

1980’s EXTERIOR MAKEOVER

CURRENT SPACE: Yes! Design for the Inside can look after your in-need exterior also, and this project was no exception!! With very dated red brick, and a ray of sunshine on top of the garage as a feature, it was screaming 1980’s. CLIENT BRIEF: The client wanted a...

JIMMY POSSUM

Whilst on a shopping trip recently I rekindled my long term love for Australian made Jimmy Possum furniture. His mix of rustic recycled timbers with unique upholstery is to be adored. My daughter Olivia took a seat in the Willi Chair. Go to www.jimmypossum.com.au...

LIGHT vs. STORAGE

Hi Karla I have a problem in my living room that I’m hoping you can solve! Our living room faces to the North, but the room is dark, as there is no window, we also really need additional storage. We would like to install a big window, but the room faces straight onto...