March 20, 2018

Choose the right white paint for your home

February 14, 2018

Top tips from Chameleon Avenue's interior designer - how to prepare your house for sale

January 31, 2018

Sometimes I get asked for my input on other blogs, and this time it's the guest room.  The majority of our guests come from overseas as all our family is in the UK.  When they come to stay, it's usually for a looooooong time (up to 6 weeks).  6 weeks is a long time to be away from home and I know that when I'm away from my own home, I miss it and wish I was back there. I try to make our guest room as homely and functional as possible, so they actually make themselves at home.  H...

October 11, 2017

"How can I make sure kitchen and bathroom cabinetry is green and sustainable?" - this comes up a lot but it's not a short answer.  I'll cover some of the basics here, but I thoroughly recommend you do lots of research and dig deep if you're wanting to install environmentally friendly, sustainable cabinetry. There are plenty of pit-falls.

There are three areas to pay attention to when you are about to invest in new cabinetry.  The components (doors, drawer fronts, boxes), finishes...

September 12, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to write a few tips for an article on creating a welcoming home. Isn't that the whole point of a home?  To make people feel welcome, and to make your family feel at ease in their little haven?  Well, I jumped at the chance to put in my 2 cents worth.  If you'd like a read of some tips from me and other professionals in the industry, click below to go through to the full post.

Creating a welcoming home - article

August 17, 2017

This is a guest post written by the lovely Julia from mydeal.com.au.  Welcome Julia, hopefully you'll have more to share with us in the future too :-)

Having recently travelled to Japan I was in awe of its natural beauty, rich culture and exciting cities. Here are five small ways you can decorate inspired by this wonderful country. 

Take a leaf out of nature’s books

A very popular tourist destination in the city of Kyoto is Arashiyama, commonly referred to as the bamboo forest. It’...

August 11, 2017

I'm very passionate about green design - considering the environment, the sustainability of the materials in the products I source, and also the health impact of products we bring into our homes.  It's a fine line to walk, making sure products are truly environmentally friendly, and also still of a high quality (and it takes a lot of research to read between the lines and spot the retail bullshit which often masks what is really going on).  

Seeing as this is a blog, and pos...

July 26, 2017

We all love a shiny new bathroom and sometimes it's hard to know where to spend the majority of the budget.  Tiles create an instant wow factor so they are important, absolutely.  The vanity is important, yes.  The basin and bath/shower are important, agreed.  All these elements create the aesthetic look that you are going for... but there's one piece of advice I have which I want to share with you... "If you touch it and it moves, spend decent money on it.  If it doesn't, you c...

July 4, 2017

 Let's look at a question I get asked all the time... "Aren't Interior Designers only for the rich and famous?" You wouldn't be alone if you thought that engaging an Interior Designer is an indulgent expense that only wealthy people can afford.  Did you know, a qualified designer will save you both time AND money though?  Here's why. 

As Designers, we invest in our knowledge.  On top of our qualifications, we are constantly educating ourselves a...

June 20, 2017

I came across some pretty gorgeous kitchens today.  Hamptons styling is all the rage at the moment and in fact it lends itself very nicely to Queenslanders.  The shaker style cabinetry, natural stone benchtops, cute (OK so not officially a design industry word but it'll do here!) handles and taps, and elegantly tiled splashbacks tie it all together just perfectly.  I think you'll agree that these are pretty spesh.  In a kitchen, the right sort of lighting, and the amount of it,...

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