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Where energy flows

Where energy flows

Recently I was conducting a Space Clearing for a client who reported feelings of “stuckness” and lack of flow in some rooms of her home. In one room, in particular, I found myself quite “stuck” in a corner, like I couldn’t move out of the spot I was in.

Natural light is medicine

Natural light is medicine

Natural light is medicine Do you find your mood drops in winter? What about in dark rooms? I feel instantly lower in energy in dark spaces. And I’m a miserable sod in winter. If you’re finding your mood drops as we approach cooler weather and darker days, check...
Leaving the neighborhood

Leaving the neighborhood

Leaving the neighborhood We farewelled our beautiful King St studio last week, handing back the keys on Friday afternoon and promptly packing the camper to head north along the east coast of Australia. It’s a bittersweet feeling to let go of the studio, only it’s...
rise of the micro laundry

rise of the micro laundry

Here in Australia, we are blessed with larger homes than our European counterparts, which affords us a dedicated room solely for the purpose of laundry. But the rise of inner-city apartments and the cost of living has put a spotlight on small footprint living and in some cases, forced these micro spaces into existence.

Less stuff, more time

Less stuff, more time

I get so over stuff. I work with stuff, I specify stuff, I source, collate, install, style and photograph stuff. What I really love, is a clean slate.

Queens of Beige

Queens of Beige

We were having a giggle in the office this week over our ‘beigeness’. If there’s such a term, we’re pretty much the queens of it when it comes to interiors. And its not to be bland and boring, or safe as a palette; its that it truly makes us happy.

a thought on home

a thought on home

Thats the second person today to come in and say, “I’ve had a designer out, but I didn’t like what she was recommending.”
And thats ok, we don’t always hit the nail on the head first time round, or sometimes even the second time. But its the next bit that bothered me: “It just didn’t feel right.”
And that’s the crux. Home is a feeling.

art installation estabar

art installation estabar

Last week we were asked by the beautiful Bec of Estabar Newcastle to create and install a temporary wall hanging for her incredible cafe. This was the result x

Summer Gathering | Valley Vogue + GatherStudio

Summer Gathering | Valley Vogue + GatherStudio

Our annual get together – we so look forward to this evening after all the christmas chaos has settled and we can really relish the year ahead. Its a chance to catchup with clients, our tradies who look after us year round, and industry mates who we never seem to have enough spare time to play with. We look forward to this like date night.

GatherCovet | Leather

GatherCovet | Leather

GatherCovet | Leather Spike, as he was affectionately known, was my larger than life grandfather. He was an incredible artistian and could work wonders with leather. He could create beautifully hand crafted pieces ranging from simple belts to complex bags, clothing...
Play | Architecture

Play | Architecture

Living in the cold, Japanese town of Sapporo, playing outside has its limits. Winters welcome heavy snowfall that reaches up to 5 metres high making a play at the local park unlikely during this season.

Find | Table Lamps

Find | Table Lamps

Nothings better than curling up with a hot chocolate, a big chunky throw and a good book. I flick my lamps on and instantly my home seems to glow and cosiness fills every corner.

FIND| Oliver Furniture

FIND| Oliver Furniture

We are always talking multi-purpose furniture around here. Its our way of designing with longevity in mind. If I am (on behalf of my client) to invest in a piece of furniture, I question what I’m going to do with it later. Later when I’m re-decorating, later when the trends change, later when I’m bored with it, or just later when the kids have outgrown it.

tiny living

tiny living

It feels not that long ago that we renovated our tiny two bedroom miners cottage and created a still small, but comfortable, 3.5 bedroom home. The point-five room was always intended to be used as our master ensuite (when the inevitable time and money permitted). However, instincts of our family of four not ‘being done’ finally won out. Against all logic of having way too much going on in our life, we went ahead anyway and added to our little family.

Christmas gathering | Table ware

Christmas gathering | Table ware

I get so inspired by what Christmas could look like, and I delight in planning it out. I love the natural palette of nature and tend to focus on the simple beauty, the shapes and the textures.

Made By Cohen | Armadale Residence

Made By Cohen | Armadale Residence

Made By Cohen | Armadale Residence Designer: Susie Cohen from Made By Cohen in collaboration with Robson Rak Architects Simplicity in colour palette is the trademark of enduring design. Feel the calmness of this home in whites, warm timber and accents of black.  ...
Take a seat | The humble stool

Take a seat | The humble stool

Take a seat | The humble stool Mixing stools with existing benches and chairs creates a warm inviting feel that screams casual entertaining.   Stools have been around for eons. Today, the stool is not just used for seating but as a show piece that can make or...
Solid style | Concrete wares

Solid style | Concrete wares

Teamed with white, concrete has been used to create beautiful minimalist exteriors for many years. Its sensuous moulded curves and lines, as well as it’s moody palette, are proving to be perfect for modern interiors.