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.
A lovely little write up on Est Magazine about our Hayes House Project.
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.
Is there really such a thing as the perfect home office? Maybe not in my own home, but lets say that in the ideal world, we would all be in a zen-like state, connected to all that magic productivity that we know exists and downloading our most profound work to date
Living in a small home can be a challenging position. Add to that children and limited storage, and you have a situation where the home can become more chaos than harmony.
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.
Honoured to be asked to contribute to the incredible Mama Disrupt Magazine again, with the Winter Edition discussing all things Hygge. It’s a funny concept Hygge, hard to explain in words but in hindsight
Sharing some thoughts on this room designed for my two youngest, and how it came together with the Editor of Minty Magazine, Sarah Davies.
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.
When living with kids, bridging the gap between adult and all-inclusive child living can be achieved, and the results leave a space feeling calm, organised and cohesive.
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
Easter in our home has always been a time of reconnecting and relaxing. Its time spent together, whether indoors or out, but most importantly just being.
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.
You know what you like, and you know what you don’t like. Sometimes, you just have to get it made.
We celebrated the end of year with a casual lunch at home, cheese, wine, and our little ones in tow. Heres to 2015 x
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.
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.
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.
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.
We believe defining the style of a home needn’t stop at little ones rooms.
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.
Charles and Ray Eames were masters of design, a dynamic duo affectionately known as ‘the architect and the painter’. Together they helped to shape the design world as we know it.
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.