Photography: Katie Wade Studio The brief for our Minmi Road Residence called for a warm, industrial edge, with careful consideration to functionality for the foodies who call this home. We redesigned the floorplan to accommodate a full butlers pantry and new 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.
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.
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
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 and saddles. He made me...
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.