AuthorNaomi Findlay

Case Study in Your Investment Property

As many of you know I LOVE renovating and I LOVE having the opportunity to share tips and tricks!

I’m so excited to let you all know that I have been featured as a case study in Your Investment Property!

“The most expensive rooms to renovate in any house are usually the kitchen and bathrooms…” READ MORE!


How to: Improve an awkward floor plan


With property prices in Australia among some of the most expensive in the world, every square metre of the home is coming under scrutiny.

An impractical floor plan doesn’t make for an enjoyable living experience and can be a massive deterrent to potential buyers.

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DIY renovations still as popular as ever

Australians’ love affair with renovation is still going strong with most Aussies planning a makeover of their property.

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most popular rooms to renovate and most home owners plan to redecorate their houses themselves, according to the findings of’s latest Consumer Intentions Study.
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Yellow love

Yellow is uplifting and cheerful, it is an inspiring and bright colour.

There are many shades of yellow, all as inspiring and creative as each other. Lemons, mustards, bright yellows and pastels.

In interiors, yellow can create balance and warmth especially. Its very fresh and positive when being featured as lemon, pastel or bright yellow. Mustard yellows with deeper hues seem to create a mystery and sophistication.

Yellow is used commonly as feature colours in variously different styles of interiors like industrial, Scandinavian, modern, retro and eclectic.






Beautiful rustic chic

Textures timbers and neutral tones are key elements of rustic chic interior design.

This style is all about texture and colour – particular pieces can vary from many other design styles. French provincial, vintage, Scandinavian, industrial and retro are some popular interior design styles that go hand in hand with rustic chic.

Elements like Aztec cushions, metal lamps, glitzy chandeliers and vintage suitcases are just some examples of items that can bring life and style into a rustic chic design, from other styles.

Rustic chic design is releasing, calming and welcoming. This style is all about perfect imperfection and telling a story, hence its beauty and popularity.






Real Estate

“DIY renovations still as popular as ever”

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most popular rooms to renovate and most home owners plan to redecorate their houses themselves, according to the findings of’s latest Consumer Intentions Study.

The survey of 1534 people taken in March reveals our obsession with property is as much about DIY as it is about buying and selling….

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Retro Spaces

Retro interior design – groovy colours and patterns.

Orange timber furniture, tapered legs, curves, bright pops of colour, crazy floral patterns and shag rugs.

The retro 60’s era was also the era of designer furniture – Eames, Noguchi, Thonet Bentwoods, Le Corbusier, Xavier Pauchard, Hans Wegner, are just a couple of designs/designers that had a huge impact on retro design.

The retro style can be combined with modern interior design – modern retro. Tapered legs, curved pieces of furniture, and retro patterned prints and fabrics are used in modern retro, but combined with current colour trends. Replacing bright orange, yellow, purple, hot pink and browns with trending colours such as mint greens, turquoise, mustard yellow and neutral tones.

Retro interior design is fun and quirky and versatile – do retro your way!






Orange love

Orange is a colour that speaks of adventure and energy. It is a warm colour that reflects positivity.

Orange is not a subtle colour – it draws attention to itself and is poppy!

The orange colour spectrum is large and varied, from pastels and peaches to deep burnt oranges.

Orange is a colour that is heavily influenced by the interior design style it is being featured in. Orange will bring a positive warmth into every space. It can have a fun energy when used in eclectic, quirky, Scandinavian, retro interiors, and yet a more sophisticated appeal when paired in traditional, contemporary and industrial interiors.

Orange is a stimulating colour that never goes unnoticed!






Silk Home, Modern Retro Design

A young family, a professional couple with two young children, had purchased a property and were at the time, in the middle of renovations. The couple had already purchased a beautiful leather lounge and tin coffee table from their previous property, and from the design style exercises we completed with them, we were able to determine that they loved retro styling, but with a modern twist.

From here, we selected modern/retro pieces, including lots of timber. We also added a fresh pop of yellow into the spaces for a touch of modern personality!

Modern retro dining space Modern retro lounge space