Effect of Neutrals

Some of the amazing colours that are available this year are so intense and radiant, oranges, pinks and blues.  But today I want to pay my respects to the humble neutrals.  This small selection of patterned and textured neurtals from Citta Design are a great example of how effective a

Keeping Calm in Eynesbury, Vic

I recently introduced the amazing range of prints available at the Keep Calm Gallery to my client Heath.   Heath hired Silk to consult on and decorate his newly built home in beautiful Eynesbury; rural and untouched yet only 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. The entry hall to the house is

Tangerine Surprise

My client Sue recently purchased this quaint weatherboard cottage in Mount Evelyn, Victoria and was having trouble creating a warm and inviting home.  As soon as I walked through the front door and noticed this old hall table, I knew exactly where we would start. Sue had been hanging on to

Stylish Silk Gift Packs

Buying gifts can sometimes present a real challenge.  What do you buy for someone who you think has everything?  Often you are looking for a quality gift and something that will not end up as clutter or in a cupboard. Silk gift packs are the solution and they are here now. 

Keep Calm Gallery

I love these new items from the Keep Calm Gallery!     And these ones would have to be my favourite.   I am about to place an order in time for Christmas so email me if you have any special requests for the order.  For more great work from the keep calm gallery

Always Instyle

There is some fantastic young talent coming out of local design schools in Newcastle.  To help support these emerging designers I will be feature some of these great talents on my blog.  I would like to introduce Lucy to you all.  Lucy is an Interior Design and Decoration student from

Update on the Inner City Transformation

Well, it's been two weeks and I've been hard at work creating a sophisticated and stylish apartment for Frank. I have put together three mood boards; bedroom, living/dining and outdoor entertaining area. As you can see, the main colours used in the scheme are Frank's favourites of black, white, grey

Marimekko Galore

If you love the punchy fabric and designs from Marimekko, then FinnStyle is a site you will just love. They have a great stock of Marimekko products ranging from fabrics and cushions from the home to kitchen items, handbags and computer cases. Get on and check them out! All comments you leave below

Urban-Country Surprise

I would never have thought I would find myself completely immersed in a design book that was at first glance a country style design book. I stumbled across this great book called “Urban Country Style” by Elizabeth Betts Hickman and Nancy Gent. If you are scratching your head wondering what exactly