First impressions count.
May02

First impressions count.

Whether we like it or not, first impressions count. They count when it comes to job interviews, first dates, first anythings really; and they particularly count when it comes to new homes! It comes back to the interior designer mantra of choice, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Literally, every single designer we know eschews this one line! Which, when put into smartie talk, means you should try wherever possible to...

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The First Home Buyer Timeline (in three easy steps!)
Apr10

The First Home Buyer Timeline (in three easy steps!)

Well, it’s a little more complicated than just ‘three easy steps’. That sounds more like the instructions on the back of a 2-minute noodle packet! And while we admit that we love noodles almost as much we as love helping first home buyers get into their new home, the three steps to getting your keys can be even more nourishing! Hey, who says 2-minute noodles aren’t nourishing?! Anyone saving for a deposit will tell you otherwise!...

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Client Spotlight: Andrea & Keith
Mar29

Client Spotlight: Andrea & Keith

There are days where work is just that. We’re not complaining – existing in a grown-up’s Lego World complete with colourful bricks and even colourfuler characters definitely has its perks! But like we said: its work. Then… A wonderful client calls us for a yarn or even better yet agrees to meet us IRL to talk about their new home, hopes, dreams, you name it; and just like that we’re back baby! Busting with energy and purpose. (Cliché...

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Snacks, smarts, and style! How to become a display home maven
Mar19

Snacks, smarts, and style! How to become a display home maven

You may think there’s no harm in diving right in and beginning your display home journey with a few random visits to homes that you just happen to drive past. But do you know if the display home is within your budget? Is the area somewhere you want to explore further? Is the home even open? And most importantly, did you pack a snack? We all know you’re not you when you’re hungry! We’ve got a bunch of tips to make sure you don’t leave...

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Drives Me Crazy!
Mar11

Drives Me Crazy!

Are you the typa’ car lover who just wants to admire your smokin’ 1955 Jaguar D-type (ok we might not have one, but it’s on our list as soon as the lotto funds clear 😉) from the comfort of your sofa? Maybe you’re working on a DIY project-car, and you’re sick of that overall dull soreness & stiff neck you get every time you spend the day under a car? Or perhaps you’ve got an ever so slight (your wife might say unhealthy) obsession...

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Smartie Spotlight – Nickolas Gurtler
Feb26

Smartie Spotlight – Nickolas Gurtler

Introducing our newest blog feature that you’ll see on the reg, The Smartie Spotlight! We’re all about sharing all the smarts and this week’s focus is #designsmarts with interior smartie Nickolas Gurtler. Nickolas Gurtler – Famed for his cleaver use of glass and crystals, pops of vibrancy, and his latest obsession – coloured stone (twinning, it’s ours too!), you just know when you’ve walked into space curated by the trend-setter...

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