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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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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Foreseeing the Unforeseeable
Feb19

Foreseeing the Unforeseeable

(Looks into a Magic Eight ball, eyes roll backwards, the reading begins) “You’re ready.” “You wish you could fast track the building process and cut straight to the living-in-your-new-Smart-home thang.” “You want it to be done already…You’ve been waiting what feels like a lifetime.” Well, that’s how it would go if we were on the set of Neighbours. All high vibing drama and mystery with lots of velvet and fog and eerie music...

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The Pre-Start Sweet Spot
Jan29

The Pre-Start Sweet Spot

Feeling stressed just thinkin’ about Pre-Start? Well in addition to the fact that stressed spelt backwards is desserts (mind blown much?!), we’ve got a bunch of tips to make your Pre-Start journey easy-as-pie. (There we go talking about dessert again, but we promise that by the end of this guide you’ll want a slice of this yummy as building process all for yourself). Our Senior Pre-Starter – yep, it’s a real job –  &...

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Why you should consider a scullery in your kitchen
Sep21

Why you should consider a scullery in your kitchen

So, what exactly is this ‘scullery’ thing everybody keeps talking about? While it might sound a little bit fancy, it’s actually pretty simple. It’s an area inside your home that’s used as an overflow kitchen. The kinda space where you can do all the basics, like washing up the dishes or laundering clothes, and the not so basics, like creating Pinterest worthy storage displays and crafting for days. If you’re organised in a ‘kmart...

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