Fabric

To reupholster, or not to reupholster…that is the question.

How often have you thought about upholstery, as it relates to design? If you know me…you’ll know I like to buy / source quality items.  Which means you don’t just throw them away as design tastes change or as they wear.  Rather you adapt, update and repurpose to...

Darren Palmer – The Room Project

For those of us that follow Darren Palmer, you’ll know that he does selective brand / product partnerships.  One of these is with King Living, and SmartSpace Interiors was lucky enough to get an invite to last week’s VIP Styling Masterclass with Darren in Chatswood,...

Using fabric to customise your design

For most people choosing fabric for a room is a secondary consideration. By the time we get to the fabric we’ve normally chosen our colour palette, we’ve selected our furnishings, and we’ve probably even decided on floor coverings and window treatments. So at this...

The Iconic Fair

Around February each year, Reed Exhibition Australia runs the, “Reed Gift Fair”.  This unique event is where buyers come to be inspired, meet with industry suppliers and source the latest products in the gifts, homeware and styling, furniture and lighting sectors....

SmartSpace Interiors Finished project – Lindfield Home

I’m excited to be posting up a final finished project of the year, as this project is something that I’ve been working on since January. These clients approached me with a brief to assist them with every aspect of the interior design for their new build home. From...

Pantone Colour of the year for 2017

  Pantone refers to its new green as, “A refreshing and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings”, which is very apt for this time of year. …And not really all that surprising as green is the colour of nature and health, representing: growth,...

Design update – Europe showing off their best

Following on from my colour forecast for 2016 (to read this click here), Europe’s best and brightest have been on the design tradeshow circuit to give us their views and visions on what we can expect in 2016.   Unfortunately, I wasn’t there - maybe next year -...

Hot-crossed-décor

Between early January and the end of March is one of the busiest times at SmartSapce, in terms of the concentration and the amount of business enquiries I receive.  Why, you might ask?  It’s all because of Easter!   Early hot-crossed-bun sightings aside,...

Lounge room transformation

Hi All, I'm coming to the end of a number of interior design and interior decoration projects at the moment, the big push before Christmas to get homes finished and ready for the festive period. So although I won't get them all professionally photographed I will share...

Spring is in the air

Hi All, I love this time of year where the days are getting warmer and nature is starting to bloom. I've noticed myself sprucing up my home, clearing out clutter and bringing in more fresh cut flowers. At this time of year many of my suppliers are launching new...

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