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Founder and Chief Interior Designer, Georgia K., has had a lifelong passion for beautiful homes and gorgeous home interiors. Her natural flair for home presentation has resulted in over 15 years of successful home staging projects and property makeovers throughout the Melbourne region.
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Sleeping Beauty – 3 Ways To Make Your Bedroom A Haven

  3 things to focus on in the bedroom this Autumn     Colour Okay don’t freak out. We’re not telling you to paint your walls bright red (Unless you love that idea, in which case, GO FOR IT) But colour is the best way to make your bedroom feel more… ‘You’ We’ve found two best ways to use colour - especially when staging a home for sale. 1.Use subtleties. Your walls make up your room, so let’s include them in this section! We recommend keeping your walls...

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How to choose your property stylist

Property styling, also known as home staging or home styling, has become a key factor for a successful sale. As your home is your most valuable asset, selecting the right stylist is crucial. But how do you separate the novices from the experts? Here are the top questions you should ask to find the right property stylist for your home. 1. As a property stylist, what are your qualifications and experience? Anyone can start up a home styling business. Qualified interior designers...

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Table Settings – 5 Steps To A Stylish Soiree

The idea of entertaining can be overwhelming. What to cook? Which drinks to make? We may not be able to help you with your menu plan, but we do know about style. As it’s the season to be merry, let’s get your home summer ready. Follow our 5 simple steps to perfect your table settings and entertain in style, no matter the occasion! 1. Today I want to be.. Decide on the look and feel for your event Pictured: (Top to bottom) Designs...

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5 Style Lessons – From Hotels Around The World

After enjoying the most blissful summer holiday in Europe and the UAE (sorry, I don’t mean to rub it in), I was both overjoyed and underwhelmed with many hotel rooms. And why is that? It all came down to one reason. Poor decision making and not a lack of money. So here are the top 5 style lessons learnt from my holiday vacay that you can apply to your own home. Style Lesson 1 - Monochrome magic There’s a certain feeling a...

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Antoinette Ferwerda Interview – Inspiration and New Collection

You may have noticed that we have a girl crush on Antoinette Ferwerda. Her art and designs are divine. And as she prepares for her next solo exhibition in Byron Bay this month, we were lucky enough to ask her a few questions about her inspiration for her upcoming collection. Q. Where do you look to find your ideas and inspiration? My art and design practice are triggered by simple, random observations - the colour of a flower in my garden, shapes in...

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Bathrooms – Affordable luxury edition

With so many fixed elements; tiles, tubs, taps etc, you may feel there’s not much left to do to complete your bathroom. Yet all these hard items need to be softened. So how can you diminish the hard lines and add flair to one of the smaller rooms in your home? The following styling tips will help make your bathroom feel more enticing, luxurious and warm this winter. Stack, layer and group Layering items create a sense of opulence. Stack towels, with a...

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Consoles – 5 Steps To Style Yours Perfectly

Have you noticed a change occurring in the modern home? With open plan living, consoles are no longer restricted to the hallway. Look further and add a console besides a lounge, in front of a window, or as an alternative workspace. Now you’ve found a place for your sideboard, how do you achieve that elusive look that warrants more than a quick sideways look? No matter your personal taste; traditional, Nordic, Hamptons, Industrial..follow our 5 steps to style your console like...

Living Room Style – What Does Yours Say About You?

At Designs to Inspire, we believe your home speaks volumes about your personality and has the trans-formative power to help create the lifestyle you want to lead. As the living room is a key room always on display, we give you a glimpse into some of our designer’s favourite living room styles and at the same time, reveal part of their personalities. In this blog we share how you can recreate a similar look. Read on and if you’ve had...

New Looks You Need To Try This New Year

With the New Year, it’s time for new beginnings. And why not give your home a makeover with new looks to set the scene for your best year yet? At Designs to Inspire, we bring you the latest house design trends to give your home a lift in 2017. New Looks - Colour uplifts Colour continues to uplift, inspire and set the mood in a space. Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery. It reflects the re connection we seek with...

How To Style Your Home For Summer

At Designs to Inspire, we confess to being a tad obsessed with our gardens. So we’re delighted to share our best styling tips to help you transform your home into a summer oasis.   Bring nature in Breathe life into your home with plants in your living room, kitchen, bedroom or even bathroom and transport yourself to the tropics. To add additional flair, choose a pot with personality. There are many stylish designs, shapes and sizes available with geometric patterns, in a concrete...