Monday, 30 May 2011

Lamp it up! pretty is this lamp? We put this in a master bedroom and it creates beautiful (and romantic) ambience.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Natural Selection

Furniture is the heart and soul of a room. While it needs to be practical, it also needs to reflect the personality of the owners and complement all the other aspects of the space, including colour, layout, flooring and decoration.

Furniture selection is about choosing pieces that complement each other, rather than looking part of a boxed set - these days you can buy an entire household of furniture in a package, with all matching timbers and colours. As interior designers, we prefer to choose individual pieces that reflect the owner of the home and complement the theme of the interior.

The advantage of engaging an interior designer is the access they have to specialist furniture pieces, some only available to those in the industry. Along with their professional eye in piecing together a room, you’re assured of an individually styled room that is stylish and unique.

Monday, 23 May 2011

East West

I think the colours we used in this East West theme work really well together.  The taupe in the couch and pillows are a great canvas colour highlight the deep red and golds in the oriental print.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Built in Style

A place for everything and everything in its place.  t’s an old saying with plenty of meaning when it comes to your home. Built in cabinetry is invaluable when it comes to storage, whether it’s in the kitchen, home office or walk in wardrobe.

It’s important to not only consider what items will need to be stored, but the flow of people and use of the space. Above all, cabinetry needs to be practical. It’s important to think about the space it’s in and how the people in the
home will flow within in it. For example in home offices, if there’s more than one person working in the space, it might be better to have storage on one side and a working desk on the other.

Cabinetry design is individual to the home it’s in as well as the family that will use it, so while displays and pre-designed cabinetry is good for inspiration, it certainly pays to have a professional interior designer to design around your individual needs and incorporate the latest products and trends. There are always new and exciting innovations in cabinetry and a good interior designer will be able to design a solution based on your needs and the latest products.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Wonderful Wallpaper

We used this wallpaper in a client's game room. It added a fun touch, but didn't overwhelm the space.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Wallpaper Revolution

Wallpaper has made a stunning return to interior design, shaking off its reputation as something only in Nana’s house to features in Vogue Living.

With an endless range of styles and designs, wallpaper can feature as the bold centrepiece of a room or subtly as part of the overall interior theme.
new wallpapers are continuously released, with innovations such as paintable and textured wallpapers.

Wallpaper is a fabulous option for furnishing your home, but it’s important to consider the wallpaper within the overall theme.  We use wallpaper in many of our designs, from bold contemporary themes to classic interiors, but it’s imperative to visualise the wallpaper within the room and the entire home.

As professional interior designers, the team at Windemere Interiors have access to a limitless range of wallpapers, some only available to those in the industry. A professional interior designer can access wallpapers not available to the general public so your interior will be more unique. We can also integrate the wallpaper as part of your overall theme.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Those little touches

It's those little touches that really make a property stand out when you're selling.  In this property we styled, we put this cute little tea set on the kitchen bench.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Organise Your Space

Forget the peak hour commute and arrive fresh in less than ten seconds. Create the ultimate lifestyle and work from a home office. An organised workspace with a place for everything and everything in its place.

The key is built in cabinetry with storage and desk space. The “before” photo above shows a home office from which a family printing business is run. Lacking in storage and bench space with outdated decor, the space was dark and cluttered.

We've created a flexible, streamlined workspace, by combining built in deskspace with open and closed cabinetry for easy access and storage. The desk has mobile pedestal drawer units underneath for the flexibility to accommodate more than one person if needed.

It’s essential for each home office to be tailored to the individual needs of the client and the space available. “there’s no standard plan for a home office, it’s imperative to find out needs such as what type of work will be done in the space, what storage is required and how many people will work in the office.  This home office renovation works perfectly for this printing business, but would be impractical for an architect, who would need much more benchspace.

Running a business from a home office can be the ultimate lifestyle if the space is organised correctly.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Study Nook

We're creating lots of study nooks these days. I think with laptops being more common than desktops, there's not as much need for large studies or offices and little nooks like these ones can be easily slotted into hallways or near the living space.

The need for storage though doesn't change so we always include cabinetry and powerpoints.