Tips For Planning Your Spaces

Consider the needs of each space: walls may need an interest point, whether it’s wallpaper or some form of art. Ceilings could need a pendant light or mobile. A small room may benefit from a solid splash of colour and a full-length mirror, a large space from a floor treatment.

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Make every object count. Before you start transforming a space, view it from every vantage point and at a few times of the day. Stop and notice what you see when you enter, sit on the furniture, walk around the room, turn lights on and off, and open and shut the doors. Take particular note of transitional areas, such as the hallways and the way in which doorways frame the spaces beyond.

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Visualise your interiors as sets where objects, art and furniture can be moved or interchanged, and old objects easily moved to make way for new pieces or a different mood. In this bedroom, a floating teak Danish bedside table sits next to a rustic birch headboard, next to a mid-century designer table. Tradition would have you place furniture in set places, but it’s always worth breaking the rules to utilise space in different ways.

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If you’ve decided to apply your chosen colour palette to the entire house, it’s important to change the tempo from room to room, varying the intensity and number of colours you use. Here, the pinks and dusty purples of the paler spectrum have been edited in favour of a few of the softer neutral tones. The effect is quiet and subdued but the addition of the details in the metallic cushions and cut-out fabric on the floor add texture and interest.

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  • 02 9516 5643
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT