No matter what the outside world may have thrown at you during the daylight hours, your master suite is the place you can always come back to, to find solace, unwind and recharge for the week ahead.
In this book, I’ll help lead you through the process of building your own ‘beautiful life’ – in a way that’s meaningful for you. I focus on practical solutions as well as pleasing aesthetics, in room-specific chapters that give expert advice for couples, families and empty nesters. I believe it’s these transitions through the stages of life that impact the way we use our homes.
With ocean views and a relaxed lifestyle, it’s easy to see why our clients were attracted to this spacious Manly home. Having recently moved to Queensland this family knew they wanted to create a light and airy, modern farmhouse style home in their new coastal location. While the location was great, the double story home was dated and lacking in style.
Fresh white walls paired with a textured palette of finishes, form an atmosphere of spacious traditionalist. Dark herringbone parquetry floors, a bold modernist terrazzo, rich hand cut tiles and the warmth of bronze tapware add personality to the otherwise minimalist backdrop.
This classic Queenslander home in Red Hill, was a major renovation and therefore an opportunity to meet the family’s needs. With three active children, this family required a space that was as functional as it was beautiful, not forgetting the importance of it feeling inviting. The resulting home references the classic Queenslander in combination with a refined mix of modern Hampton elements.
Being clear on what you’d like to achieve from your renovation is your first and most important step. Your goals must be detailed, specific and well thought out. It’s more than ‘a bigger kitchen’ or ‘ an extra bedroom’. Your goals should include how you live in your home now, and what changes you’d like to make to be living in your future dream home.
We have fielded a lot of questions lately about the state of the building market and what that means for everyone involved. It can be a complicated issue, with many layers of complexity and possible outcomes. This has prompted us to put together our ‘Managing Your Interior Design Project During a Soaring Building Market Series’ to hopefully answer some of the more common questions and put our clients’ minds at ease. First up, we are taking a closer look at ‘What’s The Problem?’.
Here at Bella Vie Interiors, we have found that more and more people are confusing the roles of interior designers and interior decorators. While the terms are often used interchangeably, there is actually a major distinction between the two. So what is the difference between interior design and interior decoration?