DINING & LIVING, STYLING

Let’s get those curtains right!

Let’s get those curtains right! It’s a beautiful day out today so let’s keep this one short, sharp and succinct so you can get out there and enjoy the sunshine! 🙂 Here are my top five tips to getting your curtains right. Selecting the right pleat style If you like a plush and full look, go […]

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BEDROOM, DINING & LIVING, FEATURED, STYLING

How to use rugs in your interior

Let’s take a look at how to use rugs in your interior, it’s easy once you learn a few basics. Promise! Before we start, there are two events coming up at Studio Black worth calling home about.  Firstly, next week our designer Fabric and Flowers evening and then in early June, the Lou Brown Design Colour Workshop – […]

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DINING & LIVING, STYLING

Indoor plants you won’t kill!

Before I kick start today’s post on indoor plants, a super big thank you to all the people who’ve secured their spot in my Colour Workshop coming up this Thursday, it’s going to be a great evening! Rightio – plants. Ok so, of course, you can kill them, but this line up of indoor plants […]

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BEDROOM, STYLING

DONT make your bed and lie in it…

Experts say that you should not make your bed during the day. Pulling your sheets back and allowing your bed to be aired kills those moisture lov’n mites. I tend to air my bed during the week days, making it early evening so I still get that hit of satisfaction seeing my bed clothed in […]

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COLOUR, DINING & LIVING, STYLING, WHY THIS WORKS

Colour crash!

What a bombardment of colour you say! But it still works right? It may not be your cup of tea, but doesn’t this image intrigue you? Why does it seem balanced, yet hectic at the same time? I find doing a simple exercise like this (critiquing an image of an interior that catches your eye) is […]

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STYLING

Stylish renter

  Being a renter myself, I am all too familiar with the feeling of disconnection to your home. The last thing you want to do is put all of your time, money and effort into an interior of a house that’s not even yours, right? Why would I go out and buy furniture and “stuff” […]

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STYLING

Make your house your home

When starting out on a new project several clients have said to me “Now I don’t want my home to look like a showroom” in the fear that they are going to end up with a contrived, impersonal and impractical interior. The truth is, I couldn’t agree more. No home should reflect a showroom or […]

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