How Your Homes Interior Could Be Impacting Your Feelings Negatively

Advice, Colour, Furniture, Inspiration, Interior Style, lighting, Styling, The decorating process

Did you know that interior styling can impact the way you feel in a space?

Have you ever felt happy in an interior or the opposite sad or depressed? How do you feel in the rooms in your home? Are you and your family or visiting friends feeling how you want them too?

Today I want to talk about exactly that. How we can ensure the rooms in our homes emit the feelings we want them too.

There is nothing worse than being in a space that you don’t feel great about, and worse than that

Furniture layout tips for your living room

Advice, Furniture, Styling

Furniture layout is an important consideration for the home interior space you are decorating. It can actually make or break a space. Any of my clients will tell you about the time I had the ‘furniture layout’ chat with them, especially if we were doing a living room design with lounges and accent chairs. I think it’s smart to spend time

Eclectic Lounge Room

Before and Afters, Concept/Mood/Colour Board, Furniture, Interior trends
Before and After images

Before and After images

Digital Moodboard created by My Decorator showing recommendations to client.

Digital Moodboard created by My Decorator showing recommendations to client.

My Decorator recently designed the Lounge Room for a client who wanted a new look for their small lounge area.  The addition of new light grey fabric upholstered lounges, a quality wool floor rug, scatter cushions, framed photo that the client had taken on a holiday to France and some other personal artefacts lead to a happy client and an individual eclectically designed living room that champions contemporary, soft industrial and asian influenced design.  

Living Room – Spring Makeover, 6 easy steps

Concept/Mood/Colour Board, DIY, Furniture, Inspiration, Styling

I love spring.  Over the weekend we went on a little road trip out west to see our family and it was so beautiful driving through the lush green country side seeing fields of canola, cute lambs and foals playing in paddocks, wild daisy’s growing by the side of the road, the sun was shining and there was such a breath of new life in the air.

I thought I would write todays post about a few simple changes you can make that will help bring that spring vibe that we all love into our homes.  You will see from the above moodboards the  difference a few changes can make.  Note the furniture remains the same, this is to illustrate how easy it is to tweak your living room to create a new look.

Here are my top 6 tips on how to style a new spring inspired living room.

1.  Flowers – go outside and pick some beautiful spring flowers and feature them in your living room, front and centre on the coffee table for all to see and enjoy.

2.  Scatter cushions – store away your winter wools, and warm toned cushions and hit the shops to buy some new cotton, light weight fabric and brightly coloured spring ones.  Let nature inspire your design and colour selections.

3.  Rugs – roll up and store that heavy wool brown toned rug and replace it with a nice blue/green cotton one, it will give your room an instant freshen up.

4.  Paint job – get your paint brush out and paint your walls (or even just 1) a nice fresh clear spring tone as pictured.

5.  Art – bring out your brighter art and feature it.

6.  Decorator pieces – store away any warm toned decorator pieces and use white, bright pastel toned artefacts that you love instead.  I have added a quirky Abigail Ahern rabbit lamp to my spring room, it’s good to be unpredictible and add some quirkiness to rooms.   I have also removed the old vintage box and added a rustic screen and ceramic stool instead.

I hope I have inspired you to bring some spring goodness to your living room.

Enjoy the sunshine and happy decorating!  Prue

Vivid Sydney – Inspired Interior by My Decorator

Architecture, Art, Concept/Mood/Colour Board, Furniture, Inspiration

Proposed foyer design for Performing Arts Co.

A few Friday nights ago we went into the city to take in the amazing atmosphere at Vivid Sydney 2013. We enjoyed dinner and drinks first at the Opera Bar and then wandered around Circular Quay and The Rocks to see all the different visual light displays.

I couldn’t help but let my designer mind go to thinking how some of the amazing images that were projected onto the Opera House could be used in Interior spaces. So to capture this creative thinking I have put together a 3D image for an Old Warehouse of a Performing Arts Company that shows what some Vivid could look like in a Commercial setting (pictured above). The proposed foyer would have a huge artwork image of the opera house (vivid a fied) hanging in the foyer with some quirky performing arts bowler hats as pendants and tan leather barcelona chairs to create a warm friendly welcome to any visitors.

I hope you had the opportunity to go and see Vivid Sydney 2013, if you didn’t have a look at the slideshow I put together of some of the photos we took. I would also love to read your thoughts and experiences of Vivid Sydney 2013 so feel free to comment below.

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