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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Add some colour to your rental without painting the walls

DIY, Inspiration, Shop this

Good afternoon wonderful ones!  So I was just browsing through houzz a few days ago and saw this post that had some helpful tips for renters that I thought I would share with you here.  Hope you enjoy it!

Go dottie!

Inspiration, Interior trends, Shop this

Who said interiors had to be serious?  Lately I’ve been into dots.  Coloured, polka dot, large dots, all dots.

I think adding some dot accents to your home can bring some fun, dots are fresh, bright and cheery!

We all know that dots have been around forever but I’ve noticed that fashion has   recently gone a tad dottie, see here:

Celebrities wearing polka dots

Celebrities wearing polka dots

So be inspired and add some dottie quirkiness to your interior today for an instant summer hit.


Shop dots

Below are some dots in action with the occasional quirky pattern thrown in for good measure.  I like to use dots in accents for the interiors I design, such as cushions, pictures etc… that way when you tire of them you can easily replace them with another plain or pattern print.

Contemporary Entry - Grace Home Design contemporary-entry
Lounge Bittersweet Rug contemporary-living-room
This Old House - Cambridge scandinavian-family-room
American Dream contemporary-bedroom
Playroom eclectic-living-room
Meriden modern-powder-room
Master Bedroom eclectic-bedroom
Sarah's House's Photos - Sarah's House: Season 3 | Facebook
Breakfast Nook with WallPops Zoe Dots kitchen
Multicolor Rainbow Felt Disc Pillow by DeDe eclectic-kids-bedding
Bedroom contemporary-bedroom
Contemporary Dining Room contemporary-dining-room
Drew McGukin Interiors - Chelsea Apartment contemporary-living-room
Big Round Pizza Box Office eclectic
DuChateau Floors - Terra Collection in Zimbabwe / Horwitz Residence by Minarc modern-living-room
Eclectic Living Room eclectic-living-room
Turquoise LA Interior Design - Venice contemporary-living-room
The Kitchen contemporary-kitchen
FAMILY ROOM beach-style-family-room
Eclectic Living Room with Pops of Color eclectic-living-room
Charmean Neithart Interiors for Teen Project modern-dining-room

Delightful decals!

Inspiration, Interior trends

Today I thought I would blog about decals.  For those that don’t know decals are like a transfer of an image or a particular design made out of vinyl that through the use of heat or pressure gets transferred from one surface to another.

I think custom decals bring an element of originality and wow to a space when used tastefully.  We have one in our entry of our home and we always get positive feedback from our visitors.

I know that you can buy decals in spotlight and other department stores but if you are after a custom made decal head here.  Edith and Elizabeth create beautiful custom made decals.  My Decorator can also work with you if you have an idea but don’t know how to make it work in your room.

Hope you are all having a lovely week!


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