Open House for Inside Out Magazine

This is the second open house that Inside Out Magazine have invited The Style Project to,
and as with the previous Open House this one did not disappoint.

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This inner city terrace is flooded with light from the moment you step through the front door.

White washed walls & floors add to a light and airy feeling in the home which is the
perfect backdrop for the homes diversified artwork collection.

From the comfort of the living room, with its electic mixture of artwork and photographs,
to a corner study nook by a large window, this home had been well thought through in terms
of what the owners wanted from their renovation.

  The original fireplace and mantle are an ode to the homes original features
while the rest of the house has a more modern feel to it.

Onto the dining room with it’s white painted brick wall, the texture adding
to the warmth of this open space shared with the kitchen.
The highlight of the kitchen would have to be its yellow Lacanche stove,
ordered from France adding a perfect pop of colour to the room.

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Heading upstairs, the all white painted floorboards, banister and walls
again add to the light in this home.  Upstairs bedrooms offer breezes through the
French doors which are a welcome relief come any typical Sydney summer.

Marble is a prominent feature in the bathroom with a continueous backsplash for the basin
and full marble in the shower.
Copper tapware adds a rustic and stylish finish to these rooms.

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Heading outside you step onto an elevated decking area and an internal courtyard
is a lush oasis with a variety of plantings and the perfect spot to pull up a chair and enjoy the sunshine.

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Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 11.41.25 AMIt was lovely to catch up with Claire Bradley Editor-in-chief of Inside Out.

Thank you to everyone at Inside Out
& Go Natural Gas
Claire Bradley & Shannon Vos, our hosts

Claire Delmar for her beautiful styling
&
Felix Forest for his stunning photography

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Breeze Blocks Are Back!

Breeze Blocks

In the 1950′s breeze blocks were hugely popular, and thanks to our love of all things mid century – they’re back!

Both new builds and renovations are looking to breeze blocks for their architectural interest & versatility.

They can be used indoors or outdoors, but nowhere are they more stunning than at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs that Jonathan Adler redesigned in 2004.

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The Parker Hotel Palm Springs

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Melbourne

My home city

I’ve been in Melbourne for Decoration + Design for the past 4 days and not sure how many of you know that for the first 37 years of my life Melbourne was my home.

It’s a strange feeling now as the city has changed so much & I feel like a tourist,
but I also love that, as it’s like a mini holiday each time I’m there.

View from Crowne Plaza Melbourne

The view from my bed on Sunday morning while I was surfing the net and reading the papers.
I LOVE hotels so much I truly could live in one – it’s just the best feeling.
Possibly because someone else makes the bed!

Kim & Anna

It’s been so lovely to spend time with my mother & also catching up with one of my dearest friends.
It’s like we saw each other yesterday!
Just how much can two women talk without coming up for air?

Anna’s the owner of Fendi Hairdressing in Brighton & they do fabulous hair!

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Another trip down memory lane and this used to be an ANZ bank where my father did his banking.  It’s now a lovely French cafe who do the best lemon tarts ever – and I’m a true connoisseur of lemon tarts!

 Williamstown house

While driving around Williamstown I found my idea of the perfect Melbourne home.  It reminds me of the era or the house that my Nana used to own.
If I didn’t live in a hotel then this would be my second choice!

I’ll be posting lots of images to Instagram in the coming days as there were so many new & exciting products that I found.

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Top 10 Ceiling Ideas

Let’s not forget about the ceiling!

When it comes to decorating it’s generally walls & floors that get most of the attention, but let’s not forget about the ceiling.  We were out to dinner recently and I looked up at a black ceiling and couldn’t help but admire just how stylish it was.  Simple pendant lighting added to the look and it’s a simple way to add more detail to your home with a view for your family and friends to admire.

Here are my Top 10 ceiling ideas

Number 1

This large scaled geometric patterned wallpaper is the perfect compliment to this home office.

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Number 2

The ceiling colour and chairs are a perfect match!

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Number 3

Moving beyond the ceiling and wrapping the top portion of the wall is a lovely to way to warm up this bedroom.

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Number 4

 This tongue and groove ceiling has a certain polished look to it now that it’s painted black.

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Number 5

A subtle marbled patterned wallpaper works beautifully with all of the greys in this room.

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Number 6

 Is it a boy or a girl – look up!

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Number 7

 This black & white striped ceiling works perfectly in this child’s bedroom & will transition seamlessly when they become a teenager

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Number 8

Tongue & groove painted in a soft grey works beautifully with the bench top

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Number 9

A metallic finish works beautifully in a dining space

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Number 10

This room lack colour until you look up – why not add your favourite colour to your ceiling?

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Just as I was finishing off this blog the lovely Katia, our wallpaper installer, dropped by and gave me 3 rolls of this amazing textured wallpaper that she had just finished applying to a ceiling.  It can be painted any colour, but I’m loving it in a metallic finish.
I can’t wait to install this to a clients home!

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Textured vinyl wallpaper
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New to the market

What’s not to love about
nesting in the cooler months?

Continuing on from my last blog, there are some fabulous new items to the market for Winter 2016.  While I’m not a fan of the cold weather - these stunning images of a suppliers new Winter range is just gorgeous.

Pops of yellow against dark grey walls, sofas to snuggle into and a selection of new lighting.  Then there’s the nod to the 1950′s with a drinks trolley Don Draper would happily partake, two tone baskets and a selection of ever so stylish furniture and accessories.

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Winter decorating

The nights are cooler and it’s time to allow the colour palette to shine with warmer tones.

With just over a month before winter sets in, we say goodbye to beautiful autumn days and hello to lots of time at home, all snug in our jewel toned rooms.

Greens, greys, purples & faux fur, along with everything dark wraps their arms around us as we come home each day.  While we dream of warmer weather we’re happy to spend 3 months of the year in the comfort of these warm and luxurious colours.  I for one never want to leave home or the comfort of a heater and leopard throw at this time of year.

Green library and leopard floor

Green dining roomGreen sideboard

Purple flowersFaux fur throwsSideboard with grey walls

Dark grey door

Black & white decorBathroom with dark grey wallMinimalist wardrobe

Simple floristryChair with winter throws

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Top 10 tips Preparing your home for Sale

Whether preparing your house to sell or making it just right for you to enjoy, here are our

Top 10 tips

When selling your home you need to see it through different eyes, the eyes of the prospective purchaser.  This is the time for you to fall in love with your home all over again.

Tip #1.

Curb appealHave a welcoming, tidy and well maintained entrance to your house and people will look forward to coming inside.

Tip #2.

Cleaning windows

Clean your home from top to bottom.
A clean home shows buyers you are serious about selling &  care about your home.
Don’t forget the windows!

Tip #3.

 Group family photographs

Remove most of your family photographs but leave a small grouping.
This allows the prospective buyer to visualise themselves living in your home.

Tip #4.

Furniture groupings

Furniture groupings – float furniture away from the walls and place your furniture into cosy conversational groupings, allowing obvious traffic flow.

Tip #5.

Living Room

Pick up, put away and show off your room.
Open all drapes, turn on the lights & let your home shine!

Tip #6.

Neutral and classic bedroom

Keep paint colours neutral to appeal to
the majority of home buyers.
Allow the buyer to see your home as a blank canvas that
they can add their own personality to. 

Tip #7.

Kitchen update

For a quick kitchen makeover, add new doors, change countertop and add new hardware.  You now have a new kitchen at a fraction of the price.

Tip #8.

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Maintenance is a must.
Get out the paintbrush, screwdriver and hammer
and fix those jobs you have been putting off.

Tip #9. 

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Fresh flowers and the smell of something baking in the oven
will tug at the heartstrings of potential purchasers and will add
to their vision of them living in your home.

Tip #10.

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Once your home is on the market it becomes a product and not your home.
If you remember this you will be able to see it as prospective buyers will.

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Invitation from Inside Out Magazine

Palm Beach Open House

Late last year I was invited by Claire Bradley, Editor in Chief of Inside Out Magazine to an
Open for Inspection at a house in Palm Beach.  An invitation I quickly accepted and off I set to Sydney’s Northern Beaches with my trusty camera in hand.  I was met onsite by the lovely team from Inside Out Magazine and what appeared to be a modest cottage from the street turned out to be something rather unexpected.

From the road you see the roof of the house with water glimpses through the windows.
Step inside and this house has been designed with how this family lives in a home that truly reflects living inside and out.  The water views are simply stunning.

As I learned the story of this house I was touched when I discovered that the architect designed this house for his parents to downsize to – adding even more meaning to what was to unfold as I walked through this stunning home.

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Upon entering the house you head downstairs & just beyond a staircase leading to an upstairs storage area, immediately to your left is the master bedroom.

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The master bedroom has an ensuite that to me was everything French.
Practical, stylish & just the right amount of elements all combined.
The simplicity was the perfect answer to this stunning yet simple house.

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Downstairs to the living room which was a light filled, comfortable living space.
Personalised elements filled the room along with comfortable seating & more of the white on white decor that fills the rest of the house.

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 A stunning view visible from both the master bedroom and the living room.
Australian’s truly have the market cornered with this style of indoor/outdoor living.
Waking to a view like this is guaranteed to set you up for a perfect day.

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A vignette in the living room – gumnuts & copper accents

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The house is awash with white and these black accents are the perfect compliment.  The roofline soars and the sea of white is the perfect backdrop for the the blue of the water views in this stunning home.


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The living room is tranquil & timeless, yet still maintains the personality of the family living there.

Inside Out Magazine Palm Beach Open House - The Style Project  Outdoor living with a view to die for and the protection from the elements with the shutters on either side.

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I met Shannon Voss on the day, you might remember him from The Block.
Shannon was both warm and extremely knowledgeable about the house & the journey
it had undertaken to get to where it is today.


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When walking downstairs I had no idea what to expect and then I came across two bedrooms that while very basic in their content, where all that was needed when staying overnight.  The Sheridan throws with their warm grey hues were exactly what a whitewashed room needed to add that extra warmth to the bedroom.

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A plunge pool is the perfect way to cool off on a hot Palm Beach day.

To see how this amazing day unfolded – view the video by clicking here

I would like to thank the following people for their amazing input into this fabulous day
Simon Whitbread – Photographer
Maria Dyoniziak – Stylist
Daniel Ramond – Architect
Our sponsors on the day – Sheridan

I would also like to thank Inside Out Magazine for the opportunity to see such a stunning home and be part of this fabulous story in their March 2016 issue.

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What does a vacated apartment look like after 70+ years?

Priceless art & so much more

In 1939, 23 Year old Madame de Florian fled her apartment at the beginning of
World War II & never returned.  This is the story of that apartment.

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Madame de Florian Pari Apartment

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Luxe Styling

Luxe Styling

I was told early on that I had a beer budget on
champagne taste – nothing seems to have changed too much!

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I love luxury fabrics, rich velvets, textures and beautiful things.
I’m fortunate to work in an industry where I see these things on a regular basis and the
temptation to buy is enormous (would my husband please stop reading now).

I love to mix high and low end products in my own home and
it’s something I always encourage my clients to do.

Dressing your home is similar to dressing yourself.
You can get away with an inexpensive dress from one of the many chain stores
(H & M, Forever 21 & Zara come to mind)
if you’re wearing a killer pair of shoes.

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Mixing and matching in your home is there perfect way to enable you to
update your home as you would your wardrobe.

Canvas + Sasson are one of my “go to” suppliers when looking to add a
Luxe Look to a clients home and their price points are well placed in the market.

Luxury, Elegance & Sumptuousness are abundant in these images.

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