Queens of Beige

Queens of Beige

We were having a giggle in the office this week over our ‘beigeness’. If there’s such a term, we’re pretty much the queens of it when it comes to interiors. And its not to be bland and boring, or safe as a palette; its that it truly makes us happy.

a thought on home

a thought on home

Thats the second person today to come in and say, “I’ve had a designer out, but I didn’t like what she was recommending.”
And thats ok, we don’t always hit the nail on the head first time round, or sometimes even the second time. But its the next bit that bothered me: “It just didn’t feel right.”
And that’s the crux. Home is a feeling.

art installation estabar

art installation estabar

Last week we were asked by the beautiful Bec of Estabar Newcastle to create and install a temporary wall hanging for her incredible cafe. This was the result x

Summer Gathering | Valley Vogue + GatherStudio

Summer Gathering | Valley Vogue + GatherStudio

Our annual get together – we so look forward to this evening after all the christmas chaos has settled and we can really relish the year ahead. Its a chance to catchup with clients, our tradies who look after us year round, and industry mates who we never seem to have enough spare time to play with. We look forward to this like date night.

GatherCovet | Leather

GatherCovet | Leather

Spike, as he was affectionately known, was my larger than life grandfather. He was an incredible artistian and could work wonders with leather. He could create beautifully hand crafted pieces ranging from simple belts to complex bags, clothing and saddles. He made me...
Play | Architecture

Play | Architecture

Living in the cold, Japanese town of Sapporo, playing outside has its limits. Winters welcome heavy snowfall that reaches up to 5 metres high making a play at the local park unlikely during this season.

Find | Table Lamps

Find | Table Lamps

Nothings better than curling up with a hot chocolate, a big chunky throw and a good book. I flick my lamps on and instantly my home seems to glow and cosiness fills every corner.

FIND| Oliver Furniture

FIND| Oliver Furniture

We are always talking multi-purpose furniture around here. Its our way of designing with longevity in mind. If I am (on behalf of my client) to invest in a piece of furniture, I question what I’m going to do with it later. Later when I’m re-decorating, later when the trends change, later when I’m bored with it, or just later when the kids have outgrown it.

tiny living

tiny living

It feels not that long ago that we renovated our tiny two bedroom miners cottage and created a still small, but comfortable, 3.5 bedroom home. The point-five room was always intended to be used as our master ensuite (when the inevitable time and money permitted). However, instincts of our family of four not ‘being done’ finally won out. Against all logic of having way too much going on in our life, we went ahead anyway and added to our little family.

Made By Cohen | Armadale Residence

Made By Cohen | Armadale Residence

Designer: Susie Cohen from Made By Cohen in collaboration with Robson Rak Architects Simplicity in colour palette is the trademark of enduring design. Feel the calmness of this home in whites, warm timber and accents of black.   All images from Made by Cohen...
Take a seat | The humble stool

Take a seat | The humble stool

Mixing stools with existing benches and chairs creates a warm inviting feel that screams casual entertaining.   Stools have been around for eons. Today, the stool is not just used for seating but as a show piece that can make or break a room. There are so many...