Melissa

What is your approach when styling a property?

Your home should be a true reflection of yourself and your personality, so I love getting to know my clients and ensuring their personality shines through in their home. Its the perfect stating point to ensure they are happy with the end result. It could be their favourite holiday destination or an amazing piece of art that can be the perfect jumping off point for a colour scheme!

 Where do you source your furniture and homewares?

I have great access to industry only suppliers which is one of the benefits of working with an interior designer.

 Have you come across a home you couldn’t work with?

Hmmm I would have to say no. There have been a few homes that look very challenging at the start, but what starts a project off on the right point is declutterng, then the rest of the project flows easily!

 What can vendors expect to get back from their investment?

  • Hiring an interior designer can help avoid costly mistakes and not only save you money but add value to your home. 
  • I assist my clients in budgeting and planning their projects to ensure they run smoothly.
  • Having a great network of suppliers is imperative in creating a look that is unique and timeless.

 

What is your best styling tip?

I love mixing old and new furniture pieces- it creates character and personality. Another is by adding plants to  your home. It is such an inexpensive accessory and adds colour and texture. Not only are plants beautiful but many can clean the air and balance humidity.

Lighting Tip:

If you are wanting to use a variety of pendant lights throughout your home, it's important to keep the colour, materials and finishes of the light shade consistent throughout. This will create a more cohesive look.  Natural tones open up a space and make it appear bigger while darker colour and materials add a sophisticated touch.