Monday, October 28, 2013

Colour inspiration / coastal

One of my current jobs include selecting colours, materials and finishes for a house on the northern beaches of Sydney, a beautiful cottage overlooking Pittwater, heaven on earth...I started to put some colours and materials together in preparation for my meeting next week and when I come across this image (below), I fell overjoyed, it was like someone had gone to the trouble of taking a picture of my vision and post it on google, couldn't have been more detailed myself. 
It's perfect. Had to share it.


This is what I have in mind: natural materials, soft colours, a serene palette, perfect for living, working and entertaining in these surroundings. This home enjoys stunning water views and the interiors colour scheme needs to complement the gorgeous landscape and play the all important supportive role. 
Serenity is the key here. It's a tranquil location and the owners enjoy relaxing at home during the week after work and love to entertain family and friends on the weekend. It's an ideal setting for both activities.
I look forward to putting this particular board together and to the final result. 
Will let you know how I go.

Catch up soon,


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Small outdoor/indoor spaces

We had a lot of enquiries about courtyard design last weekend at Grand designs live in Sydney, which for us was a pretty good indication of where the market is heading and what type of construction will become more and more popular in the near future in our city. The majority of people we spoke to didn't know what to do with their tiny outdoor and/or indoor space and needed guidance. They all asked similar questions, the most popular ones being: "Where do we start?" "What's a concept plan?" or "How detailed is it?" "Can it be submitted to council?". The first step would be to meet up and tell us about your project. Once we have the brief we go back and gather ideas, those ideas are then transferred onto paper, a concept plan, which is drawn up to scale and contains quite a few details, such as materials and finishes. It's important to know what the space will be used for and what mood one wants to create. Images can also be very helpful at this stage and help us head in the right direction in terms of look, character and style. For more info on the process head to our website and go to process. If you are still confused send us an enquiry or ring us, it's that easy!

courtyard inspiration via google

Catch up soon,


Monday, October 21, 2013

Caldesign at Grand designs live Sydney

Thanks to everyone who visited our stand at Grand designs live in Sydney this past weekend, Andrew and I had a fantastic time!
Here's a little look at what our stand looked like


Artwork: North Bondi skyscape by Michael Thomson 

Have a fantastic week 


Friday, October 4, 2013

Visit us at Grand designs live Sydney

Meet Kevin, Peter, Andrew, Shaynna, Charlie and us! Yes we will be there too!
We have been busy designing our stand and preparing for the opening of the Sydney show next week, it's been hectic but very exciting and we are really looking forward to our first "grand experience". We'd love to meet as many of you as possible and solve some of your decorating/garden dilemmas so come in and see us at our stand F45 in Grand outdoors. Ask us as many questions as you like, Andrew and myself will be there and will be more than happy to help you with your enquiries. Don't be shy!

And don't forget to enter our Grand Designs live competition - here are the details.

For your chance to win a garden or room makeover for the value of $500 follow us on facebook and join our mailing list here or enter at the show.

Plus for your chance to win a free ticket to the show follow us and comment below our grand designs live post on Facebook. Good luck!
If you miss out you can still get your show tickets here

See you all there

Claudia x