Our Inspiration

Janita Norman
April 2017
Interiors

Trending colours for 2017 have recently been released and these are not for the faint hearted! The colours are fresh and vibrant and offer the opportunity to tell your own story in the way you use colour in your home.

BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL COLOUR!

It influences our mood and impacts the look, feel and perception of our living spaces.

Trending colours for 2017 have recently been released and these are not for the faint hearted!

The colours are fresh and vibrant and offer the opportunity to tell your own story in the way you use colour in your home.

As inspiration, these colours in their full intensity are exciting and create a dramatic impact.

Using distilled and tonal variations of these colours will make a more subtle statement within your interior. We can’t wait to play with some combinations and put together some schemes using our favourite colours – Kale, Niagara Blue, Lapis, Greenery, Pale Dogwood and Flame.

14 Design Tips for Successful Project Planning

Our must-have guide to designing your dream home.

A successful home design project begins with an excellent design brief; it is vital to understand your vision for the new home, and to be able to articulate it to your chosen building designers.

This guide will give you 14 handy prompts, important info, and design guidance, that will help you to gain the clarity you need to embark on this exciting journey.

Interior designers that are at once on-trend and on your wavelength.

The Two Single Most Important Things to Consider When Designing a New Home

Janita Norman
November 2022
New Homes

Designing and building your own home is a joy and a privilege; a rare act of creation that leaves a mark on the world long after our time. But in the same breath, it is daunting and overwhelming, with seemingly endless thoughts and ideas fighting for your attention. Today I want to declutter your mind and ask you to focus on these two simple things...

First: what is your story?

Our homes are fundamental to the way we live. They express who we are and play a central role in allowing us to live the way we want to.

Think about your life, your loves, your experiences, and how you live in your home. Every design should capture your essence and reflect who you are and your lifestyle.

“A well designed home that specifically suits you is a pleasure to live in.”
– Janita Norman, Lead Building Designer

From the outset the vision must be clear.

Knowing why you are building directly informs the design. Articulating why you are building and what you want to achieve will ensure that design is aligned with that vision.

Ask yourself:

  • Why am I building?
  • Who will live in our home?
  • How old are our kids and what do they like to do?
  • Do members of our extended family live with us or visit for long periods of time?
  • Is this our “forever home”?
  • Will the home need to adapt to changing life and family circumstances?
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