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Decorating Workshops in Perth

Last week I travelled to Perth with one of my Mercer School of Interior Design Teachers - Amy. We hosted two decorating workshops at the Arthur G showroom. Those who attended brought along a room in their house and we then worked together to choose fabrics, furniture, wall coverings and the right room layout in order to create their ideal room!

Thank you to everyone who attended I hope you all had as much fun as we did! I am certainly looking forward to doing further workshops again soon. 

Here are some pictures from the day. 

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Styling Seminar in Sydney!

I recently had the pleasure of launching some of my new pieces for Arthur G at their showroom in Sydney - as well as discussing some of my Spring Decorating Tips!

Thank you to all of you who attended and to the team at Arthur G, it was a fantastic day! 

For those of you in Perth, Arthur G and I are putting on a workshop next week. Those attending will work with me to workshop a room in their house. 

I hope to see you there!

Diane x 

I'm having a Tag Sale!

Where: National Storage, 110 Wellington Street, Collingwood.


When: 9am-4pm Friday 15th and 9am-2pm Saturday 16th of August.

As an interior designer you constantly find yourself holding on to bits and pieces over the years. Some may call it hoarding but I prefer collecting, preserving or being thrifty! I often hold on to vintage or imported pieces so that they can be that extra touch in a room one day. But I have been holding on to too much! I have too many storage units full of beautiful pieces and it’s time for a spring clean of sorts. I’ve decided to hold a tag sale this week, starting tomorrow and finishing on Saturday.

All pieces are from my personal collection so you can expect a range of Chinoiserie, faux bamboo, Hollywood Regency style pieces and plenty of things in between. Most items have been brought in from America and there will be a range of mirrors, lamps, furniture, tables, fabric, rugs and accessories up for grabs.

I want absolutely everything gone and I’ll be offering things below cost price. If anyone is in the neighbourhood they should come and say hello. It's very chilly in the units so bring a coat!

Here's a few of the pieces available:

Design For Mirabel In Australian House and Garden

You may notice that we haven't posted in a little while and it's because we've been happily busy organising Design for Mirabel. 
We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone at Australian House and Garden for their incredible support with Design For Mirabel. In their March issue they ran an intimate and illuminating interview on Jane Rowe, CEO of the Mirabel Foundation. I could tell you more about her work with the Mirabel Foundation and our upcoming event but they've done such a brilliant job that it's well worth the read, you can find it here.

Not only that but in their July issue they interviewed three of our designers for the upcoming event. Meryl Hare of HARE+KLEIN, Adelaide Bragg or ADELAIDE BRAGG & ASSOCIATES and Anna Spiro of BLACK & SPIRO talk about their style, approach to design and connection to Design for Mirabel. It's getting us so excited to see their work!

They also ran a full page advertistment for Design For Mirabel, they are so good to us!


We were also pleased to see Mary McDonald gracing the pages of the July issue. Mary is one of our featured designers speaking at the Mercer School of Interior Design International Lecture Series. Her Melbourne event has already sold out and just a few spaces are left for her Sydney event, needless to say we're brimming with excitement at the office.