Category Archives: Blog

By January 16, 2020

I often get a phone call from new clients to say that they have an existing dining room or study or space bedroom that they would like to repurpose. This is always a great idea and also far more cost effective than extending or moving house. Turning a front lounge room into a home office

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By November 28, 2019

We all look forward to coming home and relaxing in our own private oasis. Over the last few years we have seen the popular inclusion of the free standing bath and the overhead rain shower as part of bathroom design. This provides us with a calming and soothing end to our busy days. What Colour Scheme?

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By November 26, 2019

Kitchens – The Heart Beat of The Home As we have all experienced, The Kitchen has a very big attraction in bringing everyone together. It doesn’t matter whether you are living alone in a small household or cooking for a large family regularly. We all require the kitchen to be both functional and well laid

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Alfresco Area and Outdoor Kitchen
By November 21, 2019

Design Your Perfect Alfresco Area and Outdoor Kitchen The alfresco area and outdoor kitchen is a very popular and valuable addition to the home. It allow for us to relax in a protected environment. Furthermore, it provides the opportunity for a second kitchen and dining area. Our lives these days are so busy that we

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Interior Spaces in Summer
By November 14, 2019

With summer fast approaching and when working with clients, I like to draw inspiration from the outdoors.  Is there a pool in the back yard that is viewed from the meals area or family room? If so, then I like to use the colours of the pool in our fabrics, rugs or artwork.  Therefore, it

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Luxury Contemporary Project
By November 12, 2019

I have many people call me and say I have never used an interior decorator before and how does the process work. They also ask what is the benefit in working with an interior designer/decorator.  My response is always the same…….. Why Hire an Interior Designer? – Save Money, Increase Property Value! The main reason

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Melbourne Interior Designer Jane Gorman French Provincial Residence
By June 11, 2018

A walk in wardrobe has always been seen as the ultimate luxury for those who could afford to design and build one. However, this myth has been busted by Melbourne based Interior Designer and Decorator Jane Gorman (a.k.a. me!), as I have been offering my clients a unique, yet cost effective way of designing the

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By April 27, 2018

Melbourne is known for it’s very warm summers and very cold winters. Being able to use your space all year around and not be governed by the weather is important when designing. Having been an interior designer and decorator for over 35 years, I have understood the importance of designing practical spaces for Melbourne’s climate. I

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Melbourne Interior Designer Jane Gorman Wine Storage
By April 6, 2018

Wine is a key aspect of our daily lives. However, when it comes to interior design, having functional yet elegant wine storage is rarely thought out. Having a glass of wine after work or when entertaining guests is common for many households. Although, when I have been working with many building companies they seem to

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Affordable Kitchen Melbourne Interior Design
By April 3, 2018

Many ideas have come from decorating kitchens in Melbourne and overseas. As a result, the ideas stemmed from my experience should help with your next project. A common misconception is the inability to have a luxurious yet affordable kitchen. Many designers find it hard to adapt to the clients limited budget. A key aspect of my

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