Sometimes a project arises that wasn't on your list. In our case a makeover of our sitting room. It was something planned for some time in the future and details had not been resolved. But a visit to the carpet binder yielded a piece of blue carpet that was exactly what the room needed. So action stations, the cracked plaster work was repaired, the walls were repainted, a new dado treatment was added and all the timber work was also painted. We are not fast workers so it took about two weeks. We recut the stencil to fill in the areas that we had painted over in the plaster repairs. So the room was now fresh and new looking. New carpet changed the look and presto we changed the room into our master bedroom. We now have a lovely view over the front garden and a little more space. Living in an old house has some benefits as the rooms are not really designated to uses. In our case all the main rooms have fireplaces and no built ins, so we can decide how to use the rooms.
Hi I am Elizabeth an interior designer who lives in Melbourne, Australia in a little Californian Bungalow cottage with my partner, Max, who is also an Interior Designer, and our beloved furry children, Doris & Ernest. I believe that design can make our lives more rewarding and productive. I love, architecture and design theory but my everyday passion is fabrics and decoration, as I don't think we should get too serious but have fun with our homes and enjoy the process of creating our own environments. I am interested in classic cars, and collect Georgian and Mid Century furniture.