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More advanced workshops


Well, started the first series of advanced workshops last Saturday and it was a really inspiring and successful day – the class number was limited to six, which was really nice as we could really delve into things and all contribute. The room I’ve secured is one of the many rooms in That’s Unique, a really gorgeous furniture and homewares store in East Brisbane – the whole store is quite a revelation as when you first walk in you have no idea how big the space is, as it’s a series of rooms all beautifully presented and decorated – anyway we spent the day in ‘the dining room’ and it was lovely!

Being such a small class, we got through a lot – just one of the more practical things we learnt was how to measure up for curtains, some decorators hire people in to do it, but if you can learn to do it yourself, you’ll save your client (or yourself as the case may be) time and money. A couple of quick tips – to make the most of light and view, and to make a window look grander, always mount curtains at least 100-mm above the architrave and extend the tracks 100-mm plus (I usually do 200) to each side.

I have a little waiting list for the next advanced series of workshops, which will be starting in July – please let me know if you’re interested by emailing

Have a gorgeous day,


Photo by John Downs,





Advanced workshops


We had an overwhelming response to the Decorating 101 beginner workshops at Side Street Vintage – and had to add a number of extra dates – so thank you! For those who would like more in depth training – I’m holding some advanced workshops in East Brisbane in June – these workshops will cover everything from window treatments to green decorating and colour palettes – they’re perfect whether you want to have all the skills you’ll need to complete your own home – or they can serve as a great starting point for those wishing for a career in the industry – the cost is $495 for two full days and one showroom visit (run over three Saturdays) and includes a light lunch on the full days. The venue is a gorgeously decorating and very inspiring room at That’s Unique on Stanley Street. The classes are very small, only 6 to a class and I only have two spots left – so if you’re interested, please email me at Cheers!

Decorating 101 Workshops

IMG_8326It’s been so long since I’ve posted but thanks to Lucy at Style mag, Laura at Bmag and of course Anna at Home Beautiful, I’ve been getting a great response to the decorating workshops I’ve just started – so thank you!!

If you’re interested in doing a beginners class, they go for 2 hrs and cover all the basics like wall and window treatments and fabric selection – they’re very relaxed and fun and only $55, which includes a light morning tea. The venue is Side Street Vintage, a cute little store and studio space, which sells vintage furniture and holds all sorts of craft workshops – it’s very gorgeous – if you’d like to book into a workshop, please call Tracey at Side Street Vintage on 07 3399 2729 – would love to see you there!

Photo by Anastasia K from our new book, which will be out in August