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By Thailand71 - 29 October 2016 5

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Hubby and I have a late-70s brick veneer house that was renovated about ten years ago, before we bought it. We like the house, location and neighbors and want to stay there.

Now we have paid a significant portion off the mortgage we are able to put some money into making the interior look a bit more ‘ours’ rather than a hodgepodge of two combined households.

We can handle painting and minor repairs ourselves but neither of us have any idea about best use of space. When we moved in we just plonked furniture wherever it landed!

We don’t want our house to look staged or like it isnt lived in. We don’t want to throw out 100% of our belongings to start again. We do need help using our space better and identifying the best places to invest our money in cosmetic touches and furniture.

Suggestions of helpful professionals would be much appreciated.

What’s Your opinion?


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Ask RiotACT: Interior designer recommendations
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Zan 4:36 pm
29 Oct 16
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You could try Catherine Henderson, a friend of mine. Does not have a website but you can see some info here http://www.houzz.com.au/pro/catherinehenderson/catherine-henderson-interior-design

Hope that helps.

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canberra_INK 10:56 pm
29 Oct 16
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Kylie Allan. She works at the ‘design and tilehouse’ in Fyshwick or u can find her on facebook.

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Maryann Mussared 8:30 pm
31 Oct 16
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Canberra actually has lots of really talented people who can probably help you, but it can be an expensive business, so make sure you are not bedazzled by the vision of someone you have only just met. Do your homework, cut out things you like from magazines and make up your own ‘story-board’ before you meet with designers – and you will need to talk to more than one.

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crackerpants 12:07 pm
01 Nov 16
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Another vote for Catherine Henderson. She also teaches an 8 week “interior design for everyone” course at CIT which might help you develop your own ideas, and understand some of the basic principles. Good luck!

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Postalgeek 9:10 pm
01 Nov 16
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Depending on the style you’re after, we used Nadine of Journey Home Interior Design (we were after a classic/traditional style for an older building). Lovely person, great to deal with, meticulous attention to detail and a beautiful result for us. She can also curate your existing furniture, art and objects.

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