Inspiring Ideas

12 October 2011

I have just listened to an amusing and powerful presentation by Brene  Brown on the TED website about vulnerability.  It really is inspiring and while it talks about our personal vulnerability and whole hearteness as the keys to a fulfilling life I believe that this is also a key approach to the interior design of our homes combining  our willingness to share our stories through the material things that tell part of the story of our lives and loved ones (items collected and inherited) with the overall design, colour and layout of our homes.  This vulnerability and willingness to share what we love and what inspires us creates an atmosphere which reflect our personal tastes.

Check out the video here


“I wanted up to date colours to move me out of the 70′s and thought I could do it on my own but the choices didn’t seem to work. Karen’s training pointed me in the right direction so that carpet and paint colours in different areas work together. I have the more modern look I wanted and have moved the colours of my home into the present.”
– Colleen, Epsom

Elegant and classy…

“We started with a tired, worn apartment and with Karen’s knowledge and guidance on colour, product and placement, ended up with a very elegant and classy result that we are very proud of.”
– Character CBD apartment, Auckland

The result we wanted…

“Karen’s professional advice and approach produced exactly the result we wanted. Our 1960′s home now has a contemporary look and still feels like home. The new kitchen looks clean and modern. She sourced excellent choices of appliances and lights. Her advice on the whole design process produced an excellent result and all of our friends have commented on how great it looks.”
– Larraine and David, Northcote