Rural Workshop with Jumbled

I am seriously looking forward to driving up to Orange in August to hold the Look Workshop. As I said last week, these rural workshops are something I’ve been wanting to do for some time now and the response I’ve had from this first one has been so amazing we’ve added another workshop on the Sunday which has already sold out too.


I’m not the biggest fan of public speaking but we are keeping the workshops quite intimate and I’ve been doing this decorating thing for long enough now to know what I’m talking about so I don’t think I’ll be lost for words, just a bit nervous! We will be discussing all things decorating then making up mood boards for each person in the class to take home and use as the inspiration to decorate their home.

I have had a few people approach me about workshops in their local towns but would love to hear from more of you if you’re interested and I can add your town to my list, just leave a comment below!!

Emma x

Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Home Show

I’ve got five double passes to give away for the 

 Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August 2013

Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Leave a comment below about why you’d like to attend! Winners will be announced on Sunday evening (July 21st).

Emma x

Retro Jan Bedside Table Styling Challenge

Online retro furniture store approached me a few weeks ago and asked me to style one of their bedside tables for their newsletter. What a fun challenge it was!

Retro Jan - Nest Designs Image 1

I selected the from their collection. He’s super cute don’t you think?

Retro Jan - Nest Designs Image 2

Donkey Ears print from . Candle from . Books from . Bed Coverlet from

What do you think?

Emma x

X-Factor Winner Samantha Jade’s Apartment

Last Friday it finally aired! You may have seen on Instagram and Facebook, back in April I put the finishing touches on apartment (after decorating it earlier in the year) for Better Homes & Gardens. It looked so great on TV, the chevron wallpaper from was such a fun idea that fit with the pop star look and we were all so thrilled with the final result! Overall it’s a fun, modern but cosy hang out for the star to come home to and relax in.

Here are a few pics of the apartment…




Chevron Wallpaper by

Art by

Furniture by


Emma x

Look Workshops in Country Towns

Jumbled Workshop

So I have some exciting news…. I will be (hopefully) holding decorating workshops in country towns across the country. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for about a year now but have only recently found the right location to kick it off in.

First up is in Orange NSW. Jumbled is (from what I see on Instagram) a gorgeous retail store full of all sorts of loveliness hand selected by talented owner Pip. Pip also runs a fab in conjunction with the retail store and I knew as soon as I saw the colourful online store that I’d get along really well with the whole team at Jumbled.

Lounge Room Mood Board jpeg

A selection of products available online at Jumbled.

The workshop runs for two hours where I’ll be discussing everything from the do’s and don’ts in decorating, the decorating formula to follow when styling your rooms, how to use colour in your rooms and much more. We’ll also be helping you to make our own mood boards for your home as a guide to follow when decorating. Tickets are $95 which includes bubbles, afternoon tea and a $50 voucher for you to use in store at Jumbled.

 The spaces are limited and very close to booking out so if you’re keen please in as soon as you can!

Sat 10th August – 4-6pm – all materials provided.

And if you’re reading this wondering if I’ll visit your town please email me or comment below and let me know where you’re located and I’ll add it to my wishlist!

Emma x

#7 Vignettes on Instagram

The first week of every month sparks the beginning of by Jen at the . It’s so much fun to scroll through and see how each person interprets the word of the day. Here’s a few of mine from earlier in the week. If you’re on Instagram I strongly suggest you play along too!

7 Vignettes - Interiors Addict - Nest Designs


Emma x

Post Pop Up Success Wrap Up

I’m a few days late with an update but the Pop Up Shop on Saturday was a huge success. I had so much fun it was ridiculous. If anyone out there has an empty shop that needs filling please let me know because I want my own shop!!

Here’s a few pictures of the day. Isn’t it a gorgeous space?!

Pop Up Shop - Paddington

I met so many lovely people who I’ve only ever spoken to online, thank you for making the trip in the rain to see me. It has been the wettest fortnight of the year here in Sydney and it was absolutely torrential on Saturday so I’d love to do another in the sunshine soon!

And the cushion covers you see in pics above will be available online very soon. I’m just getting the rest printed and sewn up then photographed and they’ll be online. If you’d like to order any in the meantime please shoot me an email.

I plan to do at least one more before the end of the year if not more and if the universe is listening, a few interstate too!


Emma x

Nest Designs Real Life Pop-Up Shop

So I tried my hand at an  which was loads of fun and now I’m giving a real store a go.. Just for a day though. Don’t get too excited, I can’t spread myself THAT thin! I am partnering with  (event styling and floral arrangements) and . I will be selling everything in the online store – ring dishes, , , , and also launching a GORGEOUS range of cushions!!!!!!!!!

Paddington Pop Up Shop

Paddington Pop Up Shop

I would love love love to see you lovely people at the pop-up shop if you’re in Sydney and looking to purchase some cushions, floral arrangements or gorgeous fashion items!

Here’s the details:

Date: Saturday June 29th

Location: 34 William St, Paddington

Time: 9am-5-pm


Emma x

Nautical Niceness: Top Etsy Picks

I know it’s winter in Sydney right now but I’m still dreaming of the summer days. These lovely nautical items from make me want to jump on a plane to a warm destination stat!

Nautical Etsy Picks

What are your favourite Etsy picks?

Emma x

Beach Side Look

I’m gathering as much inspiration as I can for a project I’m working on in a beach side town. These are a few stand outs for me that will guide me through the initial design stages. I’m thoroughly enjoying this project!

Hamptons Inspiration

images via

Where do you usually gather your decorating inspiration?

Emma x

Styling for

Last week was a busy one, I’ve got quite a few Sydney based projects on the go and two Melbourne based e-decorating projects as well as fitting in my buying and styling work for and last week we shot a gorgeous room in the Hunter Valley. It took weeks of planning and hours of driving all over Sydney picking up and dropping off props but it all came together smoothly and we enjoyed a two day trip to style the shoot. It was a team effort with photographer and stylist Marj even climbing scaffolding to get the perfect shot! That’s dedication!

Styling for

Pretty much everything you see here will be available for sale on The Home in a fortnight so stay tuned!

Emma x

Hi, I’m Emma

Stylist, decorator and author. That’s a lot of hats to wear, but I’ve been interior design obsessed pretty much my whole life so it’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I’m this immersed in the design world.

Renovation and Home Design
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