Hobart Holiday Shack Transformation

May 9, 2024 Just south of Hobart, interior designer Kylie Sargent worked her magic to transform this humble 80s South Arm holiday shack into a modern day retreat. With a focus on staying within a tight budget a complete makeover was achieved. The once-dull beige walls, bricks and yellowing timber doors, skirtings, and architraves were revitalized with a...
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Working with an Interior Designer

January 12, 2024 I appreciate that engaging an Interior Designer is a daunting step for many people. They are often concerned that their job is too small or that it will be expensive to employ an interior designer or that they won’t like the end result. They needn’t worry, as interior designers such as myself are happy to...
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Estate Home Transformed

May 20, 2023 The challenge… Take a grand 1950s residence & create modern home. The main living area should nod to the past in scale only, this room should be warm & bathed in light. Please reinstate the original wall panelling & mantel somewhere else in the house.   Before – Living After – Living        ...
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Paint Power

January 10, 2023 Never under estimate the power of paint! The majority of this dramatic Torquay home transformation was achieved just by painting. Inside the exposed brickwork (with the exception of the formal dinning room) was simply painted out in Dulux natural white. The trusses, window frames & doors were then highlighted in black. Smaller tweaks included replacing the...
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Clutter is the Enemy of Interior Design

July 22, 2022 Clutter is the enemy of interior design so I like to live & work by the 19th century designer William Morris’s famed quote: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” This doesn’t come naturally to everyone so here’s some of the advice I share...
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From Depressing to Refreshing

January 9, 2022 My clients had extended & renovated the rest of their Geelong home some years earlier, leaving their ensuite, master bedroom storage & bathroom untouched… it was time to bring these spaces to life again as they had grown sad! The master bedroom was updated with custom designed & built cabinetry + a more soothing paint...
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From 90’s to Now

November 6, 2021 This home was originally built by my Father Ron Dennehy in the mid 90’s & whilst it had stood the test of time it was ready for a facelift. My clients loved their home still but wanted a fresh coastal / urban look . This was achieved by renovating & reconfiguring the kitchen & wet areas,...
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From Drab to Dashing

December 5, 2020 A drab late 80’s Torquay home transformed into a dashing & enviable modern home & recently awarded by the HIA “Victorian renovation of the year under $500,00” My clients had clear vision of the home they wanted to create, so I was enlisted to help them make their vision a reality.  Warm whites, layered soft...
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From Boring to Bold

November 20, 2020 A dull coastal holiday cottage was transformed into a welcoming weekend or long stay getaway home. My clients asked that their dreary 1990’s holiday cottage be made bright & welcoming, fun yet practical. This was achieved by replacing the drab carpets & terracotta tiling with Kardean© LooseLay Vinyl Planks in Pearl Oak, painting the creamy walls &...
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From Dull to Dashing

July 18, 2020 This amazing home transformation started out as a basic face lift & finished up a full blown renovation with the addition of a 3rd storey to further capture the sweeping views over Geelong. Dull 1980’s cream, beige & brown gave way to a fresh charcoal & white palette. My clients wanted something modern with a...
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