Journal

Multi-use furniture

Multi-use furniture

At GDP Interiors, we thought to bring you a little insider peek into some special products on a regular basis, with our “Find of the month”. When space is at a premium it’s super important to seek furniture that can be versatile by adapting to…

Chic French Textiles

Chic French Textiles

What goes on in “trade only” showrooms? Visiting industry showrooms, product launches and trade events are a must for designers in the Interiors Bizz. It is like being a kid in a candy store; ogling designs, feeling textures, marvelling at new technologies and imagining the…

Denfair 2017 Review

Denfair 2017 Review

Last week with great anticipation the GDP team headed over to Denfair – an annual curated design event.  Held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Denfair was jam packed with original, authentic and inspiring Interior Design products and ideas. The Melbourne design industry events mostly appear…

Kids’ bedrooms on your terms

Kids’ bedrooms on your terms

How much control should we give our kids over the look of their bedrooms? In family life, mess is unavoidable. It has taken me a long time to come to terms with this. Our home before children and pets had an unmistakably display-home feel (a…

Dressing your concrete floor

Dressing your concrete floor

Interior Designers and serial Renovators are not impervious to the occasional badly finished job by a contractor, or unpredictable and unavoidable site blemishes. It’s how you deal with the result that matters.  It requires lateral, imaginative thinking, and sometimes you come up with an even more creative…

Not all tiles created equally

Not all tiles created equally

  Have you stepped foot into a tile shop recently? The ranges available are staggering!   Pattern & Form There is every manner of shape and size to consider. Square tiles, subway tiles, hexagons and penny rounds, tiny mosaics, and conversely – large format tiles which are…

Blush is back…

Blush is back…

It has been a while since soft pink and blush has been a focus in Interior Design. If your home is of the vintage that had dusty pink drapery, you need not go out and purchase new drapes if you style the room well. This…

Volumes Art Show

Volumes Art Show

  Well, this is a new experience for me; my first solo Art Show! I’m very excited, as I have given away many a painting – but I’ve never sought to sell any. It has been a huge labour of love, as I genuinely love…

Mother Nature – Ultimate Trendsetter

Mother Nature – Ultimate Trendsetter

Earlier this year I attended the annual trade event Decor & Design and AIFF (Australian International Furniture Fair) in Melbourne. I love a good trade fair! As part of the exhibition I attended a Trend Forecasting Seminar by Victoria Redshaw of Scarlet Opus UK. Boy was…

Banquette Breakfast

Banquette Breakfast

Project: Balwyn Home Customised high quality cushioning is the key to making this banquette functional. Fabrics Featured: http://www.zepelfabrics.com