Story of Us

  • A Holistic Interior Design Practice – a year in the making

    Summer can be a great time to step off the treadmill for a moment and take stock of where life is.  I turn one year older in September (not as much fun as it used to be!), kids head into a new year at school and I contemplate the highlights and changes in Smartstyle Interiors of the year behind and plan for the year ahead. As summer ends Autumn feels like the start of the year to me. 

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    The Holistic Design Revolution is coming and we will all be the better for it!

    As an Interior Designer and blogger, I am often asked, “What is the next trend?” Interior Design is starting to be viewed with the same eyes as fashion as if it is something to be “kept up with” and fleeting. However our homes and work spaces have a much bigger job to do than just visually please us.

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  • Smartstyle Interiors Stationery Rebranding

    Welcome to the Smartstyle Interiors Rebrand

    While it may have appeared that we have been really quiet over the last few months, in actual fact Smartstyle Interiors has been going through an enormous evolution. At the start of this year, like a chubby caterpillar, I started a journey to really encapsulate everything that made me passionate about Interior Design and put my heart on my sleeve with that message leading the way of my company.

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    Counting My Blessings for 2016

    Poor old 2016 has received a bad reputation in the news this year due to a high celebrity death rate, some of the most horrific humanitarian issues in history happening around the globe, and– actually, I think it would be best if we just skipped over the whole politics thing. Will this be the most vilified year ever?

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  • Summer Vacation: Back soon

    I’ll Be Back Soon….

    The sun is shining, the weather is gorgeous, and I’m taking a few weeks off to enjoy it! But please don’t worry, I’ll be back in early September, which will be here before you know it. In the meantime, please vote for Smartstyle in the Amara Interior Blog Awards and follow my fun over on Instagram!

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  • Amara Blog Awards IBA16

    The Amara Interior Blog Awards & Me

    They say a journey starts with a single step. My journey into blogging started on a spring day in 2013 with a few keystrokes and a single click. I didn’t start blogging because I had a real passion for writing or because I was a huge fan of other bloggers. In fact, I didn’t even read very many blogs at the time! Instead, I started blogging after being told that I needed to get with the times and start embracing social media and blogging if I wanted to further promote my interior design business. Like a sulky teenager, I sat myself down and put my fingers to the keypad to produce my first post.

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