My love of Dahlia's began back in Ballarat about 6 years ago when I was introduced to them by my 93 year old neighbour Minnie. Whilst Minnie had an array of colours, I started with just 2 white tubers. This has now multiplied ten fold but still all white, I will endeavour to get more adventurous and source a few more different varieties and colours for next season though.
Wow - what a humbling evening, surrounded by the best of the best at the National Gallery of Victoria. So many talented designers and architects, all with amazing clients and brief and lots of COLOUR, COLOUR, COLOUR.
Even got to meet the dog, her name was Penny! Congratulations to all the winners from the evening and to Dulux - what a great night.
I'm hoping this helps to put Ballarat on the design scene, the food scene is definitely there and the commercial & hospitality design scene is following.
As a designer it's hard not to become all consumed in a project and ride the waves with the client and then you step away. Most of my work is with private residential clients, which I love, but it was certainly fun to be part of the team to work on the Provincial Hotel and it's restaurant Lola's makeover and continue to read lovely articles like this one. Click below to read the owners take on it all, Simon and Gorgi Coghlan in the Visit Ballarat magazine
photo credit: Marcel Aucar
interior design: Kathryn Mills Interior Design
interior styling: Genevieve Manley & Gorgi Coghlan
I often get asked why I don't call myself an interior architect, as that is what I mainly do. Whilst I would love to, to differentiate myself and skillset from decorators calling themselves designers, legally I can't and here's a link to a great article by Gillian Serisier explaining why...
You've got to admire a client who is so brave with colour! So much fun, a burst of colour around every corner!
The old disused stables were given 8 weeks of love by dedicated builders and tradesman and the wet paint dried just in time for the first guests arrival...
A rustic and ambient evening was enjoyed by all! Thanks to Peter Ford and the catering team from Peter Ford catering, www.peterfordcatering.com Nico Photography www.nicophotography.com.au Sue at Ballarat Party Hire www.ballaratpartyhire.com.au and Phoebe from Genetic Eclectic.
Photo credits Nico Photography
My four year old said there wasn't enough pink in her room and she couldn't sleep, so let's get some pink in there with some pom poms!