It came to her in a dream – a vision of renovating a St Kilda apartment into that perfect seaside-suburb home in just 30 days. “Everyone said it was impossible which just made us want to do it even more,” says Nicole Chapman, director at Empire Interiors. The apartment was run down, 100 years-old, and required a full “gutting” before any work could begin. How did she do it? Nicole reveals her 5 tips for a fast and successful reno:
#1 Have a clear vision
Create a clear vision for your desired outcome. Create mood boards and lock in your selections before the demo begins.
A snapshot of Nicole’s reno:
The design process involved detailed concept boards with an intuitive selection of a muted and calm palette.
Throughout the home there is a combination of traditional interiors mixed with a free-spirit essence – Nicole calls it “Boheme Luxe”.
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