“Help! I have just bought a mid-century home, where to start?”

“Help! I’ve just bought a mid-century home, where to start?”   Congratulations on purchasing your new home, but what should you do next?  That’s a question I am regularly asked. This blog post will give you some guidelines… Read More

Before you buy a mid-century home….

People in the real estate industry know that many potential home-buyers only look above their knees and below their eye level when inspecting a home.  Despite the cost of today’s real estate, and the cost of rectifications, renovations… Read More

Industry Interview – Trish Hunter and “The Vintage Post”

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Trish Hunter  who was good enough to give me some of her time to talk to me about “The Vintage Post”.   When did Trish Hunter first become interested in vintage?… Read More

Blackburn Project – Work in Progress Overview

One of the most exciting stages in any building project is when the house has passed lock-up stage and the plasterboard is in.  If the design process has been properly considered (and crafted) then everything that you imagined is happening as it should… Read More

“How do designers know how to source the cool stuff?”

Secret Design Studio was recently assisting some of our Sydney clients through our Skype Design Review service and I suggested a company that they should check out for some living room furniture.  They had spent a fruitless weekend… Read More

Farewell Modernist Australia – a tribute from Secret Design Studio

It is with a heavy heart that Secret Design Studio needs to comment on the retirement/sabbatical of one of our favourite blogs “Modernist Australia”. For those who don’t know “Modernist Australia”, is headed up by Patricia Callan &… Read More