Hear what we have been up to at Design + Diplomacy

5 Minutes with D+D’s Senior Assistant Stylist | Lara Dale

June 2016, ‘Moving on Up’ By Lara Dale. When I left the nest to move to the big smoke at the ripe old age of 18, I was fortunate enough to find a room in a share house through a family friend. All I needed to bring was a bed (or in my case, a mattress)
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5 Minutes with D+D’s Senior Stylist | Rhea Koumi

June 2016, ‘All Things Fair’ By Rhea Koumi. It’s that time of year again. Summer is over and everyone is pulling out their winter coats (if you are anything like me, you have gloves and a beanie as well), AFL is in full swing and on the design front Melbourne’s premium design fairs have begun their
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Sustainable Styling

May 2016, By Nicole Langelier. Photography by Dylan Lark of Aspect11. Given that I deeply hate waste it may be a bit ironic that I am a total sucker for good packaging. That being said, if I like it enough to buy it – whatever it may be, it is quite likely that I will
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5 Minutes with D+D’s Director | Tim Gauci

April 2016, ‘It’s Your Thing’ By Tim Gauci. Photography by Dylan Lark of Aspect11. In the world of art, design, architecture and visual merchandising everyone seems to have an opinion. Some have the luxury of being published or writing under contract for relevant magazines, blogs, newspaper and other forms of mass media. Unfortunately for most of
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Finding Inspiration | Hotels

April 2016, By Nicole Langelier. I like to consider myself – and think that people consider me a laid back person – I am certainly no stuck up princess. I walk my dog in my PJ’s (sometimes), I go out without makeup on the weekends (often), and I make the best dinners out of last
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Styling 101 | Trays

April 2016, By Nicole Langelier. If you’re a fan of décor and decorative objects, more than likely you have some trays stashed away somewhere. If you are confident enough in your styling skills, you may even have these trays on display with your favourite books and objects neatly (or not so neatly) displayed in them.
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Design 101 | Curtains

March 2016, By Nicole Langelier. They say that history repeats itself – and good or bad it would appear that this is and always has been true. History repeating itself is not restricted to events of great historical significance but also to smaller things like trends in fashion and design. Some however, could certainly argue
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Interior Trend | Metallics

March 2016, By Nicole Langelier. Trends, as you know, come and go (otherwise they wouldn’t be trends but timeless classics). The copper trend, for example, was over almost before it even started if you ask me. When trends come at you that hard and fast I say trust your instinct to duck and dodge and
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Styling 101 | Leaning Artwork

March 2016, By Nicole Langelier To lean or not to lean – that is the question on many people’s minds when it comes to displaying artwork, mirrors and other objects one normally hangs. Personally, I’m a big fan of the lean and especially the layered lean, but there are a few rules that apply. Leaning
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Just Another Manic Monday

It is hard to believe that the property styling division of Design & Diplomacy started less than a year ago. D&D had a soft start in Jan of 2015 when we were working almost exclusively with private clients, but the real big bang came when we announced that we would be offering full service home
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Interior Trend | Slate

February 2016, By Nicole Langelier If you ask me there are some building materials that are simply timeless – and like marble and glass I believe that slate is one of them. ‘She’s mental!’ you may be saying to yourself – and it’s true – I do have my moments (especially after countless back to
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Home Run

I haven’t lived in a house since I was a little kid. I’m a city girl and I am used to apartment living. I can even say I love it. I have lived in some fabulous, and even legendary apartments in my life and have always loved the communal feel of knowing your neighbors. I
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