12/03/16

We’re on Pinterest!

Melinda Clarke now on Pinterest
Melinda Clarke Interiors is now on Pinterest, at pinterest.com/melinda_clarke. We’ve posted our first few interior design boards of current projects, inspirations and moodboards. We’ll add new pins of what inspires us, what we love and our new projects. We hope that our pins inspire you and we look forward to your re-pins and likes.
08/03/16

Paddington Terrace

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Renovations to the Victorian terrace in Paddington, was to create family-friendly space without compromising on style. Using a balance of material and textures both masculine and feminine throughout created a beautifully well designed space that was cohesive and harmonious, creating a sense of relaxed sophistication. Interior Designer Melinda Clarke Photography Francoise Baudet
29/02/16

Vaucluse home gets a contemporary Hamptons inspired renovation

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Some conceptual ideas for our new design project in Vaucluse, contemporary Hamptons inspired. The brief for this Vaucluse family home renovation is to create a home that is more open, contemporary and functional for the family. The home will see an update to the kitchen, living and dining areas, study, laundry, master bedroom, en-suite, terrace and balcony and a relocation of the powder room and formal dining area. We have played on balancing both masculine and feminine materials and textures to create a harmonious space that everyone is happier to come home to.
30/09/14

Megan Morton 4 Poster collaboration with Incy Interiors

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I recently had the pleasure working with Megan Morton for her recent collaboration with Incy Interiors in creating her signature 4 poster beds. It was such a fun shoot and such an honour to share & celebrate a significant milestone in Megan’s design career. The four poster beds come in single, queen & king and come in a range of custom colours. To view and purchase online visit Incy Interiors.
18/09/14

Designer crush Kit Kemp

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I’d like to honor my second blog post to my design hero.

In 2008 by chance I had an opportunity to stay at Haymarket Hotel London, and it was there, my love and appreciation for design was ignited! I will never forget how I felt waking in that room, even with the worst jet lag, and at that moment everything changed.

I immediately jumped to my feet feeling happy and extremely inspired by the space. I was so excited saying to my husband wow, love, love love! I loved everything about it, what I saw, what I touched and how I felt. I wanted to stay in that room forever, to touch, feel and understand every surface. Who was this person who created such a room to have this impact on me? I had never felt this before in any space.

I immediately had to explore the other spaces the hotel had to offer. The Library room was so amazing, it made me want to get chatty with my husband over tea and share about my new discovery and love for all things now in the wonderful world of the Kit Kemp.

The grand event spaces & hotel lobby delivered too. The hotel that just kept on giving and is still giving.

Kit Kemp wasn’t afraid to mix colours, patterns & textures and she does it so well. Too damn well!

And the power from a well designed space was so thrilling.

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of experiencing or staying in one of the  Firmdale Hotels, designed by Kit Kemp you can lose yourself in the Kit Kemp book, A Living Space. In the book, Kit shares her inspiration, dares you to challenge yourself, to have no boundaries, to be bold and suggests how to create a space using objects and textiles that will make anyone want to just reach out and touch.

MC x

18/09/14

The Launch of Melinda Clarke Interiors & Events, Paddington

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My love for sharing and chatting is right up there with my love for design.  So the reason for my blog is for my audience to have an opportunity to connect with me and get a better understanding of who I am, what I am about, how I create and what inspires me in this wonderful world!

Nothing inspires me more than how a really well designed space can transform you, leaving you feeling amazingly inspired.

So welcome to my blog where I share, create and inspire!

My background in fashion and the film & television industries led me to pursue a career in event planning. Knowing that my journey would one day require freedom and flexibility and would also entail sorting out the whole work life balance thing with a young family, I decided to launch my own Events company in 2007. During this time I married the most wonderful caring and supportive partner, who believes and supports me in all my dreams. He is constantly encouraging me to experience, grow and to just keep moving. I also have a beautiful 5 year old chatty expressive little girl, Maya, and an adorably cute cheeky 3 year old boys boy, Martell, so to me I’ve already won big!

Having recently completed a diploma in Interior Design and undertaking many styling masterclasses along with working for the very talented Megan Morton, I decided to rebrand my company to be Melinda Clarke Interiors & Events. Bringing my passions together to explore and continue to evolve and do what I love to do!

To be informed and inspired please don’t forget to subscribe to my blog below.

MC x