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The Dick Whittington Tavern – Interiors By White Chalk

The Dick Whittington Tavern – Interiors By White Chalk

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This month we were lucky enough to be featured in the commercial online magazine Total Venue.

It is one of our recent commercial designs and we love it….

Click the link below to read all the details..



Clarins Self Tan – Radiance Plus Golden Glow

Clarins Self Tan – Radiance Plus Golden Glow


I think I may be bordering on tan-orexic…

You know…when you think you’re never quite brown enough…but everybody is telling you that you most definitely are?

I’ll admit I am a little obsessed with self tanners.

Ok. I’ll admit I am a lot obsessed with self tanners.

I have a cupboard full of tanning creams, foams, gels, sprays, mitts, aftersun, before sun, during sun and everything in between. I may even consider myself somewhat of an expert in the self tanning field!

So when this little bottle of liquid gold appeared in my hand recently, (thanks Mum) I was intrigued.


What it is:
A skin booster to be mixed with your day and night cream for a radiant, sunkissed glow.

What it is formulated to do:
Three drops to sunkissed skin. This is the first ever self-tanning innovation from the Clarins laboratories. From sunkissed to sun-drenched, simply mix with your regular day or night cream to gradually develop natural-looking, beautifully bronzed skin. Golden Glow Booster’s 99.8 percent natural formula combines natural DHA and erythrulose with aloe vera extract to help preserve skin’s softness while giving your complexion a healthy-looking glow.

What else you need to know:
Golden Glow Booster must be mixed with moisturizer—never use straight from the bottle. You may resemble an Oomp-Loompa. And remember… wash your hands.

It’s actually marketing genius. The bottle is cute and bronzey and because its so small (15mm) it gives the impression it must be a very powerful elixir!

And,  you ‘customise’ how many drops you add, so you feel like you are more in control of your level of tan. But in reality, we can just spray more, or foam more if we want a deeper tan the old fashioned way with the regular products.

I used it for the first time in the AM. You know how by the end of a working day you can look a little washed out and tired? Well, this booster quietly kicks in around noon and slowly  washes you with some sun kissed glow. Thus, reducing the need to touch up makeup, and you look a whole lot fresher.

Overall, I liked it.

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RRP is $35 and available from Sephora, David Jones, Myer and Mecca.

Treat yourself and give it a shot….


White Chalk Interiors Design Video – Get Out of Your Comfort Zone..Now!

White Chalk Interiors Design Video – Get Out of Your Comfort Zone..Now!

Our White Chalk Interiors Video tip this week is all about exploring new things in the home…..Get a little risky and jump head first out of your comfort zone..

Click link below image and enjoy.

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Vogue Living’s Guide to The Best Roof Top Bars In Oz…..

Vogue Living’s Guide to The Best Roof Top Bars In Oz…..

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As the weather in the Southern States finally starts to resemble a mild Summer…Vogue Living has just released a much appreciated ‘Top 10 Roof Top Bars’ In Australia…It is cocktail hour somewhere..Go..Enjoy…You’re welcome





Austral Bricks + Camilla Franks = Prepare for Brick Envy



Austral Bricks has teamed up with fashion icon Camilla Franks to bring a bold new collection.


Click on this link direct from InDesignLive to take a peek at this stunning colour palette inspired by exotic locations…I want to design a project with these bricks…….Now!





Hotel Design Crush…

Hotel Design Crush…

We are lucky enough currently to be designing 2 hotels. And we love it. Any commercial project I find exciting, but for some reason, bars, hotels and pubs I like the most.

Here a some images of a few of my current commercial favourites..



The 57th floor at The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore


The Maison Martin MARGIELA, Paris


Song qi, Monaco


The Old Library re-incarnation as a restaurant in Cronulla, Sydney.


Restoration Hardware LA



King and Duke, Atlanta


White Chalk Interiors wraps up DesignEx

French Collection Outdoor Furniture from Cotswald
French Collection Outdoor Furniture from Cotswold Furniture


DesignEx is an annual trade fair and is the release of all the new interior and exterior products for designers. It is a candy store for sugar addicts.

I flew to Sydney on Friday to attend and this year the range was exceptional. Trade fairs can be a bit hit and miss. It always depends on what projects you have on the go at the time and whether what is on show resonates with your aesthetic. This year it resonated.

I have put together a short video and a snap shot collection of my fave pics from the show.

Click here to watch the video :


Poster Candy


24ct Gold Pendant Lights
24ct Gold Pendant Lights
Circular Staircase with glass
Circular Staircase with glass
LED strip Lighting
LED strip Lighting
Elliott Clarke Fabric
Elliott Clarke Fabric
Copper Base Tumblers fro Cafe Culture
Copper Base Tumblers fro Cafe Culture

Porcelain Marble Slabs


It was a very inspiring day and I can’t wait to apply some of these new products into my latest client projects.









White Chalk Interiors Design Video Tip – Pre Demo Advice


Before commencing with any renovation, big or small,  it is always a good idea to have a plan. A concept of how you want the room to look.

Then it is equally as important to check prior to demolition, that certain features you may wish to introduce, can actually be done.

For example, if you wish to do a 1mtr long recess into the shower wall to be a feature and hold products etc, you need to check that the space inside the wall cavity will allow for that size. If it can’t, then quite possibly the look that you are trying to create could be compromised.

Surprises are best kept for Birthdays and Christmas…not when renovating ….


Click our video link for more tips..

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Phuket Eat and Drinks Diary | Part Six | Final



Our final day in Phuket was spent cruising the Andaman Sea exploring caves and small islands. We booked a chartered speed boat through a tour company and we were picked up from our resort at 8am and driven to the luxurious Phuket Marina. Once there, we chose our fins and snorkels and boarded the boat for our 8 hour day out on the ocean.

Approximately 50 minutes later, we dropped anchor near Chicken Island, and we were able to snorkel the glorious green sea, chasing colourful fish and coral. It was heaven.

Next stop was a little island called Koh Hong, with stunning white beaches and crystal clear water. A number of traditional Thai fishing boats were beached here and it was charming to say the least. Another swim in the warm lagoons, and then it was off to the main island Krabi for lunch.




Rai Le Beach, located on Krabi Island was idyllic, peaceful and amazing. Sated from an authentic Thai lunch, we took time to explore the island and caves and enjoy the sun. It felt very Leonardo Di Caprio from the movie The Beach. White sands, jungle, cliffs and caves, all at our fingertips. I longed to recapture my youth, pack a back pack, drink a beer, and check into a $5 per night bungalow. But alas…reality struck, and my fantasy was short lived. A middle aged mother, cannot simply check out and stay in Thailand, however strong the desire. So, I did the next best thing. Meditated.

Sitting cross legged, facing the ocean, I faced my palms upward and did a mini nature meditation. People took no notice and I was completely in my own zone. It was pure magic.




After 2 more islands we were done with the tour and headed back to the Marina. What a perfect ending to a fabulous holiday. I strongly suggest if you are travelling to Phuket, you either charter a private speed boat, or join a tour, it is well worth the money and a day you won’t forget in a hurry. Bliss. Capital B.



White Chalk Interiors Video Design Tip | EConcept

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