Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do
I’m Amanda, I’m an Interior Stylist, Renovator, Designer, Content Creator & Photoshoot location owner. I live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with my husband & our three children.
What inspired you to start doing architecture/interior design?
I was a Hair & Makeup Stylist for 15 years which I started doing when I was really young and when I went on maternity leave with my first baby I decided it was time to take my career in a different direction. I had always had a love of interiors and styling from such a young age and my dream was always to renovate my own home. When we purchased our first house I took it upon myself to oversee every aspect of the renovation from demo, design, build to styling. I found my passion and was hooked. We eventually sold that house & moved onto our second home renovation which again I designed, helped build & create. I loved it so much I made the decision to turn it into a full time job.
What has been a highlight of your career so far?
The highlight would definitely be watching the journey of our renovations. Although it was extremely challenging at times, seeing where both houses started to where they are at now fills me with such pride & gratitude. I feel incredibly lucky that I was able to follow my dreams.
How would you describe your style?
I don’t know if I have one particular style, I can appreciate every style and love being able to take elements from each and fit them together unexpectedly. I suppose if I were to choose I’m obsessed with creating a home that feels like an escape. So think light, bright, textured, island vibes.
Share with us 1 of your career goals?
There’s a few... My main plan for next year is to relocate my family to Bali and to create a chain of holiday villas. Somewhere people can come to escape.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I’d have to say Bali.... I’m so ready for that new journey to begin.
What is your all time favourite cafe/restaurant?
That’s really hard... I’d say Manly Wine, Hugo’s Manly or Jah Bar.
What is 1 thing on your bucket list?
To bring my children up in another country. For them to experience different cultures, and to appreciate & not take how they live and what they have for granted.
Who are some people in your industry that you admire?
I adore Simone Mathews, Kelle Howard, Three Birds, Kayla & Kara, Crystal Bailey & Peppa Hart.
From the latest Object X collection, if you had to style 1 piece from the collection, which one would it be? And talk us through how you would style it and the perfect setting.
I love all the pieces from your new collection. If I were to choose one it would have to be Object 5, the round coffee table as it’s such a stand out piece. I would keep the styling to a minimum and let the table be the statement. I would ground the space with a neutral but textured floor rug. Add in one or two occasional chairs, add a large floor urn into a corner and fill it with pampas or dried palms to create some height. It’s such a stunning piece on its own that it doesn’t need clutter - keep it minimal.