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Living In A Large Space

March 15, 2017


After touching on small space living last post, we wanted to take it to the other end of the spectrum today by exploring large spaces. Invariably finding yourself wishing you had more space might not be the straightforward solution you thought. Large spaces can appear cavernous and ‘echoey’ if not furnished correctly. Furniture needs to […]

Living In A Small Space

March 8, 2017


This is by no means a boundary pushing message, we are not setting sail into unchartered waters; but the key to living in a small space is storage. Being able to put things away to allow space for living is crucial. And the other side of this coin would be getting rid of ‘stuff’. Clear […]

Entries + Front Doors

March 1, 2017


Following on from our post on letterboxes, front doors are another primary step in the design journey of your home. Reality is guests mostly use the front door with everyday access being more utilitarian via the garage or back door — the access point usually closest to the kitchen! What does your front door say […]

Small Space Stair Design

February 22, 2017


Small spaces call for innovation especially when stairs are required. We want to push your imagination beyond the generic solutions. There is definitely beauty to be found, even in small packages! Twisting and curling metal and timber, creating fluid transitions between levels. Fabricating sculptural focal points, rather than after thought add-ons.

Letter Box Inspiration

February 15, 2017


Like a receptionist is the face of a business—first impressions and all—your letterbox is an opportunity to set a tone for your home. Here are some contemporary and simple images to start off your inspiration. Timber, metal, large and small, some also have drought tolerant planting incorporated into the design. Think outside the letterbox…

For our love of ceramics

February 8, 2017


Today we are looking at the beautiful world of ceramics. The beauty of selecting these organic, imperfect, handmade pieces is that you can mix and match them in your home and they work. Whether you find a ceramic bowl travelling or at your local home wares store, they all tell a story and are a […]


February 1, 2017


The dark side, shadows in interiors. We often think about lighting and luxe levels but what about shadow. Ambience can be a balance of light and shade and shadow, in our opinion, is just as important as light. It seems to be a very Western way to approach lighting—to flood every corner with white, bright […]

Light in interiors

December 1, 2016


Last week we looked at lighting interiors and this week we thought we would explore light in interiors, as in natural light. Just as we can manually light a space, we can also capture natural light during the daylight hours to really transform a space. Watching the light change throughout the day is a visual […]

Night-Scaping Your Interior

November 1, 2016


Lighting can add another whole dimension to your interior, the transition between night and day is just as important as between seasons. How we use our space also changes during these times. Summer sees us open up and extend our hours of enjoyment outdoors, winter sees us turn inward and bunker down. Morning sees us […]

Dark Kitchens

October 1, 2016


Dark and moody kitchens are on our minds this week. It’s all about the finishing details — a hint of reflection in a brass feature handle, a focal shadow line to lead the eye, timber to soften, yet still very architectural and sleek. A sense of order, of organisation and of cleanliness. Strong horizontal lines […]

Indoor Plants

September 1, 2016


Apart from the obvious beautiful aesthetic quality indoor plants provide, there are many health benefits! Indoor plants significantly reduce both VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and carbon dioxide from the air, meaning cleaner, greener, happier and more productive homes. Add a little little green life in your dwelling, you wont regret it.

Fire Pit Inspiration

August 1, 2016


Keeping cosy outdoors in the winter months is made easy with a fire pit. There are lots of different designs with varying price tags to suit everyone’s needs. Enjoy some of our fire pit inspiration this week, we hope it encourages you to make the most of your courtyard, backyard or balcony.


July 1, 2016


Lanvin, Christian Dior, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton all feature in this months issue of Vogue Magazine. Nothing unusual, but this shoot caught our eye. Metallics, reflection, shimmer, gloss and light are all elements we are seeing featured in interiors. Brass accents, handle details, shadow lines and clever lighting accentuate reflective […]

White Bathrooms

June 1, 2016


White, on white, on white. It’s far from snowing but there has been a definite shift in the air this week, which directed us to find inspiration from white. Light and shadows, texture and sheen all dance on a blank canvas to create subtle features within white inspired spaces. Quite like walking over a blanket […]

Wabi - Sabi

June 1, 2016


An intuitive way of living that emphasises finding beauty in imperfection and accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. The wabsi – sabi ethos can be translated so beautifully into your home and life, as shown in some of the inspiration imagery we have for you this week.

Wall Hangings

May 1, 2016


In an ode to the handmade, the unique and bespoke we are seeing more and more wall hangings as features and artworks around the home. Knots and twists, chords and twines woven and interlaced to form textural landscapes. Items collected on ramblings worked into a woven canvas. We are seeing layers of colour, smooth and […]

Inspiration Textures

April 1, 2016


It’s been a long time between posts here on our blog, and we find ourselves in April, finally coming up for a breath of fresh autumnal air. We have been super busy working closely with Mark Hurcum of MHDP Architects on some really special and unique homes around the northern beaches. Stay tuned as some […]

Happy festive season!

December 15, 2015


baxter + thrum would like to wish you a safe and happy festive season we look forward to providing you with more inspiration in 2016


December 8, 2015


Looking to inject some personality into your space but note sure where to start? A simple, cheap and easy to change item — cushions. Soft furnishings can be changed or rotated regularly to achieve a different aesthetic and there are plenty to choose from. See here we have collated some Monica Werner watercolour patterns with […]

Christmas Inspiration

December 1, 2015


Tis the season… Take nature as your inspiration this Christmas — pare back the tinsel and simplify. Strips of leather to make decorations, bent wire adorned with asymmetrical sprigs, raw timber in simple forms. Decorations are the backdrop to gatherings of friends and family, over eating and too much wine. We can bring a sense […]