Month: May 2017

What to look for in a interior designer?

Have you ever thought choosing the perfect interior designer for your dream home project? If not, then you are at the right page. We are here to guide you with enough tips to choose the best one for your project. Remember, decorating your home in the best way possible, is always a good thing as the memories will stay for a long period of time. Here are top five things that answer the question: “What to look for in an interior designer”.

Ask, ask and ask

The first thing you do before hiring an interior designer is research everything possible about that company or person. Check out if they are listed in any publications, in your city or a place that you visited recently. Also have a word with your friends and family about the designers they hired for their home projects. Remember, home projects tend to be crucial as it is the place where you are going to live with your entire family. You can also check the designer’s background in legal associations.  If they are registered with the Society of Interior Designers, then you can be sure they are well established in the industry. However, there are many fake websites posted too; therefore always do a thorough check.

Credentials and more

It is a good thing to check for the credentials of the designer. As mentioned before, if he or she has registered with SIDA they you can be rest assured about their credibility. Also, you can understand more about their background from their professional approach to interior design.


Review the portfolio

If you have found some designers for your home project, the next thing to do is review their portfolio. Some designer have excellent portfolio and hence you will not have any trouble reviewing it on their website. Go through their past projects and find out which ones you like the most.  Remember, a good interior designer will try their best to suit the needs of their own client.

Meeting the designer

Once you have narrowed down your choices, set up an initial meeting with the designer. This is where you will get a better picture of the person whom you intend to hire. It is always good to have a direct consultation because you can easily understand the designer in person rather than discussing the project with them online.


Ask as many questions as you want

We have seen many people being quiet during the first meeting. This is not the right way to communicate with a designer. You should ask as many questions as possible. You can check if they have completed any project similar to yours, what were their responsibilities and plans for their previous projects, how they completed the projects, what suggestions they can give for your project, and so on. Remember, you can know more about the designers and their background when you talk to them more about their past projects.

Now that you have a clear picture about what to look for in an interior designer, you should go ahead with the planning. Choosing the right designer for your home project is very vital and you should spend enough time with that!

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New Units for Sale

There are several new units for sale in Sydney.

Pyrmont one bed unit

A one bedroom apartment located at Darling Harbour precinct in the Council of The City Of Sydney. The address is 43/1-5 Harwood Street, PYRMONT, NSW 2009.



The one bedroom unit retails at $695,000 to $745,000. Other charges include a Strata levy at a cost of $1,238pq; Council fees amounting to $215 and water rates imposed at $175 pq.

Property Agent

The property Agent is John Zheng of LJ Hooker Pyrmont, 5/233 Harris Street Pyrmont, NSW 2009. He will conduct inspections on: Saturday 20th, May between 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM; and on Thursday 25th, May, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The one bedroom unit will be auctioned onsite on Saturday 3rd June at 3:45pm. Please contact 0408 330 118 for further information.


  • Living and dining area, and balcony
  • Gourmet gas kitchen with stone finish, Smeg appliances, storage
  • mirrored built-in wardrobes
  • Bath and separate shower
  • Integrated laundry, ducted air conditioning
  • Polished floor. car port, video intercom
  • Spa, sauna and gymnasium
  • Communal roof top BBQ

68sqm Park Side Unit

The one bedroom one bathroom apartment with one open car space in the city district is located at 901/199 Castlereagh Street , Sydney, NSW 2000. It overlooks Hyde Park, and is just moment away from the financial centre, cultural attractions, great dining and entertainment.



It sells for $910,000. Strata levies: $1,483 qtr approx Council Rate: $249 qtr approx Water Rate: $174 qtr approx

Property agent

Please contact Paul Ding at Sydney Residential Metro 333 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW 2000 for further information. His phone numbers are 0412 381 239 and 02 9283 2832. The one bedroom inspection times is on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM.


  • Bedroom with mirrored built-in
  • Balcony
  • Lounge
  • Gas kitchen
  • Integrated bathroom with laundry space
  • Ducted air conditioning
  • Concierge

2 bedroom Sussex Street unit for sale

Two bedrooms, one bathrooms, and I car port apartment in the heart of Sydney CBD near Darling Harbour, World Square entertainment complex and Town Hall train station. The address is 336 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000.



It is priced at $920,000

Property Agent

Contact Rachel Ge at Ace Properties located 301/451 Pitt Street Haymarket, NSW 2000 on telephone numbers (02) 9212 2282 or 0410 527 819 to organise your inspection on Saturday 20 May 2017 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM or Edwin Tai on 0410 686


  • Open-plan living/dining room with split-system air conditioning and glass balustrade balcony
  • Well-presented kitchen with freestanding stainless steel rangehood electric oven and chef dishwasher
  • Main bathroom with shower over bath;
  • Mirrored bedrooms with built-in robes and balcony access
  • As-new carpet and neutral tones
  • Security parking for one car
  • Complex with swimming pool

West Sydney 2 bedroom unit

Two bedrooms unit over 100m2 situated at 6/26-34 Clifton Street Blacktown, Western Sydney close to shopping centre, train station and buses.



Council Rates approx $233 per Quarter, Strata Levies approx $779 per Quarter, Water Rates approx $169 per Quarter

Property Agents

Please call John Kelly 0409 323 445 or Fiona Spindlow 0439 989 979 of Starr Partners situated Riverstone, Shop 5 / 12 Riverstone Pde, Riverstone, NSW 2765 to get more details.


  • Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, stone benchtops, gas cooking, and a breakfast bar.
  • Generous lounge and dining room
  • private alfresco courtyard
  • Two large bedrooms with built-ins, main bedroom is ensuite
  • Security parking, separate storage area, alarm

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