CHARITY EVENT – art gallery of sa foundation robert hannaford appeal

An incredible experience… to engage and connect with the artistin his private home and studio. An exclusive and private viewing of Robert Hannaford’s sculpture studio and a converter church / art studio. Followed by an intimate luncheon with Robert Hannaford and his artist wife Alison Mitchell, in their private picturesque studio home in Riverton. Menu [...]

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CHARITY EVENT – red faces 2016

Supporting Mental Health Awareness in South Australia, the foundation raised $25,000.00 on the night with all the Funds Raised going to Grow SA. We are proud to support this charity and wish them well with future programs.                              

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CHARITY EVENT – art gallery of sa dinner auction for robert hannaford exhibition

Wonderful atmosphere, great people, delicious food and wine… An incredible night! Nestled within the majestic Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker, the event was a successful fundraiser for the upcoming Robert Hannaford exhibition. Dennis Leslie, Head Chef, The Hill of Grace Restaurant at Adelaide Oval curated the menu by worked closely with Ngeringa’s passionate gardeners to [...]

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BOARD MEMBERSHIP – kitchen & bathroom design institute of australia

I was honoured to be asked to sit on the Kitchen & Bathroom Design Institute of Australia, SA board subcommittee earlier this year. Kitchen & Bathroom Design Institute of Australia (KBDI) is the peak professional body in Australia committed to promoting professional excellence. This is where inspiration meets professionalism, and great kitchens and bathrooms are [...]

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SOURCEABLE – hotels trade opulent decor for travel rich experiences

  We were delighted to be interviewed by Agela Fedele for Sourceable – Hotels Trade Opulent Decor for Travel Rich Experiences. (Sourceable is the largest leading international platform of industry news and analysis for architects, engineers designers, property and construction experts globally). A growing number of hotel owners are rapidly transforming their buildings, trading luxury [...]

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Bathroom Yearbook 2014 – the best designs

We are so grateful that one of our favourite projects has been featured in one of our favourite magazines. This beautiful bathroom was truly an enjoyable project for us and we are so happy the client loves it as much as we do! (Bathroom Yearbook 2014, profiles Australia’s best bathroom designs for the year).   [...]

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DESIGNER FABRIC COLLECTION –  manuel canovas paris 2014

Manuel Canovas is a luxury fabric brand based in the rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. This unmistakably French fabric collection is inspired by the spirit of the art de vivre associated with 18th century France re-interpreted to contemporary taste by design director Ariane Dalle.   The French fabric house, Manuel Canovas, is internationally renowned for the quality of its textiles [...]

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WALKING THE WALK connection between home values and walkability

Walkable cities and neighbourhoods improve people’s health, support greater property values, and improve economic growth, recent data shows.   Walk Score data is used by analysts and researchers in the fields of real estate, urban planning, government, public health, and finance. According to the company Walk Score, which analyses cities for walkability, the average resident [...]

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INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD – majestic old lion apartments

We are pleased to announce we just received Design Excellence Award from Houzz, the world’s number one residential app site for our reception area design at the Majestic Old Lion Apartments (North Adelaide), as voted by 16 million international monthly uses! . Houzz Press Release; AgathaO House of Design of Adelaide Receives Best Of Houzz [...]

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FORECAST STRATEGISE DESIGN – what’s behind today’s award-winning hotel designs

Boutique hotels continue to lead the way in directing future trends, fuelled by travellers demand for value, unique experience and the comforts of home.   Remember when design hotels were all clean-lines, contemporary and so hip it hurt your eyes? For some time now there’s been a new mood in the air. One of imperfection, [...]

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BEDROOM WINDOW TREATMENTS – block the light

Sleep tight with curtains, blinds and shutters designed to keep out bright rays while letting stylish in.   I like a dark bedroom! I keep as many layers as possible between myself and the sun; I’ve even been known to hang blankets over the windows in hotels. If you are like me and sleep better [...]

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UPHOLSTERY, DRAPERY + WALLPAPER – metropolis collection from james dunlop textiles

Designer fabric and wallpaper collection looking towards the future in its design spirit, while also respectfully embracing the past. The Great Gatsby Academy Award winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin, has applied her theatrical style to the Metropolis designer collection  – a new range of fabrics and wallpapers in collaboration with Mokum. Martin’s second [...]

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DESIGNER FABRIC – facets of the sea

New designer fabric collection from Lizzo for 2014 with a focus on nature, purity and the original indigenous spirituality of far flung isles.   All facets of the sea inspire this new fabric collection. Up-to-date, brilliant, rich and contemporary. Fabrics with luminous textures that mimic smooth scales, beautiful coral reefs and soft meadows of sea [...]

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CHRISTMAS WISHES – to all our valued clients + future clients

To all our valued clients and to all of our future clients. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!   The AgathaO team are having a well-deserved break over the Christmas season and wish to advise that our office will be closed from 24th December 2013 and [...]

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SERVING CARTS + BAR CARTS – wheels with a buzz

The perfect addition to any party or cocktail hour!   Bar carts keep bar-ware and alcohol on hand for easy access while entertaining. Often found in dining rooms and kitchens, these handy furniture pieces are easy to move and often serve double duty as an extra surface or storage spot. If you’re in the market [...]

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THE MODERN MAN – & his gentleman‘s pad

Alright, so you’re a single dude and you’ve just moved into your dream apartment. Now what do you put in it!   A bachelor pad, aka ‘man cave’ or ‘man den’, is the one place where you can do whatever you want, and that’s because you are the only one that has to like it. [...]

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THE SAATCHI GALLERY LONDON – body language exhibition

The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.   The audience for exhibitions of contemporary art has increased widely during the recent years as general awareness and interest in [...]

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SA LIFE HOMES & INTERIORS MAGAZINE | maslin beach home

I’m excited, no really, I’m BEYOND excited. One of my (many) dreams came true! Our Maslin Beach home received an eight page feature in the latest edition of SA Life Homes & Interiors magazine.   Deco Devotion… “This glamorous beachside home restoration was shaped by a passion for art deco design”. “Richly adorned with period [...]

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ART GALLERY EXHIBITION – america painting a nation

Art Gallery Exhibition “America” Opens  8 Nov 2013 – 9 Feb 2014 at the Art Gallery of NSW.   What makes Americans American? See the art that defined a nation in the most ambitious survey of American painting ever seen in Australia. With many masterpieces shown here for the first time, the exhibition brings together [...]

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MENTORING PROGRAM – by business women, for business women

Shameless self-promotion! Athena Publishing, UK’s publishing house is running a mentoring program written by business women, for business women in all professions. We are thrilled to be part of this network.   The aim of Successful Women in Business Mentoring Program is to bring fundamental knowledge to achieve business success. (Extract from the post) “Forecast, [...]

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WALLPAPER – walk on the wild side

by AgathaO on October 24, 2013

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WALLPAPER – walk on the wild side

New designer wallpaper and fabric collection, with a wild side.   Let Mother Nature and wild beasts like big cats stalking the savannah take your home by storm! The wallpaper and matching fabric collection is a celebration of nature, featuring gorgeous textures and animal patterns in an evocative natural palette. (Each wallpaper/fabric sample is charged [...]

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ART GALLERY EXHIBITION – realms of wonder

Art Gallery Exhibition “Realms Of Wonder” Jain, Hindu and Islamic Art Of India Opens 19 October 2013 To 27 January 2014   Realms of Wonder is the Art Gallery’s first major exhibition dedicated exclusively to the art of India. It includes more than two hundred paintings, sculptures, textiles and decorative art objects dating from the [...]

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BEDROOM DESIGN – what does your bedroom colour say about you?

The bedroom is our most private and intimate space. It reflects a different part of us, a more personal side, and is not necessarily open to public viewing.   The bedroom is less about what we want to tell the world about ourselves and more about what we want to tell ourselves about ourselves. Like [...]

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DINING CHAIRS – love affair with a chair

Dining chairs can be surprisingly tricky – there’s a lot of ‘same same’ going on, and whilst of course I do love a classic bentwood as much as the next person, it’s great to see a few alternatives!     Anyone with an interest in design would at some stage have had a love affair with [...]

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WE’VE BEEN PUBLISHED IN A BOOK – successful women in business

So you know those moments where something really awesome happens and you just about die of excitement? Well, we had one of those moments this week when we found out we had a chapter on AgathaO House of Design published in Kizzi Nkwocha new book titled Successful Women In Business – An inspiring, thought-provoking insight [...]

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MODERN LIGHT FIXTURES bling is the new black

Illuminate both your home and your life with modern light fixtures.   Modern light fixtures can set the ambiance of your home. Are you looking to draw a certain emotion or set a certain tone for a room in your home or maybe throughout the whole house? If you want your home and interior lighting [...]

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RESIDENTIAL HOME DESIGN – homes of the future

What does your future home look like? As world population soars, good design in residential buildings is more important than ever.   However, future thinking is never one-dimensional. In some places designers must consider shrinking household size and growing demand for easy access to public transport, work and urban leisure. In others, changing demographics are [...]

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GLOBAL INFLUENCE ON DESIGN – architects, builders, developers + home buyers

Global influence on design is not new; it has been felt for centuries. In order to compete in the current and future markets, design professionals need to prepare for globalization with emphasis on recognition of global trends as well as teaching tools to help transfer this knowledge into real life situations.   Globalization of our [...]

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ABODE MAGAZINE – featuring port lincoln home

‘View the best projects from some of the best designers and builders in Australia’ – Abode Magazine. Earlier this month I was honoured to be featured in Australia’s leading Architectural magazines ‘Abode Issue 30‘, along with a home I designed for a pair of successful restaurateurs in Port Lincoln (South Australia) – and thought it [...]

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LANDSCAPE WITH FRANK ORGAN – house, meet landscape

When I think of the influence English garden design has had on gardens throughout the Western world, cottage gardens and Arts and Crafts gardens come to mind. But the roots of some contemporary garden features can be traced even further back — to the 18th century and the English landscape gardens of William Kent, Humphrey [...]

GOURMET KITCHENS – europe’s top kitchen design trends for 2013

We are so excited! KDCUK, London’s leading luxury designer kitchen company has interviewed us this week for an article on Europe’s Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2013; Read it here!   From the Experts: Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2013 We all want to have a designer kitchen but with fashions changing so fast, it [...]

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LIGHT HOME MAGAZINE – home renovation guide

We are thrilled to announce that we have been featured on Light Home Magazine! The published article discusses some of the important elements involved in a successful renovation. “Whether you’re renovating for profit, sale or comfort, successful renovations rely on tried and trusted rules” We asked the experts to reveal all… (Words Victoria Lea & [...]

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ADELAIDE MATTERS MAGAZINE – rural charm

We are so grateful that one of our favourite projects has been featured in one of our favourite magazines! This beautiful home was truly an enjoyable project for us and we are so happy the clients love it as much as we do! We are even more excited that Adelaide Matters decided to feature their [...]

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LIVING LARGE – bigger tiles best for the bathroom

We were delighted to be interviewed by Adam Hegarty for The Advertiser “bigger tiles best for the bathroom”.  Read it here.   LARGE tiles have become the latest trend among homeowners renovation their bathrooms. Interior designers say the large tiles make bathroom seen less cluttered and save on cleaning. “Large tiles create a more open [...]

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VISUAL PRODUCTIVITY – embracing art in office interiors

We were delighted to be interviewed by Angela Fedele for Design Build Source; leading national/international Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Builder and Interior Design site.                          Art is making more of a mark on office interiors, which are being transformed from sparse, white-walled spaces to visually [...]

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