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About Lily

Interior Designer Lily Cumberland has been working in the Australian furniture and design industry for almost 7 years. Her interests and work experience spread across interiors, photography, graphics and styling. Lily's style would be described as eclectic minimalism, and she loves mixing antiques with contemporary pieces.

Coastal Calm by Coco Republic Interior Design

This light filled two storey house on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is quintessential coastal living.  The brief was to create a casual yet elegant feeling throughout the house. The pieces all… Read More.

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Minimalist Perfection, Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez has seen it all. At the heart of the French Riviera, the beautiful town has come to be known for the row of private yachts lining the quay and… Read More.

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Light Filled Interiors

Creating a chic, dreamy interior for spring and summer is a lot easier than you think, especially when you focus on one design aspect at a time. This post is… Read More.

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The Christmas Table

It’s that time of year again. The beloved Christmas time! This week, I have delved into the art of table dressing and have researched ways that will have people loathing over… Read More.

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The Allure Of Grey

Grey has been the new black for some time now. The idea that grey is drab is a myth – when used in the right way, grey can be atmospheric, elegant and… Read More.

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The Hermitage, Sydney

With an exquisite raw and natural palette, The Hermitage is one of the most stunning properties in Sydney. Originally built in 1831, it has recently been reimagined by Architecture firm… Read More.

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Achieving A Relaxed Interior

I cannot deny the appeal of a relaxed interior. Whilst tailored schemes still have their place, many designers are creating casual and imperfect spaces as client’s look to their homes to find a sense… Read More.

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Hide Away

If you didn’t have a giant black rectangle in mind for the focal point of your room, there are many beautiful ways you can cover your television up. Two way mirrored… Read More.

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The Perfect Floral Arrangement

Often there is nothing better than coming home to beautiful fresh floral at home. Even just one vase is such a simple way to introduce colour, subtle scents or layers of lush foliage.… Read More.

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Dark Details

New York Interior Designer Jenny Wolf, combines stunning reclaimed Chevron Floors, rough brick walls and steel windows to create a masculine yet elegant space. I love the style so couldn’t… Read More.

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Dreaming of a Daybed

A daybed is surprisingly one of the most versatile additions to a home. Both functional and inviting aesthetically, the humble daybed can shape a space. From a living area to bedroom… Read More.

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Wallpaper: Pattern on Pattern

I love to add interest in an interior with beautiful wallpaper and my number one rule is; patterns don’t have to match. One of the best ways to mix patterns with… Read More.

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Parisian Chic by Tatiana Nicol

I recently came across the work of French interior designer Tatiana Nicol. Based in Paris, she is renowned for bright and airy spaces, accented by pops of colour. Her work… Read More.

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Antique Mirror Glamour

Antique Mirror can add an elegant touch to any interior. Whether it is used as a finish on a piece of furniture, a feature wall, or used traditionally on a… Read More.

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Get the Look: True Luxe

Combining luxury, femininity and subtle extravagance, this room has a unique elegance. With a palette of soft blue, beige and gold, it has a pop of electric blue, hot pink… Read More.

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The Smallest Sanctuary; Landscape Design for Courtyards

Designing gardens for tight spaces can be tricky, especially when we live so much outdoors. Inner city gardens are often only a few metres wide, with everyone wanting to fit… Read More.

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White Shadows

The secret to white on white interiors is texture. White is usually attributed to being calming and serene, but it can also be adventurous and daring when applied in unusual… Read More.

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On Trend: Exposed Brick

In my opinion, an exposed brick wall adds beautiful character to any interior – and unlike in the 90’s, it doesn’t just have to be used to bring costs down.… Read More.

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On Trend: Copper and Marble

The perfect combination of texture, pattern and of-the-moment sophistication; copper and marble transcends is THE look for your interior. My favorite application of this trend is in wet areas such… Read More.

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Brown Paper Chic – Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Special, memorable and creative, here are some beautiful ways to embellish brown paper, into perfectly styled gifts. This is my favourite look for the season.  It’s always a Christmas classic,… Read More.

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Shaking It Up: Shaker Style on Trend

Today we have time for a bit of a history lesson: The Shakers were a religious group that formed in 18th-century England.  They branched off mainstream Protestantism and shared simple,… Read More.

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Beyond Beautiful: Landscapes by William Dangar

The Australian lifestyle has always been shaped by our unique climate and natural environment.  It goes without saying then, that the Australian home interior is never complete without a beautiful… Read More.

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The Right Light: Oly San Francisco

Effortlessly elegant and simply stylish, each and every piece of lighting from Oly San Francisco is versatile and distinct. Featured in homes by international designers such as Karen Houghton and… Read More.

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Inspired By: Herringbone Floors

One of my all time favourite interior finishes is Herringbone flooring. Having just bought my first home, a run-down 100-year-old terrace in Surry Hills, there is not a lot I… Read More.

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