Author: Catherine McGowan

Three Birds Renovations, House 12, Hessian Pavlova, bench seat

Neat Seating – The Versatile Bench Seat

If you’re designing a home from scratch or refurbing your existing one, don’t forget to factor in the ever-so-versatile custom bench seat, window seat or banquette. While we’re on the subject, is it banquet or banquette anyway?! Well, you’d be enjoying a banquet at your banquette, because the former is a fabulous feast and the … continue reading

Revamp your lamps

Revamp Your Lamps

Everyone knows that new cushions can quickly revive the feel of your home decor. But how about those tired old lamps?! A simple way to inject some colour and pattern into your home, this could be the style refresh that you’re looking for! When we were tagged in the handy-work of LivsLamps, we got in … continue reading

Vintage pinks

Vintage Pinks For A Girls’ Bedroom

If you think you’re not keen on pink for a girls’ bedroom, think again! In Three Birds Renovations House 11, Bonnie and the team chose beautifully subtle shades for the Florence Broadhurst cushions in Jade’s bedroom. “It’s a very very pink room,” says Bonnie. “But it was the nature of the patterns from Florence Broadhurst … continue reading

IKEA floor cushion Three Birds Renovations, Florence Broadhurst fabric

How To Re-cover The IKEA DIHULT Floor Cushion In 9 Easy Steps

The IKEA DIHULT floor cushion was the perfect piece to be re-covered for our first photoshoot. Then when Three Birds Renovations visited our Design Studio and spotted it, we made one for the renovation of their #colourmehamptons House 11, and recorded the steps for you! This floor cushion, or pouffe as described on the IKEA … continue reading

cushion covers, master bedroom, Three Birds Renovations

Readymade Cushion Covers In Blue-tiful Hues

We’re thrilled to reveal our readymade cushion collection! And it doesn’t get much more exciting that working with Three Birds Renovations for their latest renovation in Glenhaven, House Eleven. Bonnie and Louisa visited us earlier this year with the brief of “Hamptons” and Florence Broadhurst fabrics were selected throughout to add pattern and colour. We … continue reading

Upholstery Workshop With Velvet Prints

One For Your Bucket List! Keen to try our hand at upholstery, we booked a day’s workshop in the beautiful Jamberoo Valley with Rapt Upholstery. Kate Malfroy, also known as the Chairy Godmother, got her Trade Certificate in upholstery at TAFE a number of years ago, and is now a passionate teacher of this dying … continue reading

Florence Broadhurst Fabrics auction

Bid On One-Of-A-Kind Homewares To Raise Funds For The Beauty Bank

To launch our online store, seven prominent women in design all chose fabrics from the new collection which were crafted into stunning homewares. Now interior design fans can bid on these items which were kindly donated by the following businesses to help raise awareness and funds for The Beauty Bank. The auction ran from ‘Sewing … continue reading

Kids bedroom, sewing and upholstery fabrics

What To Make With Patterned Fabric, By 7 Design Experts

When we approached seven Australian women in design and asked them what they would make with patterned fabric from our new collection, we were overwhelmed by their unanimous and absolute love of Florence Broadhurst. We were also very intrigued to find out what they would select from the 20 designs / 187 colourways! And then … continue reading

Australian Women in Design

7 Women In Design Choose Their Favourite Textiles

When planning our first textiles photoshoot, we thought about the significance of Florence Broadhurst in the interior design world. In fact, our head textile designer on this collection, Chloe Evans, studied Florence as part of her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of New South Wales. So, what would influential women in design think … continue reading

Shadow Floral bedhead, Florence Broadhurst Fabrics, Heatherly Design

Upholstery Magic Made In Australia

Heatherly designs and manufactures beds, bedheads and other bespoke bedroom furniture in Melbourne, Australia. Owner Georgie Leckey champions favourite designers through her Art Series and is a passionate fan of Florence Broadhurst. The collaboration was a natural choice… A fusing of iconic Australian textile designer with a renowned Australian company, elevating bedroom style through locally-made … continue reading