Our Client Selections Process: featuring #projectcoffee

Our tailored client selections experience is always so much fun! Involving our Director of Interior Design Nikki Hobbs hosting a full day (or two) itinerary to all Hobbs’ major supplier showrooms; plus exclusive advice on styling, colours and materials to ensure our clients a stress-free experience. The result is a comprehensive materials schedule, mood board/s, […]

10 Tips for Designing your Dream Country-style Kitchen

Opt for a white farmhouse sink, always! And The English Tapware Company for a bridge faucet if budget permits (you won’t regret it)! Bench height is a thing and does make a huge difference to the liveability. For tall people (like us Hobbs’) we know from first-hand experience that you can push to 950mm bench […]

8 Hot Tips for Designing a Moodboard

Have you fallen in love with a piece of hero furniture (new or old) or a striking pendant light? If so, start by placing (i.e. screenshot on a word document) this on the page front and centre. This item will form the basis of your room (bingo)! Add flooring from the onset, such as a […]

Interior Styling with Nikki Hobbs – Entry Foyer Styling

Welcome to HobbsHQ! Where first impressions count. No matter how big (or small) your home’s entrance, we believe it’s crucial to make an impact. To create a welcoming statement for your family, friends and guests stick to a calming colour palette, add height, texture and visually interesting pieces. Here at @platypus.valley we’ve used: A natural […]

Interior Styling with Nikki Hobbs – Kitchen Styling

Country-style kitchen styling has gotta be one of my favourite things to do in my spare time. Key tips: Consider asymmetrical styles for added interest Add height via chopping boards and greenery – Fresh produce such as eggs and herbs s a must Trial and error ’till you love the look n’ feel

Major Family Home Renovation

Nestled in the heart of Brookwater, and surrounded by an elite golf course and nature, this large double-storey family home underwent a significant structural face-lift. Hobbs scope of works included the complete interior design schedule and execution of all new flooring, cabinetry, plumbing and electrical throughout; plus a large entertaining area to the rear including an expansive […]

Kellarni Kam w Ryley Sami of Team Hobbs

The first (of many) Hobbs casual team interviews, introducing young-gun and creative genius Ryley Sami. She has a wicked eye for design, colours and detail and is magnificent on Sketchup; producing our clients’ coloured 2D imagery to assist selections.

Interior Styling with Nikki Hobbs – Custom shelving

Custom-made cabinetry complete with country-style styling by Nikki Hobbs. Give it a try with these easy steps: Start by arranging all of your books and nik-naks in one area (i.e. table or floor) Place larger items first, such as books in a zig zag pattern Pepper shelves with similar colour tones and trinkets of value […]

Interior Styling with Nikki Hobbs – Masterbed styling

Master bedroom country-styling by Nikki Hobbs Create a luxe sanctuary with these easy steps: Start with neutral linens (or bamboo threads), white or pinstripe is always a winner! Layer, layer, layer with doonas (sometimes two) and a textured throw rug PEuro cushions (60×60) to the back and standard pillows to the front Keep besides minimal, […]