08
Apr

Natural Lighting in the Home

More and more we desire more of the outside inside the home. We want less artificial light and more airflow in our spaces; we have abundant greenery throughout. Our...

18
Mar

Team Faves: Naomi

If you have been following us on social media and are subscribed to our newsletters, you will have been officially introduced to Naomi, our newest Birdblack Design team member and...

11
Mar

Our latest 3 Commercial Venues

Today, Birdblack Design is showcasing three of our latest Commercial projects. All three projects are very different to each other: one bar, one bakery/café and one chiropractor. Whether designing cafes, bars,...

07
Dec

Meet the Team: Naomi

Join us in officially welcoming our first Studio Manager to the team! Naomi comes with a fascinating background and a couple of “If you know, […]

07
Dec

Dixon Residence: 6 years on

Have we got a treat for you today! The last two weeks on socials, we have been showcasing ‘Dixon Residence’. Today, we have the privilege […]

07
Dec

Alfresco: Living Your Best Life

Life has been pretty wild all over the world the last couple of years and HOME has become everyone’s safest haven, with restrictions, lockdowns and […]

07
Dec

Basic to Boujee – Bathroom Basins

Bathroom Basins: such a seemingly simple concept… or so you thought!   Here at Birdblack Design, we have discovered that the options for bathroom basins […]

03
Jul

TEAM FAVES: ALEX

If you have been following us on social media and are subscribed to our newsletters, you will have been officially introduced to Alex, our newest Birdblack Design team […]

19
Jun

MEET THE TEAM: ALEX

We’re sure you’ve already seen this beauty on our socials, but the official welcome is necessary. WELCOME TO TEAM BD, Alex!! We love having you here! A […]

22
May

SHOWSTOPPING HOMES

A huge hello and welcome to all our latest fans and followers! Birdblack Design is stoked to have you on the creative journey with us, as we […]

10
Apr

INSIDE PLANTS: TIPS & TRICKS

One of Laura’s favourite sayings is, “Teamwork makes the Dream work”; and this week’s blog will absolutely prove this to be true! Laura is renowned for killing every […]

27
Mar

Colour Trends: Winter 2021

The changing of seasons is always apparent through nature: the blooming of colourful flowers in spring, the vibrancy of summer, the leaves changing and falling […]

26
Feb

Team Faves: Laura

Last, but never least is Miss Laura May, our Creative Content Manager.  Now if you’ve clued on, you’ll realise this will be me, speaking in […]

12
Feb

Team Faves: Stuart

If you have been with us over the summer, you will know that Stuart Gibson joined Birdblack Design in November of 2020 as a Senior […]

29
Jan

Team Faves: Sarah

Without this next person, there would be NO Team BD! Yep,you guessed it, next in line for our Team BD Blog Series: Team BD Faves, […]

15
Jan

Team Faves: Ryan

Ryan is up next in our Team BD Blog Series: Team BD Faves. From the moment Ryan and Sarah met, they clicked. Sharing a love […]

29
Dec

Team Faves: Dave

Hello and welcome to the Team BD Blog Series: Team BD Faves. Dave Nolen has been part of Birdblack Design since the very beginning as […]

18
Dec

Team Faves: Rachel

Hello and welcome to the next edition of the Team BD Blog Series: Team Faves. First cab of the rank is delightful Rachel who is […]

13
Nov

Meet the Team: Stuart

Join us in extending a big, warm welcome to Birdblack Design’s newest Senior Designer, Stuart Gibson. Stuart from a young age has had a passion […]

31
Oct

Living Room: Family Time

Whether you are a tribe of 10, newlyweds, a young family, a growing family, or empty nesters; home is your haven and a special place […]

09
Oct

Lighting: Tips & Tricks

No matter how beautiful a space can be, whether residential or commercial, what truly matters in the end for homeowners and business owners is functionality. […]

11
Sep

The Turnkey Service

Perhaps you saw our Design Room Educational Series this week (check Instagram and Facebook if you missed it – new editions every Wednesday) and were […]

14
Aug

Hacks 101: Kitchen

Sometimes we just need to think outside of the box… or at least hire professionals to think outside the box for us! It is often […]

31
Jul

Bathroom Must-Haves

How does your Bathroom scrub up? Is it the place you brush your teeth, comb your hair, wash your face and then exit? Or is […]

15
Jul

Hacks 101: Manic? Or Magic?

One of our dear friends (who shall remain nameless) ventured along one day with Owner and Founder, Sarah Nolen, onsite to one of the Birdblack […]

03
Jul

Styling 101: Hamptons Glam

A few summers ago, Birdblack Design head honchos, Sarah and Dave took a trip to Long Island, NY; to learn, to experience and to discover […]

19
Jun

Hacks 101: Commercial Concepts

Today, Birdblack Design is showcasing three of our latest Commercial projects. All three projects are from three very different industries. Interestingly enough, all three projects […]

05
Jun

6 years of Award-Winning Designs

Today is our 6th Birthday!!! What a whirlwind it has been. A delightful, challenging, creative, complex time to be sure – but without a shadow […]

21
May

Hacks 101: Laundry

Welcome to the LAUNDRY! Is yours dark and dank? Often the word Laundry is synonymous with dirt, grime and smelly filth. It can also be […]

07
May

Meet the Team: Dave

This die-hard AFL player, Dave Nolen, has been with Birdblack Design since the very start. Originally from Canberra, Dave studied Mechanical Engineering at ANU. After […]

29
Apr

Meet the Team: Laura

The newest kid on the block is Laura May; her role is Creative Content Manager. ‍Sarah Nolen (Owner and Founder of Birdblack Design) met Laura […]

24
Apr

Meet the Team: Sarah

‍Sarah is of course the name and face of Birdblack Design! As Owner and Founder, she has grown BD from a baby business with just […]

17
Apr

Meet the Team: Rachel

Rachel is a home-grown Birdblack Design superstar and has been with the BD Team for over three years now. What began as a 3-month internship […]

09
Apr

Meet the Team: Ryan

‍Ryan has been with Birdblack Design for two years. He is our qualified resident Interior Decorator, Curator and Stylist. Starting off his decorating career at […]

12
Mar

Rugs – Are You Snug as a Bug?

Picking a rug for your home can’t be that hard? Can it? Last month, the Birdblack Team went to Sydney on a Showroom Excursion to […]

27
Feb

Design Trends of 2020

It is important as creative people to immerse yourself in a creative lifestyle. Two weeks ago, as a team, Birdblack Design took the day out […]

11
Feb

The Who’s Who in the Design Industry

In our 15 combined years of Design Industry experience, we have come across this confusion many, many a time. Who is the Interior Designer? Aren’t […]

17
Dec

2019 – A Year in Review

What a year we have had! 2019 saw Birdblack Design turn 5 years old in June – and as a five year old business, boy […]

28
Oct

Tell Me What’s Your Flavour? Oooh!

Birdblack Design is here to talk through choices: styles, options and our company policy of bespoke design for individual clients. We firmly believe that since […]

30
Sep

Zoning: Intelligent, Functional Design

Here at Birdblack Design, we are passionate about utilising every inch of space in your home. We are vehemently against dead corners and wasted space. […]

26
Aug

Mudrooms: Mess or Magic?

What even is a Mudroom?! Essentially, your mudroom is a designated space for dropping off shoes, bags and keys upon entering your home. What could […]

09
Aug

Delicious and Delectable Dining Rooms

As we have mentioned along the way, the Birdblack Design team are food fanatics.  This means we are 100% on-board with the delightful fusion between […]

29
Jul

Captivating Kitchen Cabinetry

Kitchens are synonymous with cooking,entertaining and familiar faces. Designing a kitchen to be the centrepiece of your home requires careful thought and deliberation. A huge […]

12
Jul

Your Own Personal Great Outdoors

Australia. This amazing country treats us with spectacular weather all year round – from warm spring breezes to blissfully hot summer days; crisp autumn afternoons […]

01
Jul

Funky, Fresh & Contemporary: Kitchens

Like many dating homes requiring renovations, we find the existing kitchens may be tired, boxed in and lacking that contemporary edge. We find they may […]

12
Jun

Basking in Bathroom Beauty

Bathrooms these days are a luxury space… a retreat even. Our bathrooms have become a space to unwind and relax in the evening. They give […]

24
May

Life’s Little Luxuries: The Laundry

Ah, yes, we are all too well aware of life’s duties: cooking, cleaning and laundry. Such are the joys of life with washing, ironing and […]

03
May

Basic to Boujee – Bathroom basins

Bathroom basins: such a seemingly simple concept… or so you thought! Here at Birdblack Design, we have discovered that the options for bathroom basins can […]

26
Apr

Leather Lovin’

Here at Birdblack Design, we absolutely love sourcing natural materials. We love everything from natural stone to genuine leather. Leather has quite literally been around […]

15
Apr

The Terrazzo Comeback

This past week at BIRDBLACK DESIGN, we revealed our ‘Gymea Residence 1’ ensuite. At our first meeting with our client, we discovered the existing ensuite […]

20
Feb

Burgundy Interiors

Burgundy is making a come back! This colour is making a resurgence and can be seen in many design areas including fashion, floristry and graphics. […]

25
Jan

2019 Trends – Colour

There are two main contenders in 2019 colour trends and we LOVE them! Colour is such an important aspect of interiors, they not only look […]

11
Dec

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

I am a Christmas fanatic. I love this time of year for remembering the amazing gift Jesus is to this world, spending time travelling between […]

13
Nov

Colour Palette Your Way to Grey

Selecting a base colour palette for your home is critical to ensure you’re not going to create a mismatch of themes throughout your home. A […]

06
Nov

Kid Friendly Bathrooms

If you have kids then you’ll know all too well how chaotic mornings can be before the kids make it to school. We think most […]

30
Oct

Refresh your home this Spring

Over the past week or so it seems Spring has finally arrived, treating us with beautiful sunshine and fresh blooms in the garden. It is […]

23
Oct

2018 The Year of Awards

At the beginning of this year I was so sure I was going to win a major design award for the efforts I put into […]

16
Oct

A winning kitchen design

When we design a kitchen we keep in mind that it adds the biggest resale value to a home. It astonishes us as to how […]

09
Oct

Creating the perfect Powder Room

Powder rooms. They are now just a regular requirement that people want just as heated towel ladders, floating vanities and in wall toilet cisterns are. […]

17
Sep

The Welcoming Point of Your Home

We talk a lot about interiors so how about we take a step outdoors this week and look at the entry to your home. There’s […]

04
Sep

Designing the Perfect Robe

Who doesn’t dream of a master bedroom suite that resonates with 5 star luxury living? We can achieve these dreams! We utilise every inch of […]

22
Aug

WE ARE HIRING

POSITION: SeniorInterior Designer/ Architect & Manager Full time position Location: Wollongongarea (perfect for those looking for a coastal lifestyle change) Must be qualified andhave experience […]

14
Aug

Making a small space look large

I’m going to let you in on some of my greatest design secrets in this article. When you get clever about design you can make […]

15
Jul

The High and Low of 24 hours

Working through disappointment as a designer Facing a weekend of award events, I was confident that we’d be adding a few trophies to the Birdblack […]

12
Aug

KBDi Design Weekend

Recently we flew to the Gold coast for the annual KBDi Design Symposium & Awards Gala held at the stunning Sheraton Grand Mirage. KBDi is […]

12
Aug

Top 5 Bathroom Tech

Technology is advancing rapidly in today’s society, it is even the case in bathroom technology, especially with the rise of smart homes. We spend a […]