This interior designer and blogger talks career goals and cooking as stress relief
With camera in hand, Hande Renshaw has earmarked photography as the next skill she wants to excel in. Having started her career in straight-up interior design, she then moved to writing and styling interiors for popular publications.
Her work can be found in magazines such as Inside Out, Real Living and The Australian Women’s Weekly.
With a well-established reputation in the interiors scene, the Sydney-based stylist is now shifting across to e-publishing with her blog, My Design Alley.
“I had wanted to start my own blog for quite some time, so it’s a dream come true,” she says. “It’s my one big passion. The plan is to include all my own photographic content ntent in the blog.”
With several projects on the go, Hande nde is enjoying the frenetic work pace.
“Juggling the pace is sometimes a little ttle tricky. I tend to work late into the night, ht, especially now that I have my blog. I find nd that the secret is a revised to-do list each day. ay. I find it super satisfying to tick things off.”
Coming home at the end of the day should provide some relief. Her home is an Art rt Deco apartment in Bondi, with one obvious perk. “Our apartment is close to the beach, which makes it very special.”
The location is faultless, but it’s Hande’s nde’s interiors which bring the apartment to life. “I love clean Scandinavian style as well as s midcentury design. Our home is a mix of both,” she says. “I also love to decorate according ding to the seasons. I often change the feel of a room by incorporating decorative elements such as cushions in a seasonal palette.” Hande is also a keen cook. “We just bought a Thermomix so it’s ’s hard to keep me out of the kitchen.”
I found this when we were on a trip to Berry last year. It’s a sweet little water mister for our indoor plants.
Bag Ceramic box
This lovely box is actually a candle, which I found at one of my favourite florists, Merchant & Green on Bourke Street in Redfern.
I love the vintage, worn style and typography detail of this bag which comes from Sibella Court’s store, The Society Inc, in St Peters. I can’t wait to see how it will age in years to come.