Hande Ren­shaw

This in­te­rior de­signer and blog­ger talks ca­reer goals and cook­ing as stress relief

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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.”

Wa­ter mis­ter

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.

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