Project Decorate ~ Ethos Design Giveaway

I LOVE to decorate.  I don’t lack motivation or even inspiration, what I struggle with is tying it all together with our existing furnishings!

 I have long been struggling to inject some colour into our very beige and bland home.  Since building seven years ago, all of our money has gone into finishing the house off and landscaping, leaving nothing left for making our house a HOME.  But this year we have made it a priority.  We want to go room by room, adding decorative colour, style and most importantly some love and warmth!

Now I have found someone to help me do just that!  Anna, from Ethos Design Kits has come to my rescue.  Recently I enlisted her e-design service to help “freshen up” our very boring Living Room!  

After an online questionairre, Anna idenitfied our personal style as “Classic Contemporary”  and within a week we had our very own “Design Kit”!  

This kit contains inspiration, suggestions, stockist lists, moodboards, EVERYTHING!

It is such a brilliant idea it is best explained by ANNA!!!  So over to you Anna!

Ok, some fun facts about me… 

I’m Anna, an interior designer based in North Queensland, Australia (in the hot and sticky tropics). I have always been passionate about decorating and interiors. The first sign was probably about the age of seven, when I used to design floor plans and furniture with my lego pieces!

  As I grew up I knew being an interior designer was my dream job and I’m lucky enough to be doing it every day. I’m currently living in a mid-century era Queenslander which I’m very, very slowly renovating. You can see the progress (or lack thereof!) over at my blog, My Design Ethos, along with all my ideas and some other design inspiration.

 A little about Ethos Design…

I have two businesses; Ethos Interiors, which is a custom interior design firm, and Ethos Design Kits. My goal with Ethos Design Kits was to be able to offer people the benefits of the advice of an interior designer, without the high price tag associated with it normally.

 So, what are Design Kits? My kits are basically an online interior design plan which gives you all the information you need to pull together a room that’s (hopefully!) perfect for you! I do my best to explain why a piece will work for you, which gives you the chance to look for something locally or even find a second-hand piece as an alternative.

So here it is a sneak peak at the plans for our transformed Living Room. 

This is a before pic of our space! Living and dining
Suggested Colour Scheme

Of course a little bit of Tiffany blue/aqua had to be in there!  Anna has been able to mix our existing colour scheme with new ideas seamlessly.

My Favourite Part! Moodboards!

 I love the moodboards as it has helped see how my living room would look as a whole!  This has been one of my biggest problems!  Continuity!  I love that where possible Anna has used pics of our real furniture! That piano looks exactly like ours!

And yes that last picture reads right our kit is 22 pages long!!!!

I cant wait to share with you our kit, our plans and our progress over the coming months.

But what has got me really is excited is……..

 The giveaway…

Anna is very kindly giving away a gift voucher for

one custom design kit; a “Freshen Up Online” valued at $299. 

This kit can work with your existing furniture or find all new pieces for you, and suggest new art, accessories, rugs and window treatments to finish off the space.  For more information on what is included you can visit her website here: 


You must enter via RAFFLECOPTER below! 

Good Luck!

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  1. simone porthouse says:

    my formal lounge if you can call that the heart of the house needs a big make over with colour and freshness it is currently lacking!

  2. I want to freshen up both our living room, and our dining/office area.

  3. Rachael A says:

    What a fabulous idea! I have been procrastinating over our front room which was originally a formal lounge but now needs to serve two purposes- study/craft space and kids area. I am going with some of the gorgeous Ikea bookshelves and desk but am a bit stuck with colours and space. Also struggling a bit with window treatments… I *need* one of these kits!!

  4. My bedroom is lacking a little love at the moment. I just cant seem to find the right quilt cover. I continuely by new ones and I am just not in love with any of them.

    I love the colours she has created for you, cant wait to see the final reveal

  5. My bedroom need a big freshen up. We’ve bought a brand new king sized bad so we want a new look.

  6. Christine says:

    What a fantastic idea! Your mood board is gorgeous We have nearly finished building our new home and I would love some ideas how to furnish and decorate our open plan kitchen/living/dining area.

  7. I would love some advice about decorating and furnishing our open plan living/dining/kitchen, especially after recently investing in some beautiful chocolate brown leather couches and what other colors we should use to tie it all in.

  8. Fatin Mustaq says:

    We are building a new house and like you, all our funds have gone into the actual build. My little girl doesn’t even have a nursery! A nursery for her would be the room that needs the most attention right now.

  9. I would just love to get out of the rut my lounge is in and find some calming, fresh colours and ideas.

  10. tinkster says:

    I love Anna’s work, whenever I see it its stunning!

    I’d have to do my living room I think..

  11. We have been living in our new house for almost 3 years and it still feels unfinished. It would be great to have some help to make it feel more like a home.


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