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Refer a Friend to Ferrari Living and Win!

Home-by-Kelly-HoppenSimply refer a friend who shares a passion for design to Ferrari Living and go into the draw to win Bernie’s favourite interior design book, ‘Home – from concept to reality’ by celebrated British designer, Kelly Hoppen.

“Kelly Hoppen is an avatar of hip, high-end interior design, celebrated in the pages of Architectural Digest, In Style, and the New York Times. Her cool, modernist aesthetic is at once timeless and at the cutting-edge of style today.” Exert taken from

Terms and conditions:

  • entries close October 5th 2009
  • lottery will be drawn on October 6th 2009 by Bernadette Ferrari at Ferrari Interiors, Hawthorn
  • the winner will be announced in the October edition of Ferrari Living and notified in writing

His and Hers: The Art of Compromise

compromiseWhen designing your living space don’t leave your partner out in the cold. The best designed homes reflect both partners’ personalities. If you wish to create a harmonious living environment the magic word is ‘compromise’.

It is common to come across couples butting heads, over colours, furniture etc, and I often see one partner dominating which leads to tension. As the designer, it is my role to guide them, make recommendations and ultimately play the part of expert negotiator. I believe I could talk a man down from a ledge after my years in interior design.

Wish List: Bedroom Bliss

muted-bedroomTransform your bedroom into a sanctuary, with soft mood lighting, luxurious textured layers and quality bed linen. Bernie shares her favourite bedroom accessories.

In the Spotlight: Shutters

shuttersNo matter how imaginative your architect was, no matter how unique your decorative windows and doors, chances are they can be enhanced by the addition of custom-made shutters.

Many of my customers request blinds and curtains because they believe quality shutters are out of their price range. Not true. Shutters are increasingly more affordable and have many design and functionality benefits. It is also important to note shutters are the only window treatment that can be considered a capital improvement. (more…)