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M Y   S T O R Y

Hi, I'm Ellie

What makes me happy? 


I love Interior Design and sharing my knowledge and skills to help renew dead spaces and zones in a home and make them come alive.  I love to use as many existing furniture, soft furnishings and homeware pieces as possible as they hold the spirit and the essence of a home and also to avoid waste and land fill. Thus, to recycle and re-use is a great priority of mine.

Lamp shades and cushions are items I love to design and make for my clients.  They do transform a room and whether you want to remake that beautiful vintage soft shade from your grand mother or desire a brand new one just perfect for your lamp base, then I can design and make or remake this for you.  Send me an email with your requirements and let's get together so that I can create something special for your home.


There is magic in transforming a beloved furniture piece from old to new which is why I created my signature Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture which  you can access all the information on from this link

" I Believe in the Power of
Making a House a HOME "

I opened Blake & Taylor (Paddington Brisbane) in 2010 to continue to share my love of décor. Also to bring new life to pre-loved objects in an industry in which I have been involved for over 30 years. I adore colour and the impact it can have on our lives and the way we live. It inspired me to create my own Chalk Furniture paint range under the Blake & Taylor name.

Listening is one of the biggest strengths that I have when it comes to achieving the best for my clients. My focus is my clients’ needs and how they want to use a certain space. I also make sure that I find out their likes and dislikes in relation to colours and patterns. Above all, I focus on the feeling they would like to have when they walk into a particular room. That is the key to creating rooms with soul.

I think we all have a creative strength inside us. And it is great to help others find theirs and bring it out. I would love to show them how they can be creative when they think that they can’t. Their surprise when finding their creative strength is rewarding and infectious. I look forward to sharing my décor and DIY knowledge with you in the near future. 


In January 2023 I closed my retail store in Paddington to sort of semi-retire.  I am continuing to do my decorating and transforming interiors and designing and making soft furnishings so shoot me an email with your requirements so we can organise to get together.

Cheers,  Ellie B&Txx

Ellie B&Txx
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