M Y   S T O R Y

Hi, I'm Ellie

What makes me happy? 


Interior design and sharing my knowledge and skills to help renew dead space zones in a home and make them come alive.  I love to use as many existing furniture and homeware pieces as possible as they hold the spirit to the home and avoid waste. Thus, to recycle is also a great priority. There is magic in transforming a beloved furniture piece from old to new which is why I created my signature Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint, perfect for the Australian climate.  We can even help you transform your piece in our Workshops. 

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

I opened Blake & Taylor 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.

Ellie B&Txx