By LAUREN MARER, Photos: GRACE QUAST
WOMEN have been encouraged to embrace their own style while renovating and building at the much-anticipated ‘In the Country’ with interior stylists event, hosted by Goondiwindi homewares store Harry & Kit.
Leading interior specialists from south-west Queensland came together under fairy lights to share their knowledge with more than 80 women from throughout the Goondiwindi region, Brisbane and as far as North Queensland.
(Pictured above: (L-R) Emma-Rose Munsie, Harry & Kit founder Lillie Dahl, Clare Warby and Vanessa Corish)
Emma-Rose Munsie has become well-known throughout the region for her knowledge in crafting the perfect home layouts to create functional and liveable spaces.
“How you use your space will really define your floor plan, so take into consideration how your family live in a space, what has worked well in homes you’ve lived in before, or what you like about other people’s homes. Functionality is just key, make sensible decisions for your family,” Mrs Munsie told the crowd.
Vanessa Corish recently moved into the main street of Goondiwindi with her business, Plain Jane Interiors. She encouraged women to be patient when making changes inside their home.
“If you have some money saved, try to put that money into refurbishing a beautiful old armchair and be happy with that for a while, patience is key,” Mrs Corish said.
For those who questioned what their personal style was, Clare Warby spruiked Instagram and Pinterest as a way to hone in on their taste.
“Start saving images, and soon enough you will start to see where your style lies, you will see a common theme running through your pictures. Once you get an idea of what you like, it makes the whole process a little bit easier,” Mrs Warby said.
It’s the second lifestyle event hosted at Harry & Kit, by owner Lillian Holcombe and there will be more, with plans for two ‘In the Country’ events each year.
Harry & Kit only opened 18 months ago yet has already become a destination helping to put Goondiwindi on the map with its unique products and lifestyle offerings. Details on the next event will be posted on the Harry & Kit Instagram page.
PHOTO GALLERY: Grace Quast