Tuesday, April 28, 2009


There are so many ways timber can be used in an interior - be it residential or commercial. Here's a few pics to get you inspired...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Designer Closeup: Greg Natale - Modern Glamour

Here are a few pics to inspire you from designer Greg Natale. He has a very contemporary, glamorous and ecclectic style. These are some of his residential designs but to see his full portfolio (including hospitality and commercial designs) have a look at http://www.gregnatale.com/.

Database Help

So I've found a few links to help you set up your database in Access.

Microsoft has a sample database you can download to practise the different things available - it's great to have a sample to get ideas and work out how someone else did it! Visit it here:

This site has a list of examples by Microsoft as well:

About.com has a lot of information on how databases work in general, as well as tips and instructions for Access. This particular page shows you some basic fundamentals.

Please let me know if you find any other useful sources of information when creating your database so I can let everybody know.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Creating a database contd.

I have written the next set of instructions for creating your own database. These show you how to create 'forms' which are much easier to look at than tables, and what I use in my own database.

The screen shots don't appear large enough on the blog so please email me if you would like a copy (anna.r.williams@hotmail.com).

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bricks & Conrete

M4 was one of my favourite assignments - I love the contemporary (and traditional) effects you can achieve with brick. These are some of favourite interiors.

Below is a very subtle way to incorporate brick, just sand back the paint a touch to let a little of the rustic red through.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Creating a Database

I noticed a few posts on the Rhodec Bulletin Board discussing the options for making a database. I had the same issue when I started and was horrified at the thought of spending $300 on a program. I once worked at a medium-size business with 7 employees that used Access as their working database and it was very successful - particularly because as the business grew the database could be changed to suit their needs. So I've created my database (with quite a lot of swearing and frustration!) and I thought I would offer a few tips on how it was achieved to make it a little easier for someone else.

It was much too long to put up in a post and you can't see the screen shots properly but if you email me (anna.r.williams@hotmail.com) I'll send you the full word doc.

Please let me know if you have any trouble, I'm happy to answer questions. Here's a little pic of my database to help you get inspired: