About Sharon Chisholm from The Restful Nest
Hi, I’m Sharon and I live on the glorious mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia. I live with my husband, children, a dog and a frivolous flock of chickens in a fairly modern home, which I am slowly (but surely) transforming into my own ‘Restful Nest’.
I grew up in England, but after a holiday ‘down under’ (in 2000) I moved here in 2002 after falling in love with the people, the weather, the countryside and the lifestyle.
Eleven years and eight house moves later; we have, I hope, found our forever home.
My life by design
I studied Interior Design many years ago after falling in love with it when renovating my first home.
I love and appreciate all styles of decor, but I have a particular affinity with vintage style, which I incorporate extensively into my own home – if it’s rusty and worn, I love turning it into something fresh and exciting! My home is definitely a mixture of new and old.
The designer Suzanne Kasler is quoted as saying ‘A room should feel collected, not decorated’. This is something I try to achieve in my own home and every design I create for my clients.
Your life by design
For me, interior decorating and styling is about helping people to create a home that reflects their life and their passions.
A home is often a work in progress and I work with people to create a vision for their home that can be achieved slowly over time. Of course, if a client wants to renovate their home in one fell swoop, I can do that too!
Giving and sharing
One of my greatest joys is sharing my thoughts, inspiration, hints and tips through social media. I am ‘meeting’ so many wonderful people through social media and I appreciate their positive feedback. I’d love to meet you too!
That’s my story. What is yours? Use the social media links below to let me know!