About Sharon Chisholm from The Restful Nest


sharon-bigThe Restful Nest is feathered with a husband, two children, eight chickens and a dog…

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!