Natalie AcklingOffice Manager, Sydney
Describe your dream home
A home designed around the kitchen, with a large island for casual dining and a place for guests to relax while I cook. It would have a large undercover outdoor space for entertaining, blurring the lines between outside and in.
What’s your #1 tip for making a house a home?
I love collecting pieces in my travels to bring some vibrancy to a neutral room. I have souvenirs hanging up on a blank wall to create a focal point, such as Indian fabric or Moroccan plates.
What path led you to Furnish and Finish?
I studied tourism at university and spent a few years working in the industry before realising it wasn’t what I enjoyed. I now get to support the entire team at Furnish and Finish and help them fulfil the clients’ property styling needs.
Where do you find inspiration?
I am addicted to watching design shows on television. I love seeing how easily a space can be transformed with a coat of paint and some pieces of classic furniture.