Interiors Insider – a new Australian online resource for home design / renovation

How good is the internet!?  Seriously.  I realise this is kind of ironic but I literally cannot believe the amazing goodness you can find FOR FREE on the internet.  Things that would cost you money to read anywhere else!  There are so many seriously amazing design resources I keep finding…

Here’s another for the bookmarks tab – Interiors Insider!  The pet project of Sydney-based creative project manager Rennae Long.

Rennae has juggled project management roles in interior design and various creative companies over the years – in fact, at present she spends half her working week as General Manager at Megan Morton inc! The other half of Rennae’s working life is spent working with a host of talented creative people planning home, interiors and lifestyle related projects.  Because as everyone knows – behind every great creative is a seriously excellent project manager!

After 15 years on the ‘business side’ of creativity, Rennae has recently launched Interiors Insider – an impressive creative project of her own.

‘When I started working on interiors projects, one of the ways I became more informed was by conducting a Q&A with whichever tradesperson we would inevitably work with on any given project’ explains Rennae.  This meant pinning down people from all creative careers and all walks of life, to learn a little more about their trade.  Cabinet makers, upholsterers, curtain installers and art hangers were all given the third degree by an inquisite Rennae, keen to learn as much as possible about each field. ‘The stories and information I heard was so insightful, I was compelled to write it down and share it’ she says.

‘I think a lot of people find the home improvement/decoration process daunting or just don’t know where or how to start, so I really enjoy taking conceptual/technical information and making it practical and easy to follow’.  How genius.

After all, there’s no end of visual stimulation in our image-hungry, Pinterest-loving culture… but there’s often so little information to tease out the who, where, why, how to (and how much!?) behind so many of the beautiful interiors we stumble across in print and online. Rennae’s goal with Interiors Insider is to create a practical, comprehensive online resource for home building, renovation, design and decorating that addresses the real nitty gritty (not just the eye candy!).

Rennae writes all the stories you see on Interiors Insider, and publishes a new story every week.  At the moment she is halfway through posting an amazing series of stories developed in collaboration with with the ‘generous and lovely’ Baz DuBois from Channel Ten’s The Renovators… and there is much more to come!

Other stories in the works at present is a ‘behind the scenes’ series based on the Interior Design process with super awesome Sydney design duo at Arent & Pyke, as well as a series on commissioning, framing and hanging fine art.  Down the track Rennae has plans to tackle cabinet making, furniture restoration, feng shui and even taxidermy – watch this space! (And bookmark, bookmark, bookmark!).

Interiors Insider – a new Sydney-based online resource for home design / renovation