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Three Birds, One Inspiring Workspace!

Work Space

Many people dream of going into business with their best friends, plotting out imaginary plans over Friday night drinks… but not many of us translate those rambling plans into a thriving business!

For Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless and Lana Taylor, the Three Birds renovation enterprise emerged from a twenty-year friendship, and has evolved from ‘property flipping’, to renovating their ‘forever homes’, to teaching others to renovate and style their very own dream homes. Today, we visit the dynamic trio’s very chic Sydney HQ.

25th June, 2019

Ready to renovate! Welcome to the Three Birds workspace. Ellen Half by Dulux used on the floors. Photo – Courtesy of Three Birds Renovations.

Peachy and beachy vibes. Ellen Half by Dulux used on the floors. Maiko by Dulux used on the walls.  Photo – Courtesy of Three Birds Renovations.

The team worked with Grace Garrett to design a custom wallpaper and cushions. Ellen Half by Dulux used on the floors. Maiko by Dulux used on the walls. Photo – Courtesy of Three Birds Renovations.

Pull up a seat under a decorative palm. Photo – Courtesy of Three Birds Renovations.

Every office needs a trusty coffee machine! Maiko by Dulux used on the cabinetry. Photo – Courtesy of Three Birds Renovations.

Artwork by Byron Bay based artist Jai Vasicek. Jai’s work was a key source of inspiration for the whole interior. Ellen Half by Dulux used on the floors. Maiko by Dulux used on the walls. Photo – Courtesy of Three Birds Renovations.

A multi-textured space. Ellen Half by Dulux used on the floors. Photo – Courtesy of Three Birds Renovations.

A quiet corner, in a busy 15 person workspace. Ellen Half by Dulux used on the floors. Maiko by Dulux used on the walls.Photo – Courtesy of Three Birds Renovations.

Lucy Feagins
Tuesday 25th June 2019

‘First and foremost, our office needed to be a beautiful space to work in’ – Lana Taylor.

Lana Taylor, co-founder and marketing director of Three Birds describes the genesis of the business as ‘we’re three mates and Mums, who started out as property flippers but have since evolved our business to focus on inspiring and empowering other women to design, renovate and style their dream homes.’ Boasting over 390,000 Instagram followers, and 90,000 youtube followers, it’s safe to say this dynamic trio have found an impressive audience for their renovation antics… and the Three Birds workspace in Sydney is where all the ideas happen!

‘First and foremost, our office needed to be a beautiful space to work in’ Lana highlights. This goal, coupled with a passion for getting the details ‘just right’ is clear  in the resulting workspace, which has been heavily inspired by Byron Bay based artist Jai Vasicek – whose distinctive artwork also features in the space. Another key reference point has been the work of  Grace Garrett, who created custom designed cushions and wallpaper for the space. The trio also used Intrim timber mouldings to create panels on the walls, to add texture and character, and ‘make the space feel like the inside of a home.’

Three Bird’s collaborative way of working requires large communal spaces, so their HQ is designed for group work, with lots of space for rolling out floor plans and comparing samples… and plenty of room for the team to work together. Lana describes the space as ‘warm, friendly, and collaborative’, and especially enthuses about the custom designed, blush pink kitchen… ‘because the last one was so damn ugly!’

While the space is sparkling and carefully curated, Lana highlights that it is also hardworking, functional workspace. She reveals ‘it is hard to keep it neat and tidy with all of the deliveries we receive of furniture and homewares.’ But even with boxes stacked in the corner, this is one workspace designed to inspire!

Type of space

Open-plan office

Size of space

60 m2

Number of employees

15

A workspace should be…

Warm, friendly and collaborative. We want our HQ to be a place that makes you feel good!

The Three Birds gang will soon reveal their latest project – ‘house 10’! Located in Northern NSW, not far from Byron Bay, they’ve dubbed this project their ‘Hinterland Hideaway’ – check out the teaser here!

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