At home with Micah Gianneli.

We chat with Micah Gianneli, digital creator, who recently renovated her Bayside home. 

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We chat to Micah Gianneli – digital creator,
who recently renovated her Bayside home.

 

With a love for minimalist + neutral styles, our Sheer Curtains have complimented her dreamy space.

Three words that best describe you?

Passionate, perfectionist, playful.

 

What’s your ideal day?

Sleeping in, lounging around my place, a good home cooked meal and gaming with my partner.

 

What’s your interior style?

My interior style is quite minimalist. I don’t like to over decorate; I like to let each piece shine. I prefer neutral tones for my interior. I have an ivory and gold theme that suits the spaces. I like minimal pops of colour if they’re muted or if they add interest to the space. Gold details are also a must

 

What is your most cherished possession?

Although not a possession, but my cat Charlie, he’s my fur baby. But material wise, probably my vast collection of external hard drives of work and boxes of photo albums and sentimental bits and bobs. I love going through all those and feeling nostalgic.

 

What’s on your interiors wish list right now?

A nice, solid stone dining table. I never really needed one as my large kitchen counter served well as a dining table, but I wouldn’t mind having a table also.

 

Do you live in a house or apartment?

Apartment.

 

What’s your favourite colour?

It’s hard to single out a colour – but I love neutral shades such as ivory, nude and tan. I also love pops of gold.

 

What’s your favourite room and why?

My open plan living area! There’s so much to love – the abundance of natural light, very high ceilings, long kitchen counter… it has such a chic minimal, Parisian live/work loft vibe with mid-century modern décor consisting of bouclé and marble. I purposefully furnished the living area to lounge and entertain yet it has a studio feel which is ideal for producing interior content.

 

What are the 3 most important things that make your home feel like a home?

My long-time partner Jesse, our ragdoll cat Charlie and my well thought out lounging space. I’m meticulous when it comes to tidiness, but somehow a little mess makes it feel like home.

“The Sheer Curtains helped create a heavenly sanctuary. I love how they filter + distribute the light so beautifully. I love them!”

— Micah.

 

 

 

 

What was your biggest splurge when designing your home?

Not a huge splurge however a great decision was getting Sheer Curtains installed from dc+b as they have really transformed my spaces into a dreamy realm.

 

What lesson(s) did you learn when you designed your home?

I learnt to be patient and take time to do a lot of research before making decisions. Measure twice, cut once!

  1. When it comes to designing a home, what does your design process look like?
  2. I take inspiration from Parisian lofts then apply a minimalistic approach when making final decisions. For me, some of the most important features are ample natural light, high ceilings and light parquetry floors. Also marble and wood with gold fittings are my key finishing touches.

 

What are your top 3 design/style tips for building or renovating a house?

Allow for lots of natural light to fill the house or apartment. Include tall windows and skylights wherever you can. Light coloured floors, no carpet. Helps to distribute the light evenly. No cheesy, random feature walls. Keep the theme consistent and classic.

You’re given a limited renovation budget; how would you spend it wisely to transform a home?

Keep the design classic and minimal. Stick with the design elements you’re passionate about.

 

What’s the biggest interior design mistake you’ve ever made?

I’m very careful in my decision-making process, I try to avoid regrets as much as possible. However, I have made a couple of impulse purchases where the item looked good in store or styled online but didn’t quite suit my home.

What qualities do you look for when choosing materials, furniture and accessories in your designs?

Always high quality, well-made items. You get what you pay for.

 

Are you a curtains, blinds or shutters person?

Curtains all the way!

 

What products did you choose from dc+b?

I chose the Top Fix Wave Fold Track with Sheer Curtain in Ingrid Ivory. I’m so happy with my decision, and that the Curtains are kissing the floor!

 

How did our products transform your home?

The Sheer Curtains added so much softness and texture to my spaces. I love natural light and as I have really high ceilings, the Sheer Curtains helped create a dreamy and heavenly sanctuary. I love how they filter and distribute the light so beautifully. I love them!

Some people find it difficult to decide what to do with their windows. Any tips?

Go with what suits your home and what you love. But personally, I love Curtains, they create a much more luxurious yet cosy feel.

 

How do you find inspiration? (dc+b magazine, website, socials, in-store).

Depending on my project, I’ll usually run a quick Google search. Instagram and Pinterest are also great sources of inspiration.

 

What design project(s) are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently designing the rear courtyard layout and trying to finalise it all by Christmas. I recently placed a light grey concrete outdoor dining table with chairs and just going to work around that to see what works. I will be keeping the space minimal with the mid-century modern theme and the surrounding fence will be covered in greenery.

“Keep the design classic and minimal. Stick with the design elements you’re passionate about. ”

— Micah.

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