E139 – Insights into Renovating or Building a New Home with James Treble

In this insightful episode, fellow interior designer James Treble joins Frances to discuss the art of creating timeless and functional homes.  

Covering topics such as budgeting, future-proofing design principles, and how to get ideas, Treble shares valuable insights for both renovation and new home projects. Whether you’re embarking on a home improvement journey or planning your dream home, this conversation offers practical tips to help you maximise value and enhance your quality of living. 


[1:20] Introduction of James Treble 

[04:50] What led him to Interior Design 

[10:14] The science of how we live 

[14:20] Interior Designers and Stylists 

[17:18] Difference in materials and fittings for short term vs long term homes 

[23:22] Emotional ROI 

[34:16] The economic side of buying a property/ home 

[35:55] Common challenges when building or renovating 

[44:37] Greenhouse Effect 

[58:32] European homes and Australian homes 

[01:01:13] Tip from James Treble 

[01:05:24] Floor plan is king 

Useful Links:

James Treble website: https://www.jamestreble.com/

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