Mother and daughter designer duo, Margaret and Kit are founders of Australian based company Alida & Miller. The pair works together designing spaces that mix modern and vintage. The spaces have a definite air of boho chicness about them.
Self-described maximalists, Margaret, and Kit don’t shy away from bright colors, patterns, metallics and lush fabrics. They love mixing and matching all of the above. The result is bright, vibrant homes that layer the luxurious with the eclectic. They’ve worked in both the city and coastal homes so they know how to adapt the design to an environment while retaining an effortlessly cool ambiance.
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Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?
Throughout our designs we like to achieve a look that is bold and elegant, however, our personal style is versatile to suit any idea. To describe the Alida and Miller design aesthetic in a few words I would use colorful, sophisticated and fearless.
What do you love about using antiques in your designs?
The use of antiques in our designs really works to bring a room to life by adding a sense of character and warmth. Carefully selected pieces will create a space that is uniquely your own. It’s all about balance, and by incorporating both new and old items, we are able to tell a story through our designs.
What inspires you?
We love finding the potential in unassuming spaces and going through the creative process to achieve an exciting transformation. It’s also a really humbling and inspiring moment to witness the reaction from our clients when we reveal their new homes. It’s the smiles on their faces that keep us loving what we do.
What can you never have too much of?
We are Maximalists! So I guess our motto is that you can never have too much of anything. At the moment we are really loving the use of strong color and combining them with rich textures to achieve a decadent look that packs a punch. Think velvet upholstery, statement rugs, and shiny metallics. More is more!
If you could design for a fictional character who would it be and why?
It would be so much fun to design for the Adams Family. I think our imaginative and eccentric personalities would really get along. Playing with their sense of gothic decadence and incorporating our use of modern luxury would be a match made in our fictional design heaven!
We are a mother and daughter team, Margaret & Kit Scholley, together we have over 20 years experience in Residential Interiors. Hailing from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, we relocated to Byron Bay over 10 years ago with our family. The move allowed us to continue on an eclectic journey of design. Our team at Alida and Miller aim for classic and elegant style, yet we are versatile to suit any idea. We thrive on working with our clients’ personality in a way that will reflect their space. We love to mix and match modern with antique and vintage, always taking a mindful and eco-friendly approach. With our accessibility to local tradesmen, we cater for both house and garden to have the means to make your vision come to life.