3D Visualisation Project – Homebase

3D Visualisation Project – Homebase

I recently dived into the Homebase website and had to physically lift my chin from my biscuit coloured carpet when I saw the sparkly, edgy and downright fabulous interiors ‘stuff’ that graced my laptop screen.

3D Visual Hall of Fame

When you’re a ‘creative’ type and have started to amass a (sort of) collection of works, it’s nice to take a little bit of time out from your hectic schedule to revisit previous projects and reflect, ponder and bathe in the fuzzy warmth of nostalgia.

3D Visualisation Service – The Process Explained

3D Visualisation Service – The Process Explained

I thought it would be interesting to write a post explaining the process of how I create 3D visuals for my clients; from the moment I’m commissioned to undertake a new project, to the creation of the final presentation.

Glass Appreciation Society – New Members Welcome

Glass Appreciation Society – New Members Welcome

My most recent 3D Visualisation commission, whilst slightly labour intensive highlighted a very important lesson when trying to aim for that all elusive photo-real effect…

R is for Recognition

R is for Recognition

When you get an email from Maxwell Render asking if you’d like to have your work featured on their website, it’s a pretty special occasion.

My Grand Journey Part II

It gives me great pleasure to show all of my lovely followers and readers the finished 3D Visuals, that were used in Grand Designs Live 2014.

Pushing the Boundaries of 3D Visualisation

Consider this my very first ‘photography’ exhibition. These spaces and their design elements do not exist. But they are very real in my mind.

Sex and the City Challenge

I’m such a devoted follower of Carrie’s fictional greatness, that I was extremely amused and secretly chuffed when my friends drew comparisons between her life and mine, with the purchase of a desk for my city centre apartment.

Industrial Inspired Urban Chic

Industrial Inspired Urban Chic

Industrial inspired design is everywhere you look in the interior design world at the minute. And it’s not a new craze to have stumbled onto the design scene but it has had tremendous staying power.

Grand Designs Live 2014…And Me

When you receive an email from a fellow (past) student asking if you’d be interested in providing floor plans, elevations and 3D visuals for her interior room set that will be on display at Grand Designs Live 2014, you do not ignore this email.

Black & White – Embrace It Don’t Fear It

Monochrome is a term that describes varying shades of one colour. It is not correct to describe a room that has been designed using a colour palette of black and white as Monochrome. Let’s summarise…

Post Processing – Who Knew?

Post Processing – Who Knew?

As a self-taught devotee of all things CAD related, I’m continually finding myself on a journey of discovery even though I’ve been dabbling in the ‘art’ of 3D rendering for well over a year now (trust me, it’s an art – my hair-pulling, feet stomping and sulking can vouch for that!!). But I’ve stumbled upon something […]

Back to Basics – The Humble Light Bulb

Back to Basics – The Humble Light Bulb

Sometimes I’m continually amazed at just how much my taste has changed from I started studying interior design.  Here I am, researching various types of lighting for a commercial space and what am I drawn to? Light bulbs.  Plain, good ‘ol fashioned light bulbs. Doesn’t sound overly astounding, offensive or ground-breaking.  But when I say ‘light […]

A Little Trip to the Dark Side

A Little Trip to the Dark Side

Educational establishments should put a disclaimer on all of their Interior Design courses.  Before I embarked on my current journey of discovery I thought I was confident in what I liked and didn’t like, and for good reason. I was a fundamental fan of the neutrals family.  Beige?  Loved it.  Taupe?  It gave me goose bumps.  Glorious shades of […]

1 Year Anniversary – It’s Top 5 Time

1 Year Anniversary – It’s Top 5 Time

I took a sharp intake of breath, slapped my face a few times, splashed some cold water on my chops, did a few warm-up stretches and then finally typed my first blog post  nearly 1 year ago. 84 posts; 11 pages; 223 comments; 107 followers; 21,885 views and Anita Brown [Design Studio] is still going strong. As I […]

The Mysterious World of CAD – Top Tips

The Mysterious World of CAD – Top Tips

I get asked questions quite often about how I produce my 3D Visuals and the CAD applications I use in general. So consider this my quick guide to what you should know about various CAD applications for the interior design industry; based on my experience to date. 1. SketchUp is your friend. No really, it is. If […]

The Boyzone Effect

The Boyzone Effect

I’m still on a high from learning how to create candlelight using Maxwell Render. This can only mean one thing: I’m now increasing the risk of fire hazards left, right and centre in my 3D visuals. There’s only one way to deal with my new found obsession and that’s to overindulge to get it out of system once and for all.