I am Bev MacInnes, owner of Bev’s Remnant House and creator of this blog. This blog is full of anything to do with fabrics, people who use fabrics in their lives, the day to day world of Bev’s Remnant House, things and places I find inspiring or I am dreaming of visiting.
I am a graduate of NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) in theatre production. I worked in various capacities in theatres all over Australia.
Following my work in theatre, I started Present Company which centred around a home ware store with carefully selected locally and international items.
With a degree from the University of NSW in Interior Architecture I re-entered the world of theatre and worked with designer Eamon D’Arcy, assisting him on various launches, theatre productions and events including the opening ceremony for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and designing the hospitality requirements for major sponsor Fairfax Publishing during the event.
In 2002 I set up my own interior design business, Splash Interiors and worked on a challenging range of projects, including the Madison Hotel, Zanzibar Newtown, Lansvale Hotel, Stardust Hotel, contributed to the refurbishment of the Spirit of Tasmania ferry and recently the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel in Medlow Bath. During this time I also worked as prop buyer for theatre productions such as The Boy from Oz, Dirty Dancing and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
I grew up in a family obsessed with good design. My father was a watchmaker and jeweller, and my mother did all the sourcing for our shop from the late 1950s right up into the ’80s. They taught me to be courageous with design and colour; they were modernists, innovative for their time.
Having experienced the full gamut of design applications, I have an inherent understanding of the integrity of good design across multiple formats and how it plays a vital role in enriching our everyday lives. I love art, travel, food, furniture I have an obsession with everything Italian, I lived in Rome for two years. Although I am essentially a colourist, it is my passion for texture and textiles that has brought me to my new venture.