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lamp and side table detail

We moved in 2 years ago to a brand new house. Our guest bedroom was furnished with all the odd bits of furniture, with old curtains from original house. Sophie’s suggestions to lighten up the room, keep original artwork and de clutter were spot on. We removed blanket box and modified the end to the bed and already there was more space. Sophie and I went looking for new bedside tables and found 2 different yet complimenting tables. I would never have thought to make them different. The purchase of an armchair and reading lamp gives the main visitors a place to read comfortably. Sophie’s attention to detail and creativeness gives you a place to sit and dream of the future possibilities. I thoroughly recommend Sophie to anyone, she will without a doubt make your home a “Beautiful Abode”.

Georgina, Ashwood


Dear Sophie,

I am so glad to have met you and allowing you to work on my house.  No words can describe how happy I am with the finished work such as paint colours, choice of furniture etc.  Your input has been most invaluable and I have learned a lot from you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Susan, Glen Waverley


Dear Sophie,
Thank you for the most amazing and wonderful window coverings that you organized for our new home.  We are so happy and take any opportunity to walk past them.  They are a memorable feast for the eyes.  Your helpful advice Sophie, in choosing the fabrics, colours and styles was such a success.  We will pass on your name and wish you well.

Enjoy the path of success in your interior decorating business.
Fondest wishes,
David and Trish, Vermont

Thanks so much for your assistance in choosing the interior paint colours for our new house.  When we bought the house, it was hard to see past the peach coloured walls, in almost every room.  Based on your colour selections, we had the house painted and are thrilled with the outcome!  It looks and feels like a different house!

We also loved your suggestion of painting the pine timber cupboards in out kitchen and bathroom, the result was unbelievable!  Friends have commented that the kitchen looks modern and the bathroom cupboards new!  The transformation has been amazing and we wouldn’t have achieved it without you!

Thanks again for your professional consultations and extremely helpful manner, I would definitely recommend your services.
Joanna, Box Hill South



Brendan and I can’t thank you enough for all your help and recommendations.    The painting, canvas and wall clock have been hung and the house is looking fantastic.

Mary, Mt Waverley



You have a natural eye for colour and you pay so much attention to detail. I was impressed at how you came to our old home before we moved to ensure that our furniture would also sit well with the colours that you chose. You helped us choose colours to suit what we have in furniture and the colouring and style of our new home and somehow pulled it all together in the kitchen which is the centre of our home, selecting bench tops, flooring and finishing touches that complete the picture. We are thrilled with the end result and can’t wait to have you back when we are ready to change over our drapes. Thank you so much for your stylish and very professional advice.

Elle, Templestowe


Sophie Kost from My Beautiful Abode has been a driving force in the direction of our home interior.
My husband and I have just completed building our dream home with our young family.
Sophie has used her sensibilities and practicalities without compromising on great looks and design.
Sophie sourced our home interior and exterior colour scheme (which was daunting) and she calmed any anxieties, shared ideas and helped find our path.
Our blinds and plantation shutters were sourced by Sophie and of top quality and competitive in price, as were furnishings throughout the house.
She has “managed” us with true professionalism and warmth. We are still ongoing with Sophie and will continue to develop upon a truly special relationship.
Lisa, Burwood


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