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Interior stylist Tim Neve likes to think he has his finger on the pulse when it comes to design trends. However, even he is surprised just how on-trend his latest tile design is.

His ‘Mermania’ tile pattern now comes in a blush colourway, with a terrazzo effect sprinkled throughout. Both pink hues and terrazzo have become major interior trends in 2017, but Tim actually designed the product over a year ago, allowing for the length in time it takes to hand make each tile overseas.

Tim says “This stunning design is perfect for those looking to make a statement in a bathroom or kitchen.”

Inspired by the quality of Moroccan tiles, the encaustic tile production follows a timeless process. Each are made of pressed cement resulting in a lovely chalky, matt patina with patches of imperfections a part of their charm.


‘Mermania’ Blush x Terrazzo
Encaustic Tile by stylist Tim Neve
20cm x 20cm x 16mm
$160 m2 RRP
Available from

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Beach Hotel Interiors – Latest Reveals!


I feel like I’m chasing Summer, but I’ve finally got around to photographing my latest, colourful interior design reveals for the Beach Hotel. This massive three-year project is now at the point of ‘finishing touches,’ and I have to say… she’s never looked finer!

A Newcastle icon, The Beach Hotel overlooks Merewether Beach with panoramic ocean views. There couldn’t be a more perfect ‘Tim Neve’ venue. Comprising 7 bar spaces, each room flows to the next to reveal a different take on the central beach theme.

The result is a wonderland of nautical pattern and colour, unlike any commercial space in Newcastle. The ‘Front Bar’ areas, comprising casual drinking, dining and lounge spaces take on a relaxed tropical vibe. Cool aqua greens mix with vibrant nautical blues, with accents of hot salmons and flamingo pinks, even an acidy yellow to complete the aquatic rainbow.

What makes the series of spaces truly unique, is the original art deco architecture has been used to highlight the organic forms of the curved ceilings, stepped cornices and bold columns throughout. The result is a lively play of antiquity meeting modernity, all wrapped up in a pleasing seaside execution.

Take a step inside some of the spaces in the Facebook gallery…

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Introducing ‘Benalta’… Beautiful boutique accommodation in Forster NSW by Stylist Tim Neve



Forster is the perfect location for a beachside getaway – for a family holiday, an adventure with friends, or a romantic weekend.

‘Benalta’ holiday villa is light-filled, spacious 2-bedroom accommodation located only 200 metres from the water at tranquil Wallis Lake, and an easy 10-minute walk along the waterfront to the centre of Forster with Main Beach and its surrounding shops. The beach front has a protected frontage with low surf, making it family friendly, and includes an ocean baths pool.

Configured to sleep 6 – with a spacious main bedroom with queen size bed, a second bedroom with two single beds, and a comfortable new double sofa bed standing by in the spacious open-plan main living area. There’s even a fold out cot for the youngest of guests.

Do it all, or nothing at all at Forster – the quintessential seaside town along the mid-north coast of New South Wales is perfect for relaxing by the beach or fishing in the lake, but also has on hand plenty of shops, restaurants and activities to keep everyone entertained.

Set in a quiet complex, one block from the waterfront, with it’s marina cafes and cruises, ‘Benalta’ is equipped with everything you need for your stay – be it a weekend or a week.

With a full sized newly-renovated Kitchen and your own outdoor BBQ and dining area, with lawn space to sunbake or play on, holidaying in a villa offers you the chance to spread out much more than a hotel room would, at an affordable price.

Other mod-cons include 42” plasma TV in the lounge room with DVD and FOXTEL, plus another 32″ LED with DVD in main bedroom, full stove, microwave and dishwasher in kitchen, and washing machine available for private use internally within bathroom. Add to this a few extra luxuries around the villa to make your stay special, like a Nespresso coffee machine, SMEG appliances and Aesop toiletries.

Just bring yourself (and your swimmers!) You’ll be sleeping on comfortable new beds all made up ready for you on arrival, with fresh sheets and plenty of blankets and clean towels supplied. Open the doors on a cupboard full of board games to keep everyone entertained!

Getting there: Forster is a beautiful drive along the Pacific Highway through picturesque country NSW. It’s less than 2 hours drive north from Newcastle, and a comfortable 3 ½ hours stretch (308km north-east) from Sydney, but you will feel like you are a world away when you arrive.

In fact, use your stay at Forster as a base to explore other nearby tourist hot-spots, like beautiful Boomerang/Blueys Beach (20 mins south) or Port Macquarie (around 1 hour North).

You have your own car space designated right outside the front door to the villa, and a visitor car space is also located in the complex. Not driving? Simply Google to discover the other easy modes of transport to Forster – like comfortable coach bus services or train to the nearest station (30 min) at Taree.

The weather is typically pleasant Australian whatever season you choose to visit, with an average year-round temperature of 22 degrees, peaking in Summer at an average of 27 degrees.

Each room has been beautifully designed by Aussie interiors stylist Tim Neve, creating a unique destination for your next getaway.

Book now on Stayz!




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Introducing… CELESTE by Tim Neve


Drum roll, please… I’m thrilled to introduce my latest collection of fabric and wallpapers to you, titled Celeste.

It’s a big move for me, away from my typically coastal aesthetic to explore a new realm altogether. Instead by looking to the night sky and beyond, I trend forecasted the range as a natural interiors progression from our recent love of all things marble – and the strong veined, organic patterns it creates in nature.

The inky backgrounds of each design were physically created by me pouring pure pigments of paint across round canvases to create the free-flowing patterns.

On-trend geometric forms also emerge, appearing as though the stars in the sky are spelling out the rhythmic line-work. Geological elements like agate and aggregates, as if sampled from other planets, are explored in strong photographic and vector-based designs.

Produced in association with renowned design studio Sparkk, Celeste comprises 8 patterns across more than 40 colour ways. The fabric designs are made into quality cushion covers and show-stopping tableware items too.

I hope you love the designs as much as I do… TNx

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Check out the full gallery on Facebook and Pinterest

Shop the collection online at

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New Stockist! Tim Neve at the Tara Dennis Store, Sydney




Check out all of the visual gorgeousness happening in these images!

How perfect do the cushion designs from my ‘Anchorage’ collection look in the beautiful Sydney store of stylist Tara Dennis.

The mix of tactile linen and velvet, along with the dark and stormy colour palette look picture perfect with all of Tara’s stylish wares in her classic yet rustic fit-out.

If you’re in Sydney, call in quick… I’m sure this batch of beauties won’t be around for long. Oh, and there’s TN Linen Tableware on offer, too.

Shop Online:

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Get the look! Newcastle Weekly Cover Story


#Coverboy! I’ve been lucky enough to receive plenty of press coverage over the course of my career, but this it then first time I’ve been on the cover of a magazine!

Pick up the latest issue of Newcastle Weekly for the cover story titled ‘Neve’s Nest’ to read about my new book.

We styled the colourful but cosy living room look in my interior design for the Beach Hotel, with winter wares from the TN store and my friends at Willows Home Traders.

Here’s how to ‘get the look…’




Driftwood Coffee Table $380 from

Floyd Shag Cushion $179 from Willows Home Traders


Mermania Linen/Coral Cushion $120 from


Brit Knitted Tassel Throw $359 from Willows Home Traders

Mermania Rug – Blush runner $590 from

Plus – to celebrate my first cover story, if you’re in the Newcastle Region these ‘get the look’ wares from the Tim Neve store have free delivery* June only.

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Support Stylist Tim Neve’s second book ‘NEST’

Exciting times ahead, as I plan to release my second book before the year is out! This time around I ask you all to pre-purchase the title through crowdfunding website Kickstarter to ensure the limited-edition publication makes it onto the printing presses.

After the success of my first book ‘Sandcastles’ which went on to be released not only in Australia, but in the UK and USA, I can’t wait to produce another timely title. ‘Nest’ uses trend-forecasting to present a forward-thinking interiorscape with global appeal.

The colourful and visually evocative title is backed up with imaginative dialogue ensuring ‘Nest’ is filled with essential information for the home decorator. It will be a charming read, this book is overflowing with descriptive commentary and practical information.

As I said at the launch of the book, “Expect an aspirational publication from me. I love that books can get readers excited about new ideas for their own home.”

Featuring inspiring styled photography (from Photographer Johan Palsson, of Sandcastles) from moodboards and colour palettes, to whole room solutions, the book stands alone as an illustrative bible of interior styling.

All of this is wrapped up in high quality production values, that you would expect of a TN hardcover book.

This exciting book is being crowd-funded for a short window of time. I urge readers to pre-order before the cut-off date of July 31, 2016 to make sure they don’t miss out! TN x

Crowdfunding link:



The book is split into four chapters exploring exciting interior inspirations with an authentic source the common thread, as Tim says in the Introduction:

Almost primal, or seasonal, or to the very heart of what makes up our existence from the beginning of time, this book is broken up into four chapters of style: of course there’s my own take on Atlantis (water), but first we begin with Elements (earth), Eden (plant) and finally Celestial (fire)”

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Media praise for Tim Neve’s first book:

“Tim Neve’s design ideas are clever and plentiful” – The Australian

“It is unabashedly an ideas book, encouraging readers to experiment as they find the paths that work for them” – The Herald

“This lovely coffee-table book explores the many moods and palettes of relaxed coastal decorating at its best” – Home Beautiful

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New! Tim Neve Rug Collection


I’m thrilled to be introducing the Tim Neve debut rug collection!

It’s taken a few months to get these beauties, as each are hand-woven off-shore from tactile 100% NZ Wool.

The result it a flat-weave rug that is sure to add understated style to any space, with the muted but fresh colourways of the rug designs evoking simple days by the sea shore.

The ‘Alpha Delta’ rectangle rug in is a great size for a living room, perfectly proportioned to sit under a 2 seat sofa and coffee table, whilst the ‘Mermania’ runner in blush tones is a great size for a hallway, or perfect dimensions to be laid horizontally at the end of a bed or cot

Both are listed now for purchase on the online store:

Each design is fully customisable in terms of colours and size – simply ask us!


Above and Below: ‘Mermania’ Runner in Blush


Above and Below: ‘Alpha Delta’ Rug in Blues



Shot on location at: Newcastle Ocean Baths

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Greetings from Santorini!



I’ve just returned from a visual research trip to Europe for my upcoming second book.

A highlight was Greece. Every time I told someone I was going there, the first thing they said was “Are you going to Santorini??”

Well now I know why… I had always admired the Greek Island, but it’s very rare in life that someplace actually looks even better in reality than on the postcard.

Maybe it’s the white rendered buildings, but the sea and sky is just a different shade of blue in Santorini. A more vibrant crayon has been used than back home.

In fact, if there was ever a place on earth you could honestly tag #nofliter, I recon this is it!

Every moment you turn your head there is visual inspiration, and simple but effective decorating ideas aplenty – from the sea-stone mosaics, to the marble patchwork paths, and of course those trademark ‘Santorini Blue’ shutter doors.

The Santorinians sure know how to inject a vibrant pop of colour through climbing plants too, adding to the layering of the tiny spaces.

I truly felt like I had found my island home, and can’t wait to find an excuse to re-visit one day soon…


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Crafternoon! Inside the first Lampshade Workshop


We had a ball last weekend at our first Lampshade Making Workshop!

Under the guidance of expert lampshade maker Anna Trigg ( a dozen attendees spent the afternoon crafting their creation, even I had a go!

Using fabrics provided from my ‘Anchorage’ collection we each made and took home a 20cm diameter x 23cm height cylinder lampshade – perfect for a bedside table or desk lamp (mine now takes pride of place in my home office).

The event was held in the gorgeous new functions level at the Beach hotel, designed by yours truly and overlooking beautiful Merewether beach.

We enjoyed champagne and afternoon tea treats from Fifi La Femme to keep our crafty hands moving!

So much fun… if you think this looks like your kind of thing, join us at the next event on Sat April 2.

But be quick, filling up fast – this first event sold out! Tickets/info at:

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