We offer a unique collections of fabrics and products that can transform any space into a warm and homely environment
Bev’s Remnant House is a retail store open to the general public, offering a range of designer upholstery fabrics at affordable prices, including small samples, end-of-roll and end-of-season upholstery fabrics from overseas as well as local fabric designers such as Six Hands, Kerri Brown and Walter G.
“From a practical and aesthetic point of view, textiles play a vital role in the overall success of a project, whether it’s for your own home or for a creative design project,” says proprietor Bev MacInnes. “However, if they don’t go through an interior designer or upholsterer, it is difficult for the general public to source beautiful or unusual textiles. This is where we come in.”
Bev’s Remnant House also offers an accessible alternative for stylists, opera and theatre designers and craft or patch workers who only want one or two metres of unusual fabrics and who want them quickly.
Bev MacInnes is a graduate of NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) in theatre production and worked in various capacities in theatres all over Australia.
Following her work in theatre, Bev started Present Company which centred around a homewares store with carefully selected locally and international items.
With a degree from the University of NSW in Interior Architecture she 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 Olympics.
In 2002 Bev set up her 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 Bev also worked as prop buyer for theatre productions such as The Boy from Oz, Dirty Dancing and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Having experienced the full gamut of design applications, Bev has 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,” continues Bev, who 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.”
“I grew up in a family obsessed with good design,” says Bev. “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.”