The first time I laid my eyes on the products by H & G Designs I was hooked! They specialise in unique furniture and homewares, mixing natural products with a minimalist aesthetic. They have been selling their specialised products since 2014, and have been seen inside the glossy pages of all the mags we all know and love!
Glenn and Hayley McGinty have a true passion for building and renovating … all things creative. After spending endless hours designing their renovation, they both realised they had a deep belief in good design and that aesthetically pleasing and functionality … and their business developed from there. Their skill sets compliment each other to a ‘ T ‘, now prototyping products and both getting their hands dirty.
Prior to starting H & G, Hayley was a school teacher and Glenn is currently working as a commercial construction project manager. Glenn is Hayley’s sounding board for everything design, and he has helped teach her the skills required to create their beautiful range.
Hayley loves the freedom that comes from now running her own business ” the opportunities are limitless and gives me an excitement deep inside that I’ve never felt before “, she says.
H & G Designs – New Jewellery display
One thing I just HAD to share with you all was the creation of one of their lastest prodcts, their Jewellery Display. After finding that the majority her jewellery collection had fallen victim to being put in the draw and forgotten about, or better still had been tangled and damaged at some stage or another (oh god that sounds like me!), she thought there must be a much better solution for storing jewellery! In my opinion, this design is an absolute STANDOUT!
It’s visually stunning, and can be another piece of wall art in your home. Hayley says, “I just started drawing, designing, refining and prototyping. My goal was to be able to store a wide variety of my favourite pieces- earrings, watches, bracelets, necklaces, rings… and so on. The design was based around function, simplicity but I also wanted to keep with our theme of our designs having clean lines that includes a mix of texture and natural product.”
Another of my favourite designs of mine is the leather strap shelf…quality! (pictured below)
Hayley LOVES the “kick arse business women involved in this industry” (…and she’s one of them! ) She finds is inspiring to see so many women succeeding and really pushing the boundaries of business and “having a go.”
Running her own business has it’s challenges, she looks at them as a positive … from challenges you learn so much! She admits from such she has now become a better have time manager, and refined so many of her processes and now spends time forward planning.
Her tips for business success are “Do it, do it now and do it with passion.”
H & G Designs – OMMO Range
H & G Designs have also recently become the Australian Distributor of OMMO, a Hong Kong based kitchen wares company. The fell in love with the brand after a recent trip, the brands design, quality and originality is everything that H & G Designs pride them selves on…they jumped at the chance to represent them on our shores.
I also asked Hayley …
The best day of the week is … Saturday- Saturday – is adventure day and always involves good coffee.
My dream holiday destination is … Oh so many! Sailing Palau is high on the list.
What’s your biggest ‘pinch me’ moment has been … Seeing our home and designs grace 10 pages of Home Beautiful Magazine this year.
The best advice I have ever received is … I can’t think of any one particular piece of advice but I think as a kid just the belief given to me from my parents that I can achieve anything I want to.
What I’m reading Is … I’m only one chapter in as I started it last night “4 Hour Work Week” By Tim Ferriss. A friend suggested it over the weekend as I mentioned my goal was to manage my business on board a yacht sailing the world… she said it was the book with all my solutions, so if I reply to emails next week from the Maldives you know it was a great read! ( Love it Hayley!)
My ultimate indulgence Is … A combination of good interior mags, raw treats, coffee, sweet tunes and a comfy couch!
View their amazing website HERE.
To WIN a $50 voucher to spend on the new OMMO collection over at H & G Desings ….
- COMMENT below and tell me what you LOVE about the new OMMO Collection.
- FOLLOW H & G Designs on IG HERE.
- SUBSCRIBE TO THE K J COLLECTIVE BLOG HERE. (This also automatically puts you in the running to win my monthly prize as well as this competition…awesome! )
- Enter by Wednesday 21st September. (Winner announced via email directly.)
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