5 Interior Styling Tips

23rd April 2019

Design duo Alisa and Lysandra Fraser introduced their sophisticated style to Mirvac’s iconic Waverley Park masterplanned community.

Briefed by Mirvac to blend timeless elegance with on-trend elements and pops of colour to complement the Banksia home’s design and soft colour palette, Alisa and Lysandra have created an inspired family haven that is luxurious, warm and welcoming. The twins have selected sumptuous textures and tones of blush, navy and teal, tempered with warm greys, charcoal and brushed gold, for the Banksia – a brand new contemporary family home designed by Mirvac’s award-winning architects. 


Waverley Park Banksia Bedroom Living Room The sisters appeared onsite to reveal their handiwork and share their top tips with guests.

Their top 5 tips for creating the look are:

1. Artwork

Select artwork for the walls first and use this as your inspiration and colour scheme for the room.

2. Layers

Use lots of layers and textures to create a luxe and warm feel, for example in the master bedroom mix cushions of varying sizes, throw rugs, animal hide, different size and shapes of cushions in the same space.

3. Size it Up

When visualising furniture in the space use newspapers or cardboard to place the items in the room to get a feel for the size and shape.

4. Mood Board

Use a computer Snipping tool to create a moodboard with images you find online so you can see how the items work together.

5.Invest in Quality

Invest in quality pieces for the larger items in your home such as a couch or dining table. For a family home they recommend textures that are hard wearing that can be easily cleaned like leathers or scotch guarding fabrics.
Alisa and Lysandra Waverley Park
Waverley Park Banksia Bedroom
Waverley Park Banksia Bedroom
The most successful contestants ever in terms of profit on Nine’s juggernaut The Block series, identical twins Alisa and Lysandra have carved out a successful career as interior design experts since winning The Block: Sky High in 2013 and a subsequent third placing on The Block: Fans and Faves in 2014.

Speaking at the event Lysandra explained “Alisa and I are beyond excited to have been given the opportunity to bring our sense of style to Waverley Park. We share with Mirvac a passion for design that is both aspirational and accessible, and through this project we hope to be able to showcase our interior ideas and advice, with future and current residents of Waverley Park.”

The Banksia’s two-story floorplan spans open plan family living with tiled flooring and a courtyard downstairs, with a second living area and four or three bedrooms plus study, upstairs. A spectacular kitchen incorporates a reconstituted stone benchtop, tiled splashback and Smeg appliances.

Mirvac General Manager of Residential Victoria, Elysa Anderson, said “Mirvac is delighted to partner with Alisa and Lysandra to bring their incredible interior styling expertise to the Waverley Park community. The twins’ sophisticated, yet functional and understated approach will inspire a variety of potential purchasers, from young families to downsizers, while reinforcing the quality of Mirvac’s home design in a coveted address.”

Located in Melbourne’s tightly held south-eastern suburbs with top schools, parks, gardens and shopping precincts nearby, Waverley Park is home to over 3000 residents in more than 1,150 homes. With the final precinct now on sale, Waverley Park’s new Banksia display home is Adelaide-based Alisa and Lysandra’s first Melbourne project after the acclaimed renovation of an Albert Park Victorian terrace in 2018.


Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.  

Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.