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colour on location is a surface/colour design consultancy, passionate about giving beautiful interior and exterior styling advice to our residential and commercial clients.

Our award-winning expertise extends to product and still-life photography styling, where the principles of good design are essential for exceptional print or electronic media images.

colour on location is known for its classic, contemporary and individual colour schemes, and interior styling solutions. We listen to our clients. Each project begins with a blank canvas.

We are based in Leura, a picturesque town in the Blue Mountains of NSW (1.25 hours from Sydney), attracting a range of clients from local, interstate and overseas locations.

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Rachel Morse

Late in the 20th Century, I studied sociology and the environment (loved it). Then I worked for more than a decade in the writing industry (loved that, too). But, eventually, it was time to express my creativity in a new way. Colour and design were calling.

I’d always noticed colour, texture, tone and beauty everywhere – I just didn’t have the words for it. Now I can explain something highly intuitive and combine it with excellent design. It’s my work and I adore it. The world is an inspiring place; the people in it, more so.

Personal expression is incredibly important to me, and I love helping my clients ‘find themselves’. Our imaginations take us to amazing places. This is why I take the time to understand each client very carefully. Every project is highly personal and I feel privileged to be part of the process.

Whether I’m working with paint colour, fabric, artwork, a commercial interior, or on a photo-shoot, I’m fulfilling my life purpose: to help others find the beauty in the world around them.

...The beauty in the world around them. Us. Me. You.

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our work

We are sincere when we say that our job is to uncover and enhance your existing style. After all, a space means nothing if it’s not enjoyed.

colour on location is committed to listening to our clients, then helping them define and articulate their preferences when it comes to: texture, pattern, tone, colour, furniture, accessories & design, for example. These elements combine to make the space yours. We listen, interpret what you say in design terms, then provide advice – ensuring that a desire becomes reality.

Whether it’s choosing decor for an interior, a paint palette for a building exterior, accessories for a photo shoot, positioning products in the most irresistible way possible, or creating a mood board inspired by global trends influencing Australian style, we keep your intention front and centre.

Our Services

colour & interior styling

  • colour consulting
  • interior decoration & styling
  • lighting design
  • furniture selection
  • accent and accessory pieces
  • property styling for sale or open home
  • working with retailers, wholesalers & suppliers of home furnishings, flooring & lighting, window treatments, and fabrics & soft furnishings

styling for photo shoots

  • arranging existing decor for optimal balance & composition
  • styling props & accessories
  • sourcing props & accessories (on request)
  • checking detail & making decor adjustments as necessary
  • providing setup & lighting support to photographers
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Rachel was brilliant! She took the time to really get to know what we wanted and what the feel of the house was, and the colours she helped us choose were perfect. Everyone who visits comments on the colour scheme. We couldn't have done it without her. – A.T. Hobart, Tasmania


I really needed interior colour advice and I liked the way Rachel quickly identified my taste in colour.By a process of elimination we agreed that a couple of feature walls could stay, and, rather than imposing her ideas, she explained in detail why certain things would work better than others. – G.A. Leura, NSW


Rachel listened to my thoughts for our new extension. She had a range of colour samples on hand so that we could view them 'in situ'. By laying her samples next to each other, trying different combinations and viewing them in different lights we were able to create a complete colour scheme that included walls, cupboards, splashback, kickboards, benchtop, trim and ceiling. Rachel has a wonderful eye for colour. I love the colours we chose and couldn't have achieved the look I have without her! – J.L. Blackheath, NSW


I just received my colour palette. Thank you so much. You made the whole process so easy and so much fun. Thanks again for all your guidance and inspiration. – V.C Blackheath, NSW


Thanks so much for all your help and guidance. We needed to find just the right 'look' for our shop and you helped us achieve our vision. The whole process was so smooth and professional. – V.C. & S. C. Leura, NSW




I welcome jobs throughout Sydney and the Blue Mountains, and love to work in locations far and wide, by arrangement.

Please contact me to make an appointment. We can talk about your project.

Rachel Morse | 0402 478 432

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