Ellie Ramsay

Hi, I’m Ellie


I believe in the power of making a room look and feel calm and creating spaces where people gravitate to. But they are not sure why. It gives them a feeling of “ah.” But they don’t know it.

What makes me happy? I’m happy when I design and create with my paints and fabrics. Also when I share my knowledge and skills. It gives me happiness too when I get to transform dead spaces and make them come alive. I love to use as many existing pieces as possible. I believe they hold the spirit to the home. And to avoid waste, I believe that to recycle is also a great priority.

I love the colours of the past. So I looked to old pieces of furniture to recreate those colours. Just like recreating the ones that were used on kitchen cabinets and drawers of my childhood. Kettle Green was a colour that was practically in every kitchen in the 1950’s!

Me & Blake & Taylor

I opened Blake & Taylor in 2010 to continue to share my love of décor. Also to bring new life to pre-loved objects in an industry in which I have been involved for over 30 years. I adore colour and the impact it can have on our lives and the way we live. It inspired me to create my own Chalk Furniture paint range under the Blake & Taylor name.

Listening is one of the biggest strengths that I have when it comes to achieving the best for my clients. My focus is my clients’ needs and how they want to use a certain space. I also make sure that I find out their likes and dislikes in relation to colours and patterns. Above all, I focus on the feeling they would like to have when they walk into a particular room. That is the key to creating rooms with soul.

I think we all have a creative strength inside us. And it is great to help others find theirs and bring it out. I would love to show them how they can be creative when they think that they can’t. Their surprise when finding their creative strength is rewarding and infectious. I look forward to sharing my décor and DIY knowledge with you in the near future.

What We Do


Blake & Taylor is in the original Paddington Butcher Shop building. It was built in 1890. When inside the store, look up to see the original curved metal
butchers rail where they once hung the meat. It is now used to display vintage English tubs, beautiful vintage frames and other interesting objects.

At Blake & Taylor we sell new & recycled/vintage furniture pieces. All these fits in perfectly with the full Interior Decorator/Design Services that we offer. The recycled/vintage furniture is sourced from all over Australia (sometimes the world). And before it is merchandised for sale on the retail floor of Blake & Taylor, it must first go through our workshop. They consist of professional team of tradespeople who are constantly using their experience and skills to breathe new life into these time worn pieces. There is always a large and constantly changing selection in-store which complements our range of new furniture.

Our professional painters provide an excellent finish on all of our painted pieces. They also restore our natural timber pieces to perfection, especially the early 1900 pine dressing tables, drawer units and cupboards. There is strict quality control regarding these revamped pieces by Ellie Ramsay. She is the owner and visionary of Blake & Taylor. She has been in the retail industry for over 30 years. Ellie will not accept anything less than perfect for the Blake & Taylor store.

Be assured of a quality piece with professional customer service and consideration for customer satisfaction at all times. Our staff are trained to help with all customer needs. And we are most happy to help if any customer has concerns, questions or requests.