I actually did little modelling for the furniture here. Mostly I used sketchup warehouse furniture models or free models from various furniture design companies. Only advice is: to make everything like you feel. Watch-get inspired- do.
Interesting thank you for letting me know When i was 17 i did a few renders using ArchiCAD and a Autodesk 3D Studio max. I have gone into the CAD industry and have used autodesk products. I do have Autodesk 3D Studio Max but have been looking into Revit; their architecture software. I will give ArchiCAD a look, good to see it works on mac! (might save me dual-booking my Macbook Pro).
By the way checked Peter Guthrie's work and my mouth is on the floor, amazing stuff thank you for the link! Appreciate it