At the moment we are looking at painting our house. This paint job will include our brand new front door. Who knew there were so many shades of white? And yet, exterior outdoor durable paints come in hundreds of colour. I am starting to think we should go a little crazy. So these are the […]
When it comes to external doors, for most people, the first thing that comes to mind is security, followed by weather resistance and then style. These days, exterior doors are manufactured in a wide variety of styles that provide all these three things to varying degrees. There are so ,many different types of exterior doors, […]
1. Can you Leave Asbestos in your home during renovations? If you see Asbestos in your home, or what you think might be asbestos, do not touch it. Asbestos becomes toxic and dangerous when it is disturbed in a way the produces dust and tiny fibres. If the asbestos sheet is in good condition, has […]
It was in 1967 that the use of Crocidolite Asbestos ( or commonly known as blue Asbestos) was banned in Australia. While the health risks from asbestos where seriously investigated in Australia from the 1980’s, it was not until 2003 that it’s use in Australia was officially banned. From the year 2003, the recycling, importing […]
Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home
The colour red is all about energy and stimulating the appetite. It is a lively colour that can make a space feel warm, welcoming and vibrant. It is for this reason that many people are inclined to use red when decorating and styling there home. Red is a popular colour used to style restaurants and […]
Using Orange in your Home can be difficult. It is a hard colour to manage and can easily take over the whole space. Darker burnt oranges is known for their grounding and centring qualities – making them ideal for libraries, home offices and dinning rooms. Brighter, more vibrant oranges are associated with higher energy levels […]
Peope seem to think that beach house means bowls of shells and a whole lot of thick rope. Here is a better and far more subtle apporach to the classic beach house and holiday hide away.
If there is one thing I have learnt from my years in Interior design, it’s that every stylish house is full of ‘Throws’. A Throw is like a blanket, but you never use it. It is a decorative piece of material that seems to always be tossed about in the most perfect way. Throws must be […]
Creating a room that captures the feeling of the real Mexico can be difficult. Mexican inspired homes can quickly become over the top and out of control. So here are some ideas of how to incorporate the flavour of Mexican design and living without feeling like you are living in a taco commercial.
The Most important thing to remember about decorating and going to a white palate in the home is how to keep it from coming across as cold. This can be done with the use of fabrics and lots of natural materials. A wooden floor and pale wooden furniture will bring warmth into the home while […]