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 […]
Identifying Asbestos is hard; and people who are currently partaking in DIY Renovations in their homes are the most at risk. Asbestos looks like a lot of other things. Many manufacturers of asbestos cladding also made similar products using a different material. So lets have a look at where you might find Asbestos and how one might […]
Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home
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.
Yellow is probably my least favourite colours to decorate a home with. Mostly because there are just so many different shades and tones, there are cool yellows and warm yellows. There are problems with mixing different temperatures of Yellow (warm and cool). The other problem with yellow is that it tends to only look good […]
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 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 […]
Wether you want to find that wonderful freedom of travel in your home design, or if you have simply fallen in love with the incredible colour and life of Mexico – It can be hard to bring that into your home. Mexican interior design requires a light touch in terms of the crazy colours and […]