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, […]
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 […]
What are the Australian laws around asbestos removal? Asbestos Removal…This is what I have been researching for the last three days. Our whole renovation plans depend on what is going to happen to the interior walls and part of our roof. How much will it cost? How much has to be removed? How far will […]
Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home
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.
Ever wondered why back stage at a music concert is called the Green Room? Actually no one know the answer to that questions – but there are a few rumours going around. One of the tales about why the ‘Green Room’ is called the green room has to do with colour therapy. The colour green […]
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 […]
Decorating Your Prefect Country Cabin Retreat Although it is heading into Summer down here in Australia, my Facebook feed is still full of Winter warmers from the other side of the globe. I can’t wait to get over to Europe for a White Christmas, but until then I am just loving the country retreat vibe […]
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.
Scandinavian homes are taking off all over Sydney and Melbourne. And I have to say I have been bitten by the bug. Scandinavian homes are all about light, air and clean lines. This means big windows and not many curtains. Keeping it simple and natural is best. Light wood and clean white walls. Get inspired […]