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, […]
Asbestos removal from houses in Melbourne and Sydney have become commonplace. I started reading a little on the Western Australian Town of Wittenoom. What a sad story. What was once a pastoral town in the Pilbera soon became a health crisis. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Wittenoom was known to be the only Australian supplier of […]
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
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.
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.
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 […]
The colour pink often gets a bad name, wether it is the baby pink associated with young girls bedrooms, or the hot pink that took over the 80’s, it is probably a colour you are trying to steer clear of. However colour in your home, any colour, when used properly and sparingly can have such […]
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 […]
EASY LUXURY, Darren Palmer So it is no secret. I have become a big fan of THE BLOCK. It’s an Australian reality television series where couples compete to renovate the best apartment/house. There are a number of design challenges along the way, but mostly it comes down to style, taste, hard work and managing a […]