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, […]
A few nights ago the demolition of homes in Canberra was announced on the news. These homes are being demolished because of Mr Fluffy, a loose-fill asbestos in the roof cavity, that was installed as insulation during the 1970’s. I had not been following the story at all until last night when the gravity of […]
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
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 […]
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.
Wondering how to get a professional finish without paying professional painters? Check out these Painting Tips for DIY renovators. For Cutting in and doing detailed work on the walls and doors, this brush and paint holder is a great idea. Cut from a milk bottle, this is a great way to take a small amount […]
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 […]
Feature image from THE FORCE So our new bathroom is unimaginably ugly. We recently bought a new house, and are planning to renovate the whole thing over a few years. At the moment, Our bathroom features 8 different tile designs in various textures and shades of blue. It is horrible and I hate being in there. […]