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, […]
Recently I saw an article about the changing rates of asbestos cancers. There is a new wave of mesothelioma diagnosis, and the faces of asbestos cancers are now women. With the number of cases among women rising, people wanted to know why? Where were these patients coming from? As mesothelioma is mostly a workplace danger, […]
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 […]
Tips and Ideas for Styling your Home
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.