How to create a classic outdoor room

How to create a classic outdoor room

If you are not making good use of outside space then you are missing out on an entire extra room for your house.  An outdoor area doesn’t just have to be where you store the BBQ and perhaps just a couple of chairs, or even worse, tools and equipment for the garden.  This can be.. Read more

Oak and Orange talk flooring and window dressing trends

Oak and Orange talk trends on flooring and window dressings

Whether you’re embarking on a ground-up build or giving your current home a facelift, reimagining our living spaces with innovative design concepts presents an ideal chance to craft environments that are not just visually stunning but also eco-friendly. Sarah Jobse, a visionary behind the design powerhouse Oak & Orange and a trusted partner of Andersens,.. Read more

How to work with a dark colour palette

How to work with a dark colour palette

People tend to either love or hate a dark colour palette.  Those of us who do like them though are often too afraid to use them and the alternative of a light white or neutral scheme just seems an easier option.  Certainly, this can be true but often it isn’t the case of selecting either a.. Read more

Urban cottage transformation

Urban cottage transformation

‘Erskineville’, a high-end renovation brought to life by Tass Construction Group, transformed a cottage in the inner-western Sydney suburb of the same name. The home is now a light-filled two-storey family residence which recently won the 2023 NSW Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) ‘Renovation $400K – $800K’ award. “The home-owner’s design goals of having an open.. Read more

How to style your home office

How to style a home office

For many of us, working from home is the new normal.  When we used to occasionally work from home due to illness or other commitments, a laptop on the dining room table was adequate, but now we really need a dedicated space, as in many professions, home is now the office.  There will be many.. Read more

Parisian Decorating Style – 7 steps to achieve this look

Parisian Style - 7 steps to achieve this look

Black, white and grey are perennial favourites in the decorating stakes and the basis for a classic Parisian decorating style.  Sophisticated and elegant, this look, which belongs to the salons of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, is timeless.  The appeal of Parisian style is that if you get the basics right you can.. Read more

Favourite rooms in March

Favourite rooms in March

Here is my round up of my favourite rooms in March.  I have chanced upon some fabulous spaces during my scouring of the internet during the past month. The rooms are all very classic and I will show you what it is that I love about them and felt them worthy enough to share with.. Read more

How to use Colorbond Woodland Grey

How to use Woodland Grey

Colorbond Woodland Grey is one of the most classic of the Colorbond range.  I have been specifying this colour for the past 20 years and it is still enduring.  Sometimes perceived as a little outdated once Monument became available, I still think it is one of the most successful greys and a perfect choice if.. Read more

How to use shelving in your kitchen design

How to use shelving in your kitchen design

Years ago, a kitchen always included shelving and then we got all contemporary and kitchens became sleek with everything put away and in its place.  For those of you who don’t like clutter and prefer simple clean lines, this is probably the best design solution for you.  However, even with some ultra sleek kitchens, I.. Read more