Black bathrooms – how to successfuly pull this off

How to successfully use black in a bathroom

Have you noticed the trend for black bathrooms?  These have been popular for a little while now but I am seeing more and more elements of this colour being incorporated in lots of different ways. It certainly doesn’t seem like a passing fancy.  If you love this trend but are worried about its longevity then.. Read more

How to select the right interior door

How to select the right interior doors

I know from working with clients who are building their dream home that often the interior door is one of the last elements that they consider.  However to get the look and feel right for your home, internal doors are one of the most important selections you will make.  Don’t leave it until the last.. Read more

How to put a gallery wall together

How to put a gallery wall together

I am going to show you how to put a gallery wall together – one of the most eye catching styling features for a room.  There is nothing worse than a large wall with just one or two small pictures on it.  Without being in a group or with a reference point, they look lost.. Read more

How to create a rug that is perfect for your home

How to create a rug that is perfect for your home.

We often consider a rug as a styling element, an addition to a room to add either colour, texture or both.   However, a rug has a much larger role to play in terms of finishing a space and in fact should be planned and considered at the beginning of the design process.  How many of.. Read more

The Rattan Trend – how to incorporate it into your home

The Rattan Trend - how to introduce it into your home

Have you noticed the Rattan Trend gaining hold in interior decorating?  It seems that whichever style you look at, from British Colonial through to Coastal, Bohemian, Retro or Scandi, the Rattan Trend is firmly entrenched.  I have always been a fan of furniture in rattan as I like the casual look that it introduces to.. Read more

A home that embodies all the elements

A home that embodies all the elements

Just occasionally, a house crosses my desk which is truly breathtaking and which helps you to understand the value and purpose of great design.  Renowned American architect John Lautner, who was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, sums up perfectly what the purpose of architecture is – to improve human life.  This is what we.. Read more

How to choose kitchen door handles

Your choice of kitchen door handles can have the greatest impact on the overall look of your new kitchen but this is often a crucial detail that is overlooked and then becomes a last minute choice.  Let me take you through some ideas and show you how much a difference the type of kitchen door.. Read more

How to choose Engineered Oak Floorboards

How to choose oak engineered floorboards

Engineered oak floorboards are now firmly entrenched in the range of flooring options available.   As a designer, I regularly specify engineered oak flooring due to its superior aesthetic quality.  It is a preference for many of my clients, both in terms of functionality and style. The options though can be overwhelming and as with any.. Read more

Using your garden during winter

How to use your garden during winter

Gardens can be such wonderful places.  Whenever I think that apartment living might be an alternative, I realise that I could never leave my garden.  They are a refuge to retreat to and the perfect spot to entertain friends and family.  Australia certainly has some vastly different regional temperatures and this is very evident during.. Read more

How high should a tiled kitchen spashback be?

How high should my tiled splashback be?

A tiled kitchen splashback used to be easy.  We picked a height that ran around to the base of our kitchen wall cabinets and stuck on the tiles to this height.  But have you seen lately that designers are coming up with so many alternatives? With different designs of tiles and interesting layouts for kitchens.. Read more