The Block Guest Bedroom and Ensuite 2 reveal

The Block Guest Bedroom and Ensuite 2

The Block Guest Bedroom and Ensuite 2 reveal was an interesting one this week and I must say I do agree with the judges on the winning team – Luke and Jasmin.  I am getting my firm favourites and although the rooms are not always executed perfectly I think there are some great ideas and.. Read more

US Hamptons style compared with Australian Hamptons

US Hamptons style compared with Australian Hamptons

At home on the East Coast of America, the upmarket, but very understated Hamptons style has swept the globe.  It seems that every second house that I work on is based on this classic style.  Whether it is the delicate colour palette of soft blues, greens and greys or the relaxed styling, which still manages.. Read more

Tips to create healthy green spaces

Tips to create healthy green spaces

For many of us, we have our families at home with us either full time or certainly with restrictions still in place, more than has been the case.  We therefore need to keep everyone busy and interested in life and this is the ideal time to plant a seed to a healthier lifestyle. Tuscan Path.. Read more

The Block Master Ensuite reveal

The Block 2020 Master Bedroom Ensuite Room Reveal

Luke and Jasmin were joint winners this week for The Block Master Ensuite reveal but I thought they deserved to win outright.  It’s interesting to see now in week 4 how the couples are progressing and developing their style, while endeavouring to adhere to the designated era brief.  I’m certainly getting my firm favourites. The.. Read more

Australian beach house tour

Australian Beach House Tour

There is something quintessential about Australian Coastal style that sets it apart from similar looks around the world.  An Australian beach house is a long held dream for many of us, somewhere to retreat to, or if lucky enough to live in full time. Australian beach houses need to be understated with a relaxed vibe .. Read more

How to choose windows

How to choose windows

Choosing the right style and colour for your windows is one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to planning and building a new home or renovation project. With so much at stake, let me show you how to choose windows and ensure you get the look that you want for.. Read more

The Block Room Reveal Master Bedroom

The Block Room Reveal Master Bedroom

Well, I have to say that I did not agree with the judges this week at all for the outcome of the Master Bedroom room reveal.   If the contestants are being judged on how well they interpreted the era, then this really wasn’t the right outcome.  As a designer, when you’re given a brief, you.. Read more

Decorating with the new beige

Decorating with the new Beige

Did you know that beige is back in fashion?  That non-colour that everyone derides as being boring is on-trend.  So much so that Dulux UK announced this week that their colour of the year for 2021 is Brave Ground. According to Dulux UK, this earthy beige hue connects us to nature and will bring a.. Read more

How to choose kitchen pendants

How to choose kitchen pendants

Which kitchen pendants should I choose is one of the questions that I am most often asked.  I think that the issue that people have is that there are so many on the market to choose from and a wide range of styles.  Then there is the question of how many pendants they should have. .. Read more

The Block Room Reveal Guest Ensuite

The Block Room Reveal Guest Ensuite

Following on from last week, the contestants should now be in their stride and getting to grips with the challenging brief.  Decorating a room in a style that is not one that you know much about, like, or can relate to, is very confronting.  Coupled with that are all the usual design elements that you.. Read more