How to use a mustard and green colour palette

Green and mustard colour palette

I must confess that the sentence mustard and green colour palette doesn’t fill me with excitement.  However, that is until I see the imagery.  I think it’s a problem with the word mustard which conjures up a dirty, yellow brown.  In fact the colour is a rich warm yellow that is much easier to work.. Read more

Sally Fitzgibbons’ Gerroa beach house

Sally Fitzgibbons' Gerroa Beach House

Gerroa is a special place on the south coast of NSW and one that legendary surfer Sally Fitzgibbons calls home.  This house tour is very timely for those who love a simple, pared back coastal style that is easy to live in and at the same time absolutely gorgeous.  In a breathtaking position and just.. Read more

The Block 2022 Landscape week

The Block 2022 Landscape reveal

Do you remember when The Block started in Bondi?  With just a few rooms to renovate, the programme has come a very long way.  The Block 2022 landscape week really highlighted this. Since the Covid pandemic, the dream of many is to live in a country setting with space around you and a fabulous work.. Read more

How to complete a room with sheer curtains

How to complete a room with sheers

Window dressings, in addition to looking great and finishing a room, are also extremely practical.  One of my favourite choices to dress a window are sheer curtains – curtains that are simple and unlined that you can just see through when the light shines on them.  Sheers can look contemporary or more classic depending on.. Read more

The Block 2022 Work from home space

The Block 2022 Work from Home

A work from home space is almost obligatory now when designing a house so it has been interesting to see how The Block 2022 contestants have approached the design this week.  Essentially, each home had an overflow space and it was up to each pair to decide how they wanted to use the space.  I.. Read more

How to choose ceiling fans

How to choose ceiling fans

Who doesn’t love the gentle whir of a ceiling fan? Along with frogs and cicadas, it is one of the sounds that signifies summer has arrived.  Those days when the roar of the cicadas actually make you feel the heat, is the time to ramp up the overhead fans.  A good architect will ensure that.. Read more

The Block 2022 Bedroom and Re-do room

The Block 2022 Bedroom

On the final indoor week of The Block 2022, we saw the contestants complete a fourth bedroom and they had the opportunity to re-do a room.  This was their chance to go back through the house and ensure that it is the best that it can be.  This week I have shown the bedrooms and.. 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

The Block 2022 Kids bedroom

The Block 2022 Kid's bedroom

Week 9 of The Block 2022 was far quieter than the previous weeks with only one simple room to complete.  The brief was for a guest bedroom, but four of the five teams opted to create a kids bedroom, while Omar and Oz bit the bullet and chose to deliver a second cosy living space… 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