A contemporary Hamptons farmhouse

A contemporary Hamptons farmhouse

Situated in the sprawling rural community of Tallai, on the outer edge of the Gold Coast, lies a home with a unique take on the luxurious contemporary Hamptons farmhouse style and the timeless comfort of the Australian Country aesthetic. Fontaine, by Australia’s Metricon Homes, is an acreage design spanning 600m2 that exemplifies the emerging Australian.. Read more

How to use Colorbond Windspray

How to use Colorbond Windspray

I really like to specify Colorbond Windspray but it is often a maligned colour in the Colorbond range.  The thing about Colorbond Windspray is that it has a base that sometimes appears blue and sometimes green, depending on the time of day, and it is this chameleon quality that can put people off.  What I.. Read more

My Guide to Contemporary Timber Kitchens

My Guide to Contemporary Timber Kitchens

Both beautiful and sustainable, natural timber is one of the best ways to introduce warmth and personality into an interior scheme, which is one of the main reasons that timber kitchens are enjoying a well deserved revival.  While we don’t see full solid timber kitchens in design much anymore, there is no doubt that a.. Read more

Why I like to use throws in my home

Why I like to use throws in my home

I’m not sure when throws became popular in interiors but I can’t remember a time without them.  However it has really been the last few years that we have seen such a wide range of throws on the market.  When I accessorise a room, I am focusing on introducing layers to the scheme and this.. Read more

How to use a Nude Colour Palette

How to use a Nude colour scheme

How does everyone feel about the warm colours, whites and neutrals that are gaining in popularity?  I love warmer tones as they are comforting and gentle on the eye.  However, I know some people are mystified that terracotta has made a comeback and that blush and apricot tones are now in vogue again.  If this.. Read more

My 10 favourite media nooks

My 10 favourite media nooks

The great debate about whether technology has simplified our life goes on but in terms of decorating, whether we like it or not, we now need to consider a dedicated area in our homes to handle all of our media.  Hence many kitchens, studies or living areas are being designed to include media nooks.  This is.. Read more

Neale Whitaker on the move away from open plan living

Neale Whitaker on the move away from open plan living

Over the past year, the functionality of the home has shifted, with kitchens becoming home offices, living rooms turning into yoga studios and bathrooms becoming a private retreat away from the stresses of daily life. “One of the most interesting shifts expected to appear in 2021 is a move away from the open-plan living that.. Read more

Mid-Century Home Renovation

A Mid Century home renovation

I am a big fan of Mid-Century home style which formed the backbone of my early design studies.  Often described as a modern look, the style is hardly contemporary as it dates back to the beginning of the Modernism movement in the late 19th century.   By shunning unnecessary ornamentation, a brave new and pared back.. Read more

Why I like to use a bedspread

Why I like to use a bedspread

A bedroom should be a calm environment to induce relaxation and one of the best ways to achieve this is to have a room that is tidy and free of clutter.  This is the main reason that I like to use a bedspread.  Let’s face it, how many of us have the time or inclination.. Read more

Dulux Autumn Colour Trends 2021

Dulux Autumn Colour Trends 2021

For the Autumn colour trends in 2021 expect to see soft, sun-baked neutrals bring a gentle warmth to interiors. “Most of us are still spending a lot of time at home, and after a tough year, we’re all ready for a change,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour and Communications Manager. “Colour can bring joy to.. Read more