How to choose the right showerscreen

How to choose a showerscreen

Bathroom renovations are not straight forward for a number of reasons, one being the wide range of inclusions to decide upon.  Often overlooked, but integral to the design of the bathroom, is the choice of showerscreen.  I’m going to show you how to choose the right showerscreen for your new bathroom.  I find that this.. Read more

Control heat and light with these interior and exterior roller blinds

Control heat and light with these interior and exterior roller blinds

As much as we all love sunshine and blue skies, when it comes to being at home, we need the flexibility to control the heat and light that they generate. There’s nothing nicer than coming home to a house where the temperature is regulated (without relying on air conditioning that hurts the environment and your.. Read more

How to upscale and improve your existing home

How to upscale and improve your existing home

There is no doubt that we Australians love to renovate.  Rather than move, we prefer to upscale and improve our existing homes.  Growing up in England, for me the focus was more on decorating your home.  With so many older style houses and smaller blocks, the emphasis was just on improving the interior, but I.. Read more

How to use black for kitchen cabinetry

How to use black kitchen cabinetry

Have you ever considered black for kitchen cabinetry? It can be a bold decision and one that I think many people would shy away from.  But a black kitchen has many benefits from a design perspective.  Read further to see whether this could be the right choice for your next kitchen renovation. Design benefits from.. Read more

Bathroom Styling – My 5 top tips

Tips to style a bathroom

Renovating a bathroom is expensive and the old adage that bathrooms and kitchens sell houses is very true.  For these reasons I always recommend keeping a bathroom renovation simple.  Good quality, but classic and timeless, so that you don’t tire of it but it will last the distance. You may feel that this is a.. Read more

My Guide to the Perfect Home Office

My guide to the perfect home office

We are working from a home office with increased regularity.  Whether avoiding a virus, traffic jams or simply realising that with greater advances in technology, we don’t need to haul into an office in the centre of town every day.  Even if you work from home for one to two days a week, it’s important.. Read more

Using Surfmist as a Trim Colour

Using Surfmist as a trim colour

Selecting colours for an exterior scheme can be tricky, mainly due to people not getting the tone quite right.   Colours perform so differently outside to inside and we often don’t take into account quite how much impact the sun has on an exterior colour palette.  Colorbond Surfmist sometimes gets a bad rap however, let.. Read more

Kitchen Styling – My 5 top tips

Kitchen styling is the fun part of a renovation project.  Let’s face it, renovating a kitchen is a major job.  There is a lot of planning, choices to be made, tradespeople to deal with and the upheaval of  making do with a microwave in the living room for far too many weeks! Hopefully after all.. Read more

Why you should be decorating with warm neutrals

Why you should be decorating with warm neutrals

Decorating a home can be a time consuming and expensive undertaking so I often recommend that clients turn to the classic warm neutrals when looking for a foundation to their scheme.  This creates a welcoming and timeless home that can be partnered with many other colours.  Decorating with warm neutrals isn’t perfect for every style.. 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