Hamptons style in Queensland

Hamptons Style in Queensland

The Hamptons style is becoming increasingly popular for homes nationwide, particularly as it suits the Australian climate. Nowhere is it more at home than in Queensland, as the majority of the population lives on the coast.  The Hamptons look is reminiscent of the style of traditional Queensland homes, making it easy to showcase in suburbs.. Read more

Open plan vs Individual rooms

Open plan vs Individual rooms

When it comes to buying or designing a house, do you prefer open plan spaces or a series of more intimate individual rooms? Both layouts for me have their merits but I think you have to be very careful when opting for a full open plan solution.  Before getting carried away with designing a house.. Read more

Neale Whitaker talks styling to trends

Neale Whitaker talks trends to styling

When it comes to styling a room, interior design expert, TV personality and Luxaflex Brand Ambassador, Neale Whitaker, certainly knows a thing or two. Recently visiting the bi-annual interior design trade show, Maison & Objet, Paris, one of the most important interior design events in Europe, Neale found the exhibition reinforced big-picture trends shaping the.. Read more

Australian Coastal meets Mediterranean villa

Australian Coastal to a Mediterranean Style Villa

Expert renovators Kyal and Kara Demmrich have wrapped up their latest project – a three-bedroom family home and studio just metres from Blue Lagoon beach on the Central Coast of NSW. Drawing inspiration from a Frangipani tree in the front yard of a small fibro cottage, the couple were able to realise their vision for.. Read more

How to define your decorating style

How to define your decorating style

Do you get confused by which style of decorating you like?  You can certainly be forgiven as there are so many styles around, many of them gorgeous and also many of them overlapping.  It can be difficult to define exactly what it is that you really like and why and how this can be translated.. Read more

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