A home that embodies all the elements

A home that embodies all the elements

Just occasionally, a house crosses my desk which is truly breathtaking and which helps you to understand the value and purpose of great design.  Renowned American architect John Lautner, who was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, sums up perfectly what the purpose of architecture is – to improve human life.  This is what we.. Read more

How to choose kitchen door handles

Your choice of kitchen door handles can have the greatest impact on the overall look of your new kitchen but this is often a crucial detail that is overlooked and then becomes a last minute choice.  Let me take you through some ideas and show you how much a difference the type of kitchen door.. Read more

How to choose Engineered Oak Floorboards

How to choose oak engineered floorboards

Engineered oak floorboards are now firmly entrenched in the range of flooring options available.   As a designer, I regularly specify engineered oak flooring due to its superior aesthetic quality.  It is a preference for many of my clients, both in terms of functionality and style. The options though can be overwhelming and as with any.. Read more

Using your garden during winter

How to use your garden during winter

Gardens can be such wonderful places.  Whenever I think that apartment living might be an alternative, I realise that I could never leave my garden.  They are a refuge to retreat to and the perfect spot to entertain friends and family.  Australia certainly has some vastly different regional temperatures and this is very evident during.. Read more

How high should a tiled kitchen spashback be?

How high should my tiled splashback be?

A tiled kitchen splashback used to be easy.  We picked a height that ran around to the base of our kitchen wall cabinets and stuck on the tiles to this height.  But have you seen lately that designers are coming up with so many alternatives? With different designs of tiles and interesting layouts for kitchens.. Read more

Doors for a Hamptons Style

Doors for a Hamptons Style Home

With any style, it is often the design elements that you don’t always consider first that can either really enhance and finish the look or mean that you don’t quite achieve it properly.  The much loved Hamptons Style is no exception.  While we may adapt it to suit our own homes and lifestyle, some elements.. Read more

Have you considered green for your kitchen cabinetry?

Have you considered green for your kitchen cabinetry

I am a big fan of green and it has made my heart sing to see the trend growing stronger for green kitchens.  In fact, I’m wondering whether green is the new navy blue.  I swoon over most kitchens with colour, although my own one is white!  But I can dream and I am pretty.. Read more

How to design the perfect window seat

A window seat ticks the boxes for aesthetics, practicality and a great use of space.  They provide additional seating where space is at a premium, they can provide good storage solutions and are the perfect place to curl up with a good book. Let me show you what to consider when you are designing a.. Read more

Australian Hamptons Style

Australian Hamptons Style

From its origins on the East Coast of America, the Hamptons Style has swept the globe and has become firmly entrenched in Australian design.  As with any popular trend, the Australians, with our love of design, decorating and renovating, have put our own stamp on the look.  It’s really interesting to see how trends evolve.. Read more

7 tips to style a living room

7 tips to style a living room

We have all seen the real estate photos where it is clear as day that the property has been professionally styled to sell.  We have also seen living rooms that are nicely painted, which have some decent furniture but absolutely no soul.  What you are aiming to achieve for your own home is one that.. Read more