One bedroom – 3 colour schemes

One Bedroom - 3 colour schemes

I regularly hear that choosing a colour scheme can be one of the most challenging things to do, but it really shouldn’t be hard.  People tell me that they are afraid of colour!  This is so sad as colour has the ability, more than any other design element, to change the mood of a room,.. Read more

The Block Living and Dining Reveal

The Block Living and Dining Reveal

The Block Living and Dining reveal has been interesting as we have seen how the contestants have completed their open plan spaces and how successfully they have incorporated the living and dining areas into their kitchens.  If the contestants are being judged on their ability to meet the original brief of designing their rooms to.. 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

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 Kitchen Reveal

The Block 2020 Kitchen Reveal

The Block Kitchen reveal is here with some stunning kitchens.  Kitchen week on The Block is always one of the most interesting as this is the biggest investment in the house and one that the contestants can’t afford to get wrong.  Butler’s pantries and integrated refrigerators are standard and gorgeous over-sized island benches are now.. Read more

How to decorate with Mustard

How to decorate with mustard

I doubt that any of us would ever say that Mustard is a favourite colour.  In fact I always remember Tricia Guild, the founder of Designer’s Guild and a lover of colour, professing Mustard to be one of the few tones she disliked! I must agree that Mustard can be a rather dull and dingy.. Read more

The Block Guest Bedroom and Ensuite 2 reveal

The Block Guest Bedroom and Ensuite 2

The Block Guest Bedroom and Ensuite 2 reveal was an interesting one this week and I must say I do agree with the judges on the winning team – Luke and Jasmin.  I am getting my firm favourites and although the rooms are not always executed perfectly I think there are some great ideas and.. Read more

US Hamptons style compared with Australian Hamptons

US Hamptons style compared with Australian Hamptons

At home on the East Coast of America, the upmarket, but very understated Hamptons style has swept the globe.  It seems that every second house that I work on is based on this classic style.  Whether it is the delicate colour palette of soft blues, greens and greys or the relaxed styling, which still manages.. Read more

Tips to create healthy green spaces

Tips to create healthy green spaces

For many of us, we have our families at home with us either full time or certainly with restrictions still in place, more than has been the case.  We therefore need to keep everyone busy and interested in life and this is the ideal time to plant a seed to a healthier lifestyle. Tuscan Path.. Read more

The Block Master Ensuite reveal

The Block 2020 Master Bedroom Ensuite Room Reveal

Luke and Jasmin were joint winners this week for The Block Master Ensuite reveal but I thought they deserved to win outright.  It’s interesting to see now in week 4 how the couples are progressing and developing their style, while endeavouring to adhere to the designated era brief.  I’m certainly getting my firm favourites. The.. Read more