Australian beach house tour

Australian Beach House Tour

There is something quintessential about Australian Coastal style that sets it apart from similar looks around the world.  An Australian beach house is a long held dream for many of us, somewhere to retreat to, or if lucky enough to live in full time. Australian beach houses need to be understated with a relaxed vibe .. Read more

How to choose windows

How to choose windows

Choosing the right style and colour for your windows is one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to planning and building a new home or renovation project. With so much at stake, let me show you how to choose windows and ensure you get the look that you want for.. Read more

The Block Room Reveal Master Bedroom

The Block Room Reveal Master Bedroom

Well, I have to say that I did not agree with the judges this week at all for the outcome of the Master Bedroom room reveal.   If the contestants are being judged on how well they interpreted the era, then this really wasn’t the right outcome.  As a designer, when you’re given a brief, you.. Read more

Decorating with the new beige

Decorating with the new Beige

Did you know that beige is back in fashion?  That non-colour that everyone derides as being boring is on-trend.  So much so that Dulux UK announced this week that their colour of the year for 2021 is Brave Ground. According to Dulux UK, this earthy beige hue connects us to nature and will bring a.. Read more

How to choose kitchen pendants

How to choose kitchen pendants

Which kitchen pendants should I choose is one of the questions that I am most often asked.  I think that the issue that people have is that there are so many on the market to choose from and a wide range of styles.  Then there is the question of how many pendants they should have. .. Read more

The Block Room Reveal Guest Ensuite

The Block Room Reveal Guest Ensuite

Following on from last week, the contestants should now be in their stride and getting to grips with the challenging brief.  Decorating a room in a style that is not one that you know much about, like, or can relate to, is very confronting.  Coupled with that are all the usual design elements that you.. Read more

How to decorate with canvas prints

How to decorate with Canvas prints

Photography is becoming one of the most popular hobbies in Australia.  As most of us now walk around with a fairly sophisticated camera, just in our phones, it is so simple to take a good quality snap.  Some people will tell you that a new model Smartphone has a camera that will rival a good.. Read more

Dulux Colour Forecast 2021

Dulux Colour Forecast 2021

Faced with global uncertainty, life as we know it is on hold. Cut off from our normal freedoms and routines, home is now the epicentre of our lives where many of us work, study, eat, sleep and relax. Technology has become more important than ever before as we rely on connection with the outside world… Read more

The Block Room Reveal Guest Bedroom

The Block Room Reveal Guest Bedroom

The Block Room Reveal Guest Bedroom week saw a particular challenge for the contestants.  To turn around a room in one week is a huge challenge for anyone, but to present and style it in a particular era adds another layer of complexity.  In many ways this is a challenge faced by professional designers daily.. Read more

Trend Report – Terracotta

Trend Report - Terracotta

Have you noticed the recent trend for Terracotta?  Warmer neutrals have been making a comeback and gorgeous rich terracotta is at the forefront of this trend.  I wrote about this colour back in 2016 as I could see this beginning to appear in trend reports and fashion designs and now I am very happy to.. Read more