Dulux Colour Trends 2023

Dulux colour trends 2023

I love it each year when the Dulux Colour trends forecast comes across my desk.  Three diverse and exciting new trends to interpret and to consider how these can be used in my work.  It’s really interesting to see how the forecasters have analysed both global and local events and translated these into a colour.. Read more

The Block 2022 Master Ensuite reveal

The Block 2022 Master Ensuite

A week that is very much anticipated in the series, The Block 2022 master ensuite reveal did not disappoint.  There were two very successful rooms, one that was OK and a couple that I really didn’t feel worked.  I agreed with the judges on the first place win going to Omar & Oz, but that.. Read more

The trend for Mediterranean arches

The Mediterranean Trend for arches

What do you think of the Mediterranean trend for arches in our homes?  For many, including myself, a house with interior arches usually meant a frantic call to the local plasterer to square off those rounded edges.  I have always loved them in the Mediterranean and have swooned over houses in Morocco where arches are.. Read more

The Block 2022 Week 1 Bathroom Reveal

The Block 2022 Week 1 Bathroom Reveal

For its 18th season, The Block 2022 Tree Change heads to Gisborne South in Victoria’s beautiful Macedon Ranges, where five couples will each build a 500-square metre house, tennis courts and even a winery on 10 acres of prime Aussie heartland.  For the first time in Block history, not only will the contestants build a.. Read more

Renovated 1930s Australian beach house

1930s renovated beach house

When you see a renovated 1930s Australian beach house that has been produced by the talented Lucy Glade Wright, founder of Hunting for George, and her husband Jonno, you know that it is going to be a treat.  This house is everything it should be.  Beautifully renovated with a simple approach that sits nicely into.. 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

How to work with a dark colour palette

How to work with a dark colour palette

People tend to either love or hate a dark colour palette.  Those of us who do like them though are often too afraid to use them and the alternative of a light white or neutral scheme just seems an easier option.  Certainly, this can be true but often it isn’t the case of selecting either a.. Read more

How to use black accents in interiors

How to use black accents in interiors

What do you conjure up with the word black?  For me it signifies elegance and sophistication.  I wouldn’t be without a little black dress in my wardrobe and the same is true for me with interiors.  I would generally choose a black lampshade over a white one or a black picture frame before a timber.. 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

Studio living at The Shack

The Shack garden studio

Who wouldn’t love a trendy bolt hole at the end of their garden?  A perfect white studio to use as an office, guest accommodation or even just as a quiet escape.  This story is about studio living at The Shack and if you have the space, I hope that you are as inspired by this.. Read more