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Modern Glamour Style For Chic Interiors

Modern Glamour Style For Chic Interiors

Modern glamour? I’m your girl. Think Art Deco, classic 60s’, Emma Peel, Palm Springs, Palazzo style, elegant and cool. Modern glamour is really just reinvented old glamour, and the fabulous rules still apply. Make a statement but play it cool. So how can you achieve that? Modern glamour style is seriously grown-up and also playful. It’s not a severe or minimalist style, it’s about creating contrast, playing with textures, using glass and metal to great effect, and cocooning your home in.. well…. GLAM.   The Scintillating Surprises of Modern Glamour Create surprises by using the best of different styles, such…

6 Hot Interior Design Trends That are Coming in 201

6 Hot Interior Design Trends That are Coming in 201

Hot interior design trends are avidly followed by home lovers as well as designers. It’s not about blindly following design trends, but taking elements you love to freshen up your decor. There is never one trend to rule them all when it comes to interior design; even HOT interior design trends. This industry is ever changing and if you want to stay current in the design world you should definitely implement into your home some of the hot interior design trends coming in 2018. The key is finding the perfect combination of trends that will elevate your style without making…

Room Makeovers That Breathe Life and Style

Room Makeovers That Breathe Life and Style

Room Makeovers: Breathe Life and Style into Each Room of Your Home New Year, new interior design, right? Right. The time is better than ever for room makeovers to freshen up your interior and bring your home back to its former glory, or even make it shine in a completely new light. Fortunately, for you, room makeovers don’t have to be expensive projects – you simply need a few trendy ideas you can incorporate into your existing decor. From the bedroom all the way to the dining room, there are plenty of small changes you can implement that will breathe…

3 Easy DIY Projects To Style Up Your Home

3 Easy DIY Projects To Style Up Your Home

Easy DIY projects are favoured for quick weekend jobs and by those who are not confident redecorators. And you can save money. So put your wallet away. You don’t need to spend a fortune on renovating your home when some easy DIY projects will help add more style. Despite what some TV shows might lead you to believe, some projects don’t need expert intervention. Yes, a professional eye can help, but there’s no reason why you can’t do some redecorating yourself. Virtually anybody can renovate their home with a healthy dose of DIY, because the changes needed may not be…

Dress Your Bedroom in Sleek Scandi Design

Dress Your Bedroom in Sleek Scandi Design

Scandi design has taken the world by storm – a wonderfully Scandinavian storm. We are now learning things the Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians have known for centuries. When attempting to design your home to exude peace, serenity, and positivity, you should turn to the Danes for guidance and help in creating Scandi design. Being one of the happiest nations on the planet, the Danes have perfected and coined their own interior design trend, aptly named Scandinavian Interior Design, which is quickly taking over the world. Its staggering growth in popularity can be attributed to its use of contemporary elements in…

7 Space Enhancing Ideas for A Bigger Home

7 Space Enhancing Ideas for A Bigger Home

Trick the eye with space enhancing ideas that make rooms look bigger. You’ll love these seven easy bright ideas. As cities expand, more people are living in smaller spaces, not to mention the popularity of the Tiny House Movement. However, you don’t have to live in a miniscule house to benefit from space enhancing ideas. There are ways to trick the eye into seeing a space that’s not really as big as it appears. As an Interior Designer, I am often required to rearrange and design spaces using tricks to make a space appear bigger. Apartment and townhouse dwellers in…

Give These Neglected Parts Of Your Home Some Love!

Give These Neglected Parts Of Your Home Some Love!

We all have neglected parts of our home. Yet the bizarre commonality among home owners is that they never feel as though they have enough space. This is despite the fact that they’re not using the space that they do have properly. The reality is that there will be neglected parts of your home that could be used more effectively but aren’t. So, before you start complaining about the lack of space in your home, here are a few typically neglected parts of it that you might want to start giving a little bit more love. Neglected Parts: Your Backyard…

Downsizing Is One Size That Fits All

Downsizing Is One Size That Fits All

Downsizing is the new upsizing as rampant consumerism makes way for more care, less glitz, and a return to less opulent values. Once upon a time (not too long ago) upsizing was a natural part of life’s order. The more you earned the more you owned. How times have changed; now downsizing is all the rage with tiny homes and Scandi-inspired minimalism. Moving from a palatial space in the country to a city condo, owning a home to suit your needs and not a home where you have to fill it with stuff. Embracing the minimalist movement or finally making…

Add WOW Factor With Eight Cool Ideas

Add WOW Factor With Eight Cool Ideas

WOW factor is that cohesion of interior decor that just makes a house feel AWESOME. It can be indescribable, or it can be very specific. But it ALWAYS appears effortless. No one wants a house that makes people feel unwelcome when they walk in the door. Having a little pride about your home is important with many home lovers wanting to add a little wow factor (or alot). That’s just good sense. Changes don’t have to be expensive, either, which means you can add life to a home without remodelling the entire house. Sometimes, a new set of curtains or…

Focal Point Tips to Create Interesting Rooms

Focal Point Tips to Create Interesting Rooms

Creating a focal point in any room in your home can easily turn ‘rather boring’ into ‘effortlessly stylish’. When you have a focal point, or ‘Hero’ piece, in a room it provides a starting point for a design scheme. By having a focus from which other elements of the room are drawn, you create instant (with a little effort) wow factor. To show you how it works, let’s start with one important room for a focal point; the living room. Often, the focal point in a living room naturally becomes a stunning fireplace, amazing picture window, or some other architectural…

‘The Block’ Winning Rooms from the 2017 Blockbuster

‘The Block’ Winning Rooms from the 2017 Blockbuster

The winning rooms from this years reality renovation show, ‘The Block’, have been keenly anticipated. The southeast suburb of Elsternwick in Melbourne has never been as high-profile with the latest season of ‘The Block’ taking over an entire street. Five weatherboard homes… OK… complete wrecks… were transported and positioned side-by-side to be transformed into winning rooms and complete homes by first-time, amateur, and semi-pro house renovators. With home renovations at an all-time high, viewers were taken on a rollercoaster ride of inspiration, drama, let-downs, and hysterics. But somehow the five weatherboard houses, some without floors and ceilings, were transformed into…

The ‘Style Comfort’ Issue. Why Can’t I Have Both?

The ‘Style Comfort’ Issue. Why Can’t I Have Both?

Style Comfort! Style Comfort! Why do I have to choose one or the other? Why can’t I have both? With good design you can. If you ask anyone in the street what qualities they expect from their home, comfort is probably one of the first to come to mind. It’s no secret that we all want to be as comfortable as possible in our homes. Yet, the process of actually making your home comfortable can be surprisingly difficult. And sometimes it can seem tricky to make it work while still maintaining your sense of style and own unique decor. Fortunately,…

Multi-Generational Homes Distinguished With Paint + Colour

Multi-Generational Homes Distinguished With Paint + Colour

Multi-generational homes are becoming more the norm as more families choose to live together either due to the economy or just true love. Modern families need modern design solutions. Which is fine if you’re a couple with kids. But what if you are an older couple with kids in their 20’s living at home? That’s the reality for many families living in multi-generational homes. The over-65’s is the fastest growing age bracket in Australia. In addition, home ownership is beyond the reach of many young people due to barriers of entry – high median house prices. In fact, 60% of…

Little By Little Unique Interiors Are Created

Little By Little Unique Interiors Are Created

Unique interiors are those created from the heart with items you really love. Perhaps they were collected from your travels, passed down as heirlooms, or perhaps from another source. Hmmm…. We’ve all been there: moving into a new home and desperately purchasing items to fill up the place. Hardly a plan for unique interiors. It’s a kind of rush to make things perfect. We rapidly scour stores and the web for what we believe we need: a dining table, a bed, a sofa, a desk. The list goes on. However, most of us simply find something appropriate, purchase it, then…

Forget ‘Fall Season’ Inspiration: Your Home Needs All-Season Decorating

Forget ‘Fall Season’ Inspiration: Your Home Needs All-Season Decorating

Isn’t it fun to redecorate your home for each season? No? Well, perhaps you don’t have to. Fall may be here and you want your home to have that autumnal vibe. But you also don’t want to redecorate for winter, spring, summer, and then fall again. It becomes a never-ending cycle if you’re not careful, and you won’t get a moment’s rest in your humble abode without thinking about the next interior design project. See our article on ‘Your Unique Home: Buy, Convert, Renovate or Decorate‘ If you decide, instead, to decorate your home in a way which fits EVERY…