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17Jun
17Jun

Fireplace Designs

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Winter is that time of the year when we all love snuggling up and getting warm and cozy by a fireplace.  Fireplaces are not only warming, but also very relaxing to watch and a great stress reliever!  But don't think Fireplaces are for indoors only and that their only position is on a wall!  Why not add a Fireplace to your bathroom near your bath?!  We've found some interesting but stylish ways in how you can add a Fireplace Design to your space this Winter....

03Jun
03Jun

Church Conversions

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Church Conversions are becoming ever more popular with more and more people wanting that unique piece of architecture.  Not only are churches full of history, but also full of some striking features which can easily be adapted into a residential living space.  The bonus about converting a church is you have height in your favour so have plenty of options in how you can separate into areas or create a very spacious stunning open plan living space.  We've found some heavenly ways in how you can effectively create your own Church Conversion!

20May
20May

Dark Walls

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Want to create some real drama in your interior space?  Then make your walls dark!  Gone are the days of keeping all walls light and white and now the trend is going bold and brave.  To make this look really work think dark, rich tones like charcoals and blacks to neutralise things or deep blues, reds, greens and purples to add colour.  And dark walls aren't only for paint - think about adding dark tiled walls in your bathroom or dark cabinetry in your kitchen.  Check out some of these ideas in how you can add dark walls to your space.

06May
06May

Trend: Bamboo

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Bamboo is still a current popular material seen on the latest runways and at furniture shows.  Bamboo is a chic, robust and eco-friendly product with so many uses from flooring, cabinetry, fabrics, furniture, home decor and structurally in building. It also is thermal-regulating (so perfect for bed linen), repels bad odours, highly absorbent and it is touted to be stronger than steel and more durable then red oak or maple wood.  We thought we would revisit this ever so popular choice of material and see how effectively Bamboo can be used in your home.



22Apr
22Apr

Outdoor Bench Seats

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Who doesn't enjoy chilling and relaxing in the cool fresh Autumn air?!  And what a better way to do this than to lounge around on an Outdoor Bench Seat!  Whether you prefer to spend your time outdoors sun bathing, reading a book or entertaining, Outdoor Bench Seats are the perfect adition to any outdoor space.  Not only do they provide extra seating, but are also a good way to add some interest to your space by introducing some colour and / or texture without having to break the bank.  We've found some simple ways in how you can incorporate an Outdoor Bench Seat into your space to help you enjoy the cooler weather before Winter sets.



08Apr
08Apr

Design Effects

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

With the release of Dulux's new Design Effects paint range, we thought we would take a look at how popular these trending effects have become and how easy it is to create yourself.  The Dulux Design Effects range consists of concrete, metallic, copper, stainless steel, gold, metal shimmer and rust....  and these are all materials that are currently on-trend and being used everywhere.  We have found some ways in how you can add these Design Effects to your space with paint!

26Mar
26Mar

Bench Tops & Islands

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Bench Tops and Islands can really make or break your kitchen / bathroom / piece of furniture.  If you are building or renovating and are in the process of selecting all your materials, you first need to decide what you want to become the main feature - do you want the bench top, joinery or splash back to be the focal point?  Once you have established this, then you'll know where the pattern and texture needs to be and where to go plain everywhere else.  Check out some of these striking bench top and island ideas....

11Mar
11Mar

Shamrock Green

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Looking at changing the look of your space but stuck for ideas and colour inspiration?  Then why not go Shamrock Green and get into the swing of Saint Patrick's Day?!  Not only is green considered as a lucky colour to the Irish, it is also the colour of nature and symbolises growth, harmony, freshness and fertility.  Green is also known to have great healing power - it is the most restful colour for the human eye and can improve vision and is also suggested to assist in stability and endurance.

26Feb
26Feb

Autumn Velvet

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Get cozy this Autumn with one of this season's hottest fabric trends.... Velvet.  Think rich deep hues, gem tones and berry shades when creating this Autumn look.  And it's all about colour - team your velour with complimenting bold wall colours and accessories.  Metallics also work well beside velvets as well as layering with similar tones for a monochromatic look.  Here are some ways in how you can create your own luxurous space that you won't want to leave on those cold Autumn days.



11Feb
11Feb

Hot Tubs

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

February is the month of "love" and what a better way to celebrate Valentines Day and to enjoy the last few days of Summer than to be outside soaking in a Hot Tub.  And one of the best things about Hot Tubs.... you don't need a huge amount of outdoor space.  Not only are Hot Tubs perfect for personal relaxation use, they are also great for entertaining as well as making your outdoor space even more inviting to your guests.  Looking for some ways in how you can add a Hot Tub to your outdoor space?  Well look no further as we've done all the ground work for you.



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