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11Feb
11Feb

All about Artwork

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Artwork is that key piece that can really make a room. It can add colour and texture to what would be a plain space, it can evoke emotion, it can add your personality making the room your own and / or it can make a statement by playing with proporations with oversized Artwork. But how you display your Artwork is what really matters. There are a few factors you need to consider when it comes to displaying your Artwork.... the wall it's going on (colour, material etc), the surrounds, size, where to hang and the style of the Artwork. We have taken the worry out of hanging Artwork with these examples to make your space all about your Artwork.

21Jan
21Jan

Black Bench Tops

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

One Kitchen trend that has already emerged for 2019 is Black Bench Tops.  White bench tops were the previous favoured choice when it came to current kitchen trends and are still being used but are now being used with Black Bench Tops as well.  Long gone are the days of keeping all your bench tops the same as the trend for 2019 is to mix things up with your bench top colours and materials.  Kitchen Island benches are the perfect feature to highlight by opting for a diferent colour and/or material to the remainder of your kitchen tops.  And not only is black being used for just bench tops this year, but also for cabinetry making 2019 all about 50 shades of black.  Check out these Kitchen Designs where Black is the New White when it comes to bench tops.

06Jan
06Jan

Industrial Farmhouse

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Do you like a bit of classic rustic but also like modern with an industrial feel?  Then Industrial Farmhouse is your style!  Industrial Farmhouse is all about these two styles meeting together to achieve a timeless but modern look.  Industrial Farmhouse has the warmth and extra character that other modern styles sometimes lack. Think rustic large scaled timber pieces and features, exposed natural brick and stone with more polished industrial metals to create this look.  Industrial Farmhouse is all about detail so don't forget to add these finishing touches to your space with character mouldings and joinery profiles, timber cladding and exposed timber beams, pressed metals etc.  The great thing about Industrial Farmhouse is that this style is easy to create yourself as you can work with any existing rustic pieces you may already have simply by adding some modern decor to bring your space and pieces up to date.  We have found some creative ways in how you can reclaim your space and pieces by styling with Industrial Farmhouse.

23Dec
23Dec

Children's Rooms

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

School holidays are here again and now is the time when parents are racking their brains working out what they are going to do with their kids during this long break.  Well worry no more as now is the perfect time to update your Children's Room!  Renovating your Children's Room is an ideal way to get them involved with problem solving with some hands on fun and also a great distraction to get them away from computer games and other electronic hand held devices.  Children's Rooms are all about them and creating a space they love and want to be a part of.  You can never go over the top with a Child's Room, so let your hair down and go crazy with some of these fun Children's Room ideas.

02Dec
02Dec

Terrazzo

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Terrazzo is something you either love or hate.  This popular material from the 1920's can still be found in many older homes and spaces in its original form (generally used during the Art Deco days).  Terrazzo has reared its head again with a modern twist as this practical composite material is being used again today as flooring, wall panels, furniture, bench tops, splash backs, and even in home decor and fashion accessories.  So if you are renovating your home / space and find original Terrazzo, refrain from replacing it with something else as Terrazzo is back!  Not convinced?  Well check out these ways Terrazzo is being used tastefully today and why many are opting to use this once ancient material again.

18Nov
18Nov

Statement Windows

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Windows not only let light into a space, they can really transform a room and make it its own.  Windows come in all shapes, sizes and styles but by selecting the right window for the right space and use they can have a huge impact on the overall appearance and feeling of your room.  Large expanse of glass and reflection not only brings ambient lighting to your space, but also can make a room appear larger than it really is, making larger windows perfect for smaller rooms.  And if you have amazing views outside, why not make the most of them by choosing large statement windows to enjoy the outdoors in.  We have found some clear ideas in how you can add Statement Windows to your space.

04Nov
04Nov

Front Entrances

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

The Front Entrance is the first impression any visitor will have of your home even before they step foot in it.  Some visitors may not even go any further than your Front Entrance, so this is an area you don't want to leave forgotten.  Front Entrances can be all sort of sizes and shapes, it's how you make the most of what you have that really matters.  Whether your Front Entrance is used for storing things like shoes, umbrellas, coats, bags etc or for seating while you get ready to go out or just to look welcoming, it's one small space that you'll walk through and use everyday.  We have found some creative ways in how you can make an entrance with your Front Entrance.

21Oct
21Oct

Alfresco Rooms

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

With the warmer weather now finally here many of us are spending more time outdoors than in.  An Alfresco Room is the perfect addition to any home to utilise and enjoy outdoor living and entertaining.  Whether you have an existing verandah or pergola or otherwise buiding or renovating, an Alfresco Room can easily be added and by keeping within any budget.  If you don't have an oversized or exciting garden area to look at from inside, an Alfresco Room can create the interest / focal point that may be lacking within your outside space.  Think about your choice of materials and outdoor furniture and furnishings to really set your Alfresco Room apart from everyone else and to make it your own.  We have found some striking yet luxurious Alfresco Rooms to help get you inspired and to get your creative juices flowing.

07Oct
07Oct

Tribal Wild

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Everyone has their own different decorating style but one trend that doesn't seem to go out of style is Tribal. The earthy colour palette makes this style timeless, sophisticated and appealing to most.  Tribal is all about natural tones, earthy textures and dark accents.  You can either keep this style monochromatic with shades of brown or add hints of colour like reds, oranges, deep blues and greens or yellows.  For colour inspiration look towards nature and take in the colours of the african desert and landscapes.  We have found some striking ways in how you can warm up any space with Tribal.

23Sep
23Sep

Coastal Style

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

The warmer weather is here and this is the time of the year when we all long to live by the beach.  Some of us are lucky enough to live seaside and those that don't can still create the feeling of Coastal Style quite easily in their own space. When creating Coastal Style think bright white and airy rooms with the use of soft coloured timbers, wicker, cane, bamboo and driftwoods.  Coastal Style is all about texture and sticking to a soft colour palette (like the colours of the seaside) and trying to maximise any water views and making these the real focal point.  We have found some fresh Coastal ideas that will leave anyone feeling calm, relaxed and that they are on holiday all year round!

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