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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!

09Sep
09Sep

Bathrooms

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

With the large choice of materials and finishes currently on the market, Bathrooms have become a real feature room of the home.  And many are putting more thought and effort into their Bathrooms with thinking outside the square when it comes to their choice of ceilings, wall finishes, windows and fittings and fixtures.  Concrete, marble, metals and timbers are now being used as feature wall option and as an alternative to ceiling to wall tiles.  Bathrooms are now all about the use of different textures and making a bold and dramatic statement.  We've found some inspirational Bathrooms that will leave you wanting to update yours.....

26Aug
26Aug

Feature Doors

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Adding a Feature Door is an easy option to transform any type of space, especially if your space is lacking interest, texture or colour.  Not only can it be a quick fix for a tired / boring space, but adding a Feature Door can also be a cheap option by painting over an existing door with a bold feature colour or paint texture.... or even applying wallpaper!  Or why not completely replace a boring plain door with a large striking door like a barn door, oversized timber or concrete / metal door or add some natural light with a glass panel door.  The options are endless!  Here are some impressive ways you can add some life to your space with a Feature Door.

12Aug
12Aug

Black Stained Timber

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

Over the last couple of years that there has been a real shift in trends with darker colour palettes and darker timbers being used.  Long gone are the all white spaces with many opting for more of a dramatic look and choosing to go down the bolder raod with adding depth to their space.  This trend was popular decades ago with the use of Black Japan as a timber coating but today it has a more modern approach as Black Stained Timbers are being teamed back with other naturally stained timbers, concrete, stone, metals and brick for a more industrial or earthy feel.  Check out these sophisticated ideas in how easily you can add Black Stained Timber to your space....

29Jul
29Jul

Winter Blues

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

With just one month to go until we see the end of Winter, many of us are suffering from the Winter Blues.  But Winter doesn't have to be all that drab and gloomy!!  Make the most of it and use Winter Blues as a form of colour inspiration.  The colour Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body as it slows human metabolism and can produce a calming effect.  The colour Blue can also have different meanings- light blue represents health, healing, tranquility, understanding and softness whereas dark blue is associated with knowledge, power, integrity and professionalism.  We have found some uplifting ways in how you can add Blue to your space without feeling the Winter Blues.....

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