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24Oct
24Oct

As the house block sizes are becoming smaller and smaller and many are choosing to live in the city, garden and back yard sizes too are decreasing in size with Terrace Gardens becoming the "norm" when it comes to back yards and gardens. It can be surprising just how much you can fit in a small space when it comes to garden and entertaining ares. Just because you may have a Terrace Garden, it doesn't mean you need to miss out on style and space. We have found some impressive ways in how you can make the most of your Terrace Garden.

10Oct
10Oct

Timber Veneer is back and it is being used in almost any room and surface. Timber Veneer is more useful than solid timber as the decorative uses are far greater since it can be used in many more applications than solid timber due to its construction. Solid timber can sometimes warp and is a lot more heavier than Timber Veneer, limiting the uses for Solid Timber compared to Timber Veneer.

27Sep
27Sep

Mediterranean Style is all about simplicity with a slight minimalist approach, however still with some warmth and an earthiness about it. This decorating style is named Mediterranean as the aesthetics are the same from decorating and architectural styles found in Southern Europe countries.

18Jul
18Jul

Are you finding your space is lacking some interest? Then why not add Herringbone!? This versatile pattern can be used in many styles and in many ways from flooring, walls and furniture and can be created using various materials such as tiles, bricks, timber and pavers. And if you are wanting to create more interest, then think about using slightly different toned timbers or tiles and stagger these amongst your Herringbone for even more variation and pattern. Or if you are wanting to go more plain and want your Herringbone to be a subtle feature with a less is more apporach, then opt for keeping it all the same colour. It'll still bring a three dimensional feel to your space compared to a painted feature wall and without looking too busy and over powering.

04Jul
04Jul

Lime Wash

Posted in Help & Advice By Tanya Graetz

If you love mixing a bit of old with a bit of new and want a paintable texture for your wall, then look no further than using a Lime Wash Paint! Lime Wash will instantly give your wall some depth with variation of tone and texture, creating a soft feature within your space.  The great thing about using Lime Wash paint is that it can be tinted to almost any colour, making it very versatile with many decorating styles. Lime Wash can give your contemporary space some warmth and interest or can give a classical space a real tuscan / Parisian feel.  You can also play around with the application to achieve the texture you want.  And if you need your wall to be wipeable, a matt wall sealer can be easily applied over the paint for extra protection.  Porters make an interior Lime Wash paint - Porters Interno Lime Wash which can be applied to most suitably prepared plasterboard, plaster, masonry and previously painted surfaces.  Check out how adaptable Lime Wash can be to any interior with these ideas........

20Jun
20Jun

Winter is a very dark and cold time of the year. Instead of being depressed by this stormy weather, use it to your advantage and see the positive side of what this season has to offer. The colours of the sky change during Winter and you can use these moody and dark colours as inspiration to redecorate a room. Winter is the perfect time to do some redecorating, since outside time is very limited during these cooler months and many of us find we don't want to leave the warmth and comfort of our homes. So instead of letting the Winter Blues set in, use them as inspiration instead for your space!

Check out these ideas in how you can use the Winter Blues as Inspiration......

06Jun
06Jun

If you are wanting to add a subtle touch of luxury and sophistication or wanting to add large scale drama to a space, then think about using Porters Alchemy Liquid Gold Paint! Porters Alchemy Liquid Gold comes in a range of colours - Antique Gold, Rose Gold and Bronze Gold. It's a water based decorative metallic paint suitable for most interior surfaces and sometimes exterior surfaces. Since it is a metallic paint, it can be applied in various methods to achieve different results and effects.

Porters Alchemy Liquid Gold is also the perfect choice if you are wanting to add some warmth to your modern space. Gold is naturally a warming colour and it works well with modern materials such as concrete, timber, stone and other metals. Gold instantly adds a sense of luxury and sophistication to any space and colour scheme. For your Liquid Gold to really stand out, think about teaming it back with darker colours for a strong contrast. The Liquid God

25May
25May

Nothing is more relaxing and cozy than sitting in front of a Fireplace. So why not add a Fireplace to your space?! Fireplaces have now become more than just about heating like they were once only used for, as they have now become a main focal point within a room. Modern Fireplaces vary in design and choice of materials used are now based on your decorating style and the look you are trying to create.

Fireplace designs have also become a little more detailed as Fireplaces are often now incorporated with inbuilt shelving and / or seating, are often positioned next to or below your TV and sometimes are even free-stading in the middle of a room. The options are pretty much endless when it comes to Modern Fireplace Designs as there's a Fireplace out there for any size and style of room.

Check out how you can keep warm with these Fabulous Fireplace Designs.......

09May
09May

Upholstered Walls have become the new feature wall! Not only do they create a statement within a space they can also add instant softness to a room. Upholstered Walls are perfect behind large pieces of furniture such as beds and seating to form a type of headboard and to really highlight the piece of furniture or seating setting. Upholstered Wall panels can be made in any type of fabric / leather and the designs can vary depending on the panel sizes, layout, thickness of padding etc. For a more classical look, think about adding studs to your upholstered wall and for something even different, why not add upholstery to your room doors or cupboard doors?

Upholstered Walls are very versatile and can be used for really any type of decorating style. They are also a great way to help absorb sound within your space so they are very ideal for those more noisier rooms and commercial spaces. There are also more options to creating your own individual look with an Upholstered Wall compared to a painted wall, as you can play around with fabric texture and an Upholstered Wall has a more three dimensional feel about it than a painted wall.

Check out these ideas in how you can soften your space with an Upholstered Wall.......

25Apr
25Apr

Pop Art is an art movement that began in the 1950s and become very popular during the 1960s especially in America and Britain. Pop Art draws inspiration from popular and commercial culture. It changed the direction of art during its time as artists starting using everyday objects and media as their inspiration such as newspapers, comic books, magazines, soup cans and other mundane objects to help produce vibrant compositions. Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were two of the artists that become very popular during this art movement and today you can still find replicas of their artworks. Pop Art is one of the most recognisable forms of art to date and is still being used for inspiration.

Pop Art is all about vibrant bright colours and recognisable imagery such as soup cans, road signs, photos of celebrities, newspapers and other popular items in the commercial world. Humour was also used by artists during Pop Art Movement as well as mixed media and collage.

Check out these ideas how to go bold with Pop Art inspired rooms......

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