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20 Oct Design Ideas From Bishop’s Pond In The Hamptons

The Hamptons are known for very specific design trends that many homes around the world try to emulate. The new Southhampton development known as Bishop’s Pond blends the best of both worlds as it incorporates iconic Hampton aesthetics with more modern home designs. As one would expect from the Hamptons, blue and white have a strong presence in the residence, particularly in the walls and décor. The white molding around the...

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unisex nursery designs

15 Oct Unisex Nursery Designs – A Style Guide For Boys And Girls

Designing a nursery is among the many preparations a couple must make when expecting a child. Many couples chose to use the traditional colour palettes; blue for boys and pink for girls. However styling the nursery in this manner requires knowing the gender of the baby beforehand. But what should couples who prefer to wait and be surprised when the baby is born do in terms of decorating the nursery?...

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kitchen colour scheme

15 Sep Timeless Kitchen Colour Scheme Ideas

Renovating the kitchen can be an exciting but exhausting endeavor. Picking the colour, designing the countertops and arranging the décor can also be time consuming. However, with the right mindset, the end product can be very creatively rewarding. Depending on what colour scheme is chosen, the kitchen may only need to be renovated once over a substantial period of time, saving the homeowners a lot of work and money down...

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coastal style designs

10 Sep Coastal Style Designs – Bring The Ocean Into Your Home

Living on the coast provides many advantages. There is the unrivaled feeling of waking up to the fresh ocean air. There’s the relaxing view of the water and the sound of the waves. There is also the beautiful coastal style designs that are the trademark of coastal living. These design trends capture the spirit of the ocean while giving the residence a weekend getaway feel beyond your standard modern home. Perhaps...

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wardrobe storage solutions

05 Sep Wardrobe Storage Solutions – Modern Design Trends

One of the most overlooked features when designing or renovating a house is one of the things that we use everyday – the wardrobe. The ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind’ mentality keeps the wardrobe from getting any attention and it is the reason why many robes are disorganised. Contemporary design trends, however, have brought the wardrobe back in focus and incorporated it into the overall design of the bedroom and home. As a...

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staircase design trends

01 Sep Staircase Design Trends – How To Spruce Up The Steps

A complete home renovation can be a challenging and time-consuming endeavor. Consider designing your home renovation around the staircase as it is a natural focal point of the residence. There are several staircase design trends that most homes can utilise. The steps Staircase steps offer a lot of versatility as homeowners can use a variety of timbers with different colour tones, marble or granite steps. Placement of tiles with symmetrical designs on...

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fireplace design trends

28 Aug Contemporary Heat – Fireplace Design Trends

Although technology and environmental trends have made heating the home easier than ever, the fireplace is still a focal point of many home designs – even contemporary residences. The fireplace presents designers with the opportunity to incorporate recent fireplace design trends that put a modern twist on a classical home feature. For the longest time, the red brick configuration was a standard design for a home fireplace. There are some contemporary...

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cosmetic vs structural improvement

07 Jul Cosmetic Vs Structural Improvements For Your Home

When planning a home renovation project, the debate between cosmetic vs structural improvements can be challenging. What is the difference and which one is the better choice for your home? As the name implies, structural improvements include changes that are done to the inner structure of the house. This includes a new roof, electrical wiring, plumbing and foundation work. Consult with a professional before undergoing any structural renovations to ensure there...

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primary interior design principles

16 Jun The 3 Primary Interior Design Principles

A beautifully decorated interior space should be highly functional but also evoke a mood and show off the personality of its inhabitants. By adhering to the three primary interior design principles of function, mood and personality, you can ensure styling success. Prior to painting and redecorating, first consider your family’s lifestyle and design preferences. Gather inspiration from magazines and websites such as www.pinterest.com and www.houzz.com.au and save ideas that appeal to...

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diy renovating

01 Jun Top 10 DIY Renovating Tips

Do-it-yourself projects are all the rage these days. If you’re considering digging out the old tool box out from storage, first take a look at our list of the top 10 DIY renovating tips. Wear a mask Making sure you can breathe is just as important as making sure the house can. If you’re working with paints, insulation or toxic materials, wear a mask as a precaution. Check the weather No one enjoys working...

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