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bishop's pond

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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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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rancic's los angeles home

07 Aug Interior Design Ideas From The Rancic’s Los Angeles Home

Having a family changes everything – including the way you design your home. Bill and Giuliana Rancic’s Los Angeles Home is a prime example of what happens to the interior design of a residence once you realize that a child will call that place home. The Rancic family aimed to create a welcoming environment for a child by focusing on filling their home, nestled in the suburb neighbourhood of Brentwood...

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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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scandinavian summer home

28 Jun Scandinavian Summer Home Design Inspiration To Use Around The World

Quaint cottages, open living spaces, stone fireplaces, sheepskin-covered furniture…the quintessential Nordic summer escape is the envy of people around the world. Luckily, there are a number of ways to capture the experience of a classic Scandinavian summer home in your own seasonal hideaway. Don’t be afraid of dark colours Dark colours can make exterior greenery appear especially bright and the same rule applies to interiors. A current trend is appearing where summer...

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interior design trends

22 Jun Interior Design Trends In LA, NYC And San Francisco

Homes and apartments don’t have to be located in Los Angeles, New York City or San Francisco to keep up with the latest interior design trends in those regions. There are a variety of ways to make a space look like a home you would find in the metropolitan neighbourhoods of Los Angeles and New York or the cool and relaxing hospitality of the San Francisco bay area. Los Angeles Interior design...

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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 and and save ideas that appeal to...

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space saving trends

10 Jun Apartment Space Saving Trends From Japan

Making the most of small spaces is all about smart usage of space, multi-purpose furniture and organisation. In metropolitan areas all around the world, particularly in large cities such as Tokyo, city blocks are notorious for being packed with small apartments. If you’re short on space, take these space saving trends from Japanese architects and designers and apply them to your apartment. The typical Japanese apartment is about 37 square metres...

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bathroom storage ideas

07 Jun Bathroom Storage Ideas

Whether small and cozy or grand and spacious, a bathroom should be a quiet respite from the world. It should be a place to unwind after a long day or gather early morning thoughts before work. The easiest way to upset this sanctuary is to add clutter. Between hair care tools, cosmetics, toiletries, towels and more, bathrooms can become the most disorganised room in your house. Whether you’re planning a...

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home painting tips

29 May Home Painting Tips And Tricks

Painting your home can be a fun and exciting renovation. However, seeing how many colour options are available at the hardware store can be overwhelming. Still, the house needs to be repainted and doing the job right is important. Here are some home painting tips and tricks to remember when starting a project. Colour Never underestimate the importance of colour. If you are having trouble choosing the right colour, look at the...

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