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Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 .

Just because you are loving the ‘back to the wild’ trend right now which features antlers and other animal home accents, it doesn’t mean you have to purchase the real McCoy. Today, artisans and lighting and object designers are translating the ‘cabin in the woods’ interior look with some incredible and surprising results.

One of the main things to love about this is they offer a...

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 .

For many of us, our outdoor area consists of a rather petite balcony space. As apartment living becomes more common, many of us are getting used to the idea of having less outdoor space adjoining the living areas of our homes.

But just because you are working with a small space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors by making the most of the space that you do have! Here we’ve...

Posted by on Oct 02, 2014 .

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there is nothing better than giving your house a Spring makeover. Lift yourself out of hibernation with our top ten ideas to update your home for Spring.

1. Inject some colour into your home

Whether it is with a new throw, cushion or rug, spring is a time to forget those subdued tones. Don’t be afraid to mix things up. A bright...

Posted by on Oct 01, 2014 .

You don’t have to be a gizmo-loving geek to appreciate the evolving technology in homes these days. Whether it’s to spruce up that man cave, make those day-to-day tasks a little bit more exciting or effectively combine efficiency with laziness – those smart home gadgets are only getting more intuitive and affordable, making them almost impossible to ignore.

Years ago, the gizmos...

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 .

Your bedroom should be your oasis. A place in your home where you can go to and relax, unwind and forget about a stressful day at work before getting a good night’s rest.

There are a few essential things to consider when emulating the ideal atmosphere for promoting sleep, and the lighting you use in your bedroom has a lot to do with it.

  1. Firstly, consider how bright the light bulbs...

Moroccan inspired interiors are all about vibrant colours, opulent finishing touches and a mixture of patterns and mosaics. What’s so wonderful about this trend is that it embraces colours and no way encourages one to be minimalistic or hold back on the embellishments!

Be creative with using different textiles

Moroccan inspired homes draw on a range of different influences. One key...

Posted by on Aug 07, 2014 .

Although an outdoor deck can provide years of enjoyment, there is much more to these seasonal areas than the decking alone. One of the issues that many homeowners will face is how to develop beautiful and yet functional stairs that lead to and from the unit itself. Depending upon the location and the specific design, this can be a bit challenging. For example, what would you do if your deck...

Posted by on Aug 07, 2014 .

When it comes to home décor, we want things to look good, and be stylish. We need it to be functional, and allow us to live in the way we want to. Home design and architecture is a funny one, straddling the art and science divide. Is design a creative type of drawing, or deliberate mathematics? Should attention be paid to practicalities or aesthetics? Which are more important to the end user?...