Shabby Chic, distressed furniture isn’t for everyone. I love it, especially when painting an aged or antique piece. Or for turning a modern boring piece into a piece that has character and a story to tell, even if its story is that it used to be an old dated piece discarded on the roadside –…

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The story of 2 design-savvy victorian mums selling out furniture amid a pandemic Melb. Design. Co was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic. As two Mums and dynamic businesswomen, they saw the need for compact, family-friendly furniture that adjusts and caters to the ever-changing needs of Australian households. With extensive professional backgrounds in commercial building…

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Hi readers, Hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway through the year, and thus far what a year its been! With restrictions slowly lifting in states throughout Australia, it’s been a welcome change to the isolated lifestyle we have all been living for the last few months. It’s been wonderful to be able to open…

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I’m naturally an extroverted person and therefore invigorated and inspired by being around other people. I liked nothing more than heading into my company head office, walking down the hallways and stopping to chat with our staff members. Yes. I’m THAT annoying person who bounds in the morning with a sunny disposition, goofy grin and…

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From adversity to opportunity – how two local businesses have joined forces to meet a crucial need in today’s market; presenting the story of the Puzzle Desk. What happens when you pair the owner of a design-savvy construction and shopfitting company, with a couple of design-obsessed retailers whose businesses have both been hit hard by…

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Ventilation is very important for buildings and essential to remove stale air and replace your home or property with fresh air. Good ventilation also helps to: Moderate temperatures Reduce moisture Stop condensation Control impurities (particularly those nasties) Remove odours Provide air movement No one wants to be stuck relaxing, working or sleeping in a room…

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It’s funny how our toilet habits are suddenly front and centre of everyone’s minds and news headlines! Amidst panic buying of toilet paper across the globe, we are learning how much toilet paper an average household needs to live through 14 days of isolation.    The “experts” suggest we need:   Now keep in mind…

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For the past couple of years, we have seen a trend with more people decorating for celebrations other than Christmas. And with Easter around the corner, our minds turn to Easter decorating. Admittedly this year’s egg hunts may need to be a little different and contained to the backyard, but that doesn’t mean we can’t…

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There is nothing like moving into a new home with a new kitchen and laundry to heighten your awareness of common design flaws. Don’t get me wrong – there is something very satisfying about being able to move into a modern and relatively new home – but it’s not until you actually live in a…

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After a very long flight followed by a treacherous taxi ride, I arrive at the hotel ready to check-in. It’s 1:00 am, I rattle off my details to the receptionist and at this moment all I want to do is curl into a ball and sleep like for the next 48 hours. I make it…

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