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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Estimation of number of rolls: For a standard wall, you should get 3 drops to a roll for a room with a standard ceiling height (2.5m). Check the length of the wall. Divide the length of the wall by the width of the wallpaper (usually 530mm, but note that may vary). Divide that number by…

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Narissa, Riviera and Azari. Whilst you could be forgiven for mistaking these as the latest in celebrity baby names, what we are actually talking about is wallpaper designs. Think wallpaper and you may experience flashbacks to your grandparent’s home back in the 70’s and 80’s. Are you wincing at the memory of that psychedelic, geometric…

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The home office is becoming an important inclusion to the residential landscape due to the rapidly growing self-employed and the flexible workforce blurring the lines between the home and the workspace. Over the past few years, commercial office design has leant heavily on the design influence of the home. Working spaces have become more casual,…

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Changes to the body are inevitable as we get older, but did you know that many people loose the ability to distinguish colours as they age? The eye structure changes – pupils may decrease in size and respond more slowly to darkness or bright light and the lens becomes yellowed and slightly cloudy. It looks…

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More than the heart of your home, your kitchen is the one space where every aspect of life happens. Chatting with friends and family, kids doing homework, organising the details of your life – and of course, cooking your meals. With the right lighting, your kitchen becomes more than just a functional area in your…

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Whether you’re building or renovating a mood board is a fantastic place to start collating your ideas. A mood board helps you to focus and keep on track, it’s also a useful tool for conveying your ideas and helping others to see your vision for the project. Designers, architects and colour consultants will be delighted…

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Have you ever been almost done with painting a room, only to find that you have run out of paint? You know that feeling when you have to race off to the shops (looking your best in your “painting” clothes), leaving paint brushes and trays strategically placed so you can take up where you left…

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Following these tips will help you achieve a quality paint job so that when you have finished, you will have the rewarding experience of stepping back and admiring your handy work! For more handy painting tips visit dulux.com.au. When to paint The temperature of your house affects the performance of paint. The wall temperature can…

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Having a professional create the lighting of your home means more than simply selecting the right pendants, downlights and light fittings. A lighting designer considers all the details of your build – working with your architect and builder to achieve a perfectly lit result. From the quality and type of light you need for creating…

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