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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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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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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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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