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PROJECT: Hotel Lux Bathroom

 1.   BEFORE If you have three teenage boys, the last thing you expect is a clean, tidy and luxury hotel like feeling in the bathroom. Always fighting for space, this was an overcrowded uninviting three-way bathroom. When you reach the top of the stair case, the first...

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PROJECT: New Mexican Kitchen

 1.   BEFORE Sometimes we meet a client that pushes the boundaries even more than we do! Her kitchen was outdated and didn't fit in with the rest of her quirky home. We were given the challenge to come up with a kitchen design with a Mexican twist, but still make the...

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PROJECT: French Bathroom with gold accents

 1.   BEFORE "I want to feel like I am in a hotel in Paris" - these were the words of our client. So we ripped out the old Federation styled bathroom and added some beautiful French inspired gold accents.  2.  CONCECPT DEVELOPMENT We removed everything and then...

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In what ORDER do I choose new lighting?

Which light first? Another very confusing question we get from clients. Today we will give you a brief overview on the order in which to choose your lights. Not focussing on style or colour, but just the order of importance to help you make the right decisions. 1....

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Five Things to know about COLONIAL Style

It’s a well known fact that the British Empire covered about one quarter of the world and British colonies and trading posts reached their peak around the 19th century. Being so far away from their homes, understandably, the British enjoyed having a few comforts...

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How to create a Kitchen you will Enjoy Cooking in

To some people cooking is an arduous chore, to others, it is a passion. This mostly depends on things such as your disposition and your overall approach to this entire situation. While everyone can agree that like it or not, cooking is a useful skill to possess, a...

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5 Kitchen gadgets you haven’t thought of

Are you busy planning your new kitchen? There are so many new kitchen gadgets on the market, but they are all rather expensive. In the end you need to spend money where it may improve the way you use your kitchen within your daily routine. Here are a few gadgets that...

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Ten Little Details that Bring a Room to Life

Have you ever caught yourself staring at a photo in an interior design magazine and admiring how amazing some rooms look? And have you tried decorating your own room in a similar manner? Was there something missing? You can do everything right, including the design...

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Classic Country vs Modern Country Design Style

Are you getting thoroughly confused with all the combinations of design styles today?  We've recently learnt about the powers of BOHO, touched on Hamptons and how this classy beach style differs from Coastal style.  To get our ducks in a row about another contemporary...

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What is BOHO decor style really like?

What an absolute disaster! I am referring to the latest home reveal on the reality program "HOUSE RULES" that aired this week in Australia. The owners wanted a "BOHO" inspired home, but what the teams came up with made me shiver and pour an extra glass of wine. (Which...

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How to Arrange Furniture in your Home

We bet you loved your house when you first decorated. Everything must have seemed new, exciting and well-planned. And what about today? Aren’t you just sick and tired of that old armchair always standing beside the sofa, or the crowded console in the entryway? It...

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Bench tops: Granite vs Engineered Stone

Confused? Most people are! So you’ve designed your new kitchen layout, but all your friends and family have their opinions on whether you should use granite or engineered stone. Hopefully today we will answer a few questions for you. Difference between Granite &...

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Monochromatic is not shades of grey

Never make this mistake again! We often find clients saying:"I want a monochromatic colour scheme". What they mean, is actually a colour scheme with shades of grey. That is actually called "Achromatic." A monochromatic scheme is a colour scheme with one colour, in...

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What goes with Tan Leather?

So you've purchased your big ticket item - that tan leather 3 seater sofa you've had you eye on for months.  It's standing front and centre in your living room, but somehow, it still doesn't feel like home.  Not to worry, all you need is to add a few things that would...

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Why you can’t go Wrong with White Bedlinen

I always get mesmerised by the number of beautifully patterned bedlinen available today.  There's something for every style, taste and colour and it's easy to just let go and buy a patterned duvet cover for each bedroom in your house!  Why then, am I trying to...

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Which Floor Suits what Style of Kitchen?

As if selecting a new floor for your kitchen isn't hard enough, you have to keep in mind the size of the tile, width of the floor plank, how it will withstand spills and marks, and the end result or mood you want to achieve.  Today, we'll touch on the 3 most popular...

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