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Sebastian Herkner
If there is anyone who knows how to create timeless elegance, especially in the realm of modern furniture, it’s Sebastian Herkner. The desire to create niggled at Sebastian from an early age and when a gap appeared in the market, he knew he had to fi
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Get Bent
a home that celebrates its outdoor spaces is one that fosters good health and interactive family relationships. This project in Melbourne does all that and more thanks to the thoughtful addition and recalibration of an original 1960s home. Well looke
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Life MADE EASY
With the growing popularity of automation, homes are now smarter than ever before. Motorised window treatments are one aspect of home automation that provides a long list of benefits, encompassing everything from simplicity to better home security. W
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Perfectly Imperfect
Terrazzo is in. One of the key interior design trends of the 1970s, terrazzo is back on the global stage. From floor tiles to benchtops and from printed wallpaper to clothing and decorator accessories, terrazzo is back as a major player in the world
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Crowning Glory
Positioned within an affluent enclave of multimillion-dollar waterfront mansions with gilded gates and glossy residents, this project is the first and only apartment development in the suburb of Sovereign Islands, so there was plenty of pressure to n
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The Trends
“These shutters are perfect for alfresco dining areas, allowing precise control of the amount of light and wind that can come through,” says Vera. “The clean lines look great and their easy maintenance makes them perfect for outdoor areas. They can a
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Designs to Inspire
You’ve finally made the decision: your old kitchen and bathroom just have to go! But what are you going to do next? There are quite a few things to consider, and spending a little time and thought now could save you a whole lot of heartache later. Wh
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Shield Your Home
SHIELD is a family-owned and family-run business that supplies high-quality, great-value doors and windows. The company’s buying power means that you get the best quality for the best price, so you will be pleasantly surprised at the affordability of
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Kitchens
We’re calling it: this is the kitchen of your dreams. When it comes to kitchen design, it can be easy to gravitate towards bright white spaces, but it’s much more of a challenge to style a darker, more colourful space to make a striking impression. E
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Masculine Riverside Digs
if you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, then you shouldn’t really judge a home by its exterior. After all, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The contents of a house make it a home, and Melbourne-based Full of Grace Interiors is well versed i
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SELECTING YOUR Window Coverings
Make sure you’re spending on window fashions that are right for you; with so much choice, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Bare windows are rarely the best choice in your home and window treatments add fluidity and softness to a room’s hard edges. In t
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Bathrooms
Move over white, pink is the new go-to hue for many modern bathrooms. The Calile Hotel in Brisbane uses this playful, modern and ultra-feminine colour so much that it’s gone as far as adding a splash of it in the bathroom, with statement pink tiles,
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From the Editor
A new kitchen and bathroom often sit high on the wish list of renovators. It can make such a diffe erence to the way you live in and feel about your home — as well as add value if you plan on reselling. This issue, we’ve gone kitchen and bathroom cra
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Fade To Black
Downsizing from a large Victorian-era property, Dr Ian Kronborg and his wife, Dr Anne Howard, sought to create a home that was ecologically sound and equally as flexible when it comes to space. The duo wasted no time in clearing the land — a rat-infe
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Perfect Fusion
remodel this Grade II-listed Victorian countryside property in Surrey, England, while carefully maintaining some of its original features — that was the task presented to London architecture and interior design practice Gregory Phillips Architects. A
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From Peter Maddison
One of the great things about design is that it never ends. There is never a final answer. Travelling, researching, studying history all help inform, and form, an opinion about design, where change is inevitable. Ten years ago, when I started nervous
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Modular Mode
prefabrication of parts and off-site construction of modules has been a practice for more than 10 years. However, in the last couple of years, we’ve seen changes in the construction industry move more towards bringing the work in-house. La Trobe Towe
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PRODUCT AND SERVICE Review
Carpet is still a popular flooring solution in many homes, and the combination of technological advancements and creative, stylish designs means that a carpeted room can be very much on trend. Enter Eco+, the next generation in carpeting. Soft and du
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Get Social
01/ The Calile Hotel Looking for the perfect luxury hotel? Designed by Richards & Spence, the Calile Hotel in Brisbane is a must-visit hotel. Inspired by other hot-weather cities, including Miami and Mexico City, the design captures the magic of trop
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Sylvan Symphony
The starting point for Graham Paarman’s cabin-like tree house, found in the famously beautiful wine region of Constantia in Cape Town, South Africa, was a particular spot he’d chosen on his family estate — a clearing among the trees overlooking four
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Light My Fire
last year I rebuilt my grandfather’s fireplace after it had collapsed from many years of use. I vaguely remember him building it with some of his old bricklaying mates back in the early 1970s. It was constructed in the traditional way, where rule of
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Ask Our Architect
Q I have a property located in the Otway ranges in Victoria. Being a single male and retired, I want to build a low-maintenance and affordable home on an elevated block of some two acres. I want to carry out my passion for car restoration and live mo
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