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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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Set in Stone
What’s a couple of stone importers to do when designing their new home? Chisel a chip off the old block for themselves, that’s what! From sandstone to marble and terrific terrazzo, Coogee House II has rocks that’ll knock your socks off. Madeleine Bla
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What’s Hot
This year brings about a rise in homes with a closer connection to nature. A colour scheme of greens, browns and yellows evokes a raw and organic aesthetic that mimics the outside world within the home. A restful and refined aesthetic, an earthy pale
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The Colour of Wellness
Our bodies are programmed to respond to colour — to feel hungry when we see those golden arches, feel at peace when staring out at the ocean, or experience melancholy under grey skies. In a world full of colour, our homes are where we can decide what
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Creative COOL
Flooring adds distinctive signature style and creates a lasting impression. It’s one of the first things architects and designers consider in a space as it’s a key design component. It needs to be durable to withstand foot traffic, offer thermal comf
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ARCHITECTURE Snapshot
Quintessentially unique, the Tudor Revival residence captures the easy, spare sophistication we’ve come to expect from contemporary architecture. Located in an area that the practice director was highly familiar with, the residence was originally con
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House Of Contradictions
Robust and hardy, Blinco Street House is a compact home on a small site, but its spatial fluidity and inter-level connection defy the dainty footprint. Industrial to its literal core, the block of land formerly functioned as a glass disposal pit wi
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The Art Of Decorating
Rental or otherwise, your home is a reflection of you. Inside (and hanging on them), your four walls offer a glimpse of your style and taste for all those who enter. More than that, the pieces we hang, the bits and bobs we collect and the items we ch
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Book Club
ANNA-CARIN MCNAMARA BRIO BOOKS | $34.99 We love a bit of Pinterest house inspiration, so it makes sense to translate that interest into hard copy. Anna-Carin specialises in interiors that are simple, functional and sustainable, with a distinctive Sca
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Noosa Nest
On a picturesque hilltop in the Noosa hinterland is Black Mountain House, the brainchild of Morriarchi Architecture and home of four boys aged between six and 13, along with their proud parents Narelle and Andrew Whatham. The Whathams were after a ho
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Ones To Watch
We may be more technologically advanced than ever, but this year designers are taking a step back, drawing on nature to create striking furniture pieces and simple, soothing basics. “A trend that we’re embracing at Coco Republic at the moment is the
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Rhys Cooper
Curating his trademark style with colour, attention to detail and functionality, Rhys Cooper perfectly demonstrates the art of design. Throughout high school, Rhys was obsessed with subjects such as design and technology, woodwork and textiles. The a
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Dress to IMPRESS
An undressed window is like a dress without shoes. To finish a window with any treatment, be it blinds, shutters, louvres or sheers, is to realise the full potential of your aspect and your interiors. As always, think texture and layering; materials
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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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