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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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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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