All posts by Lurleen Kirkwood

By February 19, 2021

There’s lots of reasons why it’s worth having a combined bathroom and laundry. Saving space is one very good reason – it’s simply not necessary to have two separate rooms when one can fit the bill just as well, if not better. The combined bathroom and laundry in our first photo was originally an inefficient


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By February 5, 2021

One of the most effective ways freshen up an interior or exterior, is with a fresh paint colour palette. The right colour palette can transform the look of your home and instantly lift your spirit. But Colour Consultations should always start with the professional learning a bit about you, the client. For example, finding out


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By January 15, 2021

Pantone Colours 2021 are a vibrant combination of yellow (aptly named ‘Illuminating’), and grey (‘Ultimate Grey’). While some are saying the Pantone Colours 2021 are pretty ho-hum, I don’t agree. But hey, even if that were the case, the colour experts at Pantone are entitled to a little not-quite-on-the-game time too, after all 2020 hasn’t


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By November 27, 2020

As we head into the summer holiday season and with covid restrictions still limiting our travel options, our homes become even more important to us. It’s been a tough year so we’re all looking forward to some summer living outdoors. So, how summer ready are you? As the weather warms up and we can finally


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By November 13, 2020

The second blog in our series of armchair travel sees us heading off to Prague in the Czech Republic! Graeme and I spent some time in 2013 in Prague and loved it! In fact, these days Prague has become one of the hippest places in the world to visit and is even touted as being


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By October 30, 2020

Nothing says ‘Welcome’ to a home more than a stunning front door. It can also instantly add street appeal! There are lots of options to choose from for your front door. Always keep in mind important things like the style of your house, wall colour, window frames, fascias, gutters and even roofing. Painting a front


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By October 16, 2020

Thinking about buying or having built a residential investment property?When it comes to building or fitting out a residential investment property, it’s tempting to think that throwing a few dollars at it to give it a superficial ‘makeover’ is the way to go. What does it matter anyway, you say, everyone knows it will get


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By October 2, 2020

What makes a stunning bathroom? Good planning right from the start! We all have different requirements and these all need to be carefully thought through at the planning stage. There’s lots of factors to creating a stunning bathroom that functions well and is also a pleasure to spend time. On the practical side of things,


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By September 18, 2020

During the Covid season, hands up who is missing being able to travel? I always find that travel (even armchair travel) inspires me, not just in my work as an interior designer but also on a personal level.Well now is a good opportunity to do a spot of armchair travel, be inspired and let your


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By September 4, 2020

In today’s world so much is readily available almost instantaneously. We’ve become a very consumer driven society. It’s all about you, the marketing hype tells us. While it sounds wonderful, I’m not sure it’s ultimately good for our souls for life to constantly be all about me. One area of your life that should be


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