Autumn Trends 2018

  Here are a few of the many interior design trends coming through this year:  Midnight blue, navy blue, indigo blue are very versatile colours and crowd favourites. The perfect replacement for black. They can be used as a neutral or as an accent colour and work in almost every style of décor. Start small i

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What’s Hiding in Your Carpet?

  How often do you get your carpets cleaned? Did you know you are meant to give them a deep-clean evey 12-18 months at least? Those with pets and children should be doing it more frequently. Keeping your house clean and healthy shouldn’t be seen as a luxury, but an American survey conducted by the Institution

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The Trick to Decluttering

    The process of moving house can be difficult. Sometimes it is driven by requirement or necessity, rather than because you really want to move out of your family home.  The stages you go through leading up to and during the move can be unfamiliar, they can be daunting, and they can increase stress.

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The Heart of Your Home

  An impressive, witty dance of materials with detailed function is the grounding for the kitchen and interior architecture company Melanie Craig LTD. The team has been creating iconic persona inside homes throughout New Zealand over the past 13 years. Melanie Craig LTD’s design philosophy is “Design your

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Forgotten Trends

  Do you ever look back on something and ask yourself, ‘What was I thinking?’ Architecture and interior design is no exception. Let’s take a moment to reminisce over the humble home’s fashion faux pas over the years. It’s easy to see why some trends never circled back around, but there have also been

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Hot Stuff

  Each of the seasons is unique in what it offers – be it weather, produce, lifestyle choices and more – but spring is even more unique in that it signals new beginnings and is perhaps the most popular time when it comes to updating the home. Freshen up your abode this season with the latest looks for spri

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Smart Storage Solutions

  It’s always amazing how much one can accumulate over the course of their lives.  If you have the right storage in place you don’t tend to notice it, but if you don’t, your home can quickly turn into a jungle of knick-knacks. Thankfully storage doesn’t have to be a cardboard box under your bed, or a

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Insider Insights

  5 Minutes with Interior Designer Lucy Wilkie How did you end up in interiors? I completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies, specialising in interior architecture. Having this training and understanding of construction has been extremely beneficial throughout my career. What do you say to those who think t

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Creating Warmth with Colour

  If you’re considering the end result of a significant renovation or restoration project, then it pays not to forget about colour and accessories – both of which play a role in setting the atmosphere of a home. The shorter days and chilly temperatures mean we are spending more time indoors searching out t

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