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  • Winter style

    Daylight Saving time is finished, the nights are getting darker much earlier, and the temperatures are dropping. It’s tempting to snuggle up under the doona with a good book and hibernate until Spring, but sadly that’s not possible! Instead of lamenting the doom and gloom of Winter coming in just a few weeks, it’s a great […]

    Walk-in wardrobe

    These days, new home designs will often feature a walk-in wardrobe in the master suite. This benefit of additional space and storage is a luxury, especially for those of us who love fashion and have a wealth of clothing, shoes, and accessories to store! Considering how to design and maximise full use of the area […]

    Hamptons coastal style

    When you think about the Hamptons, you think about the beach, soft white sand, stretches of coastline for miles and miles, and those iconic white picket fences. The other iconic thing that comes to mind is that classic Hamptons house style. It’s a style that is synonymous with large, oversized rooms, and high, vaulted ceilings, […]

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    Houses will always reflect our personal taste first, but there’s no denying current design trends influence the choices we make when designing and decorating the space we call home, whether we realise it or not. While it’s easy to embrace a trend wholeheartedly, it’s always good to remember to choose styles that will remain somewhat timeless […]

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    Growing up, kids are constantly changing their mind when it comes to their favourite things. Anything from toys to colours can change in an instant, which makes it hard to design a bedroom that keeps up with their tastes as they grow. With our tips, you can create a bedroom that they can enjoy throughout […]

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    With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to that pesky cold weather and hello to beautiful sunny days. Spring can be a great time to liven up your home with some bright colours and playful decorations. We’ve compiled some cost-effective ideas to help you design stunning décor for Spring… Cushions & […]

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    Arranging the furniture isn’t always your first thought when you’re moving into your new home. With the stresses and tasks associated when moving in, it can be tiring to even think about furniture placement. The main concern is normally just getting the furniture in the house and sorting it out later. With this in mind, here are […]

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    Over time we’re all guilty of holding onto possessions that are no longer useful to keep or we hoard things we think will be useful later down the track. When moving into your dream home it’s the perfect time to take back that control and clean out your cupboards. We all know how hard it […]

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    Home decor is one of the most enjoyable parts of building or renovating a home. As fun as creative freedom may be, some rookie mistakes seem to arise that may make you want to cringe when looking back. We’ve highlighted some of the ‘decorating fails’ and provided our tips to help prevent you from regretting your […]

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    Renovating your home can be a fun and challenging experience, but when budgeting comes into play it can be confusing to decide what to upgrade. We asked 9 of our builders from various areas to give their advice on the most important areas of the home where your budget should be spent! Caroline Allen – Inverloch, […]

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    Deciding on the best lighting for your home is important in creating the right ambiance for each room. Whether its creating a warm-toned vibe within the lounge room, or having plenty of down-lights in the kitchen whilst you’re cooking for the family, lighting is integral to setting the tone. To give you some ideas we’ve […]

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    Hotondo Homes latest display home encompasses everything a lover of a coastal region could ask for. From the stunning polished concrete floors to the beautiful blue, white and wooden accents, it’s the perfect beach home that is truly reminiscent of the sea. Starting in the kitchen, the beautiful lightwood benchtop teamed with white cabinetry instantly […]

    autumn colours

    As we move into the autumn months, our colour palette becomes inspired by earthy browns, multi-coloured leaves and beautiful oranges and pinks. Volume 8 of Haymes Colour Library, ‘The Colour Forecast’ highlights these autumn colours, and can help guide us towards creating the ultimate autumn-inspired look for our homes. The Colour Forecast is broken into […]