Selecting a new kitchen benchtop is one of the most important tasks when creating your design. You want the right look, the right style, strength and durability and of course, the right price! We’ve put together a Buying Guide to help make your decision just that little bit easier!
Never be afraid of introducing a bit of colour in your kitchen! Whether you select colourful accessories, funky appliances, colourful custom cabinetry or a wild splashback, find your own unique colour style to create a kitchen that truly reflects your personality!
We’ve put together some colourful examples of exciting kitchens and discussed the different ways colour has been used in each for full impact.
Timber has long been a classic finish in any kitchen, from the solid timber cabinets we all know and love to stunning timber feature cabinetry paired with a variety of finishes for maximum effect. Today we’re taking a look at a few different ways of incorporating timber in your new kitchen that will suit every budget!
Hanging decorative mirrors around your home is a fabulous way of adding depth, light and interest to your walls. We’ve compiled a quick list of our favourite picks, each with its own unique style to suit every taste!
Always on the look out for everyday solutions to life’s little dramas, I recently started exploring the many uses of essential oils, both medicinal and for cost effective alternatives around the home. Peppermint oil has very quickly become my ‘go-to’ essential oil for so many things, from migraine relief to pest control so today, I thought I’d share some of the excellent every day uses I’ve found! Please feel free to add your own uses for Peppermint oil or other essential oils in the comments below!
To ring in the cooler weather in Melbourne, we’ve put together a list of our favourite animal hides for your living room; after all, nothing says Winter like a luxuriously soft animal hide! A versatile addition to your decorating scheme, animal hides can be used as a throw on your sofa, an area rug (make sure to include anti-slip matting!) or purely as a decorative feature to create a rich, Winter-y vibe in your home!
A popular trend in the home is a romantic combination of Vintage and Industrial styling, or Steampunk styling. This clash of two boldly characteristic styles creates a visually stunning and cozy decorating scheme that involves layering textures, materials and colours to create a modern look that truly is timeless. Read on to find out how you can create the look in your home:
Caesarstone’s most recent additions to their already extensive catalogue of benchtop finishes have caused quite a stir in the world of kitchen design in Melbourne. Click here to view all their new colours, including the spectacular Statuario Maximus and Calacatta Nuvo. One of my personal favourites is White Attica: a stunning marble-look engineered stone that provides an amazing substitute to the real thing! Today we’ll be taking a better look at the pros and cons of this particular surface. We’d love to hear what you think!
With apps available for just about any task under the sun, there are of course several interior design apps to choose from that will make your design experience that much more fun! Our friends at EZ Living Interiors have created the perfect compilation of design apps, covering each step of your design journey from research and inspiration straight through to measuring up and 3D home design tools!
Crisp whites paired with natural timbers are two classic elements of a Scandinavian kitchen. Add in your own personal touches to make this timeless kitchen design style truly yours. For more tips on carrying the Scandinavian style through your home, click here to read our Style Guide and here to see how you can incorporate rustic timber elements in your kitchen!
Each of these examples features a unique twist on the stylish Scandinavian kitchen; which is your favourite?
2017 sees the introduction of tribal influenced designs and patterns in interior decorating and design. This year, we will be seeing more and more of this style being used in decorative home features such as soft furnishings, tiles and art. But what is driving this bold and adventurous trend?
When designing a kitchen that will include a benchtop over 3000mm in length, Corian or other solid surface products (such as Staron) are the go to option; the reason for this is that solid surface benchtops can be seamlessly bonded together thus ensuring no visible joins across the length of your new benchtop.
But, is this always the case?
With its origins in ship kitchens, the Galley Kitchen Layout includes two parallel counters designed to maximise both functionality and storage space in tight quarters, making the style an ideal solution for chefs on the sea and home cooks alike!
The simple ease and elegance of a galley style kitchen has made it a classic go-to kitchen layout however, it has lost a bit of its appeal over recent years in favour of layouts that will allow for an island, ‘L’ or ‘U’ shape. Although different layouts work best for different people, here’s why we LOVE the old galley style kitchens!