An Entertainer's Dream Home | Living Room Renovation Lounge Suite

An Entertainer’s Dream Home | Living Room Renovation

An Entertainer's Dream Home

Living Room Renovation

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An Entertainer's Dream Home | Living Room Renovation Coffee Table Decor
An Entertainer's Dream Home | Living Room Renovation Ottomans

It was vital that we managed to tie the living space together, as it felt disconnected from the rest of the home.

An Entertainer's Dream Home | Living Room Renovation Home Office Setup
An Entertainer's Dream Home | Living Room Renovation Closer view of desk area
An Entertainer's Dream Home | Living Room Renovation Desk Area
An Entertainer's Dream Home | Living Room Renovation Close up of rug
An Entertainer's Dream Home | Living Room Renovation Lounge Suite
About the Space

Upon entering this living room, you were greeted with an echoey clip clop sound… Not an entertainer’s paradise. That is because the entire space was tiled from wall to wall. In order to make the room feel more homely and less sterile, we opted to add in a rug. Not only did this help with sound absorption, but it quickly elevated the space from dull to luxurious. An important aspect of interior design and decorating is to include a variety of textures in the space. In addition to blankets, pillows and furnishings, rugs are another essential home accessory. We have an entire blog post dedicated to rugs. If you would like to know more about the in’s and out’s of using rugs in your space, click here.

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If you look at the before images of this living room, you will find that there was not much colour, and the space felt empty. Colour can greatly impact the feel of a space. For example, cool tones such as blues, greens, purples, etc. generally create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. We added in various hues of blue within the rug, ottomans and decor accessories. We included different mixed metals such as matte black accessories, as well as metallic silver finishings. Although different metals, they work well to tie the space together. Overall, a once sterile and clinical space transformed into a relaxing and calming family room: An entertainer’s dream living space.

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An Entertainer's Dream Home - Living Room Before Image
An Entertainer's Dream Home - Living Room Before Image
An Entertainer's Dream Home - Living Room Before Image

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Elegant Apartment Living focus on the beautiful lighting and vase of flowers

Elegant Apartment Living

Elegant Apartment Living

Open Plan Living Area

Elegant Apartment Living - Open Plan
Elegant Apartment Living - Open Plan
Elegant Apartment Living - Open Plan
Elegant Apartment Living - Open Plan
Elegant Apartment Living focus on the beautiful lighting and vase of flowers
Elegant Apartment Living - Open Plan focus on chair legs
Elegant Apartment Living - Open Plan section of the dining area
About the Space

Space was the biggest constraint of this apartment. Although a new build, it was a spec home that we needed to design around. Today we are showcasing the open plan living area. The client wanted the colour palette to be neutrals, which a pop of colour and glam. We installed a statement wallpaper behind the tv with a metallic detail to liven up the space. There needed to be seating, however there was not enough room for 6 chairs. Therefore we opted for a dining table, 3 chairs and a custom bench seat. The mirrored doors added a hint of opulence and made the room feel larger and more open.

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The deep buttoned sofa was an excellent choice to bring in a level of sophistication, whilst not losing any comfort. We added in some bright scatters along with a metallic fabric to tie the space and tones together. If you look around the room, you will find various gold accents. These can be found in the form of handles, decor, and even the coffee tables. The layout of the space was the best choice in order to have maximum seating, without feeling crowded. Last but not least, the beautiful, large jute rug ties in the lounge to the dining room. Furthermore, it adds in that hint of natural textures that we know and love!

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Blissful Beach Apartment - Bedroom

Blissful Beach Apartment – Master Bedroom

Blissful Beach Apartment

Master Bedroom

Blissful Beach Apartment - Master Bedroom
Blissful Beach Apartment - Bedroom showing a mirror and table with a stool
Blissful Beach Apartment - Master Bedroom
Blissful Beach Apartment - Master Bedroom showinga mirror and green plants
Blissful Beach Apartment - Bedroom afrter the refurbishment
Blissful Beach Apartment - Master Bedroom
Blissful Beach Apartment - Bedroom
Blissful Beach Apartment - Bedroom
About the Space

This dated master bedroom needed a complete makeover. The beige walls, dim lighting and old curtains made the space feel dreary. We decided to freshen up the room by giving it a fresh coat of light paint. This instantly brightened the master bedroom and made it feel bigger. We swapped out the old fan and curtains for newer, fresher versions. A tip is to have a double curtain track with a sheer and blockout curtain. Therefore you can control the amount of natural light you let enter the space.

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We took out the bed and opted to bring in a new, four poster bed instead. The natural oak ties in with the dressing table and adds new life to the space. Furthermore, we love to incorporate natural textures into a room! The cupboards were removed and new ones installed. Two beautiful Malawian chairs were added in along with light coloured scatter cushions. This little seating space will allow the clients to relax and take in the beautiful view. We used blue tones throughout the space, and tied in a large rug underneath the bed. By using a rug underneath a bed, it feels so much better to step out of bed onto a soft, clean rug instead of cold, hard tiles. As this is a holiday home, the ottoman at the end of the bed is the perfect place to set your bag to unpack, or to lounge on.

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Blissful Beach Apartment - Guest Bedroom another angle

Blissful Beach Apartment – Guest Bedroom

Blissful Beach Apartment

Guest Bedroom

Blissful Beach Apartment - Guest Bedroom
Blissful Beach Guest Bedroom dressing table
Blissful Beach Apartment - Guest Bedroom another angle
Blissful Beach Apartment - Guest Bedroom
Blissful Beach Guest Bedroom
Blissful Beach Apartment - Guest Bedroom showing grass mats
Blissful Beach Apartment - Guest Bedroom showing the corner of the room and details on the walls
About the Space

When we first walked into this guest bedroom, we were met with a very outdated and sad space. There was a very large window, however it was covered up with old curtains that made the space feel cramped and dark. The cupboard space was large but unnecessary as this apartment would be a holiday home for the clients. Therefore we removed them to open up the room. The beige walls washed out the room and made it feel dull. We went in and completely transformed the space. We were, however, met with a real challenge of having to fit 4 people into the room to sleep. Our solution was to add in three single beds, and include a very nifty contraption. The ‘ottoman’ you see underneath the dressing table is in fact a fold out bed! This way, our clients and friends could all enjoy the space together.

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The walls in the apartment were patched up and painted in a light, bright colour. The curtains were very quickly removed and replaced with gorgeous sheers and blockout. This made the room feel instantly brighter and bigger. The cupboards were redone and a new dressing table designed and fitted. The mirror also helps bounce the light around the space and make it feel larger. We found some beautiful artworks and tied in the custom scatter cushions. Therefore the space has a real beachy feeling to it, thanks to the use of light colours, ocean inspired artworks and white linen. Let’s not forget about that gorgeous ceiling fan!

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Tired to Tranquil - Guest Bathroom

Tired to Tranquil – Home Renovation | Office and Guest Bathroom

Tired to Tranquil - Home Renovation

Office and Guest Bathroom

Office
Office
Tired to Tranquil - Guest Bathroom
Tired to Tranquil - Guest Bathroom
Tired to Tranquil - Guest Bathroom
Guest Bathroom
Tired to Tranquil - Guest Bathroom
About the Space

When we arrived, the office was jam packed with furniture, files and documents with no place of their own. The walls, ceiling and floors were all beige and in need of an update. The actual working space was confined to a small corner. We needed to give this room an entire facelift, from floors to furniture. The room needed to be a tranquil space to work in. Therefore, we started by turning the longest wall into a bespoke built in unit. It was designed to house all of our client’s documents, books, and other items. Additionally, we opted to go with a dark grey unit to bring contrast and interest into the space. The timber countertop and flooring bring in a natural and textural element.

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The guest bathroom was originally a small toilet, passage and bathroom with shower and bath. Therefore we opted to break down a few walls and open up the space into one single room. This made the world of difference. We removed the original plumbing and added in a free standing bath. As well as a modern shower and custom vanity with stone top. The rattan unit brings in such warmth and texture to the space. Whilst being functional, the bath makes a big statement in the room, and adds an elegant touch. The oversized mirror helps to make the room appear larger, and reflects the light. This is a tranquil haven for all guests!

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Tired to Tranquil - Home Renovation | Bedroom 1

Tired to Tranquil – Home Renovation | Guest Bedroom 1

Tired to Tranquil - Home Renovation

Guest Bedroom 1

Tired to Tranquil - Home Renovation | Guest Bedroom 1
Tired to Tranquil - Home Renovation | Guest Bedroom 1
Tired to Tranquil - Home Renovation | Guest Bedroom 1
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Tired to Tranquil - Home Renovation | Bedroom 1
About the Space

This guest bedroom received a complete makeover. Along with the rest of the home, this bedroom received an installation of brand new oak flooring. This brought such a light and natural element into the space. The curtains were removed and replaced with gorgeous white sheers and blockout fabric. As sizing was quite a restraint, we managed to fit in a comfy bed with side tables. As well as a dressing table, stool and bench seat. Bench seats are always a great idea in guest bedrooms for a place to put bags on.

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We resprayed the louvre cupboard doors a fresh white, and added new handles. This brings in a modern, yet tranquil feel into the space. The space remained fairly neutral in colour. We added in pops of black accents, such as the bedside lamps, bench seat, mirror and picture frames. This brought in a much needed contract into the space. Another element we introduced was a bit of greenery. An occasional plant here and there can make such a big difference to the mood of a room. If you would like to learn more about the use of indoor plants, click here.

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The Flooring Files: Week 2 | Tiles

The Flooring Files: Week 2 | Tiles

The Flooring Files: Week 2 | Tiles

Square / Rectangular Floor Tiles

Welcome to week 2 of the flooring files. Click here if you missed out on last week’s post. This week we are diving into floor tiles. First of all, we have rectangular and square format tiles. These are amongst the more common flooring types, but that does not mean that they are boring. Square and rectangular tiles come in different sizes, materials and finishes. They can also be laid in numerous ways.

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The following images are of spaces with large format rectangular & square tiles, as well as smaller sizes. As you can see, there are various formats in which to lay the tiles, as well as different grout options. They can come as porcelain, terracotta, natural stone or ceramic. There are so many options out their, waiting for us to find them for you!

Shaped Floor Tiles

If you are still looking for individually laid tiles, but are wanting something different to square or rectangular: then shaped tiles might be for you. They can come in so many different shapes, sizes and colours. You will need an experienced tiler to lay them for you. Luckily we are here to help!

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A few of the shapes you will see below are crossed, hexagons, arabesque, and even scallops. Please take note that depending on your space, you will need the right finish of tile. Areas that will get wet will need a glaze, and often better grip. Floor tiles all have different specifications, and it is very important that you find the right tile, that is safe to walk on.

Mosaics

Mosaics can sometimes work out to be quite expensive, as they are smaller, and often more intricate than other tiles. They come in sheets, and once again need someone with experience to tile them.

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Mosaics are sometimes hand-crafted, which also adds to their price. Mosaics are laid in their sheets, and then grouted. They are often used in smaller areas, such as a shower space. Click here if you would like to read more about shower feature walls. Mosaics can elevate your design, and make it a feature. We are able to help you find the perfect mosaic for your space.

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Concrete

Ceiling Design

Finding the Perfect Plumbing Fittings

Timber Ceilings

Ceiling design plays a major role in any interior space. They make up a large part of a room, and add to the overall effectiveness of the space. Therefore, in this post, we will show you various types of ceilings, to help you find inspiration for your next project.

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First of all we have timber ceilings. Adding timber to your ceilings can bring warmth and natural tones into the space. Sometimes, timber beams form a part of the structure of a home. You are able to use these structural items as design elements. Other times, plain ceilings can be transformed with the use of “faux” (false) beams, which are simply put in as decor elements. The following pictures show ceilings with faux timber beams, structural timber beams, and other designed timber elements.

Concrete Ceilings

Concrete ceilings need to be designed into a new build project. Due to their weight, they would not be able to be added afterwards. However, you would be able to get a faux concrete look with the use of paint techniques or screed.

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Concrete can be used to achieve a modern, industrial look, and helps to add contrast and interest to a space. Exposed concrete has become increasingly popular in homes and office spaces. It can pair well with various styles and designs. Therefore it is a good choice. In addition, depending on the look you are aiming to achieve, the concrete can be buffed for a smooth, sleek look. Alternatively, the concrete can be left for a raw and dramatic effect. You can read our post on off-shutter concrete here.

Bulkhead Ceilings

Making up the majority of homes and other interior spaces, drop ceilings, or bulkheads are very popular. Often left white, this is a “go to” look for many homeowners. This ceiling design can match nearly any design style, are fairly easy to install, and can be changed fairly easily too. This does not mean that they need to be boring though.

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The following images have different styles of bulkheads. From modern to contemporary, each ceiling has depth to it. Step ups, step downs, curves and straight paths, there is nothing standard about these. Furthermore, adding lights can add interest to the ceilings. You can also choose to paint different parts of the ceilings, which creates depth, contrast and interest. Therefore the possibilities are endless!

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Other Tips

Styling Your Space: Table Tops

Styling Your Space: Table Tops

Tray Styling

More times than often, the surfaces around our homes become a dumping ground for all sorts of clutter. In order for our spaces to feel more relaxing, we should always try to clear our surrounding surfaces, and organise our belongings. This can be done, whilst adding decor pieces and styling them to create a beautiful space.

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Trays are always helpful when organising decor pieces, and other necessary items. They are often a staple item in homes, restaurants and even offices. The way we use trays has changed a lot over the years. They are now mostly used to store items, rather than serve off them. This means that they can now be beautiful and functional. Here are a few examples of trays on table tops, and how to style them.

Arranging Vases

Many of us fall victim to storing our vases away in cupboard, never to see the light of day (until a fresh bunch of flowers come along). This should not be the case. Vases are often crucial in a design, as they help fill up voids, and draw attention to the room.

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When styling vases, we can often follow the rule of thirds. This is a simple, yet effective trick to help when placing items. Try and gather three vases, of three different shapes and sizes (tall, medium and short). You can now arrange them with the tallest at the back, the medium off to the side, and the small at the front. Place some real or faux plants in, and you have a beautiful display.

Other Styling Tips

There are so many different ways to style your table tops, and we would never be able to go over them all in this blog post. Here are a few helpful tips and ideas to work with when you next style your tables.

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  • Try to combine various textures, but keeping them within a certain colour palette.
  • Use trinket boxes to store necessary, but not necessarily pretty items, such as keys, alarms and so forth.
  • When stacking books, place a decor item on top. This could be a sculpture, or wooden item to tie in with the rest of your decor.
  • Try to combine natural and synthetic objects together, to create an interesting, yet beautiful space.

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Shelving

Storage Solutions

Storage Solutions

Built in Cabinetry

One struggle that homeowners constantly seem to struggle with is: storage solutions. Depending on the size of your home, there may not be tons of space for storage, but we have some tips on how to help. Let’s get started shall we?

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The first, and best way to combat a lack of storage is to create new ones. This can be done by adding built in cabinetry, what we sometimes call: BIC. We taylor make cabinetry to suit your every need, and house the items that you need to be stored. There are so many finishes that can be applied to your cabinetry, and we have a blog post on that here. We also have some other tips on how to organise your home here.

Shelving

If built in cabinetry is way out of your budget, or if you have spacial constraints shelving may be the way to go. Floating shelving is a beautiful way to display and store your items. However, heavier items may not be suitable for these kinds of shelves.

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Shelving with brackets is a better way to store heavier items. If you are worried about bulky, ugly brackets, fear not! There are so many different and new bracket styles on the market. Placing baskets on your shelves to hide clutter, is a great way to utilise space, but we will speak more about that in the next section.

Baskets

Incorporating woven baskets in your space will help you hide clutter, as well as bring in more natural materials into your space. Baskets are super easy to bring in and out of a cupboard or shelf, as well as lightweight. This makes them good for children’s rooms too. Purchasing baskets from a decor store can become quite expensive, however, we often have them custom made for your space. This can help lower the price, and make sure that they fit perfectly.

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