Timber Battens Design Trend

Timber Battens

Use of timber battens is a design trend we’re seeing more of writes Gary Paech. Subtle wood finishes are starting to creep back and kitchen islands with an architectural timber feature can easily create a warm, organic statement in the kitchen.  No longer just a prep space, the island bench growing and it’s a great […]

Relaxed Haven in Ceres

Ducksnest Kitchen Design

Meeting the brief with this gorgeous kitchen design by Susan Pehar, Ducksnest. Coming full circle – a client that I have a history working with during my time as a home furnishings retailer – she later requested I assist her and her family with a new kitchen for their beautiful home in leafy Ceres. Our […]

Darren Grayson. Art inspo from the garden.

A man of many talents, Geelong’s Darren Grayson draws inspiration from surrounding landscapes for his latest art designs. Award winning hairstylist, Darren Grayson ventured into the world of home / interior design with his work featured in many national and international magazine spreads, including a global front cover of “Trends” magazine which features a 12-page […]

Do I need a Cabinet Maker, Joiner, Furniture Maker or Carpenter?

A question that often comes up is what the difference is between a cabinet maker and carpenter? Then there’s joiners and furniture makers too …. so, who does what? Cabinet makers and all the other trades work with wood and all have undertaken highly skilled training in their respective areas. What does a Cabinet makers do? […]

How to Stay Calm & Enjoy the Design Process

Design Process

When planning a home for a redesign or new build, to say there is much to think about is an understatement. Kay Gibbons explains.  Anybody who’s been through the process will attest to feeling overwhelmed at some point. Unless you’ve already got a strong idea to begin with and know exactly what, where, who, and […]