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The Evolution of Shutters

Friday, November 20, 2015

Shutters have come a long way since the ancient times of Greece, where it is believed the very first shutters originated. Made from solid stone with fixed louvres, the benefits of weather protection, light control and privacy, saw the shutter spread to the mediterranean which saw the fixed louvres become moveable. In time, shutters were brought to the Americas by the Spanish, gracing many traditional plantation homes and now, they are popular window treatments and outdoor area fixtures in many an Australian home. Continue Reading

Maximise Your Windows' Potential

Friday, November 13, 2015

Windows are not the easiest feature of a room to style well, which is probably why most homeowners tend to install familiar furnishings such as blinds or curtains. But if you want to really impress the guests and neighbours, plantation shutters will tick all the design and practicality boxes. Continue Reading

Shutters… So versatile!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Out of the numerous window treatment solutions I could choose from, including curtains, blinds, awnings and venetians – Shutters is by far the only choice for me. Continue Reading

 

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    Gloria Parker

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    Just like kitchens, bathrooms have enormous influence on whether you love or hate a home. So when it comes to selling your home, it makes perfect sense to pay your bathroom lots of love and attention when building or renovating. Continue Reading

    Mirabella Jones

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    Change your mood with colour

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Our homes are our sanctuaries. They should be the one place where you can feel positive, relaxed and happy. This is why when you open any house magazine; you will find interior design articles on the theme of colour. Why? Because they play an integral role in interior design by directly affecting our moods and the way we feel.  Continue Reading

    Vicmar Buyser

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    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    The effect of colour on your subconscious and emotions is a powerful tool, so much so that Marketers have been using it for many years to encourage buying behaviour and send subliminal messages. Continue Reading

 

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Recent Posts

 

Author

    Gloria Parker

    Gloria Parker

    INTERIOR DESIGNER AND STYLIST

    Bathrooms... Best Trends

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Just like kitchens, bathrooms have enormous influence on whether you love or hate a home. So when it comes to selling your home, it makes perfect sense to pay your bathroom lots of love and attention when building or renovating. Continue Reading

    Mirabella Jones

    Mirabella Jones

    Resident Design Expert

    Change your mood with colour

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Our homes are our sanctuaries. They should be the one place where you can feel positive, relaxed and happy. This is why when you open any house magazine; you will find interior design articles on the theme of colour. Why? Because they play an integral role in interior design by directly affecting our moods and the way we feel.  Continue Reading

    Vicmar Buyser

    Vicmar Buyser

    Builder/Architect

    Interior Decorating: How colour affects your mood

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    The effect of colour on your subconscious and emotions is a powerful tool, so much so that Marketers have been using it for many years to encourage buying behaviour and send subliminal messages. Continue Reading

 

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