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Such an essential PC item and so many euphemisms!

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Such an essential PC item and so many euphemisms! What am I talking about? The toilet, water closet, lavatory, loo, toot, of course! I want to address some of the terms used when you’re looking to buy a new toilet. Even the cheapest toilet you can buy for your home will have a porcelain pan or […]

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Bathing Beauties – the great bathtub story!

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If you dislike bathing the Middle/Dark Ages would have perfectly suited you. No-one bathed not even the aristocracy who instead doused themselves with perfume to cover the stench! Thankfully we’ve moved on from this. We now have a lot of choices when it comes to bathing, including the shower. However this article is all about […]

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Fabulous Fabric Trends in 2017!

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While there are some exciting new fabrics being developed for clothing, there’s not much happening in creating new fabrics specifically for drapery and upholstery. The types of fabrics available for drapery and upholstery have remained fairly static since the middle of last century. They do however go in and out of fashion, particularly in terms […]

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Simple Solutions for a Shopping Faux Pas!

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So you’ve been shopping and purchased something new for your home. You loved it in the store when you decided to buy it, but now sitting there in your home it’s completely wrong! We’ve all had experiences like this but what can you do to recover an ‘unfortunate’ situation? If it’s a smaller item such […]

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Is Pale Pink the New Neutral?

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There is no doubt we’re seeing a lot of pale pink in our stores at the moment on everything from scatter cushions to sofas but is it the new neutral, as some in the interior design industry have suggested? Soooo versatile Love it or hate it, pale pink is certainly versatile! It goes with many […]

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4 Types of Fireplaces you should know about

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While we would recommend reverse cycle air conditioning with inverter technology as the most effective way to heat and cool your home, sometimes you just can’t go past the ambience and beauty a fireplace can offer. If you’re looking to add a fireplace into your home before the cold weather hits, now is the time […]

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Wilkommen, Bien Venue, Welcome! Choosing the Right Front Door

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Never underestimate the importance of your Front Entry! It welcomes you home, greets your family and friends and presents the face of your home to your neighbours and the ‘rest of the world’ – think what you can see from Google Street View! The Front Entry, in creating those all-important first impressions tells an immediate, […]

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5 Home Décor Tips for the Cooler Months

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The seemingly endless summer had come to an end. We’re about to see the autumn colour our world with beautiful shades of gold, brown, auburn, red and burgundy as the trees prepare for the cooler months ahead. So too, should we prepare our homes for the cooler months with a few small touches. While it’s […]

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Romancing your boudoir with colour

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Happy Valentine’s Day! In celebration of this romantic day, we thought we’d give our insider tips on the best colours for your bedroom. There are two main areas people generally want to improve in their bedroom: Romance and sleep quality, and there are certain colours that will help. Passion & Romance Red is known as […]

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Decorating with mirrors

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Mirrors have been around for thousands of years, evolving from the reflection in pools of water and reflective obsidian rock, to the metal-backed glass mirrors we have today. Every contemporary home now includes mirrors for both decorative and practical reasons.   Mirror styles & shapes Framed Mirrors – Just like a framed artwork, these are […]

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