Paint & Wallpaper
A feature of this home is a curved glass courtyard corner which gently repeats in the opposing curved white wall on the interior
Darn dim spaces – I could kick the wall!
With structural walls removed and replaced with a steel beam, natural light flows right through these once dark, enclosed spaces
Materials play a part in this bedroom's presence, including Prega Wave curtains in fabric Voil Petelli, by Donatelli; and bed linen and decorative pillows, by Casa Almeida
If it's not poppin', don't bother knockin'
Will your interior pass muster when neighbours and friends call? A bold blue wall in the stairwell adds a pop of interest to this interior space
This home digs into the sloping site to unearth additional square meterage – a CNC-milled wood partition lines the atrium and reflects geometric patterns
Paint over oak panelling? Surely not!
In this renovation, classic dark oak panelling was painted over with some hesitation in the formal dining room – this brought balance and lightness
And for the ceiling?
This wood-fronted kitchen connects with adjacent wood dining furniture, timber doors on a nearby fire surround and, yes, even the ceiling
Dreaming in the treetops
For this nursery, the custom wallpaper mural and frameless corner window overlooking the atrium garden reinforce the feeling of living amongst the trees
As part of this renovation/expansion, the new rear addition includes black walls – the addition brings light into the centre of the home, off-setting the dramatic tone
What's the key with dark tones?
This master bedroom exudes character, in part due to its dramatic wall tone – only a light-filled space, such as this parental retreat, can work with such a dark hue
Deck the halls with, er, jewellery?
This spectacular wall sculpture made of poured and mirrored glass is pretty appropriate in a lavish high-rise apartment with Manhattan at its feet
Owned by an architect, this home's renovation is intended to teach his children what architecture could be, showing its materiality and the humanity of construction trades – unpainted ceilings included
A baton wall, textured plaster curved wall and concealed lighting all come together to give this surprising powder room real presence
Staying in character
Cream painted classic mouldings were retained and contemporary versions introduced in this renovation of a grand two-storey Queenslander
Cave to coast
The interior of this home is black to create a cave-like aesthetic – and by contrast the colourful sea and land outlooks shine all the brighter
When Andy Warhol dreams
How grabbing is this wallpaper? There are many examples of papering a design to dramatic effect. We've compiled some favourites for you
Darling let's paper the walls with art
Wallpaper is one interior finish option – but another is white paint, making the ideal backdrop for art that can be changed in and out on whim
Dryden WoodOil – timber protection
Dryden WoodOil is a water-repellent, non-filming, timber protector – a true migrating oil that penetrates deep into the fibres of the timber
White walls have some great advantages
Why do many homes have white walls, besides to keep the interiors light and sunny? Well white's also an ideal backdrop for art and furniture
Exotic powder room backdrop
The brief for this powder room was simple. It had to be beautiful and functional. Together with natural stone surfaces, a Gio Ponti vanity mirror and shimmering Baresque wallpaper, it achieves this and so much more.
Reno improves flow in this historic townhouse
The ground (and grandest) level in this historic townhouse has been transformed – turning the previously cramped and partitioned space into a free-flowing living-and-dining area
Thoughtful interior design brings space, light and refinement
This relatively compact, semi-detached home has been given an English, classically elegant aesthetic. Natural light and a sense of spaciousness were also part of the design brief
Paint colours that will stand the test of time
Want to decorate your home with colours that won't fall from grace over time? Here, UK home buyer experts Goodmove offer some tried-and-true advice
Celebrity apartment gets luxurious family renovation
Babe Ruth once walked the floors of this apartment but it's unlikely he would recognise it now. A transformative interior design interwoven with exotic wall treatments and artworks has given this riverside eyrie a rich, opulent air
2021, in colour
Pantone has revealed its Colour of the Year, and it may not be quite what you expected.
Making an entrance
OK, so you’ve done your best with your beautiful front garden and attractive street-facing cladding – now it’s your entry space’s turn to wow your guests. Here are 10 ways to make your entry space look more dramatic, upmarket and welcoming
Surprising forms, exotic finishes, and unusual features combine to create an artistic, layered master suite – bathroom, wallpaper
This master bedroom, and the spaces behind it, feature golden tones and luxe finishes – the wallpaper included
Paint choices add to elegance
Contemporary, extremely spacious and built to the highest quality, this showhome benefits from Resene finishes inside and out
Three-pavilion home connects with mountain landscape through material palette and form – interiors, wallpaper
So you chose the location for its views, why not maximise that connection at every opportunity. Part of a home overlooking a mountainscape, this study has a topographical wallpaper map of the wider geographical area
Powder blue kitchen complemented by wood floors and ceiling – interiors, paint & wallpaper
Finished in powder blue and defined by the warm tones of a Southland silver beech wood ceiling and an American oak floor, this kitchen exudes a serene air
Courtyard home optimises garden outlooks and sustainable design – paint, flooring
Pale wall and floor tones let the timber elements stand out in the master bedroom and ensuite of this home by designer Janik Dalecki
In keeping with the rest of the highly contemporary home, this master ensuite-meets-family bathroom offers a strong, clean-lined architectural presence – interiors, paint & wallpaper
Soft surfaces ideally suit a master suite. They do, but not exclusively. Check out this bedroom's clean, contemporary semi industrial palette of concrete and plywood
Total transformation of 1980s duplex penthouse results in attractive open-plan interiors and vastly improved layout – bathroom, wallpaper
A strong splash of colour from the de Gournay wallpaper in this powder room creates a bold highlight while adding to the subtle Asian design influences that the owners like
New panelled kitchen matches its traditional Queenslander home – interiors, paint & wallpaper
High, ornate painted ceilings and beadboard wall finishes in adjoining interior spaces are continued into this kitchen, creating a strong connection despite the drop in floor level in the kitchen area.
Courtyard home optimises garden outlooks and sustainable design – paint & wallpaper
Dark tones in this home’s living zone balance the natural light that floods into the room. The darker hues also make the room feel cosy at night
Guess the cladding? You'd be wrong
Often homes continue the rustic chic of their red bricked homes indoors – here, though, the new home's cladding is modern while the brickwork adds to a semi-industrial-look interior
With worn brickwork indoors and timber floorboards (or similar) overhead, this interior forms part of a new home with many surprises
Operating as a fire surround on the other side, this dark-stained cedar blade wall doubles as a space divider between living area and kitchen