Trends Volume 33 No 4

Home is where the heart is, but what we love about a house varies from person to person. Is your ideal home one with classical Georgian elegance ... or a family home for relaxed suburban living ... or maybe an expansive coastal holiday villa? To help you create the new home – or kitchen or bathroom – you've always wanted, we’ve collected some of the latest design and product ideas in this issue of Trends.

Entertainer's kitchen even has underwater pool views

This kitchen is integral to the circulation path through a home on a narrow site but it also has surprising connections to other features of the house Read more

Masculine ensuite offers a strong, natural aesthetic and a wealth of clever storage

Marble, wood and concrete floors combine to create this masculine bathroom which features hidden storage, a privacy wall and furniture-like vanities Read more

Refurbishment of Georgian-style residence accentuates its original splendour

Refinished, repainted and with existing architectural detailing expanded upon, this renovation celebrates the past while accommodating a modern lifestyle Read more

Translucent glass walls give privacy and add diffused light to this master bathroom

Despite this home's tight site and central-city location, its spacious master suite provides a private, light-filled haven for its owners Read more

A new master bathroom suite gets an opulent touch by the simple use of black and gold

Black wood-look tile floors, a black custom vanity and bedroom tallboy all contribute to a black and gold theme in this master bedroom and bathroom Read more

Coastal villa's pavilion structure blends contemporary and traditional design features

Despite extremely challenging conditions and the large scale construction, this clifftop home fits snugly into the contours of its site Read more

Kitchen renovation adds new functionality and personality

This reinvented kitchen combines strong, simple forms with a strong, simple colour palette features include improved connections and ample storage Read more

Subtle tones and minimalist cabinetry ensure this kitchen takes a back seat to the owners' art collection

A dramatic cantilevered peninsular island and understated cabinetry are features of this large entertainer's kitchen, which is positioned on two sides of a great room Read more

Two-tone stone surfaces tie this modern bathroom to its older, more classic home

Large marble slabs in white and black and matching wall trims all help to visually reduce the ceiling height in this remodeled bathroom Read more

Riverside home provides separate living options for parents and their teenage children

On this two-level home, a modest street-side entry opens up to a central atrium and splayed wings that reach out towards individual water views Read more

Kitchen renovation captures spirit of Italian-style home

This reinvented kitchen features hand-worked surfaces along with touches of wrought iron together evoking an artisanal look that ties back to the Italian-style villa it forms part of Read more

Dramatic kitchen island takes inspiration from the home's roof design

Inverted cones supporting the island create a sculptural feature in this rural kitchen by Celia Visser Design Read more





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