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Lifestyle by design
Modest and charming from the street, yet expansive and efficiently laid out from right inside the solid front door, this GJ Gardner showhome effortlessly exudes character and class
What's the most effective way to heat your home?
From fireplaces to underfloor heating, we’ve covered the most popular forms of home heating in this helpful guide


If your generous-sized solid island benchtop is the stage, then your tapware can provide a dramatic role on it. A modern sculptural mixer stands out on this large, chunky kitchen island featuring trad...
Dark and dramatic
Specific requests from the homeowners together with the designers’ adroit responses created this standout kitchen


Freestanding luxury with Arrivo vanities
Arrivo floor vanities combine optimum craftmanship with luxurious design. Offered in three sizes and four finishes with matching LED mirrors and available now from Robertson Bathware.
Oh so sweet ensuite
In a home near the beach, this efficiently designed bathroom echoes the local environment through a use of natural materials


Want to relax your dining space? Here's one way
A change in furniture choice can also change the tone of a space.The wood-topped table and white seating in this dining area perfectly match the colours of the kitchen, while combining bench seating w...
Just add colour
Splashes of vivid colour against white walls, floors and fittings make spaces pop in this funky, renovated apartment.


Open home
Part of a comprehensive renovation and modernisation, the ground floor of this home is now a thoughtfully zoned space that flows seamlessly to the outdoors courtesy of floor-to-ceiling bifold doors.
Divide and rule
What's the most effectively way to add spacious, contemporary living to an historic home? Sometimes, a clear divide is best for the old, and also for the new.

New in Outdoor Living

Parallel lines
Expansive decking – complete with outdoor entertaining setting – and new slatted timber cladding make for an harmonious match on this modernising renovation.
It doesn't have to be green to be good
An emphasis on a minimalist palette, sightlines, sculpture and the magic of light sets this reinvented backyard apart from a typical garden

Trends Books

Home Trends Vol. 35/5
We're spoilt for choice these days when it comes to selecting the key materials available for building a new home – concrete, weatherboard, brick, stone, timber are just some of the options. And the t...
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