Amara Awards, Australian, General, Interior Design, Latest News /

We've Been Nominated! Amara Interior Blog Awards - Best Australian Interior Blog - Vote for Us! Several weeks ago I received an email telling me I had been nominated in the Amara Interior Blog Awards in the Best Australian Interior Blog category! Amara the luxury retailer in the UK is working to celebrate the work of interior bloggers as an integral part of the interior design community and hosting the awards at the lavish Rosewood Hotel in London on Wednesday 28th October 2015. It's very exciting that The Design Library has been recognised amongst some of the fantastic Australian interior blogs I read daily....

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The DL Edit - Interior Design Magazines:  Inside Out Magazine August 2015 A great collection of chairs, dark tiles, handles with a difference, cushions, rugs, clocks, outdoor furniture and an interesting shower heads. Our DL Edit of our 7 favourite products from WithIn The Pages of this months Inside Out magazine, click-through and check them out. Lucy Metal Plated Dining Chair by Gaurav Nanda by Own World Lucy Metal Plated Dining Chair in gold by Gaurav Nanda by Own World Montone Tile in Nero by Perini Tiles Kaabu handle from Pierre And Charlotte Palette Peach Cushion from Bonnie And Neil    Beni Ouarain Rug from Kulchi   Leff Then wall clock in...

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Polished Concrete Floors – What You Need To Consider - My Floor Answers The Questions I'm a bit of a renovation TV junkie (no surprise) and with shows like The Block and House Rules in recent times adding concrete floors, I've been thinking how would I go about this? What do I need to consider? The Block Glasshouse - Shannon + Simons Living Room with polished concrete floors  House Rules - Steve and Tiana's Kitchen with polished concrete floors So after My Floor recently wrote on one of my blogs posts I thought they would be the best people to ask, so I did. When...

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The DL Edit - Interior Design Magazines:  Belle Magazine August / September 2015 One of my favourite interior design magazines for classic style and elegance. Always lots of luxe living. Have a look though my list of 10 favourite finds WithIn The Pages of this months Belle magazine and then items found on the websites I went to look through. Have a look at them all to see design at its best and check out the websites linked to see what else they offer.[/tps_header] Belle Magazine August - September 2015 King Living William Sofa a great looking sofa with casual comfort and classic style Sub Zero Wolf -...

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By Toby Go - Catwalk Rugs Woollen Rugs and Synthetic Rugs - Why the Price Difference? Picture this! You’re browsing rugs online and notice the rather large price difference in woollen rugs and synthetic rugs. You think “They look pretty similar”… so what’s the deal? Countless of our users have asked the same question while shopping online for our modern high-end rugs and our cheaper synthetic rugs at Catwalk Rugs, so we’re going to answer that question here with all the facts laid bare for the silent majority that wonders without asking! Let’s address synthetic rugs first and do a few comparisons. The rug on the...

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By Clive Smith - Budget Self Pack Containers After the stress and excitement of moving has died down, you’re probably left with a bunch of moving boxes just laying around. And whilst the initial response is to simply ‘clean up the mess’, there’s actually a lot of fun and creative uses for leftover moving boxes to clear that clutter of brown chaos. You don’t need to be a mastermind either to make these creative solutions work. Whether it’s for family entertainment with the kids, or a DIY project you can get done yourself there’s many ways you can turn useless into useful...

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Emma Hayes is a New Zealand based designer. Her collections of wallpapers, cushions, throws and artwork stand out with their strong design watercolour effects.   These pieces have great light and shade as the colour fades and their strong yet whimsical feel plays out in their textural look within each design. After seeing Emma's work in several places I wanted to know a little but more,  so we asked her a few quick questions, read on to see her answers below.   River and Tidal Wallpaper   Who is Emma Hayes Studio? EH - We are a New Zealand based design practice that primarily works across a range of textile projects....

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Interior Design Magazines: Within The Pages of  Vogue living July / August July 2015 Right from the beginning this magazine jumps off the shelf. The rich green interiors of designer Agnes Emery's Marrakech home on the cover draws you in and there are many more to excite and inspire. The round-up of Milan 2015 is plenty and the many finds within are intriguing. I have to say my favourite was the interior fit out on page 140 showing fine design and respect for the history of the home, I found lots of ideas for a future project I have. Grab a copy...

General, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation /

Written By Ashley Beaumont - Ecoliv 4 Ways To Renovate To help The Environment We often hear about renovating for profit, but how about renovating for the environment? You may have chosen a block which doesn’t face north or have constructed your home out of brick, but that doesn’t mean there are no options for those looking to make their home more sustainable. Ecoliv Eco Balanced - finely tuned contemporary home with an 8 star thermal rating. Housing efficiency is one of the biggest impacts we can have on the environment and a more efficient home is often kinder on your household bills. Below are...

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Interior Design Magazines: Within The Pages of Inside Out July 2015 A great collection of something different, a stylists room collection, concrete wallpaper, scatter cushions, quilt covers, rugs and a wooden bath! Grab a copy. Have a look though my list of 8 favourite finds WithIn The Pages of this months Inside Out magazine and then items found on the websites I went to look through. Have a look at them all to see design at its best and check out the websites linked to see what else they offer. Inside Out Magazine July 2015 Nathan Jac Winter Wonderland Living Room Pack - A full room selection of furniture...

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Interior Design Magazines: Within The Pages of Real Living July 2015 I loved this months magazine. It was full of colourful wallpapers, cushions and great pieces of furniture. So many strong colours and as Real Living says a Winter Wonderland. You must grab a copy. Have a look though my list of my 13 favourite products from WithIn The Pages of this months Real Living magazine and then items that I found on the websites. Click-through them all to see design at its best and check out the websites linked to see what else they offer. Real Living Magazine July 2015 The bold and cheeky impact and #designfabulous...

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By Melinda McQueen - Melinda McQueen Design Interior Design Tools: 5 Tips Why You Need The Humble Notebook The Humble Notebook as an interior design tool would definitely be called old school, especially in this Hi Tech World we live in. It’s the humble notebook, but don’t underestimate the power of spending time cutting & pasting styles & pictures you like. In fact it can be addicting, much like Pinterest, but the notebook is a hard copy you can go back and revisit later. I can remember our design lecturer stating that the notebook is a perfect extension of your brain & memory...

General, Latest News, Popular Posts, Renovation /

Home Renovation Ideas – Where To Start? You have a fabulous new renovation to begin, your excited with the prospect of creating a new space, but where do you start? Renovating can be fun, but don’t be surprised if you find it very testing at times. Even with the best planning you can come unstuck; there will be “stuff” that just comes up that you will have to deal with. People will let you down and time frames will be pushed out. Budgets will be blown if you deviate from the original plan or find an item that you must absolutely have. Relationships can...

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By Clive Smith - Budget Self Pack Containers Moving House? Don't Get Stung by an Overpriced Removalist Moving house can be an incredibly stressful and draining experience. You need to spend a lot of time preparing and even then, you can get caught out by companies that damage furniture, over charge or otherwise ruin your experience. Even if you get a great removalist, if you choose the wrong service it can make life really difficult. It’s important to minimise that risk as much as you can - research is the key. Types of Removalists Truck Hire The cheapest option also comes with the most work. You’ll need...

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Interior Design Magazines: Within The Pages of Belle June/July 2015 It's always exciting to look through Belle magazine, its style is always classic and elegant with a touch of modern thrown in. There are many products I love and I'm even drawn to the advertisements that are smoothly added through out! Nice to see. There are items that go on my wish list as Belle is definitely luxe shopping and this month does not disappoint, The best of 2015 Interior Design Awards winners revealed, Milano finds from Milan Design Week with lots of great ideas for my next renovation of a classic...

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Weekend Dreaming - Limited Edition Artwork From ArtGoat - Affordable Contemporary Art Prints Have you ever wanted to buy unique pieces of artwork and didn't know where to go? Looking for something different that you haven't seen before to put on your home or office walls? Well you must check out ArtGoat a new online website filled with unique pieces of artwork selected by two guys from Melbourne and a bunch of artists around Australia. Artwork By Natasha Dearden After receiving their media release we wanted to know a little more - Who is behind ArtGoat?  ArtGoat was founded in 2015 by two guys named Matt Londt...

General, Interior Design, Latest News, Lighting, Popular Posts, Renovation, Renovation Tips /

By Vicki Brereton - Decor Interior Style 5 Easy and Effective Projects To Increase Your Home’s Value Home renovation “reality” shows like The Block reveal just how much money can be made from a full-on property renovation. As a home renovator, you know that a well-thought-out overhaul of your property can have a massive impact on its value. But of course a big renovation project comes with big costs. Even less ambitious projects – like renovating your kitchen or bathroom – can cost anywhere from $10,000 up to $30,000. However there are a few simple and inexpensive changes you can make now to your...

General, Interior Design, Interior Design Magazines, Interiors Accessories, Latest News, Lighting, Within The Pages /

Interior Design Magazines: Within The Pages of Home Beautiful June 2015 From several wallpapers, Tom Dixon Lighting, wash basins to furniture, we love them all. A list of our 6 favourite products from WithIn The Pages of this months magazine, click-through and check them out - design at its best. NLXL Wallpaper - PNO-08  Addiction by Paola Navone NLXL Wallpaper - PNO - 06 Addiction by Paola Navone Tom Dixon Melt Lighting in Chrome Copper & Gold [one_third][/one_third] [one_third][/one_third] [one_third_last][/one_third_last] Tom Dixon Melt Lighting Ext by Norm Architects - Gus wash basin Colour Nero These Walls wallpaper - Atlas wallpaper in Overcast These Walls wallpaper - Scallop Dots in Rust Artifort Butterfly Lounge...

Black Book Diaries, General, Interior Design, Latest News, Renovation /

Interior Design: Black Book Listings - Children's Interiors, Artwork, Landscaping, Homewares & Bedding Have a look through this weeks quality interior design online websites we've added to our directory. We've added online artwork websites, children's interiors sites, stone, designer homes, timber flooring, landscaping businesses, bedding, decorative surfaces and great design stuff e-commerce sites. Again our listings come from Interior Designers Black Books. They can be small or large businesses all offering their own unique spin on the world of interior design, architecture, home improvements and renovation. You must click-through the links to check out the great businesses and what they offer. This week we added...

General, Interior Design, Interior Design Magazines, Latest News /

Interior Design Magazines: Within the Pages of June Real Living 2015 As we come into colder months in Australia rich dark tones in interiors come into play, cosy spaces and textures play beautifully together. This months magazine has a great collection of quilts and covers and a write-up on flooring solutions. Have a look through my 8 favourites I found WithIn The Pages of this months Real Living June 2015. If you like them let me know in the comments below.   These Walls - Hand painted Midnight Jade Cushion Oblica Suspended Fireplace for designer warmth Major Minor Sydney Gun Grey Quilt Cover Barnaby Lane - Smith...

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