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This Is Why Microfiber Cloths Are The Ultimate Cleaning Tool

Like most jobs, cleaning is quicker and easier when you use the right tools. A few years ago I discovered the magical cleaning abilities of microfiber cloths, and they’ve been an indispensable tool in my cleaning toolkit ever since! I felt sure that everyone knew about microfiber cloths and loved them as much as I […]

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Period Details and Luxe Touches Mingle in a London Bedroom (14 photos)

Original features are prized – and sometimes protected by law, ensuring they aren’t lost to future generations. That was the case in this London townhouse belonging to a professional couple, so when they decided to turn the first floor of the beautiful heritage listed house into their bedroom and bathroom...

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Pendant Placement: 11 Bright Ideas for Kitchen Lighting (12 photos)

There are so many ways to light your kitchen nowadays that it can be hard to decide which to go for. The type of lighting you choose will depend on the layout, how you use the space and, of course, your own particular design preference. Need some inspiration? Take a look at these ideas to get you started...

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How Do I... Choose a Coffee Machine? (5 photos)

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and design questions. Here, Tania Grillinzoni, portable appliance buyer at The Good Guys, and Ally Cupillari, senior category manager at De’Longhi...

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Renovation Insight: How to Choose a Tiler (10 photos)

If a bathroom or kitchen renovation is on the cards, chances are you’ll soon be on the lookout for a tiler. But if you were planning to book in the first name that came your way, you’d be wise to think again. As our four experts reveal, a skilled tiler can make all the difference to the look – and performance...

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So You Want a Rangehood? (11 photos)

In this series, we put key home-design elements under the spotlight, exploring everything from the latest innovations and arrangement ideas to practical tips for making them work in your space.

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Heritage Touch: 6 Ways to Add Victorian Style to Your Bathroom (7 photos)

If you’re drawn to the ornate design of Victorian interiors, you might want to bring the look into your bathroom. Of course, it wasn’t until the late Victorian era that people actually had bathrooms in their homes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce elements that give a pleasing nod to the era....

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Kitchen Upgrade: 10 Must-Have Inclusions for a Butler's Pantry (18 photos)

As a nation, we’ve embraced the idea of open-plan living, where the kitchen blends seamlessly into living and dining areas. But what do you do when you’ve got guests hovering and dishes piling up in the sink? The answer is a butler’s pantry – a fantastically useful space off the kitchen where the grunt...

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Picture Perfect: 49 Hallway Ideas From Around the World (49 photos)

Often long and narrow, and sometimes featureless, hallways are a tricky area to decorate. Here, we round up some great examples from around the globe that have inspired and delighted us. Browse these, then pick and choose what might work at your place.
And remember, you can get more...

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Green Scene: 10 Perfect Places to Use Artificial Grass (13 photos)

Fake grass is a controversial topic. On one hand, it’s heralded as more environmentally friendly than a traditional lawn, because it doesn’t require water, fertiliser or mowing to look good. Another plus: many manufacturers use recycled plastic bottles and tyres to make synthetic grass. And with a variety...

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Wondrous Ways to Welcome Dark Wood into Your Home (8 photos)

Pale timber has been a staple in interiors for a while now, but darker alternatives are beginning to get a look-in. If you’re not sure how to use dark wood in your contemporary space, take a glance at these ideas to see how it can look chic, dramatic, elegant, or just plain beautiful in your home.

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How Do I... Find What I Want at an Antique Fair? (9 photos)

For an avid collector, there’s nothing more enjoyable than scouring the halls of an antique and vintage fair for that one-off treasure. But where do you start and what exactly should you look for? We asked antique expert Dianne Pickett and interior designer Renée Woolridge of Designed Spaces to share...

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Creatives at Home: The Beautiful Studio of Painter Lily Nova (11 photos)

Living in Australia, it’s easy to take the intensity of light and perennial greenery for granted. Even in winter, most trees are verdant and many neighbourhoods barely pause before continuing their flowery show throughout the colder months.
For painter Lily Nova who hails from Russia, Australia’s...

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How Do I... Detox My Bathroom? (7 photos)

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and design questions. Here Will Shannon, naturopathic expert and managing director of Pinnacle Health Clinic, shares the secrets to creating a healthy bathroom.

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