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My Houzz: A Fun-Filled Family Abode With a Holiday Vibe (24 photos)

Kate and Ben Hardy are no strangers to renovating. They flipped three houses in inner-city Melbourne in three years, before relocating to the coastal suburb of Mount Eliza with their two daughters in 2014. Fortunately, their new abode had only recently been renovated, leaving them to focus on cosmetic...

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Heavenly Hues: 2018 Dulux Colour Awards Winners Named (21 photos)

It takes courage to veer away from safe paint choices but, as these projects demonstrate, the subtle or bold use of colour can affect much more than mere aesthetics. The Grand Prix winner – located in Western Australia’s remote Fitzroy Crossing – used colour to honour local Aboriginal customs and culture,...

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Building Essentials: 7 of the Best Brick Trends (17 photos)

Bricks are enjoying a renewed moment in the spotlight as architects and designers embrace their unique aesthetic. Thanks to innovative manufacturing technologies, this once-humble building material has been re-imagined and re-cast to take a starring role in 21st-century homes. Bricks are available in...

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Best of the Week: 30 Book Storage Spots From Around the World (30 photos)

Regardless of whether you’re a book lover or not, chances are you have a few papery pals hanging around your home that you need to store or display. So whether it’s a handful of coffee table books and magazines or complete collections from the classic cannon, we’ve gathered 30 ideas from home libraries...

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Two Old English Sheepdogs Who Call Australia Home (12 photos)

When an Old English sheepdog and his owner moved to Sydney, finding a home that suited his doggie needs was a top priority. Little did he know that he’d soon be sharing his new abode with a little sheepdog sister.
Pets at a Glance
Names: Woofda and Barkley
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Spotlight On: Mosaic Tiles (10 photos)

In this new series, we put key home-design elements under the spotlight, exploring everything from the latest innovations and arrangement ideas to practical tips on making them work in your space. Here, we take a closer look at mosaic tiles.

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Picture Perfect: 50 Kitchen Island Bench Set-Ups (50 photos)

Can you see a kitchen island bench without imagining a cool, casual, comfortable place for family meals and intimate entertaining? We certainly can’t, which is how this collection came about. If you’re looking to set up your own island bar, take a look at these examples to get the inspirational juices...

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8 Things We Get Wrong About Scandi Style (8 photos)

The designs and styles coming out of the Nordic countries at the moment are a far cry from the Scandi stereotype. A wave of colour, showy materials and glistening brass is washing away the image of all-white walls and blonde wood faster than you can say smörgåsbord. This year’s design fairs have...

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Milan Houzz Tour: Caring Updates to a Zaha Hadid-Designed Home (15 photos)

Architect Paolo Frello was handed the enviable challenge of renovating an apartment in a building designed by the legendary Zaha Hadid. The design goal was to preserve the original style without completely copying the curves and asymmetries that are characteristic of Hadid’s work. The result is a balanced...

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How Do I... Choose a Television? (11 photos)

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and design questions. Here Adam Vaccaro, consumer electronics and audio-visual product expert for Appliances Online, helps demystify the complicated...

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