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Picture Perfect: 7 Tips for Creating a Black-and-White Gallery (12 photos)

A wall of black-and-white images is a look that will never go out of style. It’s easy to understand the enduring appeal – by removing the distraction of colour, black-and-white photos and prints allow us to focus on form, composition and contrast, and when properly framed and arranged on the wall, they...

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How Do I... Create a Potted Herb Garden? (8 photos)

You don’t need an awful lot of space or gardening know-how to successfully grow potted herbs at home. And there are plenty of good reasons to give it a go – not only will freshly grown herbs look (and smell) fabulous, but they’ll also save you a fortune buying the supermarket variety every time you cook...

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10 Brilliant Ways to Make Small Spaces Appear Larger (10 photos)

With the rise of compact apartment living, and the size of many homes shrinking dramatically, space now comes at a premium – particularly in our cities. But armed with these 10 visual tricks and design ideas, you’ll be able to style small spaces to make them appear larger than they really are. Here’s...

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10 Tips for Getting a Dining Room Rug Just Right (9 photos)

Finding a dining room rug that is both practical and stylish is no easy feat. Fluffy pile can permanently trap every crumb from the table. Too-small rugs can trip up chairs. But a good rug can bring colour, texture, warmth and style to the dining room – making the...

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5 Benefits of Concrete Floors for Everyday Living (9 photos)

When you initially think of concrete floors, you probably think ‘cold’, ‘prison-like’ or ‘industrial’. But with its ability to take on colour and a polished sheen, coupled with its many benefits, concrete may become your new favourite on future projects. Be prepared to have your mind blown by how beautiful,...

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Beautify Your Home's Exterior With Bold Brickwork (17 photos)

Brick is one of the most basic building materials, and has been used in Australian architecture since the country’s earliest days. But while the material itself may be fairly ordinary, the effects created with brick can be anything but, adding texture, colour, contrast, pattern, rhythm and light effects...

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California My Houzz: A Danish Couple Brings a Bit of Home to LA (23 photos)

Danish couple Kristoffer and Gudrun Kosloff moved to Los Angeles 10 years ago to live out their American dream. Yet it was only when they moved all their Danish belongings across the Atlantic that the city began to truly feel like home. Up to that point, their interiors had been filled mainly with secondhand...

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Stylish Ways to Improve Your Interior Acoustics (17 photos)

If you’ve ever strained to hear your friend talking on the opposite side of your dining table, or struggled to hear the television above the din of your dryer or kettle, poor interior acoustics could be to blame – not your hearing. While a well-insulated home helps prevent outside noise from creeping...

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Take it Outside: Setting Up the Perfect Outdoor Office (11 photos)

Getting nowhere with that presentation? Sick of staring at the four walls of your home office? Perhaps a new perspective is what you need, and with the weather warming up you don’t have to look far. Pack up your laptop and head outside to your deck, balcony or garden, and let nature work its wonders...

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Bargain Bonanza: How to Hold a Winning Garage Sale (11 photos)

Holding a garage sale is an easy way to get rid of things you don’t need and make way for new favourite finds, and the weekend to do it is coming up soon – 21-22 October, 2017. More than 10,000 garage sales are likely to be held across Australia this year by households, community groups, charities, local...

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How Do I... Remove the Ugly Brown Patch on My Lawn? (9 photos)

A luxurious green lawn is a joy to behold and can be a real drawcard in summer when barbecues and pool parties are on the agenda. The last thing you want is a dry, brown patch to spoil its splendour. So what do you do if one forms on your lawn? Joe Rogers, technical manager of Lawn...

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Best of the Week: Rooms With Indoor-Outdoor Flow (25 photos)

We Australians love our indoor-outdoor spaces, using stylish furniture and sophisticated materials to blur the lines between the interior and exterior parts of our homes. If you’re looking to get your home summer ready and need some inspiration, our roundup of the top indoor-outdoor spaces on Houzz is...

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Houzz Tour: Great Aussie Shearing Shed Inspires a Family Home (24 photos)

Irene Coveney and Niall Browne met while studying architecture in Dublin, Ireland and later moved to Australia with a shared dream – to design and build their own home in the country where they could keep horses and raise a family. That dream came true when they moved into their home near Perth, which...

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Mediterranean Style in 11 Design Details (11 photos)

On the Mediterranean coast, the timeless charm of the sea melts into the distinctive shapes of iconically Mediterranean architecture. We explore what makes Mediterranean homes unique, and what characterises their amazing interiors. Let the following images serve as a guide to recreating, at any latitude,...

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8 Indoor Plants That Will Help Keep Your Home Cool (8 photos)

Hot summers put the demand for artificial air conditioning into overdrive, but there’s a natural alternative for beating the heat – growing houseplants. That’s right, many houseplants will absorb warm air and release oxygen and cool moisture into the air via the transpiration process. Plants act in a...

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Houzz Tour: A Glass Penthouse With a Mountain View (19 photos)

Using the attic of this three-storey house in Königstein, Germany exclusively as a storage space would have been a complete waste of its breathtaking view of the Taunus mountain range and Königstein Castle. Instead of simply upgrading the existing space, designer Eberhard Horn decided to remove the pitched...

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