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7 Easy, Cost Effective Ways To Refresh Your Home This Spring

As published by Stuff.co.nz Spring is one of my favourite seasons. All about freshness and renewal, there’s a distinct feeling of ‘out with the old, in with the new’ at this time of year. Letting go of things that don’t serve us and welcoming the beginning of a vibrant new chapter…what could be better than […]

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9 interior design tricks to create more space

This article was originally published by Homed at Stuff.co.nz With the cost of housing at an all time high, many people are scaling back their living requirements and opting for smaller housing solutions – like apartments, studios, prefabs or even converted containers. Small living spaces can be functional, fun and fabulous – all that is […]

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Featured in Stuff.. Sustainability is Not Just a Buzzword

I WAS INTERVIEWED FOR AN ARTICLE ON THIS SUBJECT RECENTLY. SEE THIS LINK When I travel I am always on the hunt for beautiful objects that I feel would enhance an interior space. Being Sri Lankan born I have always wanted to support the local artisans so was very excited to be starting on this […]

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Interior Design Trends for 2016: Nature Luxe

Nature Luxe. The look of luxury tempered by nature. And nature intensified by luxury. With this trend we discover a relationship with nature that is combined with luxury. The combining of textures and metallic, earthiness and glamour, craft and couture, rawness and refinement, comfort and beauty. The Nature Luxe trend looks for luxurious qualities made with ethical products. The look […]

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Interior Design Trends for 2016: Privacy – the New Luxury

This trend stems from the desire for privacy in our lives. The taking back control of what we have shared in the past. The need for concealment, cocooning. In this fast-paced life, where technology and social media have made our lives so visible and open to discussion, there will emerge a need for social solitude and a requirement for […]

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Interior Design Trends for 2016: The Modern Nomad

The need for flexibility in our lives. The primary feature of this trend is to be “in the now”. Being adaptable. Urban environments are constantly changing. Things are less static. Trends forecasters have been exploring the nomadic qualities of playing with the concepts of “mobile “and “static”. This is another trend that we will see coming through in the […]

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Interior Design Trends for 2016: Fantastical Nature

The sequels to James Cameron’s movie Avatar, the first of which is due out December 2017, has inspired this Design Trend. Once again, strong colours. Indigo, lagoon blues, lush greens and the colours of plumage. Tie Dye – the art of Japanese Shibori. The art of binding, folding, twisting and stitching fabrics before dyeing – resulting in gradient […]

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