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A touch of terrazzo

Terrazzo is set to make a comeback as a design trend in 2020. Think floors, walls, tiles and even decorating touches like plant pots. Terrazzo is one of the oldest and most versatile sustainable flooring options on the market. It is made from a composite material poured in place or precast consisting of marble chips and/or other aggregates combined within...
The months before Easter are the most popular time of year for kitchen renovations. With the new year over and the day to day back in full swing, many people start to consider updating and upgrading their spaces, but many don’t know where to begin. Simone Foong, a Mornington Peninsula local, has worked at IKEA for 14 years and as...
Curves and arches are set to add a soft touch to interior spaces this year. The trend is being led by interior designers and architects wanting to add a feminine touch and echo mid century decorating themes. Think furniture with round edges, circular windows, arches in hallways and entrances and even curved walls. If you can’t afford big ticket items look...
To really make the most of summer, it’s important to maximise the potential of your outdoor entertaining area. To help you do just that, Harvey Norman Fountain Gate has put together an amazing collection of the latest outdoor furniture trends for summer. The Country Escape Looking for a countryside getaway without leaving home? There’s something truly idyllic about being out and...

A slice of heaven

Spring and summer are the perfect months for Mediterranean style cooking and alfresco dining, especially when you have a pizza oven in the backyard. Pizza ovens are becoming popular additions to Australian backyards alongside the ubiquitous barbecue.Devotees of pizza ovens love the simplicity of authentic Italian-style pizzas, which can be healthy, quick to make and delicious. Because the high heat...
Joe and Kristen Cammarano have created a little slice of Italy in their Lang Lang backyard. The couple installed a wood fired pizza oven six years ago and cooking up traditional Italian-style pizzas has become a family affair. Joe, Kristen, their five children are usually joined by other family and friends most weekends around the huge family dining table as they...
Nangara is a stunning family home tucked away in the quiet road in Narre Warren East. After I drive away from Nangara in Narre Warren East I can’t help but think of the 90s folk band Things of Stone and Wood. Nangara is a house of stone and wood. Owners Colin and Andrea have spent 10 years renovating, extending and landscaping...
Flooring is a vital design element in any interior and it’s the first thing you will see when you open the door. For expert advice on flooring look no further than Harvey Norman Fountain Gate. Flooring proprietor Emad Moannes and his team are the experts when it comes to floating floors, carpet and rugs. Mr Moannes said carpet was still popular...
Colour and design trends for 2020 will reflect our desire to pause and reconnect with the essence of what matters most to us. The demands on our time and attention have never been greater. Our devices buzz 24/7, alerting us to the arrival of new information, fresh deadlines and more pressure. Fake news jostles with the facts, making it...
Want your lawn and yard looking their best now the warmer days have returned? Smash through this list in the glorious sunshine and reward yourself with a cold glass or wine and beer and a barbecue. Aerate Don your aerating sandals. Loosen up your compacted soil and allow water, nutrients and air to get to your lawn’s roots. Barbecue Dust off the...
Mirrors are not only decorative, they also make rooms feel bigger and brighter by reflecting light and creating the illusion of depth. As the saying goes ’life is like a mirror’ and the clever use of mirrors in a home can reflect a lot about the lifestyle of the people who live there. Mirrors come in an endless variety of shapes...

Consult the experts

My Expert is a multi award-winning mortgage brokering service that now includes an in-house conveyancing department. Founder of My Expert Brett Wadelton started the company in 1999. Since then the business has grown from a sole operator to being one of the most experienced mortgage brokerages in the industry employing 9 locals. Based in the South East suburbs of...

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Luxury living in Officer

Officer South’s most innovative luxury community for over 50s is fast nearing completion with homeowners moving in from May. Lifestyle Kaduna Park offers the...

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