• Decorating a child’s room

  • Western home decor

  • Paint the exterior

  • Tickled pink

Spring clean your outdoor surfaces and furniture

Spring is in the air! The days are growing warmer and the sweet scent of flowers fills the senses. After cold winter rains, winds and frosts, outdoor spaces are in definite need of a spruce up. So it’s time to shake off those winter blues and get spring-cleaning outdoors. To start, cast a critical eye […]

Discover Villeroy & Boch

Italian style This newest addition to the company’s bulging portfolio, like all its other products (over 2,500 of them), is completely “Made in Italy”. Right from designing and production to the assembly, all Visionnaire products are created in Italy and delivered to all parts of the globe – to the 20 mono-brand stores, including the […]

Smart design

The challenge facing smart designers now and in the future is how to create sustainable, economic and technologically adaptable housing without sacrificing design, construction and material quality. It was much easier to define what constituted “smart” design in the middle of last century, when a single international style was sweeping the world. Having only one […]

Art of monogramming linens

From as far back as the classical period, the practice of identifying a person or family by their initials has been used; in the eighteenth century this evolved into the treasured art of monogramming linens. In these days of mass production, it is always a delight to own something that has been personalised. The tradition […]

Outdoor showers and tubs

Add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space with an external bath or shower. There’s nothing like taking a cool, refreshing shower under a sun-drenched sky, or slipping into a warm bath to soak away the cares of the day surrounded by the beauty of nature. Stylish & practical Outdoor showers and tubs have […]

Paint the exterior

Choose a colour scheme to suit the architectural style of your house. Deciding how to paint the outside takes as much time and planning as selecting an interior palette. Indoors, there are only a few different surfaces to consider, but outside might feature anything from brick to rendered masonry, corrugated iron, various forms of weatherboard […]

Monticello cabinets & doors

In timeless transitional homes, classic ornate decorative schemes or sleek contemporary styles – whatever the project’s look and scale. Monticello Cabinets 8 Doors should be on every homeowner’s list of contacts for outstanding renovations or upgrades. Through the use of modern techniques and lasting craftsmanship in working with ecologically friendly components. Monticello’s experts create elegant contemporary […]

Gardener’s delight

This attractive side courtyard and front garden has more than 40 different plantings within its walls. The owner of this courtyard is a knowledgeable and passionate gardener who wanted the outdoor space to be a real “gardener’s garden”; one that was botanically rich and also provided space for seating and casual relaxing. Ben Scott, from […]

Kitchen couture

A bespoke design is the perfect way of creating an ideal kitchen; we look at some of the best models, plus some clever “off-the-shelf” alternatives. We’ve all daydreamed of a bespoke designer creating our ideal kitchen. While this is a very desirable option, it’s important to remember that, with the help of a creative and […]

Stylish, Sustainable LED Illumination

Today, lighting does more than just illuminate: a well-planned LED lighting layout can create a warm and welcoming ambience that transforms your space into an ECO-home. The luxury residence pictured – in a prime waterfront location – is the perfect example of what can be achieved with high-quality LED lighting technology from MEGAMAN. As the […]