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Luxurious Interior Design through Simplicity and Cohesion

This is the second part of our series of tips about giving your home a luxurious feel, without giving your bank account an equally luxurious trim.

If you missed the first part, you can read it here: Design a Luxurious Home without Breaking the Bank.

In this post, you’ll find five more top tips to help you turn your living spaces into magical places.

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Design a Luxurious Home without Breaking the Bank

Here is one of my favourite pieces of wisdom:

“Style is a concept that cannot be precisely defined, and yet, we know it when we see it.
It is little to do with fashion or trends, it is a way of life and a reflection of one’s self.”

(Rice-Carmen, Rhonda. Designers at home, Rizzoli International Publications 2012)

The words beautifully describe how to approach interior design.

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Gurranabraher Credit Union

The challenge was daunting. Take an existing business space and give it a complete makeover—both public spaces and staff spaces. While the business continued to

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12 Tips to Accessorize Your Interior Spaces

Accessorising your rooms is an easy and effective way to give them warmth and character, especially if you are brave and allow your accessories to express who you are. Not only will doing so make your rooms places where you really want to be, it will also make it easier for you to decide what goes in and what is thrown out.

In this article, we’re going to give you 12 tips to help you accessorise your rooms effectively and efficiently, so they sparkle with your character.

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The Easiest Way to Timeless Interior Design

Have you ever been inside a house that didn’t hang together very well?

I don’t mean one where you feared for your life because the ceiling was sagging, and a bit came off the house whenever someone pressed the doorbell.

I mean a house in which every room felt radically different. The kind of home that looked like it had been put together using leftover rooms from other houses. That kind of a house?

Maybe you’re a bit worried now that your house is like this?

In this article, we’ll look at how that can happen, and what you can do about it.

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Interior Design Through Space and Time

Does this sound familiar to you? You’d really like to do something about your kitchen or your living room or bathroom (I mean, really like to do it), but life is too full. You simply don’t have time in your schedule to be meeting with an interior designer and going through a lengthy design process that requires regular input from you. It’s making you frustrated and annoyed.

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Tell Your Story on Your Walls—a Wall Décor Secret

I dread going to Mum’s house. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mum. She’s amazing. It’s her walls I don’t like. They are covered with pictures of me. Everywhere I go in the house, there’s me. Me as a baby. Me as a toddler. Me as a slightly older toddler. Me in my Communion dress. Me in my Confirmation dress. Me on holiday. Me as a teenager. Me in my wedding dress. I feel like I’m being stalked by my past self. Is your parental home like this? (Or have you just realised that your own home is like this?)

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Create a Warm Welcome for Yourself

For a lot of people, the experience of walking in through their front door isn’t a highlight of their day. It should be, but it isn’t. Let’s look at how to use interior décor to make your entry fabulous.

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