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Design & Trends features articles on all that is luxurious in architecture, furniture, art, artists, design, interior design, and the latest trends from around the world.

Selling your house? How to prepare your garden for a home viewing

Selling your home can be a difficult and emotional time. You are likely in the process of packing up your goods and chattels so that the house is not cluttered when it comes time for the viewings. And while this is all good and well, you should not forget to care for your garden. Be […]

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Interior design

Living (in) the Dream – A Guide to Visiting Display Homes

Buying a new home is an exciting time; it’s a chance for you and your family to choose a new place that is wholesome, and yours. These times are difficult however, as there are so many layouts available, and options to consider. Should you build your own new home, or buy one that’s already standing? […]

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Effective Tips to Achieve Great Lighting in Every Room

Lighting is one of the most important considerations of creating a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing home. It dictates the ambiance of the room—bright and cheery, comfortable and relaxing, or warm and intimate. Achieving great lighting is both an art and science. You need to use your design judgment to combine beauty and function, but there […]

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Interior Design Inspiration: Color In Nature, 2019

Natural Influence One of the reason colors reflecting nature are so aesthetically pleasing has to do with the way human beings react to them. Circadian rhythms are cycles of fatigue and enervation which follow natural transition from day to night. You are naturally more awake in the morning, and more sleepy in the evening. Light […]

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Small patio space? Top tips to spice it up

Having a patio to sit and sip sundowners on is one of life’s most simple joys. After a long day at work, coming home to watch the sunset with your family can help you to refresh your body clock, but if your patio is small, it can be difficult to set the right mood. And […]

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How to feng shui your kitchen

Your kitchen is the herb-scented centre of your home. It is where you spend time cooking wholesome meals for your family, as well as creating unique gourmet dishes for friends to enjoy at dinner parties. And, as such, it should be a place of calm and serenity, not a space that is cluttered and disorganised. […]

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Summer Shakeup – Top Tips to Spruce up your Home

Are getting bored of the same old style and want to shake things up a bit for Summer? Well, giving your home some TLC doesn’t mean you need to completely overhaul the look of your interior, but small changes can have big impacts. As such, here’s how to make simple changes that will have a […]

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Home remodeling

Tips on Hiring the Best Home Remodeling Company

Are you sick of the way your home currently looks? Maybe you’re tired of the same setup that you have to live with day after day. Or maybe you need more space in your home, or you just might want to spice things up a bit and make some changes in your nursery, for example. […]

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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Backsplash

H By Matilda Davies The right backsplash should not only be functional, protecting your walls from grease and kitchen splatters, it should also be beautiful, a design statement that adds beauty and character to your space.  The options for style, materials, pattern, and color are endless, so the task of choosing one can be overwhelming. […]

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Top 5 Tips for New Pool Owners (Maintenance)

The idea of having a swimming pool in your backyard is the dream of many a homeowner, but realizing your visions of hosting weekend parties and spending long afternoons lounging poolside is easier said than done. One element of pool ownership that is often forgotten is, quite simply, maintenance. If you don’t care for your […]

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