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paddyandbeau
paddyandbeau
7 December 2010

Professional and personal advice needed please

Professional and personal advice needed please

Seeing as the vote is so far unanimous I'll be buying a big can of white paint in the coming weeks! :P Does everyone agree that the Taubmans Antique Ivory will work with…

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paddyandbeau
Dec 07, 2010 3:23 pm
paddyandbeau
Zac
Zac
6 December 2010

Front Render Colours.. Help needed

Front Render Colours.. Help needed

You are dead right Leanne, I'm showing how green I am to this stuff. They all do each others colours, so it wasn't an issue :-) Now pre-start's over, we play the waiting…

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Zac
Dec 06, 2010 7:12 pm
Michelle
Michelle
6 December 2010

External render colour vs Interior colour - Need advice

External render colour vs Interior colour - Need advice

Chris, put up your chosen external colours so I can compare the colours. :)

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Michelle
Dec 06, 2010 5:04 pm
Michelle
just Erin
just Erin
4 December 2010

Inspiration from Erin

Inspiration from Erin

:lol: Sounds like an answer I'd give

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just Erin
Dec 04, 2010 5:47 pm
just Erin
kel
kel
4 December 2010

Curtain widths

Curtain widths

Sandra,thanks!

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kel
Dec 04, 2010 3:26 pm
Moogles
Moogles
3 December 2010

KING FURNITURE - buy now or wait till post xmas

KING FURNITURE - buy now or wait till post xmas

+1 to what Michelle said - when we bought our suite (we got the Strata) - the lady actually told me it was due to go on sale in about a month, so I could save about 20% -…

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Moogles
Dec 03, 2010 9:32 pm
Moogles
Moogles
3 December 2010

Kitchen

Kitchen

Yes I really like this!!! Just not sure I would be brave enough to use it in my own home..... If the rest of the home was styled in this manner also it would all work…

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Moogles
Dec 03, 2010 9:29 pm
paddyandbeau
paddyandbeau
2 December 2010

Desperately struggling with choosing colour scheme

Desperately struggling with choosing colour scheme

Thanks karry, I don't suppose anyone knows what Nomadic Ivory or Antique Ivory is in the Haymes range? I am using Haymes for a few others rooms and would prefer to stick…

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paddyandbeau
Dec 02, 2010 1:58 pm
paddyandbeau
karry327
karry327
1 December 2010

Opinions needed for skirting/ceiling/internal door colour

Opinions needed for skirting/ceiling/internal door colour

I'd go the white - I love the look of white trims and think it really sets off the wall colour too.

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karry327
Dec 01, 2010 9:36 am
karry327
thirsty
thirsty
30 November 2010

Need serious help with External Colours

Need serious help with External Colours
1, 2

Michelle, looks good. I will talk to DH and get back to you in a week when I have some time off. Thanks very much ::kiss::

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thirsty
Nov 30, 2010 3:23 pm
thirsty
fairy blue
fairy blue
27 November 2010

Puffy Paint??

Puffy Paint??

Plain flour and pva glue, mixed to form a paste and then put in a sauce bottle works well too.

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fairy blue
Nov 27, 2010 11:28 am
fairy blue
sleven
sleven
27 November 2010

Typography homewares

Typography homewares

LOL yeah DH won't let me go in... must wait until he is at work and I'm off!!! Bahaha

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sleven
Nov 27, 2010 11:18 am
sleven

Hey msbusy (aren't we all!!! sorry just had to laugh!) If you love Sea Elephant you could stay in the same family and use Buff…

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bel
Nov 25, 2010 10:47 am
bel
xquisite
xquisite
24 November 2010

Dark or light coloured roller blinds?

Dark or light coloured roller blinds?

^Love it, joles. Very sophisticated-looking combo!

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xquisite
Nov 24, 2010 10:10 am
Michelle
Michelle
23 November 2010

The Interior Design Institute course

The Interior Design Institute course

Soory for hi-jacking, bt I am a bit interested in this too. If one was to to do a TAFE Diploma of Interior Design / Decorating or go further to do…

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Michelle
Nov 23, 2010 5:50 pm
Michelle
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
22 November 2010

Melbournits - Love the tram destination rolls????

Melbournits - Love the tram destination rolls????

Awesome!!! Thanks Donuts! ::kiss:: Me too!! Still live in one of them…

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flagstaffIV
Nov 22, 2010 10:22 pm
flagstaffIV
joles
joles
22 November 2010

Coffee Tables

Coffee Tables

Check out ebay as well. I scored a gorgeous glass Natuzzi coffee table for $77!!! I love it and shudder to think what it would have cost in the shops, but I know a quality…

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joles
Nov 22, 2010 9:55 am
joles
kaz101
kaz101
21 November 2010

Which White - Urgent Help Required

Which White - Urgent Help Required
1, 2

my experience with lexicon half was also it looking very 'baby blue'....not at all what we expected!

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kaz101
Nov 21, 2010 10:38 pm
kaz101
scotthas
scotthas
21 November 2010

Taubmanns tradex!

Taubmanns tradex!

Sorry wombat i should have used a more general term....rather than budget..... Tradex is a cheaper paint....whether its used by the trade or the general public. Horses for…

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scotthas
Nov 21, 2010 8:52 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
19 November 2010

Small house- different room orientations & light

Small house- different room orientations & light

I'd stick to the one colour palate. So pick your trim colours, along with main wall colour to be used throughout. You can then dress each room to suite with soft…

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IkonInteriors
Nov 19, 2010 10:21 pm
IkonInteriors
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reno1
Nov 18, 2010 9:25 pm
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
18 November 2010

Could someone help me... what are these called......

Could someone help me... what are these called......

My build was finished in about July - although I didn't end up moving in till about October as I had so much work I just didn't have time to organise everything.

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Jayneylou
Nov 18, 2010 7:49 am
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Feature Wall Rules

Feature Wall Rules

I agree with Michelle on the complimenting colour comment. The contrasting colours used by ID's a number of years ago are out now where as complimenting colours are still…

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 4:37 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
16 November 2010

Advice for placement of a frame

Advice for placement of a frame

You'll be bridging two rooms together which is why you possibly feel like it may not work. I can see why given the clean break in the flow of the room because of the other…

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YBBroker
Nov 16, 2010 4:11 pm

My decor is a classical/french chic style. I purchased nearly all of my furniture and other decor on Ebay or Gumtree and from antique stores and markets. If you are…

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paddyandbeau
Nov 15, 2010 11:31 pm
paddyandbeau
melbmeg
melbmeg
15 November 2010

Custom furniture

Custom furniture

Mark Tuckey could be an option - I believe they do custom work. Not cheap, but lovely.

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melbmeg
Nov 15, 2010 9:44 pm
Xander
Xander
15 November 2010

Decorator Track Rods For Corners - do they exist!?

Decorator Track Rods For Corners - do they exist!?

Hi guys, I have a sliding door that is VERY close (<5cm) to a corner, on the other wall next to this corner is a window. I really want to have white triple pinch pleat…

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Xander
Nov 15, 2010 2:41 pm
Xander
Lex
Lex
11 November 2010

Guess what my OTHER business is going to be?

Guess what my OTHER business is going to be?
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OMG, this is so embrassing, but I dare to ask ... what is it ?? ::hyst:: :oops: :oops: I thought something similar to B&B, but without B1 and with any-time B2 :wink: ... in fact, at-call…

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Lex
Nov 11, 2010 9:55 pm
Lex
Michelle
Michelle
10 November 2010

Kitchen Colours - PLEASE HELP :)

Kitchen Colours - PLEASE HELP :)

I like a matt cupboard as well. :wink:

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Michelle
Nov 10, 2010 4:04 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
9 November 2010

recycling old wardrobe

recycling old wardrobe

Hi I have taken out the components of a huge built in wardrobe and want to reuse them out in the open. Only problem is that they are UGLY.…

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Michelle
Nov 09, 2010 2:26 pm
Michelle
xquisite
xquisite
7 November 2010

Placement of Feature Tiles Bath/Ensuite

Placement of Feature Tiles Bath/Ensuite

Nice pics, Leanne. Yes i definitely agree with the designer who said that feature tiles look better 'en masse.' I much prefer a whole wall / bath hob etc. But as naddis…

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xquisite
Nov 07, 2010 2:48 pm
tinkster
tinkster
6 November 2010

Does anyone know where i can find this & what it is called??

Does anyone know where i can find this & what it is called??

Mod podge would work, but you can often get a texture from modpodge, like slight brush marks and stuff, and I'm not sure if thats what you'd want

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tinkster
Nov 06, 2010 5:37 pm
tinkster
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Deemaree
Nov 04, 2010 8:57 pm
Deemaree
bubbler1978
bubbler1978
4 November 2010

Window Coverings for full length louvre windows

Window Coverings for full length louvre windows

I am also interested in hearing thoughts/advice on this! We have full length louvres in our bedroom & I am also thinking about plantation shutters. :)

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bubbler1978
Nov 04, 2010 12:58 pm
Xander
Xander
3 November 2010

Help me choose my wallpaper!

Help me choose my wallpaper!

Glad to help! ::lol:: I pre-warn, the shop looks nothing from the outside (it's also a foam shop) but they had the best range (from traditional to modern) I could find and…

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Xander
Nov 03, 2010 9:54 am
Xander
McKinnon
McKinnon
1 November 2010

Render to fit in with paperbark and stone beige

Render to fit in with paperbark and stone beige

The colour render gets started this week. I tried double strength paperbark and I like it better than gnu tan, it's less warm. I'll do that, then go 3/4 for the mouldings…

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McKinnon
Nov 01, 2010 8:44 am
Cooped07
Cooped07
1 November 2010

Display Home Decorating accents

Display Home Decorating accents

I've noticed most builders display houses here in SA use freedom furniture. They must have some sort of deal?!

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Cooped07
Nov 01, 2010 7:50 am
Cooped07
tjilpi
tjilpi
31 October 2010

Feature wall colour in stairwell to match Antique White USA

Feature wall colour in stairwell to match Antique White USA

I think it depends on your taste, the room and the feel you want to create. I love the look of white in magazines, and have done the main room of our house white/ neutral…

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tjilpi
Oct 31, 2010 12:41 pm

I have Wattyl Indian Turquoise in my rumpus room, which is similar to take2's wall colour, although maybe a bit brighter.…

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kek
Oct 30, 2010 9:24 am
kek
kb46
kb46
26 October 2010

Geometric designs in readymade curtains

Geometric designs in readymade curtains

Not sure if they'll have the colour/pattern you are looking for but have you tried Ikea? No Ikea's close, I'm afraid! :( And they don't have…

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kb46
Oct 26, 2010 9:09 pm
Tamsin
Tamsin
26 October 2010

Paint Colours

Paint Colours

Hi there! Has anyone used Wattyl Donkey 1/4 strength interior paint or Chino for exterior? Would love to see some pics! Thanks. Tamsin

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Tamsin
Oct 26, 2010 5:27 pm
M!ssy
M!ssy
26 October 2010

Grey or White?

Grey or White?

Never thought of doing that! Thanks will see if it suits! But I do love white on white!

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M!ssy
Oct 26, 2010 2:18 pm
M!ssy
xquisite
xquisite
24 October 2010

Suitable furniture for my living area?

Suitable furniture for my living area?

It's worth waiting for exactly the right thing, Shelley! I haven't been in there but have been impressed with the look of some of Freedom's new sofas - very stylish. I…

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xquisite
Oct 24, 2010 5:32 pm
nerak
nerak
24 October 2010

New Build Sydney. Can you give this the once over Michelle?

New Build Sydney. Can you give this the once over Michelle?

Hi Emohruo Thanks for posting those pics - your floors look SPECTACULAR! :: :: :: :: It looks like your builder has done a wonderful job on your internal finishes. Good…

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nerak
Oct 24, 2010 9:42 am
nattygee
nattygee
23 October 2010

Interior Decorator advising on Paint colors -What to expect

Interior Decorator advising on Paint colors -What to expect

I had the Dulux lady come to our house but ended up not going with her colours in the end. She was really lovely, went through the house inside and out and then gave me a…

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nattygee
Oct 23, 2010 7:33 pm

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