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March 2020 in Design Inspiration

Honest comforts

Layer up comforting cushions, throws, knits and faux furs to make any space feel instantly inviting. This approach will see you through autumn and winter, and still light enough to see your home fashionably dressed ready for spring.

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

How to grow lawn that will make your neighbours green with envy

So you’ve finally moved into your new house! But to really complete your dream home, it’s time to tackle the garden! The first step? Creating the perfect lawn. And while you might think it’s as simple as sprinkling some grass seed out and hoping for the best, a little bit of planning up front will pay dividends and deliver you with an outcome that is sure to be the envy of all your neighbours. 

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

A new year brings reflection and a yearning for simplicity, a sense of calm and to put the chaos of the festive season behind us, which denotes many changes and influences across interior design trends for 2020.

Mindfulness purchasing

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s tempting to race out and buy everything all at once.  

Too often, buying something in a rush can result in a design decision you will regret.  You may end up with a ‘matchy matchy’ interior that lacks personality, or even worse, a horribly uncomfortable couch that you don’t enjoy sitting on!

So take a deep breath, slow down a little and tell yourself that you are only going to buy things you really love, even if it takes a little longer to get your home just the way you want it.

December 2019 in Design Inspiration

Experiment with colour and texture to create your own individual style.

While it's natural to use the latest trends as a starting point to developing a style, creating your own look is essential to styling a home that is authentic to you. Tune in to yourself and think about what makes you happy, relaxed, comfortable and improves your sense of wellbeing. Then set about creating room schemes that satisfy those feelings – this is the most direct route to a home style that will bring you contentment.

November 2019 in Design Inspiration

How to turn a pallet into a vertical garden

Ideal for small outdoor spaces, like balconies and patios, this is a cheap and clever DIY to green up your walls.

Used for transporting bulk or heavy goods, timber pallets often end up in landfill or discarded on the side of the road if not returned or recycled correctly. But people are now realising how versatile the humble pallet actually is. From furniture to outdoor decor, with a little DIY know-how, timber pallets can be transformed into pretty much anything - a coffee table, bedhead, bench seat - you name it!

November 2019 in Design Inspiration

Experience the gorgeous blooms of the Victoria State Rose Garden at their best, with two huge days of entertainment and more than 5,000 roses to explore.

Wander through the stunning rose-lined pathways and pick up tips and tricks from the best in the business, including Kim Syrus, Jane Edmanson, Anthony Scott, Vasili Kanidiadis and more.

Live plant care demonstrations and guided tours will run across the weekend, with so much to learn from industry experts.

September 2019 in Design Inspiration

Planning your new kitchen is exciting. From deciding on your colour palette to choosing appliances, it’s easy to spend a lot of time on Instagram and Pinterest earmarking your design inspiration.

However, the myriad of options and decisions involved can sometimes make the whole experience a little daunting.

So…we’ve asked the experts at Dennis Family Corporation for their top tips to ensure you land yourself the kitchen that’s perfect for you.

December 2016 in Design Inspiration

Buying your own home is a milestone in your life. But it can be stressful, too. On top of paperwork and some moving shenanigans, you will still need to plan the look and the aesthetics of your new space.

Despite the stress that comes with it, decorating your new home can also be liberating and exciting. Below are some things you need to carefully consider when moving into your new Westbrook home.

Start with the Colours

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