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Darren Palmer Collaboration with King Living


The greatest thing about working with an established brand such as King Living is the opportunity to turn its visual identity on its head. Known for sleek and refined designer furniture, I saw an opportunity to reinterpret their beautiful product in two new and unique directions. The encore bed has a mid-century feel to it,

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Education

Block judge Darren Palmer’s top tips and tricks for your home


Darren Palmer’s new book HomeSpace addresses real life interior design for the not-so-nuclear modern family. As interior designer to the stars, a judge on Channel 9’s The Block, and contributor to a wealth of publications on the topic – what Darren Palmer doesn’t know about designing a home probably doesn’t bear reading about. His first

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Darren Palmer’s 5 Top Bathroom Makeovers


Don’t let your budget, space or vanity (cabinet) stop you from having the bathroom of your dreams. Check out Darren Palmer’s top bathroom makeovers for inspo’, design tips and a load of stunning styles at every budget. Darren Palmer may have launched to fame as a beloved judge on The Block, but it’s behind closed doors

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Altered Space


Celebrated designer Darren Palmer creates an incredible environment in an aircraft hangar for a very special Audi evening. “Transforming a working helicopter hangar into a magical space for one night is no small task, but one which leading interior designer Darren Palmer took to with relish.” Photography Ken Butti The brief was to create ‘an

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Darren Palmer’s pick of the hottest kitchen trends for 2016


As a barometer of interior trends for the forthcoming year, it doesn’t get much more instructive than the recent Milan Furniture Fair, or Salone Del Mobile, held in April this year. And when it comes to kitchen design trends, EuroCucina (held as part of the fair), is considered something of a savvy style predictor. Read on for

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Inside Darren Palmer’s renovated Sydney home


Interior designer Darren Palmer left nothing untouched when he renovated his Federation-style home in inner-city Sydney. The judge on renovation smash The Block says it took six months to renovate the home, adding two new bathrooms, redoing the kitchen and knocking down internal walls. “It’s all redone, re-covered, restored, repainted or resurfaced,” he says. “I restored

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The Block’s Darren Palmer shares his interior tips for renters


With 7 million Australians renting and a third of those people doing so for the flexibility it allows, this presents a serious interior design challenge. We spoke to The Block star Darren Palmer about the changing face of the Australian renter and he also revealed his top interior tips for renters. Interiors by Darren Palmer

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How to turn your bachelor pad into a stylish retreat


Is your bachelor pad letting you down in the style stakes and affecting your romantic success? Here’s our best advice for updating your home, stat! Did you know that having a tackily decorated or messy home is a deal-breaker for most singles? According to relationship site eHarmony Australia, 60.3 percent of Australians would break up

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Darren Palmer’s 5 tips for revamping a rental


My track record for staying in one place isn’t great. I moved out of home when I was 17 and on average, I have moved once every two years. I wouldn’t define myself as the transient type, I’ve just had a lot of different opportunities take me in a lot of directions. Your life or

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