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Darren Palmer’s designers and trends to watch in 2019


The Courier-Mail caught up with The Block judge Darren Palmer to find out what’s happening this year when it comes to home decoration. When it comes to lighting, Palmer said Christopher Boots, the Australian lighting designer based in Victoria, was one to watch. “He’s doing some of the most exciting stuff I’ve seen, full stop,

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Darren Palmer on 2019 interior design trends


Celebrity designer and judge for TV show The Block Darren Palmer reveals the hottest colour for 2019 and other design trends for the year coming up. When you think of coral, images of island time and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef likely conjure in your mind. That’s along the lines of what Pantone would

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ENTERTAINING KITCHENS WITH DARREN PALMER


Welcome to my first newsletter for Freedom Kitchens! I’m excited about the opportunity to share my love and passion for all things design when it comes to designing your kitchen. My favourite thing about summer is entertaining guests – I love having friends and family around for a night of good food and fun, so,

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EPISODE 2 – CHOOSING THE PERFECT KITCHEN LAYOUT


Watch our latest video from Interior Designer Darren Palmer as he shows some of the most popular kitchen layouts today. Choosing a layout is one of your most important kitchen renovating decisions and Darren shares his expert tips to help you find the perfect layout for your space and lifestyle. Originally published as: https://www.freedomkitchens.com.au/news/episode-2-choosing-perfect-kitchen-layout/

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HOW TO MAKE A WHITE KITCHEN POP


“Is white boring and predictable? No! It’s timeless, sophisticated and sharp — especially when designed correctly. I’m going to share with you the secrets of how to make a white kitchen pop!” White is THE most popular choice for consumers looking for a new kitchen, but there’s no need to settle with a lifeless kitchen

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STORAGE TIPS


I have a confession. I’m a sucker for anything that has a surprise built into it. Think James Bond’s cars and watches, there was always something neat tucked away to get him through a bind or even just to give him the advantage. I know it’s a long bow to draw but it’s the same

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Top tips laundry design


Imagine a laundry room where everything you need is at your fingertips. Where clutter is kept cleverly out-of-sight! On the recent series of The Block, the contestants cleaned up with their laundry design. My fellow judges and I were thrilled to see six very different and exciting designs that really pushed the envelope – showing

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Darren Palmer’s guide to interior lighting


Darren Palmer’s guide to interior lighting The strength, style and colour of your interior lighting can make or break a room. Here are some basic principles to light your way, writes Darren Palmer. Jul 24, 2017 10:12am Given that the whole world is a stage, what would we do without stage lighting? Consider the drama

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Darren Palmer’s home storage solutions for small spaces


Darren Palmer’s home storage solutions for small spaces The right storage can change your life and it doesn’t need to break the budget. Jun 06, 2017 7:30pm Convertible furniture Some years ago, a friend of mine purchased a coffee table that, with the click of a lever, elevated to dining-table height. It wasn’t overly beautiful

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How to get the perfect paint finish


How to get the perfect paint finish Choosing a palette is important but selecting the right finish gets you across the line, writes Darren Palmer, whose colour preferences run warm to cool. Oct 07, 2016 7:15am Go anywhere near a hardware store on a long weekend and you’ll see people buzzing about, dipping in and

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