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The Block 2019: Darren Palmer on the top trends showcased on this season


Darren Palmer shares his favourite design choices from The Block 2019. Photo: Channel Nine In this season of The Block, we’ve seen five similar homes delivered with five very different approaches, which clearly demonstrates more than ever before that there is an endless supply of style and inspiration there for you to consider. Trends exist

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Darren Palmer shares his tips for styling a rental


Creating a reason to be in the space aside from the obvious is the key. Photo: iStock. It’s understandable to think that if you’re renting an uninspiring beige box apartment or house that, in terms of style, your hands are tied. While it’s true you need to leave your rental in the same state you

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Darren Palmer’s guide to interior must-haves and updates for spring


Spring is seen as the time of rebirth; a time of renewal and to refresh. Photo: Supplied. Spring is seen as the time of rebirth; a time of renewal and to refresh. While you’re considering a cleanout of those neglected spaces and overstuffed cupboards, now’s the time to take stock and consider an interior refresh,

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Shopping list: Darren Palmer’s favourite stores for homewares


Globe West Geo Round Dining Table & Chase dining chairs. Photo: Supplied by GlobeWest I’m constantly surrounded and inspired by design and scouting materials to include in my own projects. If you find you need to update some old and tired essential items in your home, here’s what I’m loving right now and where to

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Darren Palmer answers the most commonly asked design questions


If you’re thinking about enlisting the help of an interior designer or stylist for your makeover, you’re probably got a few questions. If you’re thinking about enlisting the help of an interior designer or stylist for your makeover, you’re probably wondering … How much? This is a tricky question. It all depends on how much

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Darren Palmer’s Renovation 101: What you should know before you start


When you’re assessing a home improvement project, first things first, you need to spend time planning. Photo: Channel Nine You’ve just purchased a new home or an investment property and it’s a bit of a fixer upper, AKA a renovator’s delight – it needs some work. When you’re assessing a home improvement project, first things

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Darren Palmer’s advice on how to utilise dead space in the home


Making the most of a study nook in Austin Maynard Architects’ Tower House. Photo: Peter Bennetts In my home I have a random little space that sits outside both ours and our son’s bedrooms. It connects to a hallway that links the upstairs bedrooms and is an odd, leftover space that was once intended to

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