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Darren Palmer: How to renovate your period home the right way


Period homes can be a gift but they come with a considerable amount of responsibility. There was a whole era through the 1980s when a lot of beautiful old buildings were “modernised”, removing any trace of the details that make the architecture special. Art deco ceilings and cornices, ornate fireplaces, Federation details – or whatever

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The Block 2017: Darren Palmer’s guide to getting the kitchen right


One interesting thing about working on The Block is comparing virtually identical properties and seeing how the contestants solve their particular and shared design issues. None are more interesting than the kitchens. Kitchen design fails, succeeds or excels starting with the layout. Deciding if your home is best suited to a galley, U-shape, L-shape, island

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Darren Palmer: Is open plan living the be all and end all?


Open-plan living is synonymous with the Australian way of life. But is open plan the be all and end all? The answer really depends on your home and your climate. If you have the good fortune of owning a home with some heritage you’ll know that the floor plans were heavily influenced by our English

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Darren Palmer: How to design the ultimate master suite


Several rooms in Australian homes have become elevated in their importance, attention and appeal in recent years. The kitchen and bathroom are clear leaders in the value-adding stakes but the main bedroom is nipping at their heels in terms of adding the luxury design feel that we desire more and more from our homes. A

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An Evening with Darren Palmer


We’ve just returned meeting our design crush Darren Palmer. And he is even more lovely in person than he comes across on TV #lovehimevenmore During the Q&A hosted by Southern Innovations and HerCanberra, Darren shared his advice and tips on interior design. Gina meeting Darren Palmer He covered so many topics during the Q&A from

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