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Darren Palmer’s tips for achieving the magazine look at home


 If you want your home to look photo shoot-worthy, if even only temporarily, there are tricks to help. Photo: Armelle Habib A home less ordinary is much more achievable than you might think. Just look behind the designer curtain at some of the smoke and mirrors we use to make spaces shine as brightly as

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Darren Palmer: Top tips on where to get inspiration for your sense of style


There’s nothing quite as misguided in interiors as forcing a style onto a home that it clearly doesn’t suit. I’m a firm believer in creating homes that are appropriate. This applies to use, budget, the building and its heritage but also, and importantly, geographical location. That means creating homes that suit their environment. There’s nothing

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Darren Palmer’s ABCs of interior design


When you understand the origin of great design, and its basic vernacular, you’ll find it so much easier to apply to your own home. When you understand the origin of great design, and its basic vernacular, you’ll find it so much easier to apply to your own home. Here’s my quick and easy guide. Armoire

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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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