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Changing switches changed my home’s visual appeal


A little while back I painted my house and feeling very proud of myself I uploaded a progress shot of my freshly white new interior with the dark navy doors getting their first coat. I was chuffed with the transformation but one comment on my post threw me for a six. “I hope you’re going

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How to Decorate Your Home Like Australia’s Great Barrier Reef


by Dobrina ZhekovaAustralia’s Great Barrier Reef is not only one of the world’s most beautiful and exquisite natural wonders (and that’s official, by the way) but it is also the only natural site visible from space. The living formation along the northeastern coast of Australia is comprised of over 900 islands and 2,900 separate reefs

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DPeducate, Inspiration

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, with

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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 book Easy

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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 that

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Inspiration

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 amazing

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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 the original plaster

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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. “With the property market

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