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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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Darren Palmer’s guide to styling a home for Christmas


I’ve been guilty of outsourcing Christmas in different ways on several occasions. I’ve been guilty of outsourcing Christmas in different ways on several occasions. For the past four years I’ve created the Yourtown Christmas prize home which gets drawn two days before Christmas, so it comes with a fully decorated tree, perfectly wrapped presents and a

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Trends Darren Palmer doesn’t want to see in 2020


Not all trends were created equal. Here are the trends to leave behind. Photo: Stocksy The hardest thing to say right now, among the plethora of interior periods and trends that are having their “moment” is what not to do. There seems to be so many avenues to explore, so many ways to express yourself

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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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