Top Outdoor Trends For Summer 2021/2022

The warmer weather has finally arrived and people are already planning on moving outdoors to not only enjoy the longer, cooler evenings but also to improve their physical and mental health by engaging in all those activities they avoided when it was cold and wet.

Perhaps more than ever, this summer season is sure to be filled with backyard barbecues, patio picnics, and pool parties. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to endure lengthy periods at home, and this has encouraged them to look for new and innovative ways to enjoy their outdoor living spaces.

Master Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decor With These Ideas

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If your aim is to design a dream, modern farmhouse kitchen, consider these three essential ingredients – rustic elements, modern features, and industrial-inspired accents. The right blend of these three will create a sophisticated, yet warm and inviting kitchen.

While there are no set-in-stone rules for modern farmhouse colours, a winning and popular palette seems to be a combination of white, black, and natural wood tones.

A typical farmhouse kitchen evokes images of retro appliances and rustic materials, while the ones that stand out are a blend of modern sensibilities with a laid back, country mood. Many believe that farmhouse style and modern design are mutually exclusive, but this is not true. In this post we’ll show how design opposites do, in fact, attract and we’ll offer our ideas on modern farmhouse kitchen inspiration and ideas.

How To Design The Best Kids Bedroom

It’s interesting to note just how influential our childhood bedrooms can be in our lives. Most people clearly recall their childhood bedroom and the memories created in that space.

Children’s bedrooms are a place where little people sleep, dream, read, and play; it’s their own little place of independence. It’s where they keep their treasured possessions and hopefully it’s where they feel safe and comfortable. That’s a large load for one room to carry, so it’s up to us to ensure we design the perfect bedroom for our little people.

Today, with the threat of COVID around every corner, children are spending a lot more time at home, which means that their bedroom’s are getting a great workout! Perhaps it’s time to reinvent their room by creating a space that feels and looks great and where everything has its place.

How to Create the Perfectly Designed Living/Dining Room

For most people the living room is the space we use the most, so when you combine your living room with a dining room we know this is the space where your family will spend most of their time. So it stands to reason that we must get the layout right. Here are our top tips for designing a living/dining room that meets your family’s needs, and looks fantastic.

How Will Your Family Use This Space
To know the answer to this question you must first answer these questions –
o Does your family watch a lot of TV?
o Do you gather as a family for dinner most nights?
o Will this space be used mostly for entertaining?

Style Your Bedside Table Like a Professional

What does your bedside table look like? Is it covered in clutter? Is there a pile of books on top that you’ve been meaning to read but never seem to get to? Or is it where you do all your charging for your smartphone, smartwatch, Fitbit, and other devices – even your electric toothbrush?

Your bedside table should complement your bed, ensuring the entire ambiance of your bedroom gives an uncluttered, comfortable, and inviting vibe; it should be a place where you can safely go to rest at the end of a long and busy day. A cluttered bedside table is definitely not conducive to comfort and relaxation.

Our Comprehensive Guide to Modern Farmhouse Décor

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Modern farmhouse style has become a very popular and highly coveted interior design style, so in this article we aim to provide a comprehensive look at what Modern Farmhouse décor is and why Australians love it.

We like describing modern farmhouse décor as going back to our roots and bringing elements from a simpler time back into our fast-paced lives. It’s a cosy, humble, and nostalgic style that takes us back to the days before smart homes, fast cars, and a globalised world, all the while embracing our current way of life by creating a gorgeous décor style that brings both worlds together.

Coastal Living & Décor… Where to start?

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Whether your desire is for interior spaces that reflect a beach-like feel, or perhaps you live near the ocean, we think Coastal Décor style is exactly what you’re looking for.

Visualise this: Every day you go home after a long and busy day at work, regardless of where you live and what time of the year it may be, and you immediately feel like you’re on holiday again. Isn’t that the dream? And that’s precisely how it will be when you incorporate the ideals of Coastal Décor into your home.

We’re going to share with you the design elements, key colours, and styling tips of Coastal Décor so you can turn your own home into an awesome beach house. We’ll start with our definition of Coastal Décor style–

How To Implement Feng Shui Principals in Your Home

Project: Minyama, Sunshine Coast

The aim of Feng Shui is to promote chi, or good energy, in your environment. Feng Shui determines the best place to build a home or office building, and where to place furniture and other household items within the building. Feng Shui is believed to balance a range of different elements, like yin and yang (male and female) and the five elements of Taoism, which are said to make up the entire world; these are fire, wood, metal, earth, and water. When these elements are balanced, harmony will exist in your home.

Every single thing in the universe is comprised of energy, and every single thing operates on an energy map. You can manipulate these energy forces into negative energy, or positive energy. The concept of yin and yang is based on the philosophical balance of positive and negative forces in the universe. By introducing the elements of Feng Shui, this concept can now be applied to the field of interior design.

Tips For Updating Your Kitchen Without a Full Renovation

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The kitchen is unfortunately one of the quickest rooms in your home to become outdated, and we say ‘unfortunately’ because it’s also the most expensive room to remodel. However, there’s good news, because you can update your kitchen without having to complete a major renovation. As you may know, a full kitchen renovation can be costly, inconvenient, and time consuming, but you may not realise that a quick kitchen makeover can be cost- and time effective, and easier than you may think.

Project: Minyama, Sunshine Coast

Project: Minyama, Sunshine Coast

A recently completed renovation by Koncept Construction & Creative Co on the beautiful canals of the Sunshine Coast allowed the perfect space for a range of Abide Interiors furniture to complete the project. Talented Interior stylist Hayley Jenkins of Wholehearted Studio brought coastal class and the finishing touches together to produce a coastal masterpiece.

The timber furniture made from solid American Oak and Teak, mixed with genuine leathers and rattan peel bring a level of warmth and style to this clean coastal home.