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We interview experts in the industry and share our interior design
know-how to help you with all of your building and renovating questions.

From what height to hang pendant lights to how to select the right white paint, everything you need to know to create the ultimate laundry,
and so much more!

Browse through all of our building and renovating advice pieces or if
there’s a problem we can help you with, just send us an email to
hello@stylecurator.com.au and we’ll get working on it asap.

Our network of experts include architects, interior designers, landscape
architects, illumination scientists (aka lighting experts), property
stylists, electricians, and builders, to name a few.

Having completed a knock down rebuild herself, Editor Gina Ciancio
understands just how many decisions are involved in a build or major
renovation project and her aim is to equip you to make those decisions
with confidence and ease.

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Colour and emotion: How to select colour for the mood you...

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