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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.

Gina’s bathroom renovation reveal: Take a peek around my new bathroom

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It's been a while in the making but I'm so excited to FINALLY share our bathroom renovation with you! For those of...

5 plumbing things to check before buying a house

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Supported by Jim's Plumbing When moving into a new house, you want to spend any money you...

Interior inspo: Pocket doors

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About to build or renovate and looking for smart design solutions to incorporate into your home? Let us introduce you to our...

Buying to renovate as a first homeowner

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Supported by Monzi In today’s housing market, with skyhigh prices, it’s near impossible to buy your dream home...

Interior designers share their expert tips on how to add colour...

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We recently had a reader write in and ask us how to add colour to a Victorian style home? It's a great...

Tips on how to plan the perfect kitchen: A dreamy, contemporary...

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It's not every day we get inspired by a door handle, but crazier things have happened! When we spied this ah-MAZING contemporary...

Everything you need to know about picking the right grout: From...

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Supported by Ardex Without a doubt, every week I get questions around grout. It seems there’s a serious...

14 stunning splashbacks to bring your kitchen to life

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Picking a kitchen splashback can be one of the most difficult decisions of the whole kitchen design process! Yes, it often only...

5 harmful things plumbers wish you would stop doing

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Supported by Metropolitan Plumbing No one wants to spend unnecessary money or time fixing problems around their home...

Things to consider when picking an air conditioner for your home

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Supported by ActronAir Researching what to look for when buying a new air conditioner? As this is a purchase...

Where to splurge vs save in your kitchen reno: Inside a...

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As the wife of a builder, Veronica King has been around a kitchen reno or two (or 50!). So when it came...

How to select white paint: Tips on getting the right white...

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Selecting white paint is not as easy as it might sound! And for many, it's not until you've made a costly mistake...

What size should I make my tile grout joints?

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A question I've been asked a lot lately is what size should I make tile grout joints? It's come...

Planning a white kitchen that’s anything but boring

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With the kitchen very much at the heart of any modern home, it's no wonder that white kitchens are all the rage...

How to design a lighting plan for your home: Learn the...

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We're the first to admit that up until a few years ago, we were completely clueless when it came to lighting. Yet...

Designing the ultimate laundry, all the tips and tricks you need!

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We recently discovered Zephyr and Stone — sisters and best friends Ania and Kasia who are mad for building, renovating and designing...

How to select paint colours to make a room feel larger

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Selecting the right paint colour is tricky enough at the best of times, but when you're dealing with a small space, it's...

11 types of white kitchen splashback tiles: Add interest with shape...

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We know how difficult it can be to lock in selections for a kitchen... it's that constant battle between wanting to create...

How to select the right tapware for your design

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Supported by Phoenix Tapware has come a LONG way in recent years with a growing range of shapes...

Caesarstone’s outdoor quartz surface range is here: You can now have...

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Supported by Caesarstone I’m pretty darn excited about Caesarstone’s latest product release — a range of UV resistant outdoor...

Design greenery into your renovation: How to create an indoor outdoor...

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We're thrilled to have talented Interior Designer, Lauren Beattie of LO Studio, back with us today to give her advice on how...

Top interior designers share their tips on building a Hamptons style...

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This article on tips for building a Hamptons style home came about thanks to a reader's request! So to get the best...

25 fabulous front doors: Get inspired to create a statement entry...

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There's a good reason paint is one of our favourite products — it's super affordable, easy to use and can completely transform...

How to design the perfect walk-in pantry

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What’s the secret to a spotless kitchen? The answer lies with a little help behind the scenes. As our...

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