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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.

How to go from mood board to making selections for your...

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Mood boards are a great tool to use to hone in on your individual style. But how do you go from mood board to...

Terrazzo, pink, gold… a truly dreamy bathroom reveal

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If you asked us to pick our favourite element from today's room tour... we honestly couldn't tell you! We take a look around a...

Top 9 kitchen splashback trends 2021

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The toughest kitchen design decision for many people is deciding on the splashback! You wouldn't believe how often we see people agonise over this...

Darren Palmer’s tips for finding your kitchen style

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If you've ever had to design or select finishes for a kitchen, you'd know it's no easy task! What seems to make the process even...

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

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There's no denying that colour can influence our mood — there have even been studies that link the affect of colour to emotion. So how...

Clever kitchen storage in this contemporary kitchen renovation

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When it comes to any room in the house — especially the kitchen — storage is key. We take a look around this contemporary...

The cost of running ducted gas heating — is it worth...

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Supported by Metropolitan Plumbing, Electrical & Air Conditioning When it comes to investing in your home, one of the biggest decisions you can make is...

Design inspo: Beautiful black kitchens

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Thinking of going black for your next kitchen? It's a bold and sexy look that we love, Love, LOVE! Black kitchens can suit a range...

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 you who...

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 may have left over on things like...

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 latest obsession...

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 as your first home! This is one...

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 question, so...

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 coastal kitchen...

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 lack of good information out there to...

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 makes up...

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 that could be avoided. Plumbing is one...

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 many of us will only need to...

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 to building...

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 that you...

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 up so much that I'm writing...

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 right now...

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 the more...

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 homes! We're...

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