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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.

The dos and don’ts of custom joinery

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Custom joinery gives you the ability to tailor design to suit your personality, lifestyle, and space, and is an investment that can...

10 most common renovation mistakes and how to avoid them

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People often ask us what are the most common mistakes renovators make and how can they learn to avoid them? Let’s face...

Style Curator bathroom planning: Deciding on layout and finishes for our...

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Ok guys, it's been a while since I've done any major projects around our house but recent water damage in our main...

DIY concrete countertop: Before and after kitchen makeover

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Many people are stuck with an outdated kitchen because it’s just suuuuuuuccchhhh an expensive space to redo! While an...

Olivia from House of White’s chic laundry renovation

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Following on from her stunning bathroom renovation which we featured earlier this year, Olivia from House of White recently completed a chic...

From worst to first: An incredible before and after home transformation

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In today's home tour, we take you through a before and after home transformation that is like no other. From a tiny...

Top 9 kitchen splashback trends 2020

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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...

Designing the ultimate alfresco kitchen, all the design tips and tricks...

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Supported by Hafele Home An alfresco kitchen is always a good idea — especially in Australia where our...

Erskineville d/s bathroom before and after: Possibly the smallest bathroom in...

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It's time for the final room reveal of our Erskineville project — the downstairs bathroom. I won't lie, this space was a...

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...

Erskineville laundry before and after: Dreamy Euro style laundry with added...

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If there's one zone of the home our Erskineville clients really couldn't stand in their townhouse, it was their laundry! They were...

How to choose the right window treatment

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Supported by DIY Blinds Who would have thought choosing window treatments could be so difficult! Roller blinds, curtains,...

Stylish handles to refresh your interiors or update tired furniture

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It's incredible the transformation new, stylish handles can make to a dated room or tired furniture! Recently, expert Rapid...

Quartz composite sinks pros and cons: What you need to know...

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Supported by Hafele Home It isn’t until you’re planning a kitchen remodel that you realise just how many...

Erskineville kitchen before and after: From poky and brown veneer to...

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The biggest transformation of our Erskineville project was the kitchen/family area. The homeowners are a young couple who love to entertain so...

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...

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...

A look inside The Glasshaus: Alissa and Mark’s stunning new home...

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When your builder suggests creating a home inspired by the iconic 1950s Rose Seidler House in Sydney, you know you're on to...

15 stunning bathrooms that don’t use white tiles

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Supported by Tile Republic If you're about to renovate or design a new bathroom, we want to inspire...

Erskineville main bathroom before and after: Modern take on a Victorian...

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Here's the latest before and after of our recent Erskineville project and it's my favourite zone of the home — the main...

How to care for encaustic cement tiles: What cleaning products to...

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Encaustic tiles are those beautiful cement tiles (often patterned) you may have seen on Instagram, Pinterest or other design sites.

5 kitchen upgrades on a budget

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Supported by Hafele While children are busy writing their present wish lists to Santa, many adults are writing...

A laundry makeover that’s practical, functional AND beautiful

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The days of the humble home laundry are over! In recent years, we've been spying some truly dreamy laundries popping up but...

Statement lighting steals the show in this Californian bungalow renovation

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You know we're major fans of Michelle Hart from Bask Interiors who has featured several times on SC. Well this Melbourne interior...