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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 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,...

From dark and moody to stark and crisp, discover the latest...

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Always on the forefront of latest interior colour trends and styles, we love discovering the latest volumes in the Haymes Colour Library. They've just released...

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...

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Many people are stuck with an outdated kitchen because it’s just suuuuuuuccchhhh an expensive space to redo!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

How to: Affordably update your kitchen

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Looking to update your tired kitchen but can't afford an entire remodel? Or are you looking to sell and know how a kitchen can...

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...

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...

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...

Is a marble splashback a good idea?

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This week I got an email from a lovely reader asking about my kitchen splashback — is marble hard to maintain, does it stain...

How to light your kitchen: Different kitchen lighting options

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Lighting is often an overlooked aspect of interiors — yet it's one of the most important — playing a big part in the atmosphere,...

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...

Internal brick wall before and after: 80s brown to on-trend grey

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Supported by Monsta Shop If you follow along on Instagram and watch my stories, you’d know we’re kicking off a renovation series at Bonnie’s new...

Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes

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That title should actually read 'Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes... HELP!' You all went above and...

Bathroom look we love: Round mirrors

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A bathroom trend that we can't get enough of right now is round mirrors! Small or large, frameless or...

10 features you wish you had in your dream kitchen

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In collaboration with IKEA The kitchen is the heart of the home and also the most expensive space to renovate so it’s something you want...

Laundry renovation reveal: Gina’s new laundry

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Woohoo, I'm so excited to share my laundry renovation reveal with you! In case you missed it, my old...

How we designed Bonnie’s new kitchen with IKEA

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Supported by IKEA The other week we shared Bonnie’s brown and poky kitchen and talked about our plans for this space. We spent weeks pulling...

How to create a stunning black and white kitchen or bathroom:...

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I’ve always been drawn to a black and white colour palette. There’s something effortlessly chic and stylish about this monochrome duo. From the bathroom to...

From old shack to luxe Scandi-style home: See the before and...

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Renovating is one of those things you get a taste for and either become addicted to or never want to experience again,...

8 breathtaking powder rooms: Luxe powder room ideas!

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Your powder room is one of the most visited rooms in the house — particularly by guests — so why not have some fun...

A peek inside Lana’s newly renovated home and her top renovation...

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The other day I was lucky enough to be invited on an exclusive tour of Lana’s forever home. Lana...

Stylish kitchens that aren’t white: Luxurious kitchen inspiration

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Words by Lauren Beattie of Lo Studio There is no denying that white kitchens have become the go-to for renovators over recent years. They’re timeless,...

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...

Why my laundry is one of my biggest building regrets

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It's now been 2 years since we moved into our home and overall I'm so happy with our house — it has...

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