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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.

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...

Adding a luxe feel to my home with designer sheer curtains...

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Supported by DIY Blinds Ever since we moved into our home, I knew our windows needed sheer curtains...

What height to hang pendant lights?

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Ever wondered what height to hang pendant lights? Pendants are such a beautiful addition to your home — adding...

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...

Building on a sloping block and how to make the most...

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Supported by Denman Prospect In case you missed the memo, split-level homes are back in vogue in a...

10 tips for successful kitchen planning

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Supported by ASKO You’ve heard the saying a million times – ‘The kitchen is the heart of the home’ – and it couldn’t ring more...

Introducing the new way to buy paint – Monsta Shop!

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Nowadays you can buy just about any product online — it’s more convenient and affordable — but one product that seemed to miss this...

Bathroom before and after: Bad reno turns beautiful bespoke bathroom

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Supported by ACT Renovations At first glance you might wonder why this bathroom was reno'ed. Inoffensive white wall tiles, white vanity and brown stone-look flooring...

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 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,...

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...

A lesson on designing timeless interiors by Mim Fanning of Mim...

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Decor + Design Show in Melbourne and while I was there, I crammed in as...

How to fix your bathroom seals like a pro – including...

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Supported by Loctite Although our house is only two years old, the sealant around our sink drain has already discoloured and become mouldy – despite...

Before and after home renovation: An original home gets a spectacular...

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A before and after home renovation is probably one of our favourite things to showcase on the blog. There's just something so...

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...

What downlights to use in a contemporary home?

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In the past week, I've received an unusually large number of emails about downlights. Many readers have asked what...

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...

Bonnie’s kitchen reveal: From poky and brown to open and airy!

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If you've been following our renovations at Bonnie's house, you'd know we COMPLETELY GUTTED her kitchen. The original kitchen was far too small to...

Your DIY home security checklist

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Supported by Lane Security For many of us, the home is our sanctuary and where we feel most safe but there is a thing or...

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 California bungalow in Melbourne gets an impressive exterior home makeover

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We love a modern build as much as the next person but there's something truly special when a home is lovingly restored...

Stylish fencing you can do yourself – it is possible with...

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Supported by ModularWalls Fencing is a job that traditionally requires professionals to install — costing an arm and a leg! But there’s a fencing solution on...

Luxury laundry inclusions you’ll want in your next laundry!

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Supported by Hafele You only have to search ‘laundry inspiration’ to see this zone of the home is no...

10 electrical and lighting things to consider when building

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I can safely say that every day of this home build journey I am learning something new. From small things like discovering...

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