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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.

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How to select the right brick for your home

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Are you about to build and looking for advice on how to select the right brick for your home? You've come to...

Tired bathroom gets a modern marble makeover

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Who doesn't love a good renovation before and after?! Today Simon Gunn of Gunn Building shares his latest bathroom reno — giving...

The major dos and don’ts of wardrobe design

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Supported by Häfele If there’s one thing a home can never have enough of, it’s storage! While it...

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...

5 bathroom trends to embrace according to Neale Whitaker

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Before and after: An oversized garage becomes a parent’s retreat

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If you love your home but wish you had an extra bedroom, this project might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.

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

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...

Bonnie’s backyard before and our plans

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Supported by Trex Over the past few months we’ve been busy renovating Bonnie’s house and while our focus has predominately been inside, with the weather...

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

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When we asked top interior designers and stylists to share their number 1 tip for defining your interior style, they all swore by mood...

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...

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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...

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...

Bonnie’s kitchen before and our kitchen remodel goals

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For those that have been watching our stories on Instagram, you will have seen the renovations we’re doing at Bonnie’s house — taking it...

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...

Light locations in a new home? Expert advice on the dos...

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Lighting and electrical advice is among the most sought-after content on our blog! Lately we've noticed a lot of searches for ‘tips...

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...

Katie’s top 10 tips on building your first home

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Katie and Mitch finished building their first home less than six months ago. During the process, they faced more than their fair...

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...

The kitchen design measurements you need to know — from an...

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Anyone about to renovate their kitchen or build new will no doubt be double and triple checking their kitchen design to make...

Design inspo: Beautiful black kitchens

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