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Our Renovation Phase 5, a run for the finish line.

It doesn’t matter who I ask, most home owners who renovate feel the grind at the end of the project and just want it done. It is often been a timeframe that has spun out of control, the budget is blown and relationships are frayed. Our place is a run for the finish line at […]

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My design, a feature of Best Homes Australia TV Show

A home I designed in Canterbury as a special feature of the TV show Best Homes Australia. Watch the show. BHA S08E04 AGN BuildersBCE Design Vimeo from AbodeTV on Vimeo. It shows how building is really a collaboration between the builder, engineers, interior designer and the clients. Inspiration was taken from the interior ceilings and then […]


Pendent Lighting Feature

A house I did was featured on Houzz and thought you might be interested in the other examples of pendent lighting that is all the rage at the moment. Done right it can make a real statement. Pick the Right Pendant for Your Kitchen Island


How to design like an architect a modern home.

Who, what,where and why are questions that architects ask. We come up organic forms but doing, by developing a style. We have a filter to run our designs. I love to know what inspires you. The type architecture that you love. Together we can create something by working together to filter our ideas. Zoning, sun, […]

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Living Areas

Your personality should inhabit a room. The colours, feeling and textures need to colour the design. Sometimes having pieces of furniture to design the space around is the best solution to work out the space you actually need. Not everyone wants the open living/ kitchen area, or if they do they want a retreat a […]

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Breakfast Nook is a great use of space

A breakfast nook is sometimes a great way to use space to maximise a view and to create a casual spot for the kids to eat without having the traditional breakfast bar. If you have a feature window or a spare few metres it might be worth considering. It can create a cosy area in […]


13 Bathroom renovation ideas

Here are some great ideas to consider when designing your bathroom. 1 – Night light and skylight It’s a fact, some tiles show every spec of dirt and never look clean (eg. shiny black tiles). Look for tiles that are mat in finish, not too dark or too light and a bit grainy to look […]


Inspiration for renovating

It only takes a few special fixtures or features to give a home real “wow” factor.  If you are in the process of thinking about a new home or renovation it is always a good idea to have an idea book or use pinterest to start collecting your ideas. There are so many ways to […]

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What are our homes of the future?

It is interesting to ponder what the homes of the future will be like? Will we be space conscious,  or in space, and environmentally sensitive? What are the trends that will be shaping our housing patterns. Current trends that are shaping our homes are: Our kids are staying at home longer Our parents are moving […]

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Grand Designs Home Show

Mark participated in the Grand Designs Home Show  representing Archicentre where Peter Maddison gave a talk along side Kevin McCloud. Peter is the host of the show Grand Designs in Australia. The series has followed on from the UK hit and is part of the Lifestyle programming on Foxtel. The home shown is one from […]

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