Author Archives: Nicole Leith


Tips & Tricks for Bathroom Ventilation

Your bathroom is the wettest room in your home. Steamy showers, flushing toilets, running sinks, and occasional drips all add up to high humidity. And with major moisture comes potential problems: mould and mildew, a funky smell, peeling wallpaper, paint that chips and scratches easily, and even lifting or splitting...

2019 Trends

If you’re planning on updating or renovating your home this year, here are a few of the home décor trends top interior designers say are going to be big in 2019 and into the twenties. Which do you like best? ROMANTIC INDUSTRIAL Industrial chic has become a long-term trend in...

Hide and Seek

With an ever-increasing number of appliances or technical gadgets in our homes and space at a premium, designers are coming up with creative ways to integrate, hide or have devices perform double duty. Hiding your washing machine and dryer behind bi-fold doors, investing in a fridge with a door that...

Splurge or Save?

What to splurge or save on is a very relative question and eventually comes down to home furnishings budgets and sense of style. Because everyone’s priorities differ slightly there are very few hard-and-fast rules... but generally the longer you want to hold on to a piece of furniture or home...

Green Space

GREEN PLACE Plants elevate a stylish interior into somewhere to rest and rejuvenate and are an affordable way to freshen up your interiors. Here are a few tips to turn your home into a forest filled with fabulous foliage. CUTE CACTUS When selecting a houseplant you're probably looking for something...

Outdoor/Indoor Flow

The Kiwi culture is alive with an appreciation for the outdoors. Who hasn't judged a garden on the space available for backyard cricket? How many decks have been judged on their craftsmanship and positioning for maximum sun soaking? The flow from the indoors to the out is also an important...

Get into Gardening

We all know someone with a fabulous garden, their green thumbs making us green with envy.  They may make it look effortless, but gardening is a time-consuming skill that takes commitment. Despite this, a new generation is enjoying how gardening can assist with stress relief, grow food, help with the...

The Power of One

The best interiors are usually those unafraid to mix and contrast colour, but a new trend has been emerging that is equally as striking.  Layering multiple shades of the same colour in a single room is a look that requires bravery and more than a little taste, but the end...

Small Gardens

Small Gardens are Growing With ever-growing house prices, the quarter acre section has gone, and so have the sprawling veggie gardens, fruit orchards and lawns large enough for a cricket wicket. So enter the compact garden – a place that gives us a sense of the outdoors, but within the...

Scandi Tribe

The tribal design has long been a source of fascination in the world of interiors, with inspiration coming from anywhere between the South American desert to the markets of Morocco. Intricately decorated brass or gold, loads of botanicals or cacti, everything tasseled and bejeweled with pops of colour on patterned...

Privacy Please

Everyone should have the right to not be observed or disturbed in their own home, but urbanisation has made privacy a challenge. While it’s said ‘good fences make good neighbours’ it’s sometimes not enough to protect you from the gazes of next door or glances from the street. Reclaim your...

Natural Ambience

  Using nature-inspired elements in home lighting brings in a touch of the outdoors and adds a textured and warm ambience to an interior.  This Beach Bohemian or the ‘holiday at home’ look is best captured through the use of lighting shades with a focus on natural materials that add...