Home Decor

The Ultimate Apartment Remodel

December 5, 2016
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Designing an apartment from scratch can be a pretty daunting task. Let’s face it, with so many things to consider, it’s a good idea to call in the professionals for some expert opinions and advice! Today’s contest has done just that, and opted to engage some experts to ensure this new apartment receives all the attention it deserves. We’ve dubbed this one the ultimate apartment remodel for its ingenious use of space, with eye-catching interior areas and a sense of welcoming…

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Christmas Preparation: 8 Remodelling Tips

December 3, 2016
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As we head into the beginning of December, now is definitely a good time to think about your home, and what you can do to improve it for the festive season! Today CoContesters, we’re going to take a peek at some Christmas preparation, with 8 handy remodelling tips. Christmas is often the busiest time for many, so it’s a good idea to remember that any house improvements should be rather quick and effortless, while still enhancing your abode for the coming…

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The Inspired Room: Today’s Feature Blog

December 1, 2016
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Hi CoContesters and welcome back to another round of our fabulous feature blogger sessions! Are you ready? We’ll be checking out some gorgeous interior advice and inspiration from the The Inspired Room. Last week we checked out the seriously stylish Gwen Hefner and her blog: The Makerista, while today we’re headed to Seattle to take a peek at Melissa and The Inspired Room. Featuring plenty of practical design pick-me-ups, in addition to gorgeous interior ideas, this website is sure to enhance and…

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A Luxurious Apartment in Havana is Transformed

November 28, 2016
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Vibrant Spanish colonial architecture, gorgeously preserved vintage automobiles zooming around the Plaza de Armas… That’s right CoContesters, pack your bags: we’re heading to Cuba! As one of the most interesting and seemingly well-preserved cities in the Caribbean, Havana is definitely an alluring destination. Last week we took a peek at an attic apartment that was undergoing transformation, while today we’ll be heading over to the dazzling island nation of Cuba to see how a luxurious apartment might be renovated. The brief…

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Christmas 2016: Remodelling and Design Tips

November 26, 2016
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Guess what CoContesters…it’s that time of the year once again! That’s right, Christmas 2016 is upon us. Are you ready to deck the halls and trim that tree? We’ve got you covered with five of our favourite designs that are sure to inspire and impress. Last week we took a look at apartment nurseries, while this week we’ll be taking a peek at what you can do to get your home festively prepared for the season. Christmas 2016 has definitely…

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The Makerista: Today’s Feature Blogger

November 24, 2016
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Welcome back to another round of our fabulous feature blogger sessions! Are you ready CoContesters? We’ll be checking out some sweet design advice and inspiration from the seriously chic Gwen Hefner from The Makerista. Last week we checked out a DIY focused blog: Driven by Decor, while today we’ll be delving into the world of The Makerista, in all its domestic glory. If you’re looking for a little design pick-me-up we’re here to help! Gwen’s blog is a dream-worthy collection of…

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Attic Makeover: an Impressive Transformation

November 21, 2016
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Designing an apartment from scratch can offer a host of benefits, as well as plenty of stylistic challenges. As a blank canvas the dwelling is your oyster, and you will be able to instil a number of personalisations that suit your exacting specifications. Welcome back to our regular contest sessions CoContesters! Today we’re taking a look inside a two storey attic makeover, which is sure to impress and delight. Spread over two floors, this recently constructed apartment is carte blanche for the designers to plan,…

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Apartment Nurseries: Remodelling Tips

November 19, 2016
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Apartment nurseries are by far one of the trickiest of all design challenges you will face within your compact home. Today CoContesters, we’re going to take a peek at how to tackle this task. Interested? Come and find out how by reading on below… Babies are mini packages of adorableness, wrapped up in squidgy, cuddly, tiny bodies – but guess what, they come with a LOT of accessories. First they take up space in your body, then once you’ve popped, they…

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Driven by Decor: Today’s Feature Blogger

November 17, 2016
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Happy Thursday folks! And welcome back to another round of our fab blogger series. If you enjoyed last week’s design advice and inspiration, then you are going to love today’s feature blogger. We’re going to be checking out Driven by Decor, in addition to the lovely Kris, founder and avid DIYer. Last week we took a peek at Marcus Design, while today we’ll be focusing our attention on Kris, who run the popular and swoon-worthy blog Driven by Decor DBD). If your interior…

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Difficult Layouts: Redesigning an Entrance-Study

November 14, 2016
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Designing an entrance is a tricky business – not only do you need to consider its effect on other areas of the home, but you need to ensure it’s practical and inviting too. Welcome back CoContesters! Today we are going to be taking a look at how to deal with difficult layouts. Our feature property is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury condo in San Francisco’s Soma district, which boasts an entrance-cum-home workspace that requires renovation and a new lease…

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