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The Design Journey / By

Let’s look at whether an architect, flow practitioner, or both is best. Deciding to build or renovate a home is one of the most expensive purchases you will make in a lifetime. Getting the right advice will protect your investment, getting the wrong advice will not just put your investment at risk, it will also …

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The Design Journey / By

Furniture shopping is an art form. It requires tenacity and dedication to the cause. Most certainly not for the faint-hearted. The visit to a furniture showroom is usually an afternoon weekend excursion and is spent bed and sofa hopping in search of the perfect piece for our homes. In the day to day of designing

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You know the saying ‘ I got it from my mother’? well in this case I absolutely did, the ability to organise that is. I thrive on it and if truth be told I need to stay organised in order to get through the day juggling work, life and children. It’s not just a luxury,

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It’s been a week, or month depending on when you begin the Christmas festivities and decorating. From mince pies to mashed potatoes with lashings of onion gravy and on into the evening with cups of tea washed down with whatever biscuit tin looks promising; no reasonably sugar-coated food item was refused in the pursuit of

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Our home has never been under so much pressure to perform. As homeowners we have been tested and our limits pushed well beyond the norm as we adapt to spending the most time we have possibly ever done within the four walls of our homes. With the spotlight firmly on space, lack of, too much

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Happy New Year to you! If 2021 is the year that you decide to embark on a new home build or renovation/ extension of your current home we feel that in the spirit of list-making here are our Top 10 TIPS for Good Design that we live by ( we in fact eat, breathe and …

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When you are immersed in continuous change you sometimes don’t always take the time to appreciate when added-value gets delivered to the client as you have moved onto another project. An exercise undertaken last year subsequently led to extensive academic research into looking for ways to reduce or eliminate architect- led bias at the design …

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When people wonder why I made the move to architecture later in a career sometimes the real reason hasn’t always been apparent. But when a prospective client comes in to talk about their new home and renovation dreams needed for architect designs to fit their growing family, I found myself back in that ‘place’ again …

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The Design Journey / By

From early morning nods and grunts as the sleepy kids drag themselves to the breakfast table, to a mid morning coffee sat in solitude while everyone else is out; to a jam-packed kitchen table for dinner full of the days stories. To those moments where tough conversations are had, tears are shed and laughs are …

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