Master bedroom perfection

Master bedroom perfection

When it comes to our idea of a dreamy master bedroom, here at CT Design we automatically think of a calming sanctuary, a place to retreat, breathe out and recharge. To us, this is what the master bedroom should be – a space within the home that is quiet, peaceful and restful – a little oasis from life’s hectic schedule. Here is a room to really decorate as you please and allow a softer side to rule. We share our top tips for creating bedroom perfection –

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Getting your outdoor furniture right

Getting your outdoor furniture right

When it comes to choosing outdoor furniture, there are a number of elements, other than style, that should be given some thought. And with the amount of time we now tend to spend living outdoors, it’s vital that you make considered choices to ensure your furniture lasts the distance (trust us, your wallet will thank you in the long run!). The two most important considerations are location and material.

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The Mudroom - a must for modern family living

The Mudroom - a must for modern family living

The term ‘mudroom’ historically referred to a small space near the back entry of a farm or manor house, where you would literally take off and store muddy boots and coats. Fast forward to today and this room has taken on far more importance in the lives of modern families.

The modern mudroom is now an essential space located near the entry to your home, quite often from the garage, and can be either close to or part of the laundry space.The room’s function is to provide the family a place to store daily essentials on entering the home – kids can drop off school bags and kick off shoes, parents can hang coats and scarves, dog leads can be hung up and beach detritus can be deposited without dragging sand through the house.Can you see why this room is worth its weight in gold?!

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Creating a fabulous & functional laundry

Creating a fabulous & functional laundry

The laundry has certainly had its moment in the limelight recently and we are 100% for it. Gone are the days when the laundry was a dark and dingy space under the house with a washing machine in one corner, a utilitarian sink in the other and a family of daddy-long-leg spiders lurking! As for design and function, dream on! Thankfully, the laundry has become as much a consideration to the home design as the main bathroom, and so it should, seeing that it’s a space that holds such responsibility.

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Choosing style that lasts

Choosing style that lasts

In interiors and fashion, trends can come and go as quickly as a Queensland winter - blink and you can miss it completely! So how do you select finishes and accessories that won’t date quickly but that still hold great style credence? Here are a few pointers to guide you –

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Create a Living Room you love

Create a Living Room you love

The name says it all doesn’t it… Our living room is a place where we ‘live’ daily, a place where we can really relax and feel comfortable.  From watching a favourite series on Netflix, to snuggling in to the sofa with a good book, to lounging around with friends, to dare I say, even eating a few sneaky TV dinners – so much time and so many different activities take place in this one space. It’s easy to see why it’s so important to carefully consider the layout of the space and the furnishings you choose.

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Make an entrance

Make an entrance

The entrance to your home can say so much about who lives within and is one of the first impressions guests receive when they visit. Not to mention the feeling it evokes within you when you walk in the door. So what does your home’s entrance say about you? Make a style statement and say something fabulous! Where do I begin, you wonder? Here’s a quick guide –

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We love wallpaper

We love wallpaper

We have always been a big fan of wallpaper and it has certainly had a resurgence of late, as seen in many beautiful homes featured in decor and design magazines. And why not, when it is such a perfect medium to use to inject colour, texture and some serious personality into a space, which is of course, the very reason we love it!

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A quick guide to choosing artwork

A quick guide to choosing artwork

Choosing artwork for your home can be a very personal process and can really add so much personality to a space. Colours, styles, mediums, prints, canvas, photographic, textile – there are so many choices and some people find it easy and others difficult. Take into consideration the following before you begin and you will be on your way –
· Do you want a stand-out statement piece to take centre-stage or something more subtle to complement a room?

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Get your colours right

Get your colours right

Colour - love it, hate it, can’t decide? Everyone is different and it’s a subject that can be debated endlessly, but one thing we do know - if you get it right, boy is it wonderful! We love working with colour – it can inject so much personality, life and energy into a space, and can really tell visitors something about the owners of the home. However our best advice, is to use colour wisely and thoughtfully.

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Defining Designers - understanding who does what!

Defining Designers - understanding who does what!

With so many names and terms bandied about, it can be very confusing to know what exactly the scope of work is for different Designers in relation to a project and the world of Design. So we have put together a brief description of who does what and how we work together to create the best results. Read on to understand a little more of our world…

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Kerb Appeal - get your exterior up to scratch

Kerb Appeal - get your exterior up to scratch

If you watch any of the many renovation shows currently airing, you will have heard of the importance of ‘curb appeal’. Essentially it is ensuring the front of your home and garden look their very best, which is extra important if you are considering selling. So what do you need to do to get things looking their best? Ask a Designer of course! Our suggestions would be to look at the following –

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Downsizing - get the furniture right for your new abode

Downsizing - get the furniture right for your new abode

Moving house is up there as one of the most stressful experiences one can go through in life and most people vow never to move again once they’ve done it! But what happens when you’re downsizing and your furniture now doesn’t fit in your new space? Or the style is not compatible with your new abode? Deep breaths, don’t panic just yet! And do not rush out and start shopping! Being organised and planning ahead is your best weapon in this instance.

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