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The Beige Linen Abyss

Escape the Beige Linen Abyss: Discover Your Design DNA and Love Your Home

The Beige Linen Abyss and Beyond: Unlocking Your Unique Home Design DNA Confession of a Home Decor Warrior: ⚔️ ️ I've witnessed seasoned warriors crumble at the beige linen abyss of sofa choices. Even my mum, a walking interior design encyclopedia, a fashion clothes designer with impeccable taste, almost had a grout-coloured meltdown over bathroom tiles when I was designing her apartment. Turns out, “finding your style” is less treasure hunt, more blindfolded obstacle course with hidden beige sofas at every turn.    The Pinterest Trap: ✨ We're bombarded with picture-perfect grids and “top 10 trends” that expire faster than

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The Beige Linen Abyss

Escape the Beige Linen Abyss: Discover Your Design DNA and Love Your Home

The Beige Linen Abyss and Beyond: Unlocking Your Unique Home Design DNA Confession of a Home Decor Warrior: ⚔️ ️ I've witnessed seasoned warriors crumble at the beige linen abyss of sofa choices. Even my mum, a walking interior design encyclopedia, a fashion clothes designer with impeccable taste, almost had a grout-coloured meltdown over bathroom tiles when I was designing her apartment. Turns out, “finding your style” is less treasure hunt, more blindfolded obstacle course with hidden beige sofas at every turn.    The Pinterest Trap: ✨ We're bombarded with picture-perfect grids and “top 10 trends” that expire faster than

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The DIY Style Finder – by KariAnne Wood

The DIY Style Finder – book by KariAnne Wood. Is this a shortcut to knowing my Design Personality?

The DIY Style Finder – Book By KariAnne Wood. Is This A Shortcut To Knowing My Design Personality? The book ‘The DIY Style Finder – by KariAnne Wood’ is found in most libraries around the world – and of course, I have read it. You might have also?   I was intrigued by the book as it implies it is all about ‘discovering your unique style’ which is the service I provide to all of my clients who want to avoid being in the group of 42.3% of people who renovate their homes (with or without a professional designer)…  

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Free vs Paid

Why pay for ‘Your Unique Home Design Personality’, when a Design Professional will include it in their fee before they start designing my home improvement project?

Why Pay For ‘Your Unique Home Design Personality’ When A Design Professional Will Include It In Their Fee Before They Start Designing My Home Improvement Project?   In fact, if I search online, I can easily find a Free Project Design Brief Template as a DIYer!   You are absolutely right as 99% of design professionals – from architects to interior designers, through to colour consultants and design-build companies – definitely include some form of design questionnaire ‘Customer Project Design Brief’, or similar, for you to fill in prior to starting the creative process on your behalf. But, what is the

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4-5 PAGE PROJECT DESIGN BRIEF VS ‘YOUR ULTIMATE DESIGN BRIEF'

4-5 Page Project Design Brief vs ‘Your Unique Design Personality' over 8+ weeks?

The 4-5 page residential design brief commonly used by a design professional, or DIY homeowner might as well be scribbled on the back of a paper napkin while waiting for a coffee at your local cafe! A ‘typical’ residential project design brief is too simplistic for the most critical document and communication tool in a renovation or building project.   One of the mistakes that many make is sketching out ideas BEFORE they work out how their design personality will impact their project.   Similar to writing on the back of a napkin? What if there was a better way

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Ta Tipene O'regan - Celebrating My Māori Ancestry

Celebrating My Māori Ancestry

Recently I’ve explored, researched and joined Mum’s matrilineal heritage of being accepted into Ngāi Tahu iwi, to give my children a sense of balance in their history, and also to make myself proud of my own ancestry. Recently Sir Tipene O’Regan had been selected to be the 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. That’s definitely something to lift your head up to acknowledge. But this year it comes with a little more significance. 2022 New Zealander of The Year – Tā Tipene O'Regan As the NZ Awards organisation stated “Carving a path through history, Tā Tipene has been relentless in his

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