Design

The lighter side of living

Having a professional create the lighting of your home means more than simply selecting the right pendants, downlights and light fittings. A lighting designer considers all the details of your build – working with your architect and builder to achieve a perfectly lit result. From the quality and type of light you need for creating…

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Top 5 tips when buying a Christmas tree

When choosing the best Christmas Tree, there are 5 factors that are essential to consider to ensure the tree fits beautifully into your home or workspace.   1. HEIGHT OF YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE Consider the height of your ceilings. A minimum distance between the top of the tree and the ceiling height should be 15cm.…

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Christmas trends 2018 by My Christmas

Each year the team at My Christmas identify the major themes or trends for the coming Christmas season.  In 2018 there is a return to fun whimsical styling, as well as the continued interest in non-traditional Christmas colours including pinks and blues. Just as it does in homewares, Christmas trends can sometimes come out of…

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Building for your future

Five years ago it seemed every second person used to say “safe as houses”, or you would hear a story at a barbecue of a couple who made hundreds of thousands with the sale of a home that they sold just two years after purchasing, adding only a lick of paint. This was the norm…

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The lowdown on landscaping

We asked the team at Tim Davies Landscaping for the landscaping lowdown and answers to their most commonly asked questions.   What are the top considerations when planning a new garden or outdoor feature area? The first consideration is budget, how much are you willing to spend on this project? This will obviously impact the…

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October TILT eMag

“Build a team that you trust – back them to work well together.” These are just some of the words of wisdom shared this month by guest contributor Vicky Grosser; a Carbon Manager with a commitment for sustaining all life through First Nations led care of country. Somehow Vicky found herself on a small house…

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Secondary builds: the why and the how

How did a tall, young man building designer, and an older, short woman come to design and build a small home of 35sq meters, with a dynamic Geelong team of tradies and builder? When Dan Procházka came to live in my 3 bedroom house in Geelong, while he completed his final year at Deakin Uni…

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Jargon busting: Paint Terminology

When it comes to different paint types, be aware of the differences as the type of paint will affect the finish: ACRYLIC PAINT is water based, synthetic and tends to dry quickly. It is also much easier to clean out of brushes and rollers. Other benefits are the low odour and the fact they are…

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TILT Spring edition out now

With Father’s Day celebrations behind us, let’s draw a deep breath and exhale slowly as we face the fact that there are only 16 weeks to go until Christmas! Why is it that time seems to fly past for yet another Christmas or birthday, yet when it comes to building and major renovations, progress often…

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The recipe of a well thought out design

Two beef paddies’, lettuce, onion, mayo on a sesame seed bun – a relatively small number of ingredients comprising what is probably one of the most popular burgers throughout history. Is it these individual ingredients we think of when we give into our cravings? No, we want a burger, (maybe some fries and a milkshake…

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