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How to incorporate different styles in the home without doing a full makeover


If you find yourself thinking your home is looking a bit boring or tired, you might want to revamp your style and living spaces. You don’t need a full renovation if the bones are already there – in fact, a neutral palette as a starting point gives you the opportunity to jump off in any number of style directions. Understanding the origin and foundations of a style allows you to fuse your home’s bones with a fresh look from popular design schemes: Hamptons Rain shower with luxury herringbone marble feature tile wall. Using herringbone marble tiles is a great way to achieve the Hamptons look. Photo: iStock With its roots in the stately, cedar-clad, beachfront manors in East Hampton and Long Island, east of New York, this style is classic, but with an ease that comes with a beachside lifestyle. To create the Hamptons look in your own home go for linen sofas, ticking stripe fabrics, nautical themes, and stick to a palette of grey, taupe and white. Use classic t...


5 common myths about strata property by-laws


Strata by-laws are frameworks that keep all property owners on the same page, but sometimes they can be confusing. This article clears up some of the common misconceptions regarding by-laws.If you’re living in a strata property, by-laws can be your friend and guide. Given enhancing community living is our aim, lets put our heads together to bust five common myths about strata property by-laws.strata by-laws myths do apartment livingCommon myths about strata property by-laws:1. Smoking is banned.Many times, people have questions about smoking on the balcony of strata apartments – that’s a fair ask. Your balcony is your own property, but smoke tends to go into neighbouring apartments through their balconies and windows.While everybody has a right to enjoy their property in their own way, be mindful that your smoking does not disrupt the peace of your neighbours and sour your relationship with them. Your property by-laws should have clear pointers on smoking on common pr...