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bedroom skylights for natural daylighting and stargazing

bedroom skylights for natural daylighting and stargazing | @meccinteriors | design bites

Natural daylighting is a boon to our moods and energy levels. The gradual shift in light throughout the day also works wonderfully with our natural body clocks. Bedroom skylights also allow for stargazing and storm watching, creating a calming connection with nature. Overhead Skylights The lighting from bedroom skylights will wake you in a gentler, more …

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pantone shares the 2019 home+interiors go-to colours

pantone shares the 2019 home+interiors go-to colours | @meccinteriors | design bites

Pantone‘s 2019 home+interiors “focuses on the colours that are next: the colours we will crave, the colours we will demand, the colours that will engage our imagination and appeal to our emotions…” Containing visual inspiration, key colour direction and suggested colour harmonies distilled into eight themes with 72 forecasted colours, PANTONEVIEW home 2019 is your …

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#tuesdaytrending: a bright and cheerful confetti party

#tuesdaytrending: a bright and cheerful confetti party | @meccinteriors | design bites

With the Summer school break quickly approaching, you may be considering how to occupy young minds for two months. How about a room makeover–that they help plan? Trend Bible shares a bright and cheerful Spring Summer 2018 palette: Confetti Party. As new parental mindsets focus more on the negative impact sugar has on children, we …

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introducing the bold, opposing tones of volume 10

introducing the bold, opposing tones of volume 10 | @meccinteriors | design bites

Many paint manufacturers create fancy names for their colour forecasts. In contrast, Australia’s Haymes names their individual palettes, but the overall collection is simply named: The Colour Forecast, Volume 10. It’s composed of three palettes and bold, opposing tones. The Colour Forecast [Volume 10 ] features complex tones that add depth and detail to any living …

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12 small pools that create great outdoor entertaining

12 small pools that create great outdoor entertaining | @meccinteriors | design bites

Often, when we see private residential pools, they’re on the larger side. And the yards they’re in are even bigger. But what if your backyard doesn’t occupy multiple acres? Small pools are a very real option and you can create great outdoor entertaining areas without skewing towards huge. Long & Lean Whether you’re playing or …

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kitchen tech for a self-sufficient kitchen

kitchen tech for a self-sufficient kitchen | @meccinteriors | design bites

The basic function of the kitchen hasn’t changed in a very long time. Even the basic look has remained fairly consistent. The predominant changes we’re seeing are thanks to kitchen tech. As technology and smart kitchens continue to advance, we’re moving towards a self-sufficient kitchen that focuses on wellness and gourmet efficiencies. Voice Tech As …

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a small home that feels surprisingly spacious

a small home that feels surprisingly spacious | @meccinteriors | design bites

Even with the tiny house movement, a standalone house that’s less than 100 square metres (about 1,076 square feet) is rare in many regions. But as a hundred-year-old renovated worker’s cottage in Melbourne demonstrates, a small home can feel surprisingly spacious. The historic property was renovated by Altereco Design. Since the home is owned by …

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#tuesdaytrending: flooring + tile inspiration from coverings

#tuesdaytrending: flooring + tile inspiration from coverings | @meccinteriors | design bites

Coverings is the largest North American exhibition of tile and stone products. The 2018 exhibition occurred in early May. Key trends and flooring and tile inspiration include large sizes, wood and metal looks, and unique patterns. With the current focus on health and wellness in the home, ceramic tile is a natural choice. It doesn’t scratch or …

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5 simple tips for lighting a barn conversion home

5 simple tips for lighting a barn conversion home | @meccinteriors | design bites

Adaptive reuse and the conversion of older properties into updated, livable homes has become rather commonplace. But the architectural details of historic buildings often differ from more contemporary structures. Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting shares simple tips for lighting a barn conversion home. Cross Beams Barns offer the most wonderful structure and fabulous opportunities …

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high style in a bright & airy sloped ceiling parisian flat

high style in a bright & airy sloped ceiling parisian flat | @meccinteriors | design bites

We’ve looked at sloped ceiling solutions and designs on many occasions. The challenge of designing functional spaces in sloped ceiling areas is directly related to the degree and breadth of the slope. A gentle slope well above window height that’s less than a metre wide is much less of an impediment than a slope that …

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