Houzz Article by Nicola Manning – How to Help Guests Find Your Front Door

We’ve heard it enough times: first impressions count. In an era when so many houses are dominated by garages and carparks, sometimes it’s not easy for first-time visitors to figure out where to go when they arrive at your place. And, in our casual culture there are always the visitors who ignore the front door and [...]

By |2023-08-09T22:42:53+12:00November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Stuff.co.nz – Maximise your outdoor living area so you can enjoy it through all seasons

Designer Nicola Manning says layering, texture and accessories are important factors. "New outdoor rugs, all-weather fabrics, durable finishes, blinds and exterior shutters make this an achievable goal. These things will all add considerable comfort and beauty to your outdoor spaces." Read more here ...

By |2023-10-10T02:54:41+12:00September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Houzz Article – Bring Indoor Style Outside in 5 Simple Steps

Spring is here and the weather is warming up, so it’s time to bust outside and enjoy the fresh air again. If your deck, verandah or patio is looking shabby and sad, with sagging chairs or mouldy old wooden tables, you’re wasting the chance to create another sitting room that you can use between [...]

By |2017-04-03T17:11:33+12:00September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Stuff.co.nz – The most common home decor mistakes made by 20-somethings

Manning highlights the importance of investing in key pieces that are timeless and have the comfort factor. "You want to spend money on comfort and quality, especially for beds and couches as they are the ones you spend all your time on. Go cheaper on accessories where comfort isn't an issue. "It's okay to [...]

By |2023-10-10T02:51:22+12:00June 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Stuff.co.nz – Plan ahead for perfect home interior

Aesthetics are another important element to consider early on. Auckland designer Nicola Manning suggests writing a wishlist that will form the basis of a plan. Manning says it's essential to select an anchor point for your interior scheme. "This may be a piece of art that you love, the view, a favourite colour, fantastic piece [...]

By |2023-10-10T02:54:01+12:00March 2nd, 2016|0 Comments
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