Interior Design



Although the kitchen was commonly situated at the back of the house, it became a central part of home life in the post-war period.

The 1950s kitchen was invariably U-shaped and it was where the housewife spent much of her time. She had all the latest appliances, from a mixmaster for baking to the latest bubble fridge.

Decor was a whirl of pastels and florals.



Whether it’s combining matte finishes (coarse stone) with super shiny ones (high-gloss cabinetry and glass comes to mind), this year will see a move toward a more eclectic, textural feel in the bathroom.

I suspect people will begin mixing tile sizes and laying different tile patterns too.

As we’ve seen with the subway tile trend, there are many ways to lay the same tile

From art gallery to industrial-style family home


A green wall adds texture to the exterior. Picture: Selling Houses Australia.

Enter the makeover team, who turned the expansive property into a industrial-style family home.

First stop: the bathroom.

“In a property of this size the first thing we had to do was put in a main bathroom,” Winter says.

A flatpack kitchen replaced the existing cabinetry and the overall industrial feel was brought about with the use of large lamps, timber features and polished concrete.