Architecturally Enhancing Your Open Plan Space - As Published in The Central Nest

It’s no secret that we love our open plan living spaces, who wouldn’t? They provide so many lifestyle options – spending time with family and friends, cooking together, yelling at the kids, telling off James at the office for eating all the Kingston biscuits. But I digress.

As Published In OCL - How Much It Really Costs: Kitchens

When many people start considering a renovation, kitchens are generally at the top of the wishlist; after all they are where we spend spend much of our time with family and friends. But, how much does a new kitchen cost? Well, a better question to ask might be is ‘what is the range of costs for a new kitchen?’. This is because the range of costs for your new kitchen can differ quite dramatically depending on your finishes. Below, we explore what a budget, mid-range and high-end investment looks like.

As Published In OCL - Picking The right Colour Scheme For Your Federation House

Kite, Summer, Byng, Lords. All four (amongst others) are iconic in Orange for their beautiful federation homes, and for good reason - who can resist those timeless, character-rich original features? But due to their age, they do require a fair bit of TLC and this usually means regular painting. The question is should you keep to the heritage defined colours to respect the home’s past or select a more contemporary scheme to bring it into the 21st Century?

As Published In OCL - Kitchens: The Heart Of The Home

Kitchens are the heart of our homes, they have become so much more than just a place to cook so deciding to renovate can be an exciting time. But with so many decisions to be made, it can be easy to go astray from your original vision. So, here are a few of the most common errors I find so you can avoid them.

As Published in OCL - How To Avoid Over Capitalising On Your Renovation

Deciding to renovate your home or investment property is an exciting period. We all of course have the intention to make our properties more attractive, comfortable and valuable. Unfortunately, that final goal is the one many budding renovators tend to struggle with.

The right renovation can help you achieve all three goals, transforming a drab

As Published in OCL - Creating The Perfect Layout For Your Living Space

Your furniture layout, especially when it comes to your living areas can make or break the functionality of your space. Regardless of the style you're trying to achieve, these three points on how to arrange your room will help create an inviting and aesthetically pleasing space for you and your family.

As Published In OCL - Selecting A Hero Piece For Your Children's Room

When designing a nursery or children’s bedroom from scratch, there are an endless number of options and choices to be made, which of course can be a little overwhelming.

Where do you start? Well, when I’m designing a room for a client the first step is

Elevating Your Home's Functionality & Aesthetics With Joinery

There’s no arguing that built in joinery is one of the most fundamental design factors when considering the interior of your house or office, not only for your kitchen but for other key areas too. Storage plays such an important role and having well-considered storage solutions can elevate both the functionality and aesthetics of any room

Bathroom Design Workshop

In an exclusive collaboration between Christine Ghrayche, Creative Director of One x One Interiors and Reece Plumbing Orange, you are invited to join us for an evening of bathroom renovation tips and personalised solutions this June.

What to Consider When Planning Your New Kitchen

In the early stages of any kitchen design it is critical to think about functionality by considering what you need from your kitchen, rather than only focusing on the “look”. Sometimes the most beautiful kitchens, end up being a design disaster because more focus was put on the facade, and less on the functionality.

Working With An Interior Designer

In this short video, Creative Director of One x One Interiors Christine Ghrayche talks about what to expect when working with an interior designer and clears up some common misconceptions around what an interior designer does. She also discusses the costs involved in working with an interior designer and what other options you have if you're on a limited budget.

Design trends to watch out for in 2017

With 2017 fast approaching, the design trends that will be making their mark in the design industry are beginning to emerge and are set to shake things up in interior trends - from terracotta to shades of green to the age of analogue, this is what we will be seeing in interior design and architecture for the year ahead.

Californian Bungalows - The Australian home designed for modern living

Take a drive through the CBD streets or older neighbourhoods of Orange and you’ll soon see an abundance of gorgeous, character filled homes, sitting in tree-lined streets. Our architecture has always been one to admire, and one style in particular you’ll see a lot of is the Californian Bungalow.

Porcelain: A revolutionary new benchtop material

Selecting the material you will use for your kitchen benchtop is one of the biggest decisions you will need to make when undertaking a kitchen renovation or during the new home build process. There are many different materials to choose from, from marble to granite to laminate and each one has its own pros and cons. However, there is a new product on the market that is ticking alot of boxes in the design world.

Choosing the right colour scheme for your home

Regardless of whether you are building a new home or renovating your existing one, selecting the right colour scheme can do wonders for the resale value of your property, not to mention your state of mind, by getting it right the first time.  

The colours and finishes you select for your home, from the floors to the ceilings can have a powerful impact on our mood, both positive and negativeand have the ability to calm, stimulate, invigorate and energise us. But, if you are finding the idea..

Building your new home

Making the decision to build a new home can be an exciting, yet daunting experience, which is why seeking the help of an interior designer can ease the pressure of making all the needed selections, such as bricks, paint colours, flooring options, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and all the other various selections that need to be made when you build a new home.

Avant-garde Australian home, designed with a monochrome palette.

In this, our first house tour, we look at an out of the box Queensland home designed with a monochrome palette and sophisticated edge.

In a “designer’s dream” brief, interior designer James Dawson was given plenty of creative freedom to create a space that not only...

Create a bold first impression for your home

First impressions are everything, and when you apply this concept to a building (residential or commercial), the front door is the key, as it represents entry, welcomes visitors, and stands out to those who are passing by - like a smile on your face, your front door can be the most cheerful element of the exterior of your home or business.

Making a statement with a white tile

Visit any tile showroom and you will soon see there is a large variety of tiles to select from, which, in the case of those that are building or renovating can make the task of selecting tiles an overwhelming experience, so many of us revert back to basics with simple white tiles.