What is Trompe l’oeil?

Wall paintings at Herodium, Israel

This might seem like an odd detour but recently I was in Israel and one of the places I visited was Herodium – a palace built by the notorious King Herod prior to his death in 4 BC. The lavish palace décor included walls painted with the technique called ‘trompe l’oeil’ to appear like luxurious…

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Creating a beautiful home takes time

Victorian Terrace House, East Melbourne

Beautiful homes that have lasting value often grow out of blending the old and new. I love to see family heirlooms and found treasures mixed with modern pieces. Harmony is created through relating colours, shapes and proportions in the home, rather than matching everything perfectly from a catalogue or a style guide. Pieces that are…

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