Anna Hayes's blog - 2020

Embrace the trend for accent walls with timber     by   Anna Hayes

25 June 2020

A timber finished dining area. Accent walls are touted to be one of the biggest interior design trends this year. While bold, colourful feature walls were an early 2000s trend, today's accent wall is all about tone and texture...

Combining legacies in WA     by   Anna Hayes

16 June 2020

In Toodyay, WA, a small 1860s farmhouse has been transformed into an Australian Hamptons mansion sprawling over 1,000sqm...

No space invaders in Anju's Brisbane project     by   Anna Hayes

15 June 2020

The apartment living space. Anju Designs was required to be clever with space in a recent project it undertook at the Fusion apartment building in Teneriffe, Brisbane...

Beat the winter blues with a colour injection     by   Anna Hayes

10 June 2020

Dulux Australia. Stylist: Bree Leech. Photographer: Lisa Cohen It’s no secret that a well-designed home is a happy home and with the wellness movement in full swing, it’s a huge driver of interior trends in 2020...

Think local when planning a renovation     by   Anna Hayes

26 May 2020

Australian company Boral is encouraging people undertaking building works to shop local in order to support Australian businesses and communities. Boral has a number of products, from timber flooring to roof tiles, that are manufactured locally and are ideal for interior and exterior styles...

Beach front round house showcases award-winning ingenuity     by   Anna Hayes

18 May 2020

Located on the picturesque West Australian coastline, Branksome House boasts 180° unobstructed views of its breathtaking beach surrounds. The majestic coastal home, affectionately nicknamed ‘Round House’, was designed by Australian architect group, Weststyle Design and Development, in 2019...

Councils offering online sustainable living series     by   Anna Hayes

12 May 2020

Get some tips for your DIY projects in a new webinar series. The City of Stonnington is partnering with the City of Glen Eira, City of Port Phillip and City of Yarra to deliver an online sustainable living series...

The Colours of Sanity in a time of lockdown     by   Anna Hayes

05 May 2020

Wattyl has shared some insights on turning your home into a relaxing haven. Ordinarily, our home is a sanctuary, the place we leave walk into in the evening to relax and spend time with loved ones...


How to keep your garden blooming in winter     by   Anna Hayes

28 April 2020

For many home and garden-owners, winter is the season when their garden is all but forgotten. However, it can be a relaxing and rewarding time to be outdoors whether it’s spending time gardening, chilling with a book in a sunny spot, or enjoying a barbecue...

'Tap' into a new look     by   Anna Hayes

23 April 2020

Fancy an upgrade to your taps? Kohler has create a new collection of tap-ware, Components, allowing homeowners to mix and match components to design their own individual look...

Finalists announced in Dulux awards     by   Anna Hayes

27 March 2020

St Kilda Residence by Doherty Design Studio. Photographer: Derek Swalwell. More than 450 entries were received for this year’s Dulux Colour Awards, the winners of which will be announced in the coming months...


How sustainable is your floor?     by   Anna Hayes

17 March 2020

Pic: Mint Floors and Shutters The Australasian Timber Flooring Association (AFTA) has outlined how a range of timber flooring products measure in terms of lifecycle and environmental credentials...

Houzz Awards announced     by   Anna Hayes

03 March 2020

Living Style Landscapes - Julien Bastion Photography Houzz Inc has announced the Best of Houzz 2020, an awards selection that recognizes just 3% of the 2.5 million plus home professionals, and interior and architectural photographers on the Houzz platform...

Six styles to drive bathroom trends in 2020     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Beaumont Tiles has announced its six must-watch tiling and bathroom trends for 2020. The retailer is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year...


Adding modern life to your style     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

When it comes to our homes 80% of us are primarily concerned with the look of the property, however we need to expect more from what is one of our biggest investments, says architect and James Hardie ambassador, Joe Snell: “The spaces we live in have the power to influence our lives and wellbeing...

Paving the way to backyard trends in 2020     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Low maintenance gardens, foodscaping, urban oases and creating flow through entertaining areas to bring the outdoors in will be at the forefront of 2020 garden and landscaping trends...

A holiday home of two landscapes     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Pic: Andy MacPherson How do you represent the beach and the bushland in one home? This was the challenge faced by Melissa Bonney, director at the Designory design studio, in creating a holiday-home-come-luxury-hotel...

Starting the rebuild...     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

After a tumultuous summer where fires devastated communities all across Australia, thoughts are turning to the clean-up and rebuild process. The government has set up the National Bushfire Recovery Agency...

Property prices will fluctuate in bushfire areas     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Prices will fluctuate in bushfire affected areas. Property prices in bushfire affected areas are set to fluctuate considerably as communities and families try to get back to normal after the devastation of recent fires...


Rebuilding is possible, says expert     by   Anna Hayes

06 February 2020

Good planning is important for building in a bushfire area. The Dean of UNSW Built Environment, Professor Helen Lochhead says that it is possibly to rebuild in bushfire affected areas providing they are well located and designed to standard AS3959...