Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dezine Tip -Which Kitchen Counter or Bench Top to Choose?

What is the main thing you notice in someone’s kitchen?

The bench or counter top!

What influences your decision when choosing a kitchen counter top or bench top material?

Budget and look mostly.

The price for materials or products ranges from natural stone granite at the top end to laminate at the bottom end.

Like any product or material that you select in interior design, they have many varying properties that can sway your choice rather than simply by how much it will cost. Durability, colors available, longevity to name a few.

Find out more about the different properties of kitchen counter or bench tops


Dezine Tip of the Day – The Color Purple

Love it or loathe it! Purple is worth a second look.

Purple or violet is currently not commonly used in interior design, it is a color which suggests royalty and spirituality, so perhaps it can be a bit of an intimidating color to use around the house!

However it does sneak in when we are not looking in various disguises!
By simply adding white we create a tint of purple and these colors we know well as mauves, lilacs and lavenders. These softer more restful versions of purple are used frequently in our home decorating, especially in bedrooms and bathrooms as they promote day dreaming and inner calmness. There you go, purple without thinking about it!

Find out more about the color purple