Deep blue kitchen cabinetry and a trick to make a peninsula resemble an island

After seeing a kitchen that Alina Wolhardt designed in a new building nearby, the owner of this Bay Village condo hired Wolhardt to renovate her own kitchen. Rather than just redo the counters and cabinetry, Wolhardt opened things up. “The kitchen and dining area were behind a wall with a coat closet on one side and the washer and dryer on the other,” says the founder of Wolf in Sheep Design. “It blocked all the light and made the living space feel dark and enclosed.” Wolhardt took down the wall and relocated everything to the left of the dining area. “The open concept layout makes the space brighter and more efficient by bringing all the storage to one place, away from the windows,” she says.



a dining room table: The designer had a wall removed to brighten up this condo's kitchen. She also urged her client to go with a bold blue for the cabinets.


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The designer had a wall removed to brighten up this condo’s kitchen. She also urged her client to go with a bold blue for the cabinets.

1. Mid-century style dining chairs from West Elm surround the owner’s existing table, which sits on a durable cowhide rug. The Rejuvenation cone pendant has a brass interior that casts a warm glow.

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2. A mixed-media piece on wood by Roxbury-based

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Praises Four Poster Bed Paint Trick

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen was so impressed with Jon’s ‘post-modernist four poster bed’ paint trick on Interior Design Masters, that he reckons ‘the entire nation’ will soon embrace this decorating technique in their own bedrooms.

In the first episode of series two of Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr, the aspiring designers were tasked by head judge and former Elle Decoration editor-in-chief, Michelle Ogundehin, to decorate two rooms of a show home.

The designers, working in pairs, each had a living room or bedroom to work with where they had to transform these spaces to appeal to a wide range of potential purchasers. These high-end contemporary homes in Oxford have the potential to sell for £1 million, so each room had to be sophisticated and aspirational.

‘Interior design makes me feel alive, my heart beats. You know when you’re stuck in a lift and the whole thing drops? It’s that feeling that I get inside,’ said retail executive Jon Burns, who was paired with architect Lynsey for the show homes task.

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Declaring that he was going to ‘own the pink’, Jon’s bedroom design included nude pink paint on the walls and ceiling, complemented with a green colour block feature

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Mum’s stunning decor trick using a budget $15 Kmart buy



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A creative mum has shared her ‘first ever Kmart hack’ transforming a plain wooden serving tray into a stunning centrepiece.

The mum proudly posted before and after photos of the serving tray to the Kmart Home Decor and Hacks Facebook Page – and it was an instant hit.

‘Bought the board for $15 and used some resin I had at home to make this beauty,’ she revealed.



a wooden table: A creative mum has shared her 'first ever Kmart hack' transforming a plain wooden serving tray into a stunning centrepiece


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A creative mum has shared her ‘first ever Kmart hack’ transforming a plain wooden serving tray into a stunning centrepiece

More than a thousand Kmart lovers reacted to the post – in awe of the amazing beachscape inside the serving tray.

‘This is beautiful, I need resin right now,’ one woman said.

‘That would compliment any home,’ another said. 

Another woman wondered if the serving tray would look better with sand glued onto the beach picture. 

Others wanted the clever mum to list the steps and materials she used to make the beautiful piece of serving wear so they could make one of their own. 

She directed them to a video explaining how to pour resin at home. 



a wooden table: The mum proudly posted before and after photos of the serving tray to the Kmart Home Decor and Hacks Facebook Page - and it was an instant hit


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