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Leave you wanting more

Dear Real Estate Agent,

I am writing to bring to your attention a short falling in your internet advertising I feel you may wish to address. Although I know that the pictures you upload to the real estate websites you use are only meant as a teaser, something to compel me to ring you, give you all my personal details, sell my soul to you and as well of those of my family just so I can trapped alone with you at a house viewing and under your hypnotic spell sign a contract there and then at full asking price, I wonder if just a few more pictures at the very beginning is too much to ask for. (Particularly for this lovely Darlinghurst, Sydney home.) I promise I will still be compelled to ring and give you my heart and soul. I promise I am not just real estate stalking. Pinky swear I promise.

Kind regards,


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Design crew

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers! You are coming up with some stellar ideas each week so it's time to do it all over again.

"I moved into my first house about 6 months ago. I have 2 design dilemmas. The first issue is the huge blank wall in the dining room & kitchen. (There is an air conditioner in the wall that we will be replacing with a window and central air this summer) but the wall spans the entire house. I have no clue what to do there. The second issue is the den (family room). There is a ledge that spans the whole room. I have no idea what to do  for it. I'm stuck. Help!" - Mindy

I have included some of Mindy's "before" photos after the jump just to show you how far she has come! I've been in my new old house for almost as long and we haven't achieved anywhere near as much as you Mindy. OK crew hop to it. Mindy needs your help.

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Light and bright

Los Angeles-based visual merchandiser Chele Mckee shared with us an inspiring cottage she designed and I had to then share with you guys because many of you, like me, are dying for spring to arrive and these photos really help with the end-of-winter gloom. The colours are so beautiful and energizing. Lovely!! Thanks Chele!

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Hooray for Hare + Klein

Loved yesterday's Carriageworks? Want more? You must visit Hare + Klein's website but in the meantime here are more shortlisted entries for the Australian Interior Design Awards created by this long established design team. The first house in Northbridge, Sydney plays light against dark, relaxed against tailored texture against smooth and sleek. It has a sophisticated resort vibe and a dark moody bathroom to kill for. Love the courtyard as well. More of this stylish home and the second house also listed in the Residential Decoration category in this year's awards after the jump.

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