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Margaret Megard

Growing up in a family with more creativity than money, Margaret’s parents embarrassed her by decorating their home with second-hand furniture and castoffs they lovingly painted, varnished and restored. Today, she thinks they were incredibly resourceful and talented and is happy to report that some of that resourcefulness spark has rubbed off on her. After a decade of editing home magazines such as Our House and Country Home Ideas, Margaret has seen tonnes of houses and when it comes to home decorating, she is keen to share what she thinks works and what doesn’t.

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20.06.13 -
Continuing on from last week’s blog post where we started off talking about the not-often-discussed yet amazing ability of colour in interiors to subtly alter your mood, we then launched into a list of colours and their psychological attributes. We got a little ahead of ourselves however, and ran...
23.04.13 -
A home’s interior will usually have an effect on you no matter what. This can occur in ways that are downright obvious – have you ever walked into a room that room that took your breath away? It happens. Architects build their whole careers on trying to make it happen. But even if you’re not left...
21.04.11 -
I’ve been thinking a lot about cooking and kitchens, and how we use them. How quickly things change. It seems like only a few years ago that pundits were predicting the demise of kitchens. With our busy, modern lifestyles, we were led to believe that most of us were dining out or buying prepared...
13.04.11 -
It’s always exciting when you get something for nothing – and that’s why I always keep my eyes open when going for a walk. Just recently, my colleague Sue Kontic and I set out for some fresh air and a bit of exercise on our lunch break and we noticed some construction work around one of the...

MAGARET MEGARD