How to select beautiful timber like an interior designer

"I want my timber cupboards to look woody…"  What does that mean, woody? It's something that comes from a tree, right?  You could be talking about thousands of different timber styles.  Describing the type of timber look you want for your furniture is quite difficult.  Without knowing the right lingo it's so hard to get your point across.  I’m going to tell you how to do it and you will impress people with your smarts.  Especially if you remember the trade names of some of the things I’m going to tell you about.

Your new kitchen: How to select colour and finishes

“I’m not sure where to start, can you help me?”  I get asked this all the time from people, with a frantic expression. 

It’s time to renovate the kitchen, only every time you start thinking about all the decisions you need to make, you start to panic.   There are so many things you want to incorporate into your design that it’s starting to get out of hand.   You keep changing your mind because you’re not sure how it’s going to turn out.  You’re feeling a bit muddled and you need to start making some firm decisions, for your own sanity and for everyone else’s!  You need a step by step plan.  So I’m going to outline a course of action that will get you well on your way to creating your dream kitchen.