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How To Hang Pictures & Artwork At The Right Height

An essential element to a well designed room is the height of pictures, mirrors and artwork are hung. It requires more than hammering a nail into the wall. If it is important enough to make a home for it on your walls then it's important to do it right. IS YOUR...

The Must Have Kmart Velvet Occasional Chair

Kmart keeps on delivering on stylish, practical and incredibly affordable furniture. I recently completed an office fit out where we where I wanted to use a comfortable and stylish desk chair. The Grey Velvet Occasional Chair was the perfect solution. The velvet...

Breeze Blocks, Inspiration To Bring This Classic Into Your Home

Breeze blocks are back and are currently getting trendy.  My Grandparents home built circa 1950 was full of these beauties inside and out. There is something comforting and nostalgic about the Breeze Bricks yet fresh and contemporary.  They have been used in...

Exterior Colour Schemes – Why less is definitely more.

There has been a trend in recent years by home building companies to use so many different materials and colours on the exterior colour scheme that it is almost silly. Brick, Sycon cladding, stone, timber, Colorbond, concrete render and that is all just on the front...

House Envy – Lakeside House with Classic Style

This house is undoubtably a classic in style and colour palette and is sure to give you serious house envy. This home is awash with a beautiful soft palette of whites, taupes, greys greens and blue.  This colour scheme is a muted version of all the colours found...

Fixer Upper’s Scandi + Industrial Style Renovation

If you are looking for inspiration for a small space, here it is.  Check out this boathouse renovation. It has a very scandi + industrial vibe! I have finally been able to watch an episode of Fixer Upper, with the amazingly talented Chip & Joanna Gaines. I follow...

Inspiration for Colourful House Exteriors

  Colourful House Exteriors can be tricky. Have you ever dreamt of painting your home something other than a neutral colour? If grey is not your favourite shade then you should choose something that makes your heart sing. Of course there are certain rules to exterior...

Stunning Australian Hamptons Style Home

If you love Hamptons style mixed with clean & contemporary Australian living then this is the perfect house for you to swoon over. This beautiful home belongs to a client of mine who started her own blog about designing and building their families "forever" home. I...

Why Not Light Up Your Kitchen With a Lamp

Kitchen lighting can be a delightful decision making activity. One of the elements I love most about interior design and styling is the never ending ideas pool from other designers. A completely practical and fabulous idea is to use table lamps in this space.  I must...

7 Tips To Help You Decorate Like a Stylist

Do you feel like your home needs something but can't quiet put your finger on it. When it comes to adding some wow factor or even just giving a room a finished look it can be overwhelming and difficult to work out exactly what it needs. Here are some interior designer...

Guide To Using Dark Paint Colours In Your Home

Dark paint can be tricky if you are going for a specific feel with your interior design. One of the most common questions I am asked as a colour consultant is "Will a dark colour make the room feel smaller?" In my experience, people seem genuinely afraid to paint...

This Beach Cottage Is The Perfect Mix Of Coastal & Classic Style

Beach cottage style designs are becoming trendier these days maybe because of the influence of Social Media. There are so many elements to love about this house. The fresh beachside cottage feel, lashing of white inside, classic styling and so many clever design...

Exteriors – Going To The Dark Side Has Never Looked This Good

There is something so wonderful and daring about a black exterior. It can give an old house a new lease of life or a new one a contemporary yet classic look. Black tones have really made a resurgence for exteriors, and I can see why. White trim on windows, doors or...

Sydney Restaurant With An Interior To Make You Swoon

I know its been open for 2 years but I finally went to Papi Chulo restaurant on Manly wharf for lunch on a perfect summers day in Sydney. I was totally smitten with the fit out and of course a great location on the harbour. The design is soft, fresh and has a great...

A Minimalist Home To Inspire You To Live With Less Clutter.

This lovely white abode has just the right balance of crisp white, clean design and highlights of warm wood and texture. This house is in Seattle USA although it looks just like a Sydney beachside cottage. The house was styled in the photo's for a real...

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