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Don’t Call Me Penny is a premier Australian interior design blog for all things related to Architecture, Building, Interior Design, Outdoor Living and Lifestyle. Hi, I’m Penelope Herbert – award-winning interior designer, media writer, newspaper columnist, dog lover and champagne drinker.

 

Redecorating + Interior Design + Renovation + Architecture + Building + DIY + Colour + Textiles + Home Styling + Outdoor Living

On the Don’t Call Me Penny Interior Design Blog you’ll find tips, trends, expert advice, DIY, inspiration, exclusive features, and the best luxe and luxe-inspired architecture, design, interiors, homewares, outdoor living, garden style and more from Australia, Europe, USA, and unique artisans.

We’ll give you tools, free advice, and inspiration on how to create your own house to home beautiful. And if you need an interior designer in Adelaide, well we can help you there too.

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6 Easy Tips on How to Improve Your Interior Décor

You want to improve your interior decor, right? You've seen those fantastic home designs on reality shows and wish that your home was just as elegant. Well, here's how you can do it. As a homeowner, you want your interior design to make your space look great and...

Spacious Bathroom Ideas for Your Next Renovation

Spacious bathroom ideas will give you ways in which to create more space in your bathroom, or give the impression of more space. if you're renovating, then a spacious bathroom may be on you wish list. One of the biggest problems with many bathrooms is that they...

Designing A New Home Isn’t So Tough

Designing a new home may be the answer when you're in the market for a new home. Finding an existing one that fits your budget, lifestyle and location can get tough. So maybe you are not approaching your search properly. For one thing, you may not be able to find the...

Inherited Property? Here’s What You Can Do With It

 When you've inherited property, it could be bittersweet. On the one hand you've gained something valuable. On the other hand, you've lost someone you loved who cared about you very much. So what can you do with the property? It’s quite common these days for people to...

Creating The Perfect Post-Covid Social Space At Home

In a Covid world, having a social space was politically incorrect. We were all supposed to be in our own bubble, not sharing a social space with others. Now the tables have turned and it's time to get responsibly social again. 2021 is a year filled with promise for...

6 Home Redecorating Tips From Floor To Ceiling

Home redecorating doesn't need to be complicated. However, when you decide to change the look of your home, it can seem like a daunting task. So you'll find these simple tips very useful. Whether it is a full-scale upgrade or just minor tweaks, all you need is some...

Treat Yourself To Something Lovely

If you're the kind of person who is always taking care of others, don't you think it's about time to treat yourself? It's not selfish to think of yourself for a change, and it's not a bad thing either – in fact, it can improve your mood and give you a positive outlook...

Outdoor Room Ideas In Three Easy Steps

An outdoor room can be the perfect way to extend your living and entertaining space, without building an extension. With three simple steps, you could have a new outdoor room this weekend. A well-planned outdoor room will create an outdoor escape for relaxing or...

Easy Ways To Get Your Home Renovation Ready

Congratulations! You're making your home renovation ready because you have BIG plans to refresh and revitalise your home. That's exciting. However, you need to address six important areas first. You need to decide whether your home will be sold on or you will be...

3 Ways Breathing Life Into Your Interior Walls

When the home looks dull and dreary, it's usually the interiors walls we first commit to sacrifice at the altar of the interior design gods. And quite rightfully too! When the walls look great, they can breathe life into the rest of the decor. However, if the...

How To Get Maximise Fitness Workouts

Do you need to maximise fitness workouts you're undertaking? The key to maintaining your fitness regime is in knowing that every exercise session you undertake will have a positive impact on your body. One of the best ways to maximise fitness workouts is by ensuring...

The Must Have Kitchen Gadgets of 2021

Kitchen lovers love kitchen gadgets. Considering your kitchen is the hub of the home, particularly if you enjoy cooking and baking, kitchen gadgets can help make it more functional. Of course, must-have kitchen gadgets change with the trends. However, your kitchen is...

Family Preparation For Moving Home

Moving house is stressful for both adults and children alike. However, family preparation for moving is vital. Children don't respond to moving house like adults.So you must consider their feelings and involvement when moving house. Once we have things in order, such...

6 Features That Will Sell Your Home FAST!

Are looking to sell your home now or in the near future? Or are you simply trying to think of the feature that will make your home more comfortable? Either way, it can be worth looking at the latest stats. Last year, Rated People released a Home Improvement Trends...

5 Simple Methods Of Modernizing Your Backyard

When it come to modernizing your backyard there are numerous options that will likely fit every budget. Big or small, your backyard will benefit from these five expert tips. In every home each room and aspect should be taken care of properly. While you care about the...

Choosing the Right Exterior Colors for Your Home

The right exterior colors of your home are an important consideration. It can be difficult to get it right because it's about choosing several colors that work together... and that can be a challenge. So what should you do? The beautiful exterior of your home is what...

3 Ways To Be Your Authentic Self

Do you know how to be your authentic self? We’ve all heard the same piece of advice when feeling nervous about a big date or an important job interview: just be yourself. It makes sense on the face of it. If you want someone to get to know who you are and what you can...

How To Improve Your Fitness Levels – Even On Lockdown!’

Lockdown has hit our fitness levels. Many of us feel unhealthier than ever due to gym closures and outside activity limited in many countries. Those that loved exercise and went to the gym or for a run regularly haven’t had the chance to keep up the habit! However,...

Can You Turn A Passion For Interior Design Into A Career

Can you turn a passion for interior design into a career? You've clicked on this post, and the short answer to the question is yes, you can! Anyone with a passion for interior design can take advantage of that passion. If all of your friends come to you for advice on...

Make Your Own Luxury Bedding

Have you ever thought about making your own luxury bedding? If you want your home to be comfortable and luxurious, there are many ways to achieve that. But one of the is the beauty and luxury of sensational bed linens. If you have never made your own luxury bedding...

4 Tips for Determining the Best Home Upgrades

When you live in a home for many years, it's natural to desire some best home upgrades for value, functionality and lifestyle. Due to the constant wear and tear, different facets of our homes become faulty while some stop functioning altogether. To successfully find...

Quirky Garden Ideas To Enhance Your Outdoor Living

If you want to create a unique and quirky garden to enhance your outdoor living, you’re in the right place. There are so many amazing, quirky things you can do with your garden. So we’re going to give you some ideas in this guide. Outdoor living is so important for...

Working from Home… with Kids AND Having An Active Lifestyle

If you work from home... with kids, it can be overwhelming. However, creating a balance makes you happier, more productive, and healthier. Sometimes, it may seem like you are not giving your family all the attention they need but remember, you also have to take care...

New Home Moving And What You Should Know

New home moving is a big task. It does not magically happen overnight, although most of us probably wish it did. Moving homes means selling your current home, sorting your finances, packing up your life, and settling into a whole new environment.  Whether you are...

Repairing A Home Exterior: Signs Yours Desperately Needs An Upgrade

Repairing a home exterior is vital not only when you are selling but also for yuor own peace of mind. Your home is your sanctuary, so the exterior is just as important as the interior. If you’re looking to upgrade your home, there are a couple of common places on...

5 Methods Of Enjoying Your Day And Feeling Like It Was Well Spent

Are you enjoying your day right now? Are you spending it being productive? One issue we all tend to have, every now and then, is the feeling of wasting our day or wasting our time in general. Whilst we have a pretty long-lasting life, we do often panic because we feel...

Why You Shouldn’t Save Your Seasonal Cleaning for Spring

There’s something about the freshness and beauty of new life and temperate weather that just cheers the soul. For many, with the cheer of spring comes spring cleaning. But why leave seasonal cleaning until Spring? That’s right, the dive into the home you’ve been holed...

House Moving Trends From 2020

This past year has been one that we are all going to remember. House moving trends were particularly interesting in 2020. So will those rends continue? And what were they? The way that we live and work has changed for the foreseeable future. So with more time at home,...

These Health Issues Aren’t Fatal, But They Can Still Be A Nightmare

There are a variety of different health issues that, while not fatal, can cause problems in your life. Some of these are irritating, others are painful and many more will just impact your appearance, eroding your self-confidence. It's important to feel well because...
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I’m fanatically passionate about unique style, interior design, architecture, style, dogs, and bubbles (yes, the ‘in a tall champagne flute’ kind). Please call me Penelope… but please don’t call me Penny; hence the name. I created Don’t Call Me Penny as a fun daily interior design blog.

However, my daily creativity is also as an Interior Designer at Plush Design Interiors and the writer of a weekly newspaper column on Home + Interiors for The Weekender Herald.

Thank you for visiting the Don’t Call Me Penny Interior Design Blog which provides FREE daily inspiration, ideas and DIY projects. There are some wonderful other writers on the blog including Architectural and Interior Design students Lana Hawkins, Catherine Collins, and in-house talents Eloise Barker and Shelby Doogue.

You’ll find lots of different articles in many categories. Search via category or keywords. If you can’t find the information you are seeking or have a suggestion for an article, please contact Don’t Call Me Penny via the contact form below. Thank you. Enjoy 🙂

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Fresh articles are posted daily. If you love stylish and design-worthy living you’ll love the inspiring images, expert information, DIY projects, unusual finds, what’s new, what’s hot, and exclusive content featured here on Don’t Call Me Penny.

 

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On our sister site, The Style Podcast, you can listen to interviews with people across the globe involved in Fashion. Beauty. Home. and Lifestyle.  Why not check it out now?

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Fresh articles are posted daily. If you love stylish and design-worthy living you’ll love the inspiring images, expert information, DIY projects, unusual finds, what’s new, what’s hot, and exclusive content featured here on Don’t Call Me Penny.

If you have a suggestion for an article you’d like to see on this site, please CONTACT US.

Thanks for visiting. Please stay in touch

On our sister site, The Style Podcast, you can listen to interviews with people across the globe involved in Fashion. Beauty. Home. and Lifestyle.  Why not check it out now?

If you need interior design, pre-sale assistance, floor plan re-design, colour + textile consultation or renovation assistance, then please see more information on Plush Design Interiors. You’ll find services, fees + testimonials.

Thanks for being here. Please come back soon. Love from Penelope xx

 

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Whether you are a homeowner or renter, if you want to love where you live Don’t Call Me Penny will show you how.

Fresh articles are posted daily. If you love stylish and design-worthy living you’ll love the inspiring images, expert information, DIY projects, unusual finds, what’s new, what’s hot, and exclusive content featured here on Don’t Call Me Penny.

If you have a suggestion for an article you’d like to see on this site, please CONTACT US.

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On our sister site, The Style Podcast, you can listen to interviews with people across the globe involved in Fashion. Beauty. Home. and Lifestyle.  Why not check it out now?

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