3 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

3 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

Bathroom renovation mistakes will occur when you don’t get the right advice and don’t rely on professional tradespeople. Bathrooms are such a fun and exciting room to design and renovate. There are diverse choices for styles and surfaces from which to choose and it will take your bathroom from zero to hero. However, bathroom renovation mistakes are always lurking in the shadows. Having said that, there are elements of bathroom design that need to be thought through very thoroughly. More specifically, there are certain things you need to avoid doing when designing a bathroom renovation. Bathroom Renovation Mistakes To Avoid…

Sweetest Re-Love With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Sweetest Re-Love With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

The sweetest re-love is the recycling that delights and surprises. Look past what’s in front of you and visualise what can be created in the future. If you’re the type who finds fabulous furniture on the side of the road or snags unique eBay buys for the sweetest re-love then you probably love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It’s the no-primer no-sanding “let’s have fun right now” paint created by an impatient recycler; Annie Sloan. One of the hottest colour trends of the season are Dusty Pinks which play nice with rose gold, green, grey, orange, rich blue, and white. Create…

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious living isn’t about 24-carat gold tapware and endless money to spend on decor (although that would be nice). No, gracious living is about how to enjoy sumptuous sunsets in historic apartments that ooze class, charm, and uniqueness. There comes a time in many people’s lives when they just want a change for gracious living. And not the kind of change that will satisfy them for a short period of time, but something so drastic that perhaps their entire outlook on life changes as well. The way we live, eat, and communicate with other people is all based on the…

Are Ersatz Appliances Better Than Genuine? Could Be.

Are Ersatz Appliances Better Than Genuine? Could Be.

Ersatz appliances are those that are poor imitations of the original. If you are ‘ersatz’ it means you dislike something simple because it ISN’T original. But can you be persuaded otherwise? If you’re like most people, you want the genuine article, not Ersatz appliances. Despite what founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, might say about the virtues of fakes, there’s a desire for authenticity in all of us. Having said that, it’s important not to confuse our desire for something, and it’s objective capacity to improve our lives. Sure we could go with authentic leather shoes, but leather shoes tend to…

Fixing Bathroom Renovation Traps

Fixing Bathroom Renovation Traps

A bathroom renovation is currently on the agenda for two clients of mine. Both have decided their current bathrooms are dated and bland, so I’m embarking on three bathroom re-designs (yes, one has two bathrooms). The bathroom is one of the most commonly renovated rooms, and for very good reason. Although it is small (and easy to work with) it is also an important room that can be quite complex. A bathroom renovation attracts more different trades than other single room in a house. So you have to be precise. When adding value to your home, a kitchen or bathroom…

Garden Design for Family, Friends, and Pets

Garden Design for Family, Friends, and Pets

Your garden design can be as minimalist or fantastical as you like because enjoying outdoor living is a constitutional right. Right? If you own a home, you’ve probably already invested thousands of dollars in creating the perfect home environment for the whole family. A liveable garden is a place for everyone in the home to enjoy and for guests to feel welcome. So why not enjoy some garden design? Your garden is really another room of the house, and it’s often the biggest and most versatile. It’s easy to make a few stylish changes so that this fabulous space can…

Simple Winter Warming Ways for Everyone

Simple Winter Warming Ways for Everyone

Winter warming ways will help you save money on electricity bills and enjoy the colder weather without freezing… or wearing fifty layers of clothing. It’s that time of the year again for many Australians. The sun has left us, the cold has come out to play, and we’re freezing ourselves just sitting in our homes. You’ll need winter warming ways to feel cozier. Staying warm is probably the first thing on our minds during these few chilly months. We need to try and keep our bodies nice and toasty to make it through such a rough period. So to help…

Revealing Beauty: How To Make Your Face Look Ace

Revealing Beauty: How To Make Your Face Look Ace

Revealing beauty isn’t always about covering up; often it’s about maximizing the positives and minimizing the rest. The task of revealing beauty and making every part of your face look great is like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, albeit an anti-aging one! As we get older, our faces reveal more lines and there is an increasing temptation to try and cover everything up, but this isn’t the best way for revealing beauty. It’s like when you accessorize your clothes with style. You pick the right things to complement each aspect so the same rules apply when highlighting your facial attributes….

How To Use Interior Design Advice In Your Home

How To Use Interior Design Advice In Your Home

Interior design advice can be useful when you move into a new home because you are likely to have myriad thoughts going around in your head. When you move into a new space it generally takes a while to get used to a new layout. Interior design advice will help you to decide where things are kept, where furniture is best placed and the colors and textiles that you will enjoy the most. Often when we change house we also change what constitutes a home. Interior design certainly isn’t easy. It can take months, even years to perfect your home….

Fresh Fragrances Winter Makeup Trend Report

Fresh Fragrances Winter Makeup Trend Report

Premier Australian fragrance and makeup website, Fresh Fragrances, has just released its winter makeup trend report for 2017. And aren’t we excited about that! Winter is a great time to change out your summer and autumn makeup for fresh ideas. Experimenting is always fun too, so don’t be a slave to trends. Have a play with new products and looks.Take the tips you need and the styles that suit you and your lifestyle. Leave the rest. Read the Fresh Fragrances blog post on how to get out of your makeup rut. Below you’ll find the Fresh Fragrances Winter Makeup Trend…

Cool Interiors That Ignore The Weather

Cool Interiors That Ignore The Weather

Cool interiors work regardless of what the weather is doing outside.Whether it’s the scorching heat of summer months or the frosty chills of winter; retaining chic and cool interiors will ensure you’re living in a calm and serene environment that enhances inner peace. There are multiple things you can do to refresh your house, and the following are some tips and ideas to help ensure that you’re keeping your cool in your abode. Keep Walls Bright Deep and dark hues can be a beautiful addition to the walls of your home; however, they can create feelings of warmth as they…

Home Budget: Spend A Little To Save a Lot

Home Budget: Spend A Little To Save a Lot

Is your home budget balanced? Would you like to learn about some simple little ways to actually save while you spend? To save some money you sometimes have to spend a little money. This may sound like a complete oxymoron but just think about it for a minute. The word ‘bargain’ alludes to value. We all read reviews before we buy a product because we don’t want to buy something cheap that is going to break and thus see us have to buy it again. That totally breaks the home budget. We want something that is good value, and that…

Exterior Design Ideas To Reflect Your Interior Decor

Exterior Design Ideas To Reflect Your Interior Decor

Exterior design ideas are sometimes overlooked yet first impressions count. Your guests will have an impression of your interior from the way you present the exterior of your home. If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent a great deal of time thinking about your interior design. Then you act on those ideas and spent months designing, painting, recarpeting, knocking out walls, etc. But while all this is going on, your exterior design ideas have dried up with winter being the usual time of neglect. So maybe it’s time to set about creating a home that looks just as good on…

Nude Gardening Safety Tips (Yes, You’ll Need Them)

Nude Gardening Safety Tips (Yes, You’ll Need Them)

Nude gardening is a wonderful way to commune with nature, grow beautiful flowers, and sustain life by growing your own fruit and vegies. But nude gardening does come with some warnings and not just privacy issues. May 6, 2017, is World Naked Gardening Day with people across the globe nude gardening. Now that can be nakedly tending a flower box from the privacy of your fifth-floor apartment. Or it can be a community-friendly public park cleanup, sans clothing. I have been nude gardening for years, in the complete privacy of my own property. There are numerous benefits including no tan…

Stylish TV Storage: When Practicality Meets Aesthetics

Stylish TV Storage: When Practicality Meets Aesthetics

Stylish TV storage is a modern issue as televisions become bigger, albeit thinner, and homes become more open plan. If you’ve ever wondered how to stylishly display or hide your TV these three chic ideas will inspire you. When it comes to interior design, we all have a tendency to focus on the big picture. We want to step back into a room and be delighted with what we see. If we have a love of all things modern, then we want to see sharp lines and glossy services. If it’s rustic that makes us smile, then bare wood and…