Luxurious Winter Bedroom Ideas With Suede, Velvet and Faux Fur

Luxurious Winter Bedroom Ideas With Suede, Velvet and Faux Fur

In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s time for luxurious winter bedroom ideas and we have the BEST new luxe looks. You’ll sleep beautifully with new directions in suede, velvet, and fur so channel your sexiest gypsy bohemian. When it comes to a rich mix of luxe then layering is the perfect bedtime partner. New this season are shades of dreamy smoke, cool teal, rich blue, and luxurious molten gold all in velvet and faux suede. Layer up with a textural mix that will make it hard to get out of bed. Winter Bedroom Ideas: Morrison Smoke and Parker Teal Platinum is…

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles has 112 outlets across Australia making it our biggest retailer of tiles. So when it comes to redecorating and home renovation you know they have the expertise to help you. When it comes to thinking about decor colour most people may immediately think of paint. Whilst paint is a great way to freshen decor and create unique spaces, tiles can also provide great options for adding colour. Many home decorators shy away from colour instead opting for something safe… and white. Yes, colour options can be overwhelming but with some expert help you can add colour in perfect…

Pottery Barn Easter Table Setting Ideas

Pottery Barn Easter Table Setting Ideas

Pottery Barn is my new favourite store for all things decor. If you are redecorating, renovating, building, or looking for special occasion pieces then Pottery Barn is a great place to start… and finish. This Easter, add cute and decor worthy tabletop ideas to have your home reflecting a special occasion for kids and adults. Whilst the religious significance is not evident if you love the idea of rabbits and eggs to provide some tabletop fun then you’ll love these new homewares. A Little Pottery Barn History Pottery Barn first opened in Lower Manhattan, NYC, in 1949 nestled amongst the…

Living An Outdoor Life With Gorgeous Design Ideas

Living An Outdoor Life With Gorgeous Design Ideas

In Australia, we love living an outdoor life; it’s in our DNA. Parts of the country provide the opportunity to entertain and enjoy the outdoors in all months of the year; other areas are seasonal. But you can bet most Australians will want to spend as much time as possible communing with the outdoors. For some, this means a balcony in an apartment building. For others, it’s a patio, courtyard or small garden. Australians love their gardens so whether it’s a small garden or a large garden, like mine, the entertaining areas, the plants, the lawn, the pots, the pool…it’s…

Maximize Garage Space With Easy De-Clutter Ideas

Maximize Garage Space With Easy De-Clutter Ideas

When you maximize garage space you’ll find ways to store possessions and engage in activities you may have reserved for the house. The garage can be a neglected source of much needed extra space. Because if there’s one thing that we homeowners complain about time and time again is not having enough room; both inside and outside the house. Even if we were convinced that a three bedroom property with a garden was more than enough when we sealed the purchase all those years ago, it could well be a very different story in the present day. Having children, buying…

DIY: Painted Shapes To Flatter Any Home, with Shaynna Blaze

DIY: Painted Shapes To Flatter Any Home, with Shaynna Blaze

Painted shapes have been evolving for some years with stencils really leading the charge. From a single feature wall to trailing scenery over two or three walls, this relatively simple interior decorating trend can achieve dynamic results. However, if you don’t fancy stencils and your inner artist finds murals challenging, then you’ll love these three creative paint ideas. Interior Designer, television presenter, ‘The Block’ judge, and Taubmans Brand Ambassador, Shaynna Blaze, explains where and how to best use painted shapes. Scroll down for the DIY videos for each of these projects. “Any room can take shapes and patterns, but you…

Fun Quirky Kids Bedrooms And The 7 Ways To Create Them

Fun Quirky Kids Bedrooms And The 7 Ways To Create Them

Fun quirky kids bedrooms help develop the creativity and curiosity of children. These days there is no end to the cool, quirky and fun style parents can inject into their kids’ rooms. It doesn’t matter if you are a designer, a DIY aficionado, or even an absolute beginner. If you want to add magic to the spaces of your little ones then these expert tips and hot trends are sure to inspire.To stay on-trend with fun quirky kids bedrooms, Director of Vault Interiors Justine Wilson shares her easy tips. Fun Quirky Kids Bedrooms 1. Neon Colour Pops – who doesn’t…

Three Top Ways To A Light Filled Home

Three Top Ways To A Light Filled Home

A light filled home will always put a skip in your step and add to the enjoyable ambiance of your home. So how do you take advantage of natural light even when the weather is overcast? Here are three simple ways. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel when the days are longer, and the sky is brighter? Rain, wind, and snow can easily get a lot of people down. After all, who wants to leave the house when it’s blowing a gale, and you’re only going to get soaked to the skin anyway? Many of us live…

Beginner’s Guide To Styling Your First Home

Beginner’s Guide To Styling Your First Home

Styling your first home can be challenging when you’ve lived all your life in someone else’s house… with someone else’s decor. Whether you are renting, buying, or renovating, if it’s your first home then grab this style guide. If you’re buying your first home it can be a little overwhelming. The first step on the property ladder is a difficult one to take, and it’s not uncommon for future homeowners to delay the process by another few years to make sure that all the cards are stacked on their side. After all, one has to consider that buying a house…

Add Unique Style To Create A Home You’ll Love

Add Unique Style To Create A Home You’ll Love

Unique style is not the exclusive preserve of interior designers. Whilst we can all redecorate our homes, does that reflect a unique style? Choosing a colour palette and furnishings is very personal, but does your home look effortlessly ‘styled’? Would you like it to be? Wherever you live, everyone can think like a decorator with some expert tips and design basics. Sure, redecorating involves colour choices, furniture positioning, and flow but does that reflect your unique style and the ambience you wish to create? If you’d like an effortlessly stylish home that looks like you hired an interior designer then…

Value Boosting Outdoor Renovations (That You’ll Actually Enjoy)

Value Boosting Outdoor Renovations (That You’ll Actually Enjoy)

Outdoor renovations can sometimes be very expensive. And if they are not done well they won’t significantly increase the value of your home. To add value and not over-capitalise, picking the right project is the key. Building projects can be stressful and there is a risk that your plans and investment don’t add the value you desire. So, as with any renovation project, it’s advisable to ensure your outdoor renovations will add value AND enable you to enjoy your time at home. Gutter protection Okay, so it’s difficult to say that people actually enjoy their gutter guards in the traditional…

Great Interior Design From Cleverly Alternative Places

Great Interior Design From Cleverly Alternative Places

If great interior design is your passion, you will know how hard it is to create something unique. There are new trends in interiors all the time so it’s easy to get swallowed up in them all… or just be confused. While there’s nothing wrong with taking inspiration from various trends, following them can sometimes mean having a home that looks the same as everyone else’s. Part of the beauty of owning your own house is that you get the chance to actually make it a home – remember, the two are very different things. Your home should be somewhere that reflects your personality, and somewhere that you and your family can relax in knowing that it’s your personal space.

Could You Do A CooDo? Luxury Living for Less

Could You Do A CooDo? Luxury Living for Less

Available in Australia, the COODO™ is loved by travel and design enthusiasts around the globe. It’s a modern day alternative to living in suburbia. So what’s all the fuss about? OK, well let’s see – Coodo is European designed, boasts a glazed facade and Feng-Shui construction (ooo-kay), glass curves and high-quality amenities. However, the BEST feature would have to be the portability and what it adds to outdoor or garden style.

Cooking With Stone Is So Easy

Cooking With Stone Is So Easy

Cooking with stone whereby breads are placed on a hot stone, or meat is placed on hot rocks in trendy restaurants, has now come to your home. Who doesn’t love authentic, home-cooked food? Well… it’s usually nicer when someone else does the cooking, but now designer oven and cooktop brand SMEG has added a Gourmet Refractory Cooking Stone to its kitchen arsenal; so cooking with stone couldn’t be easier to use. Fitting into any of SMEG’s 60cm ovens, this custom-designed stone recreates the cooking environment of a stone oven. Fabulous! It means cooking bread and pizzas will be done with a perfectly even heat creating delectable crispness.

Want To Make Bath Time More Fun?

Want To Make Bath Time More Fun?

Make bath time more fun with gorgeous fluffy towels, divinely scented candles, a good book, and some bubbles; both in the tub and in the champagne flute, of course. Now that bathrooms have been elevated to places of supreme divinity…for many women anyway…savvy businesses have responded with wonderful accessories to make bath time more fun. Generously sized fluffy towels are one bathroom imperative of which there are plenty of choices. Scented candles are an absolute necessity, especially those encased in glass, ceramic, or decorated tin.