Going Camping (or Glamping) And How To Prepare

Going Camping (or Glamping) And How To Prepare

Going camping can be super fun when you are a kid and nothing matters but running amok and investigating new and intriguing places. But when you’re an adult, going camping raises a whole raft of new responsibilities. If you have never been on a camping trip or you are not all that experienced in this super outdoor activity, you may be wondering what you need to plan when you are going camping. Well, I’m going to cover these off in this article to make the whole task of planning your adventure that little bit easier. Going Camping: Decide Who is…

4 Fabulous Home Boosters To Give You More Space

4 Fabulous Home Boosters To Give You More Space

Your fabulous home must be functional as well as stylish to ensure you love where you live. So if you need more space or the illusion of more space, ensure the changes you make work with your lifestyle AND contribute to you having a fabulous home. When you have your interior design hat on you you may wish you had more space with which to work. You immerse yourself in the stunning home design magazines and long to recreate the chic interiors that are spread across the glossy pages. You may even tell yourself you’ll have a fabulous home if…

Relaxed Garden Living: How To Create A Sweet Space

Relaxed Garden Living: How To Create A Sweet Space

Relaxed garden living CAN be obtained with a few simple tips and ideas. No matter the size of your outdoor space, you can create relaxed garden living to suit your lifestyle… and budget. When it comes to relaxing at home, most of us are pretty handy at ensuring our living rooms and bedrooms cater to our comfort needs. But relaxation stretches beyond four walls; there’s also the matter of relaxed garden living. Regardless of how big or small your garden space is, finding ways to increase the level of comfort will encourage you to entertain friends and family over the…

Modern Glamour Style For Chic Interiors

Modern Glamour Style For Chic Interiors

Modern glamour? I’m your girl. Think Art Deco, classic 60s’, Emma Peel, Palm Springs, Palazzo style, elegant and cool. Modern glamour is really just reinvented old glamour, and the fabulous rules still apply. Make a statement but play it cool. So how can you achieve that? Modern glamour style is seriously grown-up and also playful. It’s not a severe or minimalist style, it’s about creating contrast, playing with textures, using glass and metal to great effect, and cocooning your home in.. well…. GLAM.   The Scintillating Surprises of Modern Glamour Create surprises by using the best of different styles, such…

Caravan Renovation ‘How-To’ from The Block Alumni

Caravan Renovation ‘How-To’ from The Block Alumni

The interest in caravan renovation has increased in unison with the Tiny House Movement and the love of retro and recycling. So when alumni from ‘The Block’ get involved, you know the results are going to be AWESOME. Michael and Carlene Duffy, hosts of ‘Ready, Set, Reno’ and ‘The Block’ alumni, have taken caravan renovation to a fun and vintage DIY place. ‘Vonnie the Van’ was a neglected vintage Viscount van but now has a fabulous new lease of life. Self-confessed ‘caravan geeks, Michael and Carlene are delighted that the humble caravan is making a dynamic comeback as Australians seek…

5 Hidden Reasons Your House Won’t Sell

5 Hidden Reasons Your House Won’t Sell

When it’s hidden reasons behind your home not selling how are you supposed to figure out why? Here, I expose the top hidden reasons and what you can about them. There’s a big shortage of housing at the moment so people often make the mistake of thinking that it will be easy to sell their house. If there aren’t enough houses for every buyer, surely you won’t struggle to find a buyer? Increased demand has pushed prices up with many buyers struggling to secure a good mortgage. So when they DO have the money, they may be pickier and look…

Can’t Work In Your Home Office Disaster?

Can’t Work In Your Home Office Disaster?

What has become your home office disaster was supposed to be a glorious and creative space in which you achieved your most fabulous work, right? So what went wrong? Many of us dream of the day our home workspace can become our primary working base. Imagine the freedom of being able to work somewhere you designed. What could be better for productivity? Certainly not the home office disaster you now hate. When the dream becomes a reality, it often doesn’t work out. Your home office is how you always wanted it. You’ve recently painted your walls and splashed out on…

Home Cooling Solutions With Budget To High-End Options

Home Cooling Solutions With Budget To High-End Options

Home cooling solutions suddenly appear on the radar when the hot weather hits. So whatever your budget, how can you keep you house cool in hot weather? It’s easy to forget just how hot a house can become after a few hots days. Living in the Adelaide Hills is wonderful particularly when hot weather strikes (and bushfires do not). With an abundance of trees, shrubs, grass and altitude home cooling solutions don’t seem as relevant compared to people ‘living on the flat’. However, there are good reasons to ensure your home can remain cool in the summer, as well as…

The Unexpected Costs of Owning a Home

The Unexpected Costs of Owning a Home

Unexpected costs can completely derail your plans for buying, building or renovating a home. So if you are thinking about owning your first home, there are many different factors that need to be considered. One of the most important areas of unexpected costs is the financial commitment. You must ensure you can afford the expenses associated with home ownership. A lot of people assume they can afford a home without considering all of the unexpected costs entailed. The sale price of the home is just the beginning. It’s after you’ve signed the sale documentation that expenses you may not have…

How Does Your Garden Grow? Not Well Enough!

How Does Your Garden Grow? Not Well Enough!

How does your garden grow, with pretty maids all in a row? Great for nursery rhymes but not so good if you have a black thumb. If your garden isn’t growing well enough, then you’ll love these tips. All homeowners want the prettiest and healthiest gardens possible for their families to enjoy. Of course, depending on where you live in the world; you might not have the best soil, a great climate, or even enough room. However, if you want a great garden, even a small one, then follow some simple advice. To make your garden grow in a way…

3 Easy DIY Projects To Style Up Your Home

3 Easy DIY Projects To Style Up Your Home

Easy DIY projects are favoured for quick weekend jobs and by those who are not confident redecorators. And you can save money. So put your wallet away. You don’t need to spend a fortune on renovating your home when some easy DIY projects will help add more style. Despite what some TV shows might lead you to believe, some projects don’t need expert intervention. Yes, a professional eye can help, but there’s no reason why you can’t do some redecorating yourself. Virtually anybody can renovate their home with a healthy dose of DIY, because the changes needed may not be…

2018 Colour Trend Palettes from Wattyl

2018 Colour Trend Palettes from Wattyl

Colour trend palettes from leading brands are often released to celebrate a New Year. Since 1915 Australian paint brand, Wattyl, has been influencing the colours in our homes. Paint is one of the easiest decor features to change to give a completely different aesthetic. So the Wattyl 2018 colour trend palettes will help you stylishly paint an entire room, or a whole house, without agonising over colour combinations. Increasingly, our homes are our sanctuaries. As an Interior Designer, I am often told by clients that they have trouble understanding colour. They often default to white or beige. Now, white and…

7 Space Enhancing Ideas for A Bigger Home

7 Space Enhancing Ideas for A Bigger Home

Trick the eye with space enhancing ideas that make rooms look bigger. You’ll love these seven easy bright ideas. As cities expand, more people are living in smaller spaces, not to mention the popularity of the Tiny House Movement. However, you don’t have to live in a miniscule house to benefit from space enhancing ideas. There are ways to trick the eye into seeing a space that’s not really as big as it appears. As an Interior Designer, I am often required to rearrange and design spaces using tricks to make a space appear bigger. Apartment and townhouse dwellers in…

Crisp White Bedlinen Creates The Perfect Bedroom Decor

Crisp White Bedlinen Creates The Perfect Bedroom Decor

Crisp white bedlinen is my ‘go-to’ sheet combo mixed with textures of linen, velvet, wool, fur, and even the odd sequin. Not only do I adore slipping into freshly washed sheets, but as an interior designer, I find crisp white bedlinen is the perfect base for virtually any stylish bed decor. Regardless of whether you love industrial, rustic, classic, retro, or any other decor, crisp white bedlinen will help you create the perfect bedroom decor. Layering Your Bed Linen The secret is in the layers. The first thing to do is buy a set of crisp white bedlinen at Canningvale…

Three New Home Office Trends for 2018

Three New Home Office Trends for 2018

Home office trends are bigger business than ever because having an office at home is now a very normal inclusion; unlike a few years ago when a man told me I was “a girlie in a house”. Thankfully, perceptions have change considerably along with home office trends in decor. Now, if you work permanently from home or just part-time, a dedicated workspace is vital. No more using half the dining room table or perching on the edge of the breakfast bar. Importantly, working from home isn’t about lounging around in your pyjamas until midday and balancing your laptop on your…