Your Unique Home: Buy, Convert, Renovate, or Decorate

Your Unique Home: Buy, Convert, Renovate, or Decorate

A unique home is one that reflects your individual personality, needs, travels, and style. It’s not necessarily about architecture (although it could be) but is very much about how you design your life. Everyone wants their house to feel like a unique home. It should feel like it truly belongs to you, reflecting your personality and those of your family members. So, although you might take inspiration from magazines, you don’t want your home to look like it’s straight out of a photoshoot. You want it to be unique and not to look like it could belong to just anyone….

Your Ideal Bathroom Is Just A Few Stylish Steps Away

Your Ideal Bathroom Is Just A Few Stylish Steps Away

The ideal bathroom needn’t be out of your reach. From full blown renovations to tile touch-ups and chic accessories, you can create your ideal bathroom with a few simple tips. The bathroom is a place you go every single day. Whether you’re pampering yourself and spending time relaxing, or simply taking care of your basic hygiene needs, it’s important that your bathroom is both practical and enjoyable. When you go somewhere multiple times a day, it only makes sense that you should love it! If you want to create your ideal bathroom it can be just a few stylish steps…

The Easy Route to A Luxury Living Room

The Easy Route to A Luxury Living Room

A luxury living room is a totally useable space for the entire family not just for special occasions or adults only events. Not anymore. The luxury living room space is unquestionably the heart of any family home. It’s the communal area for daily interactions and serves as the ultimate venue for both entertainment and relaxation. Therefore, if budget dictates there’s only one room where you can ignite a sense of luxury, this is the obvious winner. However, there’s no need to overcomplicate the process. Use these simple tricks to complete your luxury living room transformation, and you’ll be enjoying the…

Gold Metallic Design for Opulent Excellence

Gold Metallic Design for Opulent Excellence

Gold metallic design was a standout at Milan Design Week for very good reason. A gold metallic design palette brings drama, moodiness, luxury, and theatrics – the key ingredients being opulent, desired, and classic… all that glitters is most definitely GOLD! Any design hack to turn a cheap apartment in a luxury abode will have elements of gold, albeit gold paint sprayed on an IKEA picture frame. Nonetheless – gold paired with white or black has a luxurious feel. But for these high-end designers, gold is not a hack. It’s an integral and very high-quality component of their unique brands…

Relaxing Style for Your Coziest Home Retreat Ever

Relaxing Style for Your Coziest Home Retreat Ever

Relaxing style isn’t when you don’t to do the dishes for five days and leave the vacuming for yet another weekend. That’s HARDLY relaxing. For many of us, there’s no place like home after a hard day at work. So you need relaxing style to fully enjoy the end of the day. There’s nothing more appealing than pulling up in the driveway, walking through the front door, and kicking off Your shoes at the end of a long day. If you love nothing more than chilling out at home, and you’d love to create a relaxing retreat, here are some…

Celebrity Chrissie Swan Shares Her Kitchen Renovation Tips

Celebrity Chrissie Swan Shares Her Kitchen Renovation Tips

Chrissie Swan is best known for her big personality and her role as co-host on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny radio show. She’s also the Mother of three small children… and recent owner of a daggy kitchen. Having gone through a recent renovation, Chrissie Swan wants to share with you her top tips for undergoing a kitchen transformation. The daggy kitchen exists no more because Chrissie finally decided to rework and modernise her family kitchen. With a ‘robust’ family and a love of cooking, the age and poor design of the old kitchen wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore.  …

Strip Back Layers And Find A New Interior Design Approach

Strip Back Layers And Find A New Interior Design Approach

Strip back and lay bare the bones of your home. It just might be the interior design approach you need. When we turn our hands to interior design, we often add things to our homes. We stock up on new furniture, lay new carpet, and add yet another layer of paint. What we invariably don’t do is strip back. So if you often feel the need to pile on extra layers, it might be worth considering a different method. Next time you redecorate, why not strip back instead? It may seem extreme, but this may be what you need to…

Cherie Barber’s Simple Bathroom Kitchen Transformations

Cherie Barber’s Simple Bathroom Kitchen Transformations

Bathroom and kitchen transformations can add significant value to your home if you plan to sell. They can also remove the need to move house if your bathroom kitchen transformations are undertaken expertly. Renovating for Profit’s Cherie Barber is very well-known for her ability to renovate homes with small budgets in mind. Her work in Homes Plus magazine and on The Living Room are beloved by her legion of fans. Why? Because Cherie walks the talk. When she says she’ll undertake DIY bathroom kitchen renovations for a fraction of the ‘usual’ prices, she’s not kidding. Bathroom Kitchen Transformations w/ Cherie…

DIY Home Renovation Projects. 3 Expert Tips

DIY Home Renovation Projects. 3 Expert Tips

DIY Home Renovation Projects Sometimes there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that you put your blood sweat and tears into a project. That’s definitely the case with DIY home renovation projects. That’s why today, Don’t Call Me Penny is teaming up with Australian Heritage Homes, to discuss DIY home renovation projects for you and your families to explore. Whether you’re working on a budget, a compressed timeline, or you’re going all in, there’s a home renovation project perfect for every situation. Let’s look at a few common scenarios: You’ve just moved in, and there’s nothing personal about the place –…

Add A High-End Luxury Edge To Your Bathroom

Add A High-End Luxury Edge To Your Bathroom

High-end luxury can be added to any room in your home if you know what constitutes a luxe vibe. It all comes down to fake ’til you make it. For example, the bathroom is one of the most utilized rooms in the house; however, it can often be a very basic environment. So, wouldn’t it be lovely to feel like you’re showering, washing your hair, or brushing your teeth in high-end luxury? If you’re feeling the urge to give your bathing space a touch of decadence and character then add high-end luxury with our interior design secrets. High-End Luxury For…

Common Apartment Living Style + Design Problems Solved

Common Apartment Living Style + Design Problems Solved

Apartment living can be a tremendous experience. You could be part of a huge community of residents, some of whom you will be friends with for life. There are a multitude of features for modern apartment living these days, too. Not only are they ultra secure, but they also offer a huge range of facilities, from gorgeous rooftop gardens through to in-house gymnasiums, swimming pools, and even movie theaters. However, it’s not all sweetness and light when it comes to apartment living – particularly when you are trying to design and style a comfortable and unique home that shows off…

Opposites Attract : Easy Interior Design Ideas

Opposites Attract : Easy Interior Design Ideas

In decor, as in life and nature, opposites attract; with surprising and beautiful results. Instead of painstakingly trying to create the perfect room following professional interior design elements, try creating a perfectly IMPERFECT room. How? Take a single element – say, smooth surfaces – and plunge it into the same room with something that is the complete opposite – such as rough textures. Voila! A perfectly imperfect room. Whilst you may not be an interior designer or stylist, attack this project with the same confidence… and be surprised at the results. Try viewing your ‘Opposites Attract’ room from a distance….

Luxurious Flannelette Sheets Are Like Sleeping In Velvet

Luxurious Flannelette Sheets Are Like Sleeping In Velvet

Flannelette sheets and I have never had a good relationship. They are scratchy, thin, and totally uncool… until now. Since moving to the Hills, I have bought an electric blanket and stocked up on mohair and faux-fur throws. NO flannelette sheets! It gets FREEZING in the winter with nights getting down to around zero degrees (centigrade). Brrrrrrrrrrr. I don’t like sleeping in a hot room, I do like fresh air, but I hate being cold. Fussy? Me? I recently took off my summer weight bamboo sheets (divine, by the way) and replaced them for the first time with CoziCotton™ flannelette…

Stylish Kitchen Tips Straight From Design Magazines

Stylish Kitchen Tips Straight From Design Magazines

A stylish kitchen will be the heart of your entire home. It is such a practical space in which we spend time socializing and where your family can come together to share meals and enjoy special time together. As the hub of the home, your kitchen should be practical as well as enjoyable. A stylish kitchen can be a true showstopper and will add considerable value to your home. If you want yours to look like the ones you see in all the design magazines, then use these unbeatable tips. Stylish Kitchen: Overall Style Whether it’s a stylish kitchen or…

Zuster Embellish Is Aussie Luxury for Bold Interiors

Zuster Embellish Is Aussie Luxury for Bold Interiors

Zuster Embellish will be launched at DENFAIR this month by an innovative Australian furniture design house headed by sisters Wilhelmina McCarroll and Fleur Sibbel. Zuster, which means ‘sisters’ in the Dutch language, has developed a reputation for artistic and architectural pieces. Hot on the heels of last years Jewell Collection, the Zuster Embellish range captures the essence of luxury hotel living. Dark and moody, elegant and detailed, there is a couture-like quality to the range that references luxury hotels and formal yet edgy decor. Designer/Director Wilhelmina McCarroll says the Zuster Embellish collection is a move away from the companies purely…