Interior Design

Rockstar Interiors with Bohemian Glamour

Rockstar Interiors with Bohemian Glamour

Rockstar interiors may evoke images of Kate Moss basking on a fur rug or Mick Jagger lounging on a giant leather sofa. Rockstar interiors mean luxury, decadence, opulence, and carefree nonchalance… and they are within your reach… even on a budget. As an interior designer in Adelaide, it’s my job to interpret YOUR loves and lifestyle into functional & stylish interiors and outdoor living. Just because I LOVE rockstar interiors and bohemian glamour doesn’t mean everyone does (but they totally should). However, it’s also my job to show clients what’s new and desirable. The décor a client thinks they want…

Saving Time During The Week – Is It Possible?

Saving Time During The Week – Is It Possible?

Saving time seems like an impossibility when our lives just seem to be getting busier. There are only 24 hours in a day. However, you can use those 24 hours to be more productive and ‘less busy’ than you are now. Running around during the week and not saving time seems like the practical reality of millions of people. Everyone has responsibilities, and seemingly little time to take care of them all. It can be quite tiring to keep up, but if you plan your time well, it’s possible to do. Some people are more than happy to give up…

How To Choose An Antique Bed Frame

How To Choose An Antique Bed Frame

Have you inherited an antique bed frame that you’d love to feature somewhere in your home? Antique beds are unique and fun, but they present some interesting challenges when it comes to finding the right mattress and bed frame. You not only need to match a modern mattress to a unique antique size, but you will also want to think about which antique bed frame best suits your style. (Header image courtesy of Jolene Smith Interiors) Watch the Size of Your Antique Bed Frame Many antique bed frames are 48” wide, which is about ¾ the size of a full…

Top Interior Design Trends According to Pinterest

Top Interior Design Trends According to Pinterest

Top interior design trends are eagerly awaited by home lovers around the world. In 2018 there are numerous fabulous interior design trends that you’ll love. Many are easily incorporated into your current home. Our writer, Lana Hawkins, investigates these top interior design trends as chosen by users of Pinterest. As an infinite source of inspiration, Pinterest has gained a dominant presence on the top interior design trends scene. Not only does it offer the most charming ideas for styling our homes, but it has also become a world-popular platform where new trends come to life. Whether you’re a design pro…

Australian Interior Design Trends That Work in 2018

Australian Interior Design Trends That Work in 2018

Australian interior design trends have a sense of freedom and a connection to the earth making them suitable for any home in 2018. Diana Smith investigates further.  Interior design trends are changing so rapidly and monumentally every single year, and keeping up with all of them is rather hard. That’s why people usually just follow those that are characteristic for their own region only instead of paying attention to all global trends. So it’s wonderful to introduce Australian interior design trends to you. Every region has its preferences, and when it comes to Australia, people usually stick to clean, simple,…

Home Makeover Tour: Ranch with Open Floor Plan

Home Makeover Tour: Ranch with Open Floor Plan

Let’s go on a home makeover tour with Diana Smith who will share beautiful tips for arranging and decorating an open floor plan ranch-style home. Truly one of our most popular lifestyles, open plan is here to stay. This home makeover tour isn’t a single home; it’s showing great concepts from different homes. This way, you can pick and choose the ideas that suit your floor plan and lifestyle. So… have you always wanted a home with an airy, stripped-down appeal that invokes minimalism and communal living? If the answer is yes, then an open floor plan is just the…

Three Redecorating Tips Most People Forget

Three Redecorating Tips Most People Forget

Redecorating tips are devoured by home lovers who have ‘The Block’ and ‘Fixer Upper’ on speed dial. We all love a beautifully decorated home but perhaps don’t give the process much thought. It doesn’t just ‘happen’ but it can happen for you. Your home is likely to be a really comfortable place to live. After all, one of the core functions of a home is to be functional and liveable. Perhaps you’ve spent time choosing the perfect sofa and a fabulously comfortable bed. But that’s not decorating, is it? So these redecorating tips may have you re-thinking what makes a…

Creating Unique Homes: Goodbye Cookie Cutter House

Creating Unique Homes: Goodbye Cookie Cutter House

Creating unique homes is a goal to which we should all strive. Our homes reflect our personalities, lives and loves. Your life is unique to you so your home should be as unique as you are. And the good news? When creating unique homes only a few rules apply. Creating unique homes is easy… and not easy. It’s easy to craft a home that is a little, well, boring. Sure, it can be well put-together and look aesthetically pleasing, but there’s little that makes it stand it from all the other homes on the street. The tough bit is that…

Create Ambience and Interest In A Dark Room

Create Ambience and Interest In A Dark Room

To create ambience in a room you need just a few expert tips. If you have a room that receives little natural light or you use the room mostly at night, create ambience and interest to stop dark-and-dingy-itis. Many modern apartments and houses on small blocks of land will have at least one room that doesn’t get an abundance of natural light. And with the advent of separate media rooms, the ability to create ambience is often overlooked because you are in semi-darkness most of the time. However, these rooms will still benefit from a few expert interior design tips…

How Can a Good Office Design Benefit Your Brand?

How Can a Good Office Design Benefit Your Brand?

How Can a Good Office Design Benefit Your Brand? Your company brand should be present in every aspect of your business, conveying all your values and objectives through a single powerful message. As such, it’s an integral part of your good office design, too. Your business brand can enrich your office design, but carefully planned good office design can also benefit your brand and contribute to your company’s success. A branded work environment is an exciting place to work in, an inspiring area to create and a mesmerising space to win over new clients and retain old ones. Image source:…

Children Vs A Clean Home – This Is How You Can Have Both

Children Vs A Clean Home – This Is How You Can Have Both

A clean home is a happy home, right? Well it ought to be because clutter and dirt can do your head in. But when you are a busy parent trying to keep a happy clean home, can your kids be sabotaging you? Many parents think that they have to give up a clean home as soon as they welcome their first child. After all, babies and young children are known for being exceptionally messy, and they don’t exactly go hand-in-hand with neat and tidy interiors. You will find that their sticky hands get everywhere and, as soon as they are…

Adding Cosy Winter Vibes To Your Decor

Adding Cosy Winter Vibes To Your Decor

Our thoughts now turn to creating a cosy winter vibe in our homes. In Australia, we’re heading toward our winter months. In most places, we don’t have a bone-chilling winter, at least not like the ones that the US and UK experience. But for us Aussies, things definitely do get a hell of a lot colder so we seek cosy winter solutions. It’s so hard to even imagine that we have the blistering summers that we do. However, at the minute, all we can do is dream of that blistering heat. For winter is here, and your home needs to…

The Advantages To Narrow Block Home Building

The Advantages To Narrow Block Home Building

Narrow block home building has become the norm in many parts of Australia, and the world. Whilst there is no denying that the idea of owning a massive plot of land with a big house and lots of space is desirable for many, the possibility is becoming a distant dream. This is not only because property is expensive, but also because space is at a premium in the major cities in Australia. However, it is not all doom and gloom, as there are some wonderful advantages to narrow block home building, as you will discover in further detail below. They…

Essential Tips for A Well-Lit Home

Essential Tips for A Well-Lit Home

A well-lit home makes your living, sleeping, work and relaxation spaces more functional and enjoyable than most people realise. Yet creating a lighting plan or giving consideration to suitable lighting is often last-minute or forgotten completely. Not with these expert tips. When homes and additions are designed, many owner-builders can forget about the important role played by lighting. A well-lit home will create a cosy atmosphere where desired, make a room look larger, enable tasks to be more functional, and be used to highlight features or key points in a room (not to mention, making it a nicer place in…

Lifehacks: 10 Secrets to a Perfectly Organized Kitchen

Lifehacks: 10 Secrets to a Perfectly Organized Kitchen

Lifehacks; where would we be without them? Now there are hacks for everything… some more useful than others. But what’s really useful is hacks for your kitchen. They may not make you a better cook but they may save your life. There is nothing more nerve-wracking than trying to prepare lunch in a chaotic kitchen that allows you no room to manoeuvre. The worst thing is that this is not the case with only small kitchens. It happens even to the most spacious rooms. The problem lies in an inefficient organization that can sabotage even the best of chefs. But…