Interior Design

Birthday Gifts That Show Dad You Actually ‘Get Him’

Birthday Gifts That Show Dad You Actually ‘Get Him’

As far as birthday gifts are concerned, they don’t come harder to buy for than your old man. Dads are notoriously difficult at the best of times, but at least you can get away with underwear and aftershave at Christmas. However, If his birthday is approaching you probably feel as though you’re up a creek that begins with the letter ‘S’ when it comes to buying birthday gifts. It doesn’t need to be that way. This year can be a little different with a gift that will turn that fake grin into a genuine smile. There are several ideas out…

Bedroom Luxe: Tips for Making Your Bedroom Look More Expensive

Bedroom Luxe: Tips for Making Your Bedroom Look More Expensive

Bedroom luxe is what every woman wants. So Diana Smith shares her top tips for creating a bedroom that LOOKS luxurious even if your budget is smaller than your dreams. Most of us have at least once regretted not having stylish bedroom luxe, such as the one we were treated to during a stay in a 5-star hotel or one we’ve seen in some trendy magazine. It’s quite normal to wish for a bit of luxury in the space that is probably the most private, with a possible exception of the bathroom. Still, no matter how modest and humble your…

Smooth Running When You Work From Home

Smooth Running When You Work From Home

The smooth running of your office when you work from home is one of the most important elements for productivity and profit. Of course, working from home has its fair share of perks, but there are also plenty of challenges. Whether you run your own business from home or can work from home as an employee, you’ll value smooth running tips. With family committments, chores getting in the way and the dog throwing up on the carpet, you can be easily distracted and unable to get any work done. I mean, that washing isn’t going to get put on the…

How To Create A Stylish Bedroom Makeover

How To Create A Stylish Bedroom Makeover

As seasons change, a stylish bedroom makeover may be on the top of your redecorating list. But with so many ideas, where do you start? The bedroom is one of those rare places in the world where you can relax completely and forget about all your worries and stress. However, if you want to make your safe haven even more comfortable, stylish and chic try employing these design tips during your next stylish bedroom makeover. Refresh your walls If you want to start your stylish bedroom makeover by creating a focus on your walls, you’re making a great first step….

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…

3 Storage Solutions To Create More Space

3 Storage Solutions To Create More Space

Storage solutions on Pinterest will keep you occupied and inspired for hours. But who has the time? What you need are 3 storage solutions you can handle right now… and leave Pinterest for a relax and a glass of wine. When it comes to clever storage solutions, there are many that you might not have thought about. If you’re like me, you’ll start thinking about storage solutions when you need more space and your home feels cluttered. So with that in mind, I picked three good storage solutions to get you started. For more, check out this great Pinterest page….

From Mess To Impress With 7 Best Ideas

From Mess To Impress With 7 Best Ideas

I wish going from mess to impress was as easy as Samantha twitching her nose and, miraculously, the house is perfect. Dream on. In reality, keeping a decluttered home takes a little more work. Mess is something that you just have to deal with. As much as you try to keep your home clean and tidy, mess will eventually find its way into your there. And it can wreak havoc on the stylish and relaxed atmosphere you have tried so hard to cultivate. While it makes sense to clean up a little and often, sometimes the mess will just continue…

6 Hot Interior Design Trends That are Coming in 201

6 Hot Interior Design Trends That are Coming in 201

Hot interior design trends are avidly followed by home lovers as well as designers. It’s not about blindly following design trends, but taking elements you love to freshen up your decor. There is never one trend to rule them all when it comes to interior design; even HOT interior design trends. This industry is ever changing and if you want to stay current in the design world you should definitely implement into your home some of the hot interior design trends coming in 2018. The key is finding the perfect combination of trends that will elevate your style without making…

Room Makeovers That Breathe Life and Style

Room Makeovers That Breathe Life and Style

Room Makeovers: Breathe Life and Style into Each Room of Your Home New Year, new interior design, right? Right. The time is better than ever for room makeovers to freshen up your interior and bring your home back to its former glory, or even make it shine in a completely new light. Fortunately, for you, room makeovers don’t have to be expensive projects – you simply need a few trendy ideas you can incorporate into your existing decor. From the bedroom all the way to the dining room, there are plenty of small changes you can implement that will breathe…

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…

3 Reasons to Build a Granny Flat NOT An Extension

3 Reasons to Build a Granny Flat NOT An Extension

Build a Granny Flat not an extension onto your home if you value one or more of these specific lifestyle features. Common wisdom may suggest that, if you are running short of space in your home, the obvious thing to do is to build an extension NOT build a granny flat. However, I may beg to differ… but under certain circumstances. Extensions add instant floor area to your home for which getting planning permission is relatively easy. However, an extension can take a while, be messy throughout the building process and may not solve all your problems after all. So…

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…

3 Perfectly Dressed Tips for Special Parties

3 Perfectly Dressed Tips for Special Parties

‘Tis the season to perfectly dressed when you attend an important event or party over the festive season. There are three tips you need to remember. When you have a big event coming up, there are a number of things to be perfectly dressed that you want to get right. One of them, for most people, will be to look as good as possible. Being perfectly dressed, and comfortable, will heighten your confidence and contribute to your enjoyment of the party. However, it would be a lie to suggest that looking one’s absolute best is always a walk in the…