Interior Design

Creating A Super Spacious Small Home

Creating A Super Spacious Small Home

A super spacious small home is desirable even when the budget is small and the space is even tinier. No matter how small the space is in which you live, you still want to feel like you live in a spacious home. For most people, that first rung of the homeowner’s ladder is the most exciting moment of their materialistic lives.The desire is a super spacious small home that looks and feels like a mansion. It’s the moment where they can proudly say they own a little slice of the planet; a perfectly curated pile of bricks and mortar that…

Autumn Bedroom Inspiration You’ll Love

Autumn Bedroom Inspiration You’ll Love

Autumn bedroom inspiration offers decor that’s warm, cosy, and comfortable. Colours are warm, the lighting is gentle, and the feeling is glowing. So how can you be inspired when Autumn hits? I knew it was time for some autumn bedroom inspiration because guess what? Our central heating came on, on its own last night! The shops are full of Halloween decorations and, for some readers, the leaves on the trees are starting to go a reddy-brown. That can only mean one thing, Autumn is on its way! Of course, you’ll want to make sure that your home decor keeps up…

Timeless Bedroom Design for Children

Timeless Bedroom Design for Children

When it comes to bedroom design for children, there are two schools of thought – age-appropriate and colourful OR timeless and elegant. If it’s timeless bedroom design for children that you want, then you’ll love these tips. We know that when you have children, the idea of decorating and staging their room can be quite exciting.You could go cray-cray with bedroom design ideas. But the problem many parents face is the fact their child’s mind can change quite quickly and often does when it comes to new trends. This can mean you’re being guilted into changing designs much more frequently….

5 Ways Interior Designers Save You Money

5 Ways Interior Designers Save You Money

Yes, interior designers save you money even though you may think their fees are beyond your budget. Well, that’s two myths I can quash in the first two paragraphs. In fact, an interior designer could save you enough money to pay for their fees. Interior designers can save you money in many ways, whilst helping you to create a functional, comfortable and stylish home. In fact, some interior designers (like me) will save you enough money to cover the interior design fees. It’s like getting an interior designer for free! It’s common to think that interior designers fluff around with…

DIY Home Refreshers Achievable This Weekend

DIY Home Refreshers Achievable This Weekend

DIY home refreshers will make you feel as though you’re living in a new house. Try these four easy ways to refresh your home… all achievable this weekend. It’s common for people to become a little bored with their homes. After a while, it can feel like we’re going from room to room on autopilot; we don’t even notice all the small details that were once hand chosen with such care. Sometimes, this boredom with our surroundings makes us think about switching up our surroundings and moving somewhere new, but really, this would be a dramatic reaction to what is…

New Product: Kohler Converge Cleansing Shower

New Product: Kohler Converge Cleansing Shower

The Kohler Converge is the latest technology from bathroom innovators, Kohler; a global leader in the manufacture of bathroom and kitchen products. Their latest showering technology is sleek in design with space-saving smarts. If you are planning a bathroom renovation, the new Kohler Converge is a piece of stylish bathroomware you’ll love. Boasting a 152mm diameter flat-faced showerhead, this new device also features a cleverly integrated hand shower. Divine. In my work as an interior designer in Adelaide, my clients either love or loathe more traditional hand-held shower pieces as they can look bulky or as separate tapware. Why Kohler…

Weekend Projects: Five Easy Projects for You to Try

Weekend Projects: Five Easy Projects for You to Try

Weekend projects are those fabulously quick activities that will help create a more functional and stylish home. You don’t have to commit to weeks and months; you only need to spend a few hours or a whole day. Easy. No matter how big your home is, you can always find something to do around it – fixing things here and there might seem like a boring and menial task, but it’s actually the only way to make sure your home is always taken care of. These tasks don’t have to be too time-consuming or hard, and you can even handle…

Home Management: Tips for A Smooth Running Home

Home Management: Tips for A Smooth Running Home

Home management is a crucial component of modern living. From singles to families, the ability to efficiently organise your home gives you more leisure time and a stress-free mindset. So how can you get into the groove? Your home is your castle and the place in which you should feel the most relaxed. Efficient home management will help you to get important things done. So you can confidently slip into a warm bubble bath with a face mask and a glass of wine knowing everything is done. Your home is a lot of things to you so keeping it running effectively…

How to Create a Dramatic Bathroom

How to Create a Dramatic Bathroom

A dramatic bathroom can still be a restful space in which you wash and relax away the stresses of the day. No longer simply a place to brush to your teeth and have a quick shower, modern bathrooms are anything you want them to be. A dramatic bathroom is the perfect area for experimenting with some of your more exuberant tastes. Given that so many people go for the same white tiles and chrome fittings, you can easily create some incredible drama. Bring it on. Your bathroom is not an area in which you will be spending long hours or…

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,…

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…