Style + Design

Flex Your Home Design Eco Credentials

Flex Your Home Design Eco Credentials

Do you want to add home design eco credentials to your renovation and home improvement skills? Even first-timers will benefit from knowing how to be more ‘green’ when it comes to their homes. Yes, the buzzwords of the moment are eco-friendly, green and sustainable. These environmentally aware concepts are seemingly permeating every aspect of our lives including our home decor and renovation choices. While you may not have considered ‘going green’ when purchasing a new dishwasher a decade ago, nowadays the focus is on energy efficiency rather than ergonomic design. Home Design Eco Credentials : Star Rating Purchase new appliances…

The Psychology Of Open Plan  Interior Design

The Psychology Of Open Plan Interior Design

Open plan interior design is more popular than ever. Traditionally, the concept of a room was known and agreed upon. Everyone knew what a room constituted and no one disagreed. The premise what that whatever was inside four walls was considered a room. The space inside was given its own freedom and privacy. However, contemporary home design has turned this concept literally on it’s head. Now you will find that the modern home has the bottom floor completely open. Open floor designs are being sprung up all over the world. Not only does it save on building and construction, but…

Your Elegant Penthouse Can Be Beautifully Cosy Too

Your Elegant Penthouse Can Be Beautifully Cosy Too

An elegant penthouse is the perfect place to enjoy living in the city or at the beach. Views for miles, open plan living, party balconies and rarefied air. So can you have elegance AND cosiness in your penthouse? Here’s how. The plush nature of elegant penthouse living can add a lot of pressure when it comes to décor and style. Such spacious homes demand a little sophistication. However, does it have to come at the expense of that cosy comforting feeling we all love so much? Here, we’re going to take a look at a few key tips that can…

Buying Designer Furniture for Your Home…The RIGHT Way

Buying Designer Furniture for Your Home…The RIGHT Way

When purchasing designer furniture for your home there are several decisions you need to make. From style to budget, no-one wants to make a mistake. Here’s how not to. Designer furniture must be well-considered. The four main areas on which to make a decision are; the budget. How much can you afford for the right piece? the style. Will it be classic or more edgy? the colour. Neutral? Bold? Patterned? the fabric. Leather? Linen? Velvet? Stain-Resistant? Pet proof? However, before you begin to consider these attributes, first decide whether you want luxury designer furniture or high street furniture with a…

Five New Year Cosy Home Ideas

Five New Year Cosy Home Ideas

New Year cosy home ideas will get you over Christmas and into a new way of thinking about how you like to decorate your home. Once the ‘chrissie decs’ come down, you may be looking for more cosy home ideas. Here they are. As we approach the festive season, many people are focusing their attention beyond Christmas and into the New Year. If you’re looking to make your home more cosy in the new year, there are some simple, easy and cheap things you can do to achieve this.   In this article we’re going to take a look at…

Viva La Minimalism! A Minimalist Interior That’s Right.

Viva La Minimalism! A Minimalist Interior That’s Right.

A minimalist interior is probably different from what you think. It’s not white rooms and only a chair for furniture. In fact, a minimalist interior is likely the decor for which you are striving, you just know it yet. All things eclectic and vintage have been decor directions for some time, bamboozling us with their randomness, disorder, and colour. However, there is a stalwart of fans that aren’t willing to let go the joys of a minimalist interior. These perfectionist folk with their eye on sleek lines, blocks of monochrome colour and clutter-free living adore the concept of minimalism. Show…

Think Like A Decorator With Expert Tricks

Think Like A Decorator With Expert Tricks

Would you like to think like a decorator? We all want our homes to reflect our personalities and suit our lifestyle. Those important elements don’t need to be sacrificed in order to create a home you love with the style you crave. Yes, you can easily think like a decorator with a few key tips and a mindset change. One of my key tips is to try and view the room to be redecorated as belonging to someone else. Sometimes taking a step back and not being so emotionally involved WILL help you to make better interior design decisions. So…

Mood Enhancing Decor To Love Where You Live

Mood Enhancing Decor To Love Where You Live

Mood enhancing decor can take your home from bland to grand with a few simple tips. Even if you are renting, these five expert ideas will give you inspiration and motivation. Your home really is your castle. Mood enhancing decor that’s personal to YOUR lifestyle is essential to making a house a home. However, sometimes it’s not easy to decide what you need to do. You may ask yourself “How do I style my home the right way? To match both your tastes and your lifestyle it can be difficult to make decisions. Because trying to pull together comfortable living…

Top Design Ideas To Modernise and Beautify Your Home

Top Design Ideas To Modernise and Beautify Your Home

Top design ideas differ from trends in that top design ideas have longevity as well as style. There are ways to modernise and beautify your home without great expense and without fearing a short-lived trend. Perhaps you love your home – the location, the neighbours, the amenities – but you need some tweaking to make it more of a dream home. The top design ideas below will help you to create the home you desire by simply tweaking what you have. Top Design Ideas for Your Kitchen Your kitchen is a place where everyone comes together so it must be…

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…

Delightful Decor? Here’s How To Keep It That Way

Delightful Decor? Here’s How To Keep It That Way

Your delightful decor has been in situ for five minutes and now you’re petrified it will get ruined. It may not be kids and pets that ruin your delightful decor… it could be something far worse. Decorating and furnishing a home is expensive- and so once your delightful decor is looking beautiful, it makes sense that you’d want to keep it that way. Looked after well, you should be able to get away with only making minor maintenance for a number of years, and you can protect the decor in which you’ve invested. But what exactly can you do at…

Traditional Home Decor: The Do’s and Don’ts

Traditional Home Decor: The Do’s and Don’ts

Traditional home decor can bring a beautiful, timeless look to your home, but only if you get it right. One thing you don’t want to do is end up making your home look like a place straight out of the 40s, 50s, or 60s. If you get traditional home decor wrong, your home could end up looking more like a film set than a genuine place where someone actually lives. Here, we’ll discuss the dos and don’ts of achieving traditional home decor style so you can make your home decor last, and seriously enjoy it too. Do Incorporate Old And…

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…

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…

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…