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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.  …

How to Choose the Right Rug, Every Time

How to Choose the Right Rug, Every Time

Colour + Texture + Size: How to Choose the Right Rug, Every Time Not only are area rugs stylish accessories to your home décor, but they also create an atmosphere of cosiness and comfort, add depth to a room, break a monotonous look and tie a room together. However, only the right rug can help you achieve this. If you pick one that doesn’t work well with the general style of the room, then it will really stand out, creating an unbalanced look. When choosing a rug for your space, there are several important aspects to be considered, including size,…

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles has 112 outlets across Australia making it our biggest retailer of tiles. So when it comes to redecorating and home renovation you know they have the expertise to help you. When it comes to thinking about decor colour most people may immediately think of paint. Whilst paint is a great way to freshen decor and create unique spaces, tiles can also provide great options for adding colour. Many home decorators shy away from colour instead opting for something safe… and white. Yes, colour options can be overwhelming but with some expert help you can add colour in perfect…

DIY: Painted Shapes To Flatter Any Home, with Shaynna Blaze

DIY: Painted Shapes To Flatter Any Home, with Shaynna Blaze

Painted shapes have been evolving for some years with stencils really leading the charge. From a single feature wall to trailing scenery over two or three walls, this relatively simple interior decorating trend can achieve dynamic results. However, if you don’t fancy stencils and your inner artist finds murals challenging, then you’ll love these three creative paint ideas. Interior Designer, television presenter, ‘The Block’ judge, and Taubmans Brand Ambassador, Shaynna Blaze, explains where and how to best use painted shapes. Scroll down for the DIY videos for each of these projects. “Any room can take shapes and patterns, but you…

Add Unique Style To Create A Home You’ll Love

Add Unique Style To Create A Home You’ll Love

Unique style is not the exclusive preserve of interior designers. Whilst we can all redecorate our homes, does that reflect a unique style? Choosing a colour palette and furnishings is very personal, but does your home look effortlessly ‘styled’? Would you like it to be? Wherever you live, everyone can think like a decorator with some expert tips and design basics. Sure, redecorating involves colour choices, furniture positioning, and flow but does that reflect your unique style and the ambience you wish to create? If you’d like an effortlessly stylish home that looks like you hired an interior designer then…

The Timeless Surfaces You Need Now

The Timeless Surfaces You Need Now

Timeless surfaces will stand the test of time when trends and fads have long been forgotten. Which is why classic finishes will always win over the-latest-greatest… gone! So if you are building, renovating, or redecorating there are four timeless surfaces to consider. I’m not suggesting you shouldn’t add fun and faddy elements to your decor. Your home should have fun and quirky elements, particularly things that can be easily changed such as cushions. You might also be a fan of eclectic decor and not want a ‘classic’ look. Fear not, timeless surfaces can be mixed with other design elements. That’s what makes them enduring classics.

Painting Your Home Without The Panic

Painting Your Home Without The Panic

Painting is one of the easiest ways to freshen your decor and completely change the vibe and dynamism of your home. So if it’s so easy, why do people get so panicked at the thought? When decorating their home, many people, particularly first time painters, make huge mistakes when it comes to how they put paint on their walls. And, it makes sense. Painting is a messy and difficult job. Even when you try incredibly hard, it’s very rare to come out with an expert result.

The Italian Alternative for a Green + Sophisticated Home

The Italian Alternative for a Green + Sophisticated Home

The sophisticated home of the future will be greener, more sustainable and environmentally friendly without sacrificing style. QuantumSix (Q6+) porcelain sheets have just hit the Australian market and they rival stone & marble. NEW to Australia, QuantumSix+ (Q6+) porcelain sheets are the latest sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to marble and stone finishes. Light AND strong with extraordinary versatility and aesthetic appeal, the Q6+ is just 6mm thick; a more flexible, durable and affordable option than natural stone. Please click the title to READ MORE.

You’ll Love This Whimsical Wallpaper Series from Mairead Murphy

You’ll Love This Whimsical Wallpaper Series from Mairead Murphy

Sometimes you see something that just gels. For me, it’s a combination of whimsy, humour, talent and composition; you just love it. That was what happened when I first saw the delicate illustrations by the talented Mairead Murphy who has just launched her first wallpaper series, Great & Small.   So taken was I with Mairead’s work, I invited her to chat about her work on my Fashion + Home radio show on 88.9FM Hills Radio. As an Interior Architect, Mairead was used to very structured work – straight lines, symmetry, designs that made perfect sense. As an Illustrator, her…