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Don’t Call Me Penny is a premier Australian interior design blog for all things related to Architecture, Building, Interior Design, Outdoor Living and Lifestyle. Hi, I’m Penelope Herbert – award-winning interior designer, media writer, newspaper columnist, dog lover and champagne drinker.

 

Redecorating + Interior Design + Renovation + Architecture + Building + DIY + Colour + Textiles + Home Styling + Outdoor Living

On the Don’t Call Me Penny Interior Design Blog you’ll find tips, trends, expert advice, DIY, inspiration, exclusive features, and the best luxe and luxe-inspired architecture, design, interiors, homewares, outdoor living, garden style and more from Australia, Europe, USA, and unique artisans.

We’ll give you tools, free advice, and inspiration on how to create your own house to home beautiful. And if you need an interior designer in Adelaide, well we can help you there too.

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How To Prevent Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can be a nuisance. They can take a while to recover from and you may find that you’re unable to partake in your chosen sport while in recovery. Other day-to-day activities could also be affected such as driving or doing housework. By exploring ways of...

How To Prepare Your Pet For A New Baby’s Arrival

How do you introduce your pet to your new baby? Contrary to what you might think, your pet is onto you! They can see a difference with your belly growing and the general ambience of the home changing.Although your pets are baby-makers, having a baby of your own can be...

The New Home Checklist You Should Complete Before You Move In

A new home is an exciting prospect, but have you thought about a new home checklist? Your first few nights in a new home can be ruined if there are any major problems that you have to deal with immediately. This is especially true if you could have taken care of these...

Repair and Cleaning Tips To Keep Your Home Fabulous

It's the regular repair and cleaning of your home that keeps it in top condition. Most people would say that they want a clean, fresh-smelling home.  How can you keep the place looking and feeling as good as possible all the time? These are repair and cleaning...

Simple Tricks To Make Your Garden Easy To Maintain

Whether or not you are a keen gardener, you will likely want to make your garden easy to maintain. You may enjoy gardening but not have the time to attend to it every day to keep the plants alive. Thus, easy maintenance tips might be what you are looking for. If so,...

Non-Residential Interior Design for Schools

You probably haven't thought much about interior design for schools. However, most schools have outdated interior and exterior designs that make the school look boring. So why does this even matter? The appearance of a school can go a long way in boosting students’...

The Best Fabrics To Choose for A Healthy Closet

The best fabrics are the basis of good clothing. But which one should you choose? They all have different properties in terms of comfort, fit and durability. Whilst function is important, how fabrics fit, fall and ensure are all vital. It's best to take your favorite...

4 Perfect Reasons To Hire a Personal Shopper

A lot of people have a tendency to assume that a personal shopper is only for the rich and famous. This is certainly not the case. Everyone can benefit from the services of personal stylists and shoppers. Read on to discover what you can expect from this service....

5 Ways to Build Stronger and Healthier Muscles

Building stronger and healthier muscles takes focus and commitment. Are you making your gym workouts count? Working up a sweat isn't the only way to get healthier. But building stronger and healthier muscles is a specific science. When you hit the gym, which equipment...

Why Is Your Interior Design Company Website Important

Whether you run a full-time interior design business or you have a part-time passion, your company website is all-important. Having a well-designed website could be the difference between success or not making a profit. But why is this? What is it about your interior...

Three Smart Functional Ideas To Make To Your Home

Smart functional ideas are what every home renovation needs. However, you don't have to be doing full-scale renovations to your home to benefit from these smart + functional ideas. Making big changes in your home should come with benefits. So if you're planing to...

Body Rejuvenation. Three Ways To Take Control

Do you need a body rejuvenation? When you’re busy, stressed, tired, or otherwise going through life, it can be so easy to neglect your own healthcare. Three easy ways to take control will have you bouncing back. Over time, neglecting your body rejuvenation can result...

Making Land Investment Work For You

While it’s not recommended as readily as real estate investment, land investment, buying the right piece of land and making money from it is a lot more reliable than you might think. Even with property development, it’s usually the land that’s appreciating in value,...

Maximise Workouts With Four Expert Tips

Maximise workouts because our bodies are designed to move. As such, it will respond well to any efforts made to keep it moving and active ensuring it is at optimum health every day. Everyone knows the importance of staying fit and healthy. However, despite this fact,...

Here’s Everything You Need To Consider Flipping Homes

Have you ever considered flipping homes? If you have recently built up a strong level of savings, then you might be thinking about the right business investment for you. One smart choice could be flipping properties. Flipping homes involves buying houses at the floor...

Stop! Your Kitchen Cleaning May Be All Wrong

Your kitchen cleaning is fundamental for hygiene and sanity. After all, nothing drives us crazier than the sight of unwashed dishes in kitchen sink, and nothing attracts bacteria quite as fast, either! With this in mind, most of us will undertake kitchen cleaning to...

Electrical Wiring: 3 Important Design Considerations

There are many small design details to remember when renovating a room. However, the electrical wiring is one that people often overlook. Electrical sockets are a practical fixture, yet many renovators don’t think about how they fit with the rest of the decor. In some...

Ultimate Australian Travel Adventure: The Essentials Guide

The opportunity for your ultimate Australian travel adventure is one that truly can't be missed. The sheer volume of awe-inspiring locations that dot our country make every trip a worthwhile experience. So where will you end up? Figuring out how to make the most of...

Beautiful Garden Tidy Up You can Do Now

Think of what your ideal garden would look like. It’s highly likely that your idea will focus on a neat, tidy, beautiful garden. Now look out of the window and what do you see? If your beautiful garden matches the picture you had in your mind’s eye, congratulations....

6 Easy Tips on How to Improve Your Interior Décor

You want to improve your interior decor, right? You've seen those fantastic home designs on reality shows and wish that your home was just as elegant. Well, here's how you can do it. As a homeowner, you want your interior design to make your space look great and...

Spacious Bathroom Ideas for Your Next Renovation

Spacious bathroom ideas will give you ways in which to create more space in your bathroom, or give the impression of more space. if you're renovating, then a spacious bathroom may be on you wish list. One of the biggest problems with many bathrooms is that they...

Designing A New Home Isn’t So Tough

Designing a new home may be the answer when you're in the market for a new home. Finding an existing one that fits your budget, lifestyle and location can get tough. So maybe you are not approaching your search properly. For one thing, you may not be able to find the...

Inherited Property? Here’s What You Can Do With It

 When you've inherited property, it could be bittersweet. On the one hand you've gained something valuable. On the other hand, you've lost someone you loved who cared about you very much. So what can you do with the property? It’s quite common these days for people to...

Creating The Perfect Post-Covid Social Space At Home

In a Covid world, having a social space was politically incorrect. We were all supposed to be in our own bubble, not sharing a social space with others. Now the tables have turned and it's time to get responsibly social again. 2021 is a year filled with promise for...

6 Home Redecorating Tips From Floor To Ceiling

Home redecorating doesn't need to be complicated. However, when you decide to change the look of your home, it can seem like a daunting task. So you'll find these simple tips very useful. Whether it is a full-scale upgrade or just minor tweaks, all you need is some...

Treat Yourself To Something Lovely

If you're the kind of person who is always taking care of others, don't you think it's about time to treat yourself? It's not selfish to think of yourself for a change, and it's not a bad thing either – in fact, it can improve your mood and give you a positive outlook...

Outdoor Room Ideas In Three Easy Steps

An outdoor room can be the perfect way to extend your living and entertaining space, without building an extension. With three simple steps, you could have a new outdoor room this weekend. A well-planned outdoor room will create an outdoor escape for relaxing or...

Easy Ways To Get Your Home Renovation Ready

Congratulations! You're making your home renovation ready because you have BIG plans to refresh and revitalise your home. That's exciting. However, you need to address six important areas first. You need to decide whether your home will be sold on or you will be...

3 Ways Breathing Life Into Your Interior Walls

When the home looks dull and dreary, it's usually the interior walls we first commit to sacrifice at the altar of the interior design gods. And quite rightfully too! When the walls look great, they can breathe life into the rest of the decor. However, if the interior...
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I’m fanatically passionate about unique style, interior design, architecture, style, dogs, and bubbles (yes, the ‘in a tall champagne flute’ kind). Please call me Penelope… but please don’t call me Penny; hence the name. I created Don’t Call Me Penny as a fun daily interior design blog.

However, my daily creativity is also as an Interior Designer at Plush Design Interiors and the writer of a weekly newspaper column on Home + Interiors for The Weekender Herald.

Thank you for visiting the Don’t Call Me Penny Interior Design Blog which provides FREE daily inspiration, ideas and DIY projects. There are some wonderful other writers on the blog including Architectural and Interior Design students Lana Hawkins, Catherine Collins, and in-house talents Eloise Barker and Shelby Doogue.

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Fresh articles are posted daily. If you love stylish and design-worthy living you’ll love the inspiring images, expert information, DIY projects, unusual finds, what’s new, what’s hot, and exclusive content featured here on Don’t Call Me Penny.

 

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Fresh articles are posted daily. If you love stylish and design-worthy living you’ll love the inspiring images, expert information, DIY projects, unusual finds, what’s new, what’s hot, and exclusive content featured here on Don’t Call Me Penny.

If you have a suggestion for an article you’d like to see on this site, please CONTACT US.

Thanks for visiting. Please stay in touch

On our sister site, The Style Podcast, you can listen to interviews with people across the globe involved in Fashion. Beauty. Home. and Lifestyle.  Why not check it out now?

If you need interior design, pre-sale assistance, floor plan re-design, colour + textile consultation or renovation assistance, then please see more information on Plush Design Interiors. You’ll find services, fees + testimonials.

Thanks for being here. Please come back soon. Love from Penelope xx

 

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Use the high-quality suppliers we recommend. We’ll help you SAVE MONEY by telling you where to shop the latest sales. Click Me

Whether you are a homeowner or renter, if you want to love where you live Don’t Call Me Penny will show you how.

Fresh articles are posted daily. If you love stylish and design-worthy living you’ll love the inspiring images, expert information, DIY projects, unusual finds, what’s new, what’s hot, and exclusive content featured here on Don’t Call Me Penny.

If you have a suggestion for an article you’d like to see on this site, please CONTACT US.

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On our sister site, The Style Podcast, you can listen to interviews with people across the globe involved in Fashion. Beauty. Home. and Lifestyle.  Why not check it out now?

If you need interior design, pre-sale assistance, floor plan re-design, colour + textile consultation or renovation assistance, then please see more information on Plush Design Interiors. You’ll find services, fees + testimonials.

Thanks for being here. Please come back soon. Love from Penelope xx

 

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