Style + Design

Before Renovating My Home, What Should I Consider?

Before Renovating My Home, What Should I Consider?

“Renovating my home is one way to put my individual stamp on my sanctuary”. That’s what home lovers think and it’s exactly right. Your home IS your sanctuary and it should look and feel like a personal, warm and calming space. We all have an acquired taste when it comes to interior design. In my work as an interior designer in Adelaide, my clients want individuality, functionality and style that reflects THEM. So they say “When you’re renovating my home, will you retain my personality?” The answer is “yes” because that’s the way it should be. Decor decisions made by…

Adding Personality to Your Small Apartment

Adding Personality to Your Small Apartment

Moving into a new, albeit small apartment, is an exciting process. However, you’ll want to make your new property feel like home straight away. This is always challenging but can be even trickier if your apartment is on the smaller side. With these handy tips and tricks, you can maximise the space you have and add heaps of personality to your small apartment: Work the building’s architecture With any luck, you’ll be moving into an apartment that looks as good from the outside as it will inside. The style of the property can give you the basis for your interior…

How To Add More Privacy To Your Home

How To Add More Privacy To Your Home

Wherever you live, the ability to add more privacy can be very important. And there are a few different ways to gain the privacy you crave depending on your home. We all want to have our own space. So when it comes to our homes, how to add more privacy can be important. Whether it’s an open plan home, a home built close to neighbours or one with many windows to allowing natural light. However, there are certain features of your home that might make it hard to have your privacy as a household so here are a few ways…

Lack of Storage Solved With Four Popular Ideas

Lack of Storage Solved With Four Popular Ideas

Lack of storage is one of the biggest issues facing modern homes. Unless you have extra storage built-in to your home, how can you maximise the space you have? When you think about it, there are lots of common household issues most families face. These tend to include things like problems with the plumbing, a lack of heat in the home, mould on the walls, etc. Still, there’s one frequent issue that affects most households. Yep, it’s a lack of storage space. If your home doesn’t have enough storage, life becomes incredibly tricky. You have a lot of valuable items,…

A Magazine Worthy Makeover for Every Home Is Achievable

A Magazine Worthy Makeover for Every Home Is Achievable

If you’re like me, you’ll love seeing magazine worthy homes in the multitude of places from which we find inspiration. Think those looks are out of reach? Not any more. There’s nothing worse than sitting in your living room chair, browsing the pages of a magazine, only to be reminded that your interiors look nothing like those crafted by professionals. Rooms look perfect on the page because they have had a magazine worthy makeover. But when you glance up and look at the interiors in your home, you quickly see that it is not the same. Worse still, you can’t…

The Interior Decor That Works In Every Type Of Home

The Interior Decor That Works In Every Type Of Home

Interior decor is as personal as it is varied. There are almost… almost no rules when it comes to personal taste. However, if you’re a novice decorator, there are some interior decor ideas that are fool-proof. We want our homes to look good and feel safe, and for a lot of people, that means interior decor that feels most personal and comfortable to them. But what if you’re not sure where to start? What if the interior decor you like just doesn’t fit with the home you’re living in?  Well, no matter what style of home you may be living…

Modern Fresh Updates for Your Home

Modern Fresh Updates for Your Home

When you move into your new home, it’s fun to have fresh modern updates and all the mod cons that will improve it for you and raise its value. This can be done in a number of ways, which I investigate in this article. Fresh modern updates can be undertaken in a variety of ways. For example, decorating to a high standard, changing any structural issues, adding nice furniture and of course changing any broken windows and doors. These will improve the feel of your home but will they improve the functionality? Functionality may include heating systems, AC and modern…

Stuck in a Rut? Now is the Time for that Home Remodel

Stuck in a Rut? Now is the Time for that Home Remodel

Thinking about a home remodel project? If you’ve been spending a lot of time at home, you may have cast a critical eye towards your decor. Your home is your sanctuary so make it as comfortable, and stylish, as possible. Renovating and embarking on a home remodel project are at an all time high. Many homeowners are making big online purchases from their favorite home improvement stores. Functionality and comfort are definitely in style. With more time on your hands for creative home projects, it’s the perfect opportunity to pull the trigger on those DIY and/or custom, professional home projects…

Stylist Secrets To Make Any Room Look Finished

Stylist Secrets To Make Any Room Look Finished

Stylist secrets can be just that… secrets. However, there are some simple stylist secrets I’m happy to share with you. If you need a quick makeover, use these tips for a fast transformation. Renovations are great… when you finally complete them. However, they’re also notoriously expensive and time-consuming. What if your relatives announce that they’ll be popping over at the weekend for the first time in ten years? Well, you can’t start ripping out carpets and kitchen units to make the place look better. You don’t have time.  Fortunately, there are a range of stylist secrets that you can use…

Designer Decorating Concepts for Less

Designer Decorating Concepts for Less

Designer decorating usually comes at a cost. This is usually because interior designers have an incredible amount of experience under their Gucci belts. However, you can use their concepts for less. Interior design is something that can cost an incredible amount of money, especially if you get a professional interior designer involved in the process. However, designer decorating can also be something that costs surprisingly little. If you’re willing to put in a bit of work and unleash your own creativity, then use these tips. While it could ultimately end in a disaster (let’s hope not), there are fairly affordable…

How to Use Interior Design to Boost the Value of Your Home

How to Use Interior Design to Boost the Value of Your Home

When home lovers use interior design concepts, they hope to add style, functionality, comfort and also value to their home. So what are the best interior design ideas to add value? Perhaps you want to use interior design ideas to add value to your home before you sell. Alternatively, you may want to make home improvements that will benefit both your family and your investment. So, it can be extremely helpful to know which renovations have the ability to boost the value of your home. From a fresh coat of paint, revamped kitchen cupboards or letting natural light flood in,…

Yes, Your Stylish Home Can Also Be Family-Friendly

Yes, Your Stylish Home Can Also Be Family-Friendly

When you think of a stylish home, you might imagine bachelor pads and trendy flats owned by working professionals. You might not think that family homes can be sleek and polished in the same way as many modern households, but your home can be fabulously stylish too. In fact, a well-designed + stylish home should be the goal for any homeowner. The appearance of your home affects the way you feel. So, let’s talk about three ways to start making your home stylish yet family-friendly. A Stylish Home Will Have A Spacious Living Environment Clutter is not stylish, and it’s…

High-End Apartment Design Guide: 8 Essentials that Embody Pure Elegance

High-End Apartment Design Guide: 8 Essentials that Embody Pure Elegance

Whether you live in a high-end apartment or not, there is something timeless and gorgeous about elegant spaces. The fact that they look smooth and expensive without looking flashy is the secret to elegance. Although, it’s much harder to pull off than you might think. Luckily, you can always rely on the Internet to help you with your design and end up with an elegant apartment that will always look high-class. Statement lighting Lighting makes all the difference in a space. No matter how many experts worked on your decoration, the place will always look subpar if it’s not illuminated…

Putting Down Roots: Making a New Property Feel Like ‘Yours’

Putting Down Roots: Making a New Property Feel Like ‘Yours’

Putting down roots can be difficult. Many of us move around a fair bit during our early adult years. We move away to college or university, followed by student houses and apartment shares shortly after. Later on, you might move out alone or with a partner until eventually scouring sites like Bloomdale and deciding on a place that we want to stay in for the foreseeable future. It’s this property that you want to make ‘home’, you want to be putting down roots and transforming it into a place where you genuinely love spending time. But what exactly can you…

Your Home Can Be A Stress-Free Beautiful Sanctuary With 7 Easy Ideas

Your Home Can Be A Stress-Free Beautiful Sanctuary With 7 Easy Ideas

Your home is much more than just bricks and mortar; it can be a stress-free beautiful sanctuary. It’s a space where you should feel safe and calm, even when the rest of the world is chaotic. After a long and difficult day at work, your home should be a serene and beautiful sanctuary, sheltering you from your worries. So how do you achieve it? If you don’t enjoy being in the house, or, worse still, do everything you can not to spend time there, then changes must be made. You would be surprised at how just one small difference in…