industrial decor

Lighting Matters: Don’t Go To The Dark Side

Lighting Matters: Don’t Go To The Dark Side

Of course, lighting matters in the home. It’s one of the fundamentals of interior design and decoration. We’ve already looked at various lighting matters including how to improve your home lighting, increase the amount of natural light your home gets, and how to create a lighting plan. However, we haven’t yet addressed an issue that many homeowners have when tackling the tricky subject of lighting; Balance. The truth is that there are plenty of mistakes to make when adding natural light, decorating with light, and choosing fixtures. Here, we’re going to address some of the most common lighting issues and…

Your Ideal Bathroom Is Just A Few Stylish Steps Away

Your Ideal Bathroom Is Just A Few Stylish Steps Away

The ideal bathroom needn’t be out of your reach. From full blown renovations to tile touch-ups and chic accessories, you can create your ideal bathroom with a few simple tips. The bathroom is a place you go every single day. Whether you’re pampering yourself and spending time relaxing, or simply taking care of your basic hygiene needs, it’s important that your bathroom is both practical and enjoyable. When you go somewhere multiple times a day, it only makes sense that you should love it! If you want to create your ideal bathroom it can be just a few stylish steps…

Opposites Attract : Easy Interior Design Ideas

Opposites Attract : Easy Interior Design Ideas

In decor, as in life and nature, opposites attract; with surprising and beautiful results. Instead of painstakingly trying to create the perfect room following professional interior design elements, try creating a perfectly IMPERFECT room. How? Take a single element – say, smooth surfaces – and plunge it into the same room with something that is the complete opposite – such as rough textures. Voila! A perfectly imperfect room. Whilst you may not be an interior designer or stylist, attack this project with the same confidence… and be surprised at the results. Try viewing your ‘Opposites Attract’ room from a distance….

Polishing The Past with Tara Dennis

Polishing The Past with Tara Dennis

Tara Dennis is one of Australia’s most familiar television faces having featured on shows including Our House, Changing Rooms, Burke’s Backyard, DIY Rescue and Renovation Rescue. If you saw my article on the Feast Watson Re-Love Project, where eight high-profile designers up-cycle discarded furniture for charity, you will have seen the ‘before and after’ project by Tara Dennis. Well, Tara’s back. Here she talks to Don’t Call Me Penny about the challenge she faced when updating door hardware for her own home. The outcome sparkled!

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming Your Home On Any Budget

Transforming your home with budget-friendly ideas may be important if you feel it needs a little sprucing up. Well, you are not alone. We tend to re-decorate some of the rooms in our house between every 5 and 10 years. Living in the same surroundings year after year can become stale and not in keeping with your needs. This is especially common if your decor is trend-specific. Even if you’re planning on selling your house, it’s still worth considering giving it a style makeover.

Work That Quirk! Fun Decor Ideas

Work That Quirk! Fun Decor Ideas

Eclectic. Quirky. Creative. Whatever you call it, fun decor ideas are not only for the adventurous (although they usually are) but for people who want their personality to be reflected in their home. I got a bit of a surprise the other day when a visitor to our home said “Oh you obviously like quirky decor”. Well…yes…eclectic would definitely describe our home. When two people merge their lives, personalities and travels then decor isn’t going to have a single dimension. To READ MORE click the title.

New Self-Adhesive Metal Tiles for DIY Homeowners

New Self-Adhesive Metal Tiles for DIY Homeowners

Self-adhesive metal tiles? Yes please. Metal used in home décor continues to be popular with Architects and Interior Designers. However, until now, homeowners didn’t have their own DIY option. ‘That Metal Company’ in Bowral has answered the call. They have created a new range of self-adhesive metal tiles for the DIY market. Easy to install. Class-A Fire Rated. In a wide range of finishes. The new metal tiles have been designed to expand the uses for metal in home décor. The ‘girls behind the metal’ are long-time friends Ali Bambridge and Ange Clarke who enjoy working with a non-traditional product….

How To Transform Your Home With Budget-Friendly Ideas

How To Transform Your Home With Budget-Friendly Ideas

Are budget-friendly ideas important to you when you feel your home needs a little sprucing up? Well, you are not alone. We tend to re-decorate some of the rooms in our house between every 5 and 10 years. Living in the same surroundings year after year can become stale after a while. This is especially common if your decor is trend-specific. To READ MORE please click the title.

A New Twist on Industrial Decor

A New Twist on Industrial Decor

What comes to mind when you think of Industrial Decor? Metal? Hard surfaces? Warehouse living? What about mixing up styles? There’s a modern trend to industrial decor where strong, commanding pieces are being mixed with more delicate colours and fabrics – and the effect is fabulous. Transitional Home Office by Austin Architects Cornerstone Architects As with any décor, samey-samey gets boring-boring so a lively interplay between different aspects will keep things interesting. For example, this kitchen (below) by Yvonne McFadden has the warmth of wood in the bench, the coolness of winter white walls and the strength of metal. It’s…