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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.

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…

Mr Jason Grant : Interior Stylist, Author, Designer

Mr Jason Grant : Interior Stylist, Author, Designer

Mr Jason Grant has become one of Australia’s favourite interior stylists whose name now regularly appears alongside celebrities and iconic brands. From his early childhood in Tasmania to living in Melbourne, working for several of Australia’s leading home & interiors magazines and now living the dream in Bondi, the ‘Mr Jason Grant’ brand is itself on the rise. I was delighted to have a chat with Mr Jason Grant on my Fashion + Home radio show and learn more about the laid-back style and future plans of the man with an eye for the interesting. Jason lived in Tasmania until…

How to Add Feminine Charm to a Bachelor Pad

How to Add Feminine Charm to a Bachelor Pad

We’ve all done it. Met a guy, love him but dubious on his decor. Of course it’s a romance busting move to try and change his decor…particularly if you don’t live in his home. So how can you add feminine charm to a bachelor pad without ruining the relationship? Sarah Cichy is the Founder of Sydney’s Homewares and Décor Public Relations agency, Piccolo PR, and she investigates this tricky balancing act. Creating a harmonious balance between gender-specific elements is essential when designing an inviting room fit for all. Traditionally, men are more inclined to purchase ‘functional’ furniture that are practical…

Things of Stone and Wood : Rustic Beauty

Things of Stone and Wood : Rustic Beauty

Things of stone and wood in an interior, or exterior, setting is one of my favourite decor combinations. Warm, rustic, natural, dynamic. There are so many interior options it really comes down to choosing what you love. For many people, a rustic interior is their decor of choice. Maybe it’s the ‘back to nature’ vibe or relaxed feel of things rustic. And by ‘rustic’ I mean a decor with texture and, very likely, lots of stone and wood. When I started exploring how stone and wood could be added to interior design, I did so with an open mind. What…