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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…

Mood Enhancing Decor To Love Where You Live

Mood Enhancing Decor To Love Where You Live

Mood enhancing decor can take your home from bland to grand with a few simple tips. Even if you are renting, these five expert ideas will give you inspiration and motivation. Your home really is your castle. Mood enhancing decor that’s personal to YOUR lifestyle is essential to making a house a home. However, sometimes it’s not easy to decide what you need to do. You may ask yourself “How do I style my home the right way? To match both your tastes and your lifestyle it can be difficult to make decisions. Because trying to pull together comfortable living…

Designing A Warm Bedroom For The Winter

Designing A Warm Bedroom For The Winter

Designing a warm bedroom when it’s cold and wintry outside is a simple luxury within the reach of most home owners and renters. Just a few simple tips and you’ll be toasty and cozy in no time. Your bedroom is quite possibly the comfiest room in your house. It’s the place where you can lie back and relax, with a good book and a strong wifi connection. However, designing a warm bedroom isn’t just about being covered in blankets with a soft mattress beneath you. You can dig through the wardrobe and put on your own comfy style parade. Dress…

Three Redecorating Tips Most People Forget

Three Redecorating Tips Most People Forget

Redecorating tips are devoured by home lovers who have ‘The Block’ and ‘Fixer Upper’ on speed dial. We all love a beautifully decorated home but perhaps don’t give the process much thought. It doesn’t just ‘happen’ but it can happen for you. Your home is likely to be a really comfortable place to live. After all, one of the core functions of a home is to be functional and liveable. Perhaps you’ve spent time choosing the perfect sofa and a fabulously comfortable bed. But that’s not decorating, is it? So these redecorating tips may have you re-thinking what makes a…

Adding Cosy Winter Vibes To Your Decor

Adding Cosy Winter Vibes To Your Decor

Our thoughts now turn to creating a cosy winter vibe in our homes. In Australia, we’re heading toward our winter months. In most places, we don’t have a bone-chilling winter, at least not like the ones that the US and UK experience. But for us Aussies, things definitely do get a hell of a lot colder so we seek cosy winter solutions. It’s so hard to even imagine that we have the blistering summers that we do. However, at the minute, all we can do is dream of that blistering heat. For winter is here, and your home needs to…

Crisp White Bedlinen Creates The Perfect Bedroom Decor

Crisp White Bedlinen Creates The Perfect Bedroom Decor

Crisp white bedlinen is my ‘go-to’ sheet combo mixed with textures of linen, velvet, wool, fur, and even the odd sequin. Not only do I adore slipping into freshly washed sheets, but as an interior designer, I find crisp white bedlinen is the perfect base for virtually any stylish bed decor. Regardless of whether you love industrial, rustic, classic, retro, or any other decor, crisp white bedlinen will help you create the perfect bedroom decor. Layering Your Bed Linen The secret is in the layers. The first thing to do is buy a set of crisp white bedlinen at Canningvale…

The Easy Route to A Luxury Living Room

The Easy Route to A Luxury Living Room

A luxury living room is a totally useable space for the entire family not just for special occasions or adults only events. Not anymore. The luxury living room space is unquestionably the heart of any family home. It’s the communal area for daily interactions and serves as the ultimate venue for both entertainment and relaxation. Therefore, if budget dictates there’s only one room where you can ignite a sense of luxury, this is the obvious winner. However, there’s no need to overcomplicate the process. Use these simple tricks to complete your luxury living room transformation, and you’ll be enjoying the…

Relaxing Style for Your Coziest Home Retreat Ever

Relaxing Style for Your Coziest Home Retreat Ever

Relaxing style isn’t when you don’t to do the dishes for five days and leave the vacuming for yet another weekend. That’s HARDLY relaxing. For many of us, there’s no place like home after a hard day at work. So you need relaxing style to fully enjoy the end of the day. There’s nothing more appealing than pulling up in the driveway, walking through the front door, and kicking off Your shoes at the end of a long day. If you love nothing more than chilling out at home, and you’d love to create a relaxing retreat, here are some…

Style Sense : How To Use Your Senses To Create Style

Style Sense : How To Use Your Senses To Create Style

Style sense can be intrinsic and it can certainly be learned. If you want to live with beautiful interiors then use your senses to create personalized decor. Some decor styles are incredibly unappealing. Often it’s the visual elements that don’t seem to ‘work’ or a room gives off a ‘vibe’ that’s not cohesive. If your decor makes you feel uneasy, and you can’t identify why then try these tips to tap into your intrinsic senses. Style Sense: Sight Is your decor too busy? Are there too many colours, patterns, or furniture? Sensory overload will make you feel tired and disoriented….

Three Color Rules, And How To Break Them

Three Color Rules, And How To Break Them

Color rules are made to be broken, right? Now, I’m the first to acknowledge that some color rules are there for a very good reason; don’t mess with them. However, the use of color in your interior spaces is a highly personal choice. For some, the idea of a bright purple room sounds like a horror show. For others, they have no particular opinion on it – purple’s a nice enough color, so why not? The latter category is as determined as the first, but in the opposite direction: a bright purple room? Rules are made to be broken so here’s three to add to your list.

Indus Design : An Innovative Powerhouse

Indus Design : An Innovative Powerhouse

The fabulous new Indus Design Autumn/Winter 2016 collection takes inspiration from Nordic Modernism and will be appearing at Reed Gift Fairs, Melbourne starting today. Located is Melbourne, Indus Design is a Melbourne-based company offering bold and innovative homewares and fashion in three sectors: Home Decor (throws and cushions); Baby (baby blankets, muslin wraps and hats), and Women’s Accessories (woven and printed scarves in silk, cotton, wool, Merino wool Ponchos and Hats). Establishing Indus Design in 2009, Founders Deborah and Jeffrey George brought to the business a comprehensive history of retailing in giftware, homewares, women’s fashion and interiors. Deborah parlayed her…

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…

Save Up to 30% on Cushions and Throws from Zanui

Save Up to 30% on Cushions and Throws from Zanui

Save Up to 30% on Cushions & Throws from Zanui NOW. Zanui is a great place to find all sorts of fabulous treasures for your home. And right now you can SAVE up to 30% on cushions and throws from Zanui. Changing the feel of your room is easy, especially when you can save up to 30%. Buy colours and textures to suit warmer or cooler months. If you have a rental, just take your decor with you when you leave. Shop NOW and save. Ends July 21st.

Winter Throws for Colour and Warmth

Winter Throws for Colour and Warmth

Do you love a good throw? I’m sure I have too many but they are hard to ignore. Whether you have summer or winter throws, or both, they add colour, texture, and interest to decor not to mention their ‘snugglability’. If you are looking for a quick and easy decorating option then throws are the answer. Because we are moving into the cooler months, I’ll focus on winter throws. You’ll find throws in many different textiles from high quality acrylic throws (has a lovely range and some are on sale right now) to faux fur (I have bought several from…

Luxurious Winter Textiles

Luxurious Winter Textiles

Coming in to cooler weather, and pretty chilly winters in many parts of Australia, our decor thoughts turn to warmth. You can add warm colours, turn up the heating, or add luxurious winter textiles. Wildash London represents the ultimate in luxury living bringing the finest shearling from the fashion industry into your home. Ethically and sustainably sourced, Wildash London uses high-quality offcuts from the fashion industry to sew together beautiful throws. Sustainability and sourcing from nature are important to the Wildash ethos. All their products are manufactured by a handful of artisans from around the globe. Believe me, I would…