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A curation of expert tips and advice to create a more stylish and better designed home. Experts from all fields share their knowledge on all aspects of the home from passive design to lighting.

My advice for completely overhauling your interior style

For the past 8 months I've been slowly working away behind the scenes to turn our new house into the home I've always wanted...

Bonnie’s kitchen update: What’s involved when remodelling a kitchen

It’s been a little while since we updated you on Bonnie’s kitchen! Last time you saw it, it was looking very brown and poky,...

Patrick’s tiny nursery and tips for setting up a small nursery

The other week my little man made the big step of moving into his own nursery so I thought it was about time to...

Need convincing a property stylist is worth the cost? Check out...

Despite the cost of a real estate agent, it is rare to find a property sold without one. This is for the simple reason...

Stylish fencing you can do yourself – it is possible with...

Supported by ModularWalls Fencing is a job that traditionally requires professionals to install — costing an arm and a leg! But there’s a fencing solution on...

10 electrical and lighting things to consider when building

I can safely say that every day of this home build journey I am learning something new. From small things like discovering new products...

How to Style a Vignette by The Stylist Splash

Just take one look at Stylist Splash's Instagram account and you'll quickly see why we invited her to share her vignette styling secrets with...

How to select paint colours to make a room feel larger

Spring is just around the corner! There's nothing better than a good Spring clean to give your home a detox. You know what we're talking...

Bathroom before and after: Bad reno turns beautiful bespoke bathroom

Supported by ACT Renovations At first glance you might wonder why this bathroom was reno'ed. Inoffensive white wall tiles, white vanity and brown stone-look flooring...

My secrets to keep your home organised and tidy

Supported by The Reject Shop Keeping an organised home for as little effort as possible is a goal many of us share, but it can...

Gina’s home: Outdoor living room reveal

Well this space has been a long time coming. I can't believe we've been living in our home for 3 years and barely shown...

3 looks to decorate your table this Christmas

Today we have three beautifully styled table settings to inspire you this Christmas. Sure, for many, Christmas is all about the food and presents... but...

Ideas to steal from cool Canberra cafes

We recently scouted around Canberra, looking for interiors inspiration from some of the coolest cafe fit outs. From feature walls to lighting, there's so much...

The new season of Selling Houses Australia is fabulous and here’s...

Supported by Foxtel By now you would know I’m a total sucker for home improvement shows and have been for as long as I...

Top 10 ways to update your home for sale

There are so many ways to increase the value of your property for sale, and your choices will depend on your budget and your...

Will you embrace Pantone’s colour of the year 2017: Greenery

Earlier this month, the Pantone Color Institute unveiled the 2017 Colour of the Year — Greenery. “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that...

How to design a lighting plan for your home: learn the...

Gina is the first person to admit she is completely clueless when it comes to lighting. And needing to layout lighting in her new...

Julia Green’s tips on adding greenery to your home

“Greenery is proof of life,” says Julia. “You don’t have to buy the plants that everyone else has — Fiddle Leaf Figs seem to be...

How to create the ultimate black and white office, on a...

Supported by Super Amart If you’ve thought ‘I wish’ when looking at those drool-worthy, perfectly styled monochromatic workspaces on Pinterest keep reading because today we’re...

Bonnie’s backyard before and our plans

Supported by Trex Over the past few months we’ve been busy renovating Bonnie’s house and while our focus has predominately been inside, with the weather...

‘What’s your number one interior style tip?’ We asked the professionals!

Interior styling can be a tricky skill to master. We see it all the time — too much going on in a space can feel...

How to style your lounge room with these design rules and...

Supported by Spotlight NZ For most of us, the lounge room is the room in our home where we spend more time than any other...

How to care for encaustic cement tiles: What cleaning products to...

Encaustic tiles are those beautiful cement tiles (often patterned) you may have seen on Instagram, Pinterest or other design sites. While they are a gorgeous...

Shelf styling made easy with these 10 tips

Looking for ways you can display some of your favourite pieces or add interest to a room? A bookshelf is a surefire way to...