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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.

Dear Santa: 7 Things I’d Love in my Home that Only...

I'm pretty confident I made it onto the 'Nice' list this year so I'm preparing my wish list for Santa. Generally the things on my...

How to: Style a holiday home

When going on holiday and staying in a holiday home, the things that make my experience most enjoyable are the location, the company and...

How to style a bed like a pro: Bed styling tips...

It wasn't that long ago that we sucked at bed styling... like really sucked! But having always drooled over the perfectly styled beds in magazines...

Multifunctional creative space that looks nothing like an office

Whether it's at home or in an office, often we need to make spaces work for multiple purposes — and that's the brief I...

Introducing Style Sourcebook: A product sourcing and mood board community to...

Supported by Style Sourcebook I’m always excited to check out new tools and online sites to do with interiors. So when I was invited to...

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 declutter your workspace… and boost productivity!

I recently decluttered my workspace and feel SO. MUCH. BETTER! Not only do I prefer being in a tidy work environment, I swear it...

Big W hacks to organise or add affordable style to your...

There are few things we enjoy more than styling and organising the home... except perhaps finding a good bargain. So when you combine all...

Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes

That title should actually read 'Need to decide on ensuite design and finishes... HELP!' You all went above and beyond when I asked for your...

Be inspired to create a beautiful Christmas tablescape

We love this time of year and all the festive styling fun there is to be had! While your Christmas tree is likely to be...

Planning my living room makeover and a peek at the progress...

There's one zone of my house I've never managed to get quite right — our living room! When we first moved in, my old brown...

Considerations when buying a home, what’s important?

Supported by Homesales.com.au Buying a home is probably the biggest financial investment most of us will make in our lifetime so to say it’s important...

Creating a relaxed luxe bedroom look with bamboo sheets

Supported by Canningvale Whenever there’s a change of season, I love to update the styling in my home. With the cooler weather starting to set in,...

3 Christmas table settings to inspire you

You might have noticed that I'm slightly obsessed with Christmas table styling and I recently had the fun experience of filming 3 Christmas table...

How to design the perfect walk-in pantry

What’s the secret to a spotless kitchen? The answer lies with a little help behind the scenes. As our homes have become more open plan,...

Introducing easy and smart security ideas to protect your home

Supported by Lane Security We recently shared a complete home security checklist with the top 10 ways you can protect your home and today we...

Why you need the award winning Houzz app in your life

Houzz is one of our go-to sites for interiors and design inspiration. There's an almost endless supply of professional photos from interior designers, stylists, architects...

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...

Get your home and gardening jobs done with Airtasker

Supported by Airtasker Those of you who have been following the blog for a while would know that the landscaping at my house (or...

What size should I make my tile grout joints?

A question I've been asked a lot lately is what size should I make tile grout joints? It's come up so much that I'm writing...

Why I got kicked off site: Construction site safety and my...

Lately I've been spending a lot more time on site of our new build — Bruno is often calling me out to make quick...

Rejigging a floor plan: 5 ways to guarantee the best outcome

One of the best ways to update your home is by changing the floor plan. Whether it’s adding an extra room or opening up...

Updating Bonnie’s backyard with a sleek and contemporary DIY fence

Supported by ModularWalls Our renovations at Bonnie’s house have been tracking slower than we would like – let’s just say this townhouse has thrown more...

Bonnie’s flooring before and after

Supported by Flooring Xtra Another reno job we just ticked off the ‘to do’ list at Bonnie’s house is her flooring. We ripped up the original...