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Stylish kitchens that aren’t white: Luxurious kitchen inspiration

Words by Lauren Beattie of Lo Studio There is no denying that white kitchens have become the go-to for renovators over recent years. They’re timeless,...

How to measure and install your own plantation shutters

Shutters are a classic, timeless and low-maintenance window treatment solution and thanks to DIY Online Blinds, they’re now affordable and accessible to everyone. Gina recently...

How to Select Your Kitchen Bench Top

Designing a new kitchen can be one of the most overwhelming experiences. Getting your layout right is just the tip of the iceberg, then comes...

5 step guide to picking the right kitchen splashback tile

Who would have thought selecting tiles for one of the smallest areas of your home could be the most challenging!

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...

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...

10 things to consider when selecting flooring for your home

We have been sharing loads of renovation content lately and one area that we constantly get questions about it flooring! From questions on how...

Bonnie’s kitchen reveal: From poky and brown to open and airy!

If you've been following our renovations at Bonnie's house, you'd know we COMPLETELY GUTTED her kitchen. The original kitchen was far too small to...

My new laundry is taking shape: A peek at Gina’s laundry...

Just a couple of weeks ago, my laundry was a wall of ad-hoc cabinetry along one wall in my garage (see it here). It...

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...

Navy blue and charcoal bathroom with modern luxe twist

We're always looking for bathroom inspo and love discovering bathrooms that don't just use white tiles. This latest project by Studio Black Interiors totally made...

Building on a sloping block and how to make the most...

Supported by Denman Prospect In case you missed the memo, split-level homes are back in vogue in a...

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,...

How to install a barn door: 10 easy steps to install...

We are finally on the home stretch for renovations at Style Curator team member Bonnie’s house (stay tuned for the full house reveal soon)....

The major dos and don’ts of wardrobe design

Supported by Häfele If there’s one thing a home can never have enough of, it’s storage! While it...

10 Luxurious design features to steal from the new West Village...

Supported by West Village The other week we shared the inspiring new West Village development that will soon be coming to West End in Brisbane. This...

5 ways to better insulate your new home (and save money...

Insulating your home may not be top of the priority list for you (particularly if like me you tend to focus on aesthetics) but...

Introducing First Time Home Builders Katie and Mitch

Katie and Mitch, a young couple from Brisbane, recently completed building their first home. We sat down with them to hear their experience of...

Light locations in a new home? Expert advice on the dos...

Lighting and electrical advice is among the most sought-after content on our blog, with so many search queries each month. One of...

Statement lighting steals the show in this Californian bungalow renovation

You know we're major fans of Michelle Hart from Bask Interiors who has featured several times on SC. Well this Melbourne interior...

Bonnie’s bathroom renovation before and after: The reveal of her new...

We've been busy renovating Bonnie's house the past few months and one room that's finally finished (well 95% finished) is her bathroom! Today we're sharing...

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...

10 most common renovation mistakes and how to avoid them

People often ask me what are the most common mistakes renovators make and how can they learn to avoid them? Let’s face it, no...

10 Common renovation mistakes to avoid!

If you're about to embark on a renovation journey, it's a good thing you're reading this first! Today experienced Interior Designer, Lauren Beattie of LO...