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A curation of expert advice for building and renovating, including from lighting experts, builders and more. Information about latest products, design hacks and more!

5 bathroom trends to embrace according to Neale Whitaker

The other week we shared the bathroom trends to let go of, those that have run their course and will soon be...

Design inspo: Beautiful black kitchens

Thinking of going black for your next kitchen? It's a bold and sexy look that we love, Love, LOVE!

How we designed Bonnie’s new kitchen with IKEA

Supported by IKEA The other week we shared Bonnie’s brown and poky kitchen and talked about our plans for this space. We spent weeks pulling...

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...

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 isn’t always possible to squeeze more storage...

How to choose the right mulch for your garden: One that...

With the weather quickly cooling down, the last thing on your mind might be stepping out to do some gardening but there are a...

A lesson on designing timeless interiors by Mim Fanning of Mim...

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Decor + Design Show in Melbourne and while I was there, I crammed in as...

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...

From dark and moody to stark and crisp, discover the latest...

Always on the forefront of latest interior colour trends and styles, we love discovering the latest volumes in the Haymes Colour Library. They've just released...

10 external building materials you may not have considered using

Supported by Denman Prospect A decision many people agonise over when building is what materials to use on...

How to affordably landscape your garden: Get the biggest wow factor...

Your outdoor area can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home but landscaping your garden can often be...

Laundry renovation reveal: Gina’s new laundry

Woohoo, I'm so excited to share my laundry renovation reveal with you! In case you missed it, my old laundry wasn't really a laundry at...

How to select the right brick for your home

Are you about to build and looking for advice on how to select the right brick for your home? You've come to the right...

9 of the hottest trending exterior building materials right now!

Building or renovating? Then chances are you'll be faced with the arduous decision of what material or materials to use on the exterior of...

A peek inside Lana’s newly renovated home and her top renovation...

The other day I was lucky enough to be invited on an exclusive tour of Lana’s ‘forever home’. Lana is one of the ladies...

Planning my new laundry room

Last week I shared my very embarrassing, real life laundry space and how it's one of my biggest building regrets! The time has finally come...

10 features you wish you had in your dream kitchen

In collaboration with IKEA The kitchen is the heart of the home and also the most expensive space to renovate so it’s something you want...

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...

10 things you need to know before undertaking a knock down...

Supported by Elderton Homes Without a doubt, one of the best decisions we made was to knock down our old house and build new but...

Is a marble splashback a good idea?

This week I got an email from a lovely reader asking about my kitchen splashback — is marble hard to maintain, does it stain...

From old shack to luxe Scandi-style home: See the before and...

Renovating is one of those things you get a taste for and either become addicted to or never want to experience again,...

Be inspired to use brass in your bathroom

While copper dominated as the metallic of choice for many years, a new hero has emerged — brass! Tapware and bathroom hardware brands have all...

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)....

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...