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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.

How to create a cozy nook in your home

Brrrrr it's getting cold! This time of year, it's tempting to hibernate and curl up with a good book and cup of coffee. If...

Top 5 fixes to improve a room by The Real Estate...

Sometimes we can have a room that we can’t seem to get right. You know what we’re talking about, that difficult space that just...

Kitchen Planning: See Gina’s Kitchen Ideas

OK, this is the space I'm finding the trickiest to commit decisions but I can't put it off any longer! You might have read in...

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...

Darren Palmer’s Tips on Using Colour in the Bathroom and Kitchen

We recently attended an event where interior design expert Darren Palmer shared his advice on a broad range of topics from what do to...

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...

‘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...

What is the Best Kitchen Splashback? Interior Designer Darren Palmer Shares...

Designing a new kitchen comes with a million and one questions — and if you're in the process or are thinking about updating your...

Styling masterclass with Julia Green hosted by Willows Home Traders

Ah-mah-goodness we are filled to the brim with styling inspiration since going to the Julia Green and Willows Home Traders styling masterclass. On Friday night...

Katie’s Top 10 Tips on Building Your First Home

Katie and Mitch finished building their first home less than six months ago. During the process, they faced more than their fair share of...

8 Quick fixes to get your home ready for sale

The talented ladies at The Real Estate Stylist are with us today to share their expert advice on how to get your home sale...

Willows Home Traders and interior stylist Julia Green to host Newcastle...

Woohoo! One of our favourite interior stylists Julia Green will be hosting a two hour styling masterclass in Newcastle with interiors store Willows Home...

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...

Design Tips if you Have a Small Bathroom from Darren Palmer

Trying to find space solutions is always a challenge but one of our readers put to us this specific challenge — How to maximise...

Home Decor Trends from Life Instyle 2015

At Life Instyle we were lucky enough to get a front row pass and see all the latest homewares, art and furniture that will...

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...

7 Thoughtful Guest Bedroom Ideas

For many of us the guest bedroom can also double as a study or even the storage/not-sure-what-to-do-with-room... Regardless of whether or not you have...

Do You Have a Style Crush?

We're so excited by the competition Haymes is running — the chance to win a $1000 Haymes paint voucher, $1000 fenton&fenton voucher AND a...

Top 10 Must-Have Home Decor 2015

The other day we read Chris' hilarious 10 Home Decorating Trends You Need to Retire in 2015 post on The Life Creative blog, and...

1-O-1 on Passive Design with Shannon Battisson

Passive design is a term that gets used a lot but do you really know what it means? We wanted to know more so with...

Kitchen Cabinets Other Than White

When it comes to selecting finishes for your new home, it can be so easy to default to white, white... and white. Today, we're sharing...

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...

Our top 10 tips for op-shopping

You might be surprised to know that we love op-shopping! For many people op-shopping means trawling through garbage to bring home things you'll never use...

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...