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

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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!

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

3 looks to decorate your table this Christmas

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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...

Outdoor Entertaining Moodboard

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Summer + festive season = lots of outdoor entertaining! Today's moodboard has been pared back to just a few key items — demonstrating you can...

How to kill ugly wall paint

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If you’ve ever tried to paint over hot peach walls or bright blue ceilings and after FIVE coats that ugly colour it is still...

Monday Moodboard: Christmas Living Room

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Today's Monday moodboard has been designed by the very talented Leslyn from Jasper & Eve — an online store that's all about "home styling...

5 Biggest Bathroom Blunders to Avoid

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If you are renovating your bathroom or designing a new one, this post a must read! The bathroom can be one of the trickiest spaces...