INTERVIEWS

Interviews with designers, stylists, architects, makers and other experts in the home industry. 1-on-1 tips and advice, styling ideas, insights and more.

How to select paint colours to make a room feel larger

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Spring is just around the corner! There's nothing better than a good Spring clean to give your home a detox. You know what we're talking...

Real Rooms: Katie and Mitch’s Kitchen and Dining

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The other week we introduced you to Katie and Mitch who recently built their first home. Today we're taking you inside their contemporary kitchen...

Brian Tunks the Man Behind bisonhome

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Who would have thought the man behind bisonhome’s minimalist designs would be such a vivacious and funny character?! Sitting down to coffee with Brian Tunks,...

Photography, illustration and metallics set Squeak homewares apart

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When Pippa Oostergetel launched her own textile brand, Squeak, it was for her love of art and desire to use latest technology to offer...

Shelley Craft chats with us about her flooring range in collaboration...

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Shelley Craft has seen more than a floor or two in her time on popular home renovations shows The Block and Reno Rumble, and...

Nothing Basic about Marble Basics

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We thought we were obsessed with marble but sisters Bonnie and Bliss Adams have taken their adoration of marble to the next level. They have...

Hobbe rocking chairs, Australia’s answer to stylish and affordable rocking chairs

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Earlier this year at Life Instyle we discovered one exhibitor who we especially adore — Samantha Hobbelen of Hobbe rocking chairs. Not only are her...

Artist spotlight: Discover the colourful, vibrant and joyous paintings of Chris...

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We’ve featured many abstract artists over the years but none that use the painting technique of today’s artist feature — Chris Mercer.

The many talents of artist Shayle Flesser from Emma Street Studio

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Artist. Framer. Sculptor. Gallery owner. Mum. Shayle Flesser from Emma Street Studio wears a lot of creative hats. We loved our recent...

Meet For Me By Dee, the illustrator behind those cheeky animal...

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Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to the talented and bubbly Daniella Lo Presti of For Me By Dee. This Melbournian illustrator and designer...

History Making a Comeback with Amy

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Some people just have cool jobs. Amy Jarvis is one of those people. She’s the Heritage Officer at Australian National University (ANU). “I get to...

Marmoset Found a place of handcrafted homeware treasures

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Neighbours Cherie and Nareen set up Marmoset Found four years ago when they decided to inject some original products into the Australian homewares market. Tell...

A chat with ceramic artist Wendy Fisher from Mrs Fisher’s Pottery

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Creating rustic home and tableware pieces, ceramic artist Wendy Fisher from Mrs Fisher's Pottery, is certainly one to watch.

Candles with conscious: Meet the maker behind Loobylou natural and ethical...

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Earlier this year at Life Instyle, I met one remarkable woman whose story I've been wanting to share with you ever since.

Artist spotlight: Custom upholstery artist, Kerri Hollingworth, breathes new life into...

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Today we chat with Kerri Hollingworth, the interior designer who takes custom upholstery to the next level, creating bespoke works of art...

White Moose home decor breaking the mould of ordinary

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It isn’t an easy gig developing your own homewares line. The continual pressure to develop new designs, get said designs ‘discovered’ and spark a...

Memory drops, a stylish way to personalise your home

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Photos are such a beautiful way to personalise your home but always putting them in a frame can leave you searching for shelf or...

Greg Natale for Designer Rugs

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In yesterday's post, we forecast that one of the big design trends for 2015 is a bold rug. Well today Greg Natale is showing us...

Take a tour inside Box House

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One of our all-time favourite things is peeking inside beautiful homes and this week architect Rob Henry let us step inside and...

The myriad of creativity and colour that is Sage x Clare

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Sage x Clare has long been on our radar for their dreamy textiles that embrace colour, texture and prints unlike any brand...

Top interior styling tips from Simone Haag and her journey to...

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Simone Haag landed in the world of design when after 7 years abroad, working in high-end business, she wanted to pursue a more creative...

Alisa and Lysandra launch al.ive body: Their journey from police force...

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It's been seven years since we last spoke with Alisa and Lysandra, at the time they had just won The Block Skyhigh...