Posts by: Katrina

Even though I don’t have girls I still love looking at tween girls bedrooms. They are so pretty! I am used to boys, lots of blue and masculine touches, but it’s fun to see what the trends are when it comes to the girls. First it’s the nursery, then a little girls bedroom, then to tweens (which can easily transition in to...

Today I wanted to share this luxurious home currently for sale in Richmond, Melbourne, VIC. If you love cleverly designed architecture and lots of timber features you’re going to be impressed by this one. Experience an inner-urban lifestyle that has it all in this sensational warehouse-style residence that rises to...

Are you in the market for a new couch? Then this begs the question – leather or fabric? Or which shape?? Here are some ideas plus tips below if you’re thinking of purchasing a new couch (because we all know this is a HUGE decision!). Are you a modular…?Buy here.Buy here.Buy here.Buy here. Or are you a...

I thought I might have shared this one before but I went through my archives and it seems not! This is a GREAT family plan. 3 bedrooms towards the front of the home, with the master behind the garage and the focus of the home being all the living down the back leading on to the alfresco. The master is pretty awesome...

The festoon lights are up, the pool is clean, the lawn is green and I am well and truly ready for Summer! My kids love a night time swim. I usually have to yell at them to get out (especially when they have school the next morning!). I’m on the hunt for a few new things to jazz up my back yard. I can’t seem to find...

If you’re lucky enough to see this blog post then yay! I’m so sorry for all the technically difficulties I’ve been having over here on my blog. I am allllll over it though! Sometimes these things happen, and I’ve been struggling to keep the blog happy and drama free for roughly 3 months now… My blog grows all the...

I found this home for sale when scrolling through real estate listings (as you do!). It’s located in Pymble, Sydney NSW. If you love built-in cabinetry you’ll love this home! It’s ultra modern and yes it’s styled up within an inch of its life, but it’s still spectacular. Every room and every corner has some sort of...

This one is a very easy DIY you can try yourself! It’s not a fancy finish with mitre joints and it’s not perfect, but I am so happy with the overall look. If you want something super professional, then you’ll have a pay the clever people who can make frames look seamless, but I just wanted to add a simple frame to a...

Today I have a split level floor plan to share with you. It’s very hard to imagine how a house will come together on a sloping block of land. Some slope forwards, some backwards and others left and right. So many variations. Here’s a plan which suits a block of land that is low at the front but steep at the back. The...

I suppose it’s time to start thinking about Christmas?? Oh my that comes around FAST! Have you started buying anything yet? I did grab just a few bits, but I am definitely not organised (and am usually not ever organised until a few days before!). I don’t buy for a lot of people which is good. My boys are pretty easy...

Brought to you by Always Fresh. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. Now you all know I LOVE a good platter. I’ve been working with Always Fresh this year and have been eating all their yummy goodies. Last weekend I made this huge platter and took it to a BBQ to share. When I arrived my girlfriend called her daughter and...

Roller, Double Roller & Roman Blinds would have to be easy options when thinking about window treatments for your home. They are simple to install, look great and don’t take up too much space. Roller Blinds boast clean lines and a minimalist appeal. They are known for their ease of installation (think DIY!) and...

I found this little gem currently on the market located at Mount Eliza (near the Mornington Peninsula), Victoria. It’s my kind of house! Linea weatherboards, anything grey, decking and heaps of white stopped me in my tracks. Check out the bathroom and the feature title. Love that! The windows are a treat, and...

I don’t have a black fence, but I’d love one. I went looking around on Pinterest for some cool ideas and these are just gorgeous. Black just floats away in the background so if you can’t decide on which colour fence you should have, then just go black! You won’t be sorry. It looks amazing against green hedges and...

Hi there friends! How was your week? Mine was uneventful but very busy. A lot of hours working, driving kids around, cleaning, shopping, washing… you know the drill! My kids never stop. The other day I rang my husband no less than 4 times in the day to coordinate the movements of our children. Sheesh! There’s no...

Here’s a 4 bedroom floor plan which would suit the family who loves to stay home, have friends over, or have growing children. I say this because it has a large theatre room (with a bar!), so it’s definitely an entertainers home. It’s a room to chill! The master is BIG with a “makeup room” and a ginormous WIR. A...

  We can’t avoid dust in our homes and it’s a painful job to keep on top of! But it’s unavoidable and does need our attention from time to time. Dust accumulates on flat surfaces, floors, our beds, on ledges and even mirrors. My sister-in-law recently had an allergy test and was told she was allergic to dust so she set...

I found this stunning home which is currently on the market when trawling through the real estate pages. It’s located at Barwon Heads, Vic. It caught my eye because the facade and native plants blend in to the surrounds. The interior also doesn’t disappoint! The muted timber clad exterior gives way to a light filled...

How easy does a garden trellis look? I think they are such an awesome addition to a black wall in the garden? I am going to create one myself next weekend – I have the perfect spot! I think I’ll choose a Jasmine vine. They have a deep green leaf and a beautiful white flower. I want to train it in to the criss-cross...

Here’s a 4 bedroom floor plan where the master is at the front and 3 bedrooms are on the back. I like this plan. It would suit a narrow block, but it’s built perfectly to allow a good entertaining area with the pool and alfresco. The long entry to the front door is a nice feature. The garden along there would be...

I am always on the hunt for the perfect grey (actually I am always looking for the perfect pink nail polish too!), and I think I’ve narrowed it down to these 7 quilt covers. I’ve seen so many over the years and some are too brown or too blue. But I have actually seen all 7 of these with my own eyes so I know they work...

I know I am a day late putting up the final room reveals from the Challenge Apartment on The Block, but the messy rescheduling of the show on tv got me all mixed up! Never fear, here it is though… So it’s all over now… Auction Day is looming and every challenge, room and reveal is done and dusted. Even though...

Brought to by EnergyAustralia. A busy housing market, reality TV shows and the willingness of people to give DIY a go is prompting Australians to renovate their houses in droves. And never has there been a more inspirational time, with images and ideas readily at your fingertips thanks to social media. Tutorials and...

  Which one? Should you build a new home or just buy an existing home? It’s a very tricky question and I do get asked that often. Today I have a few points on both options which might help you decide… Building a new homeHouse and Land packages are aplenty in the market and if you’re not overly creative this gives you...

I follow Dani on Instagram so I knew she was getting ready to sell the house her and Dan had recently renovated and styled. I’d seen some photos here and there, but these are gorgeous! It’s currently for sale in Seddon, Melbourne VIC. The dynamic, desirable spaces of this double fronted Victorian create a spectacular...

Hi lovely friends! I haven’t had a chance to hang on my blog much this past week. I am in that zone where there are never enough hours in the day at the moment. Last night my big boy was at a party until 11pm so I stayed up and cleaned every corner of my house just so I could catch up, plus prepare for the busy days...

  I couldn’t find the original source for this plan, sorry about that. So it’s a little small in size. I found it when searching around on google images. I like this one though. It’s a bit different with the noticeable separate alfresco. I’d love to see how that looks in real life. would you pave the area between the...

Hi there! Thanks for popping in today. I wrote this post some time back for Kidspot and I found it again recently so I thought I’d share it over here… If you’ve been reading my posts long enough you’ll know I am a big declutterer (that’s not a proper word haha!) and love a good clean up to get my creative juices...

If you’re on the hunt for a plant to put on your coffee table then today I have a few ideas for you. I’ve tried just about every indoor plant there is haha! I am quite addicted. They are such a cheap styling idea and they add an instant lift to any corner of your home. Even if you’re a typical black thumb I’m sure...

Did you guys watch the challenge apartment reveal (part 1) on The Block last night? I didn’t get a chance, so I am only going off the photos today. The winner of last night was Kim and Chris who were lucky enough to have $20,000 taken off their reserve. Bonus! Take a look at the photos below. Do you agree with the...

I work with lots of new clients and help them to decide on floor plans, budget and things they must have when building a new house. A few years ago I worked for a building company, then had a break and went on The Block, and this year I’ve come back full circle to work with a building company again. It’s the best job. I...

Have you thought about adding a skylight to your existing home or incorporating one in to your reno or new house build? I love them. I’ve wanted one for ages! They are the perfect solution to small, dark houses. They will instantly make the room feel bigger and more spacious. I went searching for a few rooms which look...