Interior Design Love

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...

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...

Springtime and sunny weather always makes me want to rearrange everything in my house especially a sideboard! Out with the moody, dark Winter colours and in with the bright, fun stuff. I usually pack up the throw rugs and heavy cushions too. I decided to paint a new canvas last week and I’ve been moving that around in...

There are 5 things that definitely pop up in all the stylish homes I see on Pinterest. I think I need a break from Pinterest because there are too many lovely things to look at and before I know it I’ve been there for 2 hours! Ha! I wrote a list of things I noticed as I was flipping around on there. There were certain...

With indoor plants making a real presence in our homes I wonder if we’re starting to lean towards the Bohemian decor? I think maybe I am just slightly. There are so many different decorating styles – Minimalism, Scandi, French Country, Contemporary… but I think a lot of us are sneaking a bit of Boho in. Below are 5 tips...

The word “eZone” has been popping up in new floor plans I’ve been looking at. If you don’t need a full home office or study, but still want somewhere to sit and pay the bills, check out Facebook or write an email, then an eZone might be the solution! Basically it’s a nook with a small bench, chair and the computer. This...

Howdy! Last week I didn’t get around the blogging about The Block and the bathrooms. I wasn’t sure I felt like I could commit to it all, but then after seeing all the comments on how no one liked the bathrooms and now these bedrooms I felt like I had to check it out! Woah, though. Back up. How come everyone is saying...

I know, I got carried away when I was looking for freestanding bath tub ideas… I found 16 of them I had to share! 😉 To tell you the truth, there were a lot more, but some were so over the top that normal people like us wouldn’t have such a thing in our own bathrooms. 😉 They are very charming though aren’t they? I...

Hello! Today I thought I’d put a post together on some interior design trends I see making a splash in 2017. I’m getting in early! Just my opinion though. Of course, you can perceive interiors however you like, but I am seeing these patterns/colours/styles pop up lately and my gut tells me we’ll be crushing hard. Expect...

A couple of weeks ago I got in a mood and decided my bathrooms needed a freshen up. I hated the grout, it wasn’t great to start with and it was a yucky colour, bits had fallen out and I didn’t want dramas down the track, so I decided to do something about it. My husband calls me crazy. But I didn’t want his help, I just...

Come and take a look at the photos from The Block 2016 – Week 1 Ensuite Bathroom Reveals …Julia and Sasha jagged the win with their take on an art deco styled bathroom. I liked the dark cabinet and the tiles over the floor/wall works a treat. It’s a pretty understated bathroom – because it looks huge to me! I may...

If you’re building a new house, or renovating, have you considered adding a recessed shelf or niche into your bedroom in place of a bedhead? The last house we built did have one over the bed and I loved it. We didn’t have the space for it in this house, but if I build again I’ll be adding another for sure. It had little...

Most of us have a pokey room in our house…. maybe there is not enough light, furniture doesn’t sit well, the layout just isn’t right? Today I wanted to share 8 simple tips which can help make your lounge room look and feel bigger. Rethink your TV console Big and bulky stands need to go. The smaller and more slimline...

Mint is my go-to colour when I’m painting a bit of furniture. I just love it and it suits so many styles. I think most people don’t mind a bit of blue/green in their homes, so instead of painting something white, why not give MINT a whirl? I painted this little cupboard about 10 years ago and I kid you not, it’s...

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I am seeing a lot of round tables in dining rooms lately and I love it. Do you think this is the new trend? I think so. Last week I wrote about dining chairs. I want a new dining table at home and after seeing the round styles, I am wondering if I’d be able to fit one in to my own home. A feature pendant light...

Feel like a bit of Winter White Decorating? It may be freezing out there, but that doesn’t mean your decorating has to be dark and moody to suit the cold weather. What about these photos below to inspire you by using whites to warm up your space? White rooms are becoming very popular and aren’t just reserved for the...

Today I wanted to share with you this gorgeous half moon bedhead I found in my travels around the internet. It stopped me in my tracks! The brand is called Leÿer and it was created by an Aussie husband and wife duo. Read more below…Taking inspiration from the beautiful town of Torquay along the Surf Coast of Victoria...

Have you been thinking about adding a simple desk space to a corner in your home, or bedroom? Today I have some ideas on how you can create your own stylish work space without needing built in cabinetry and lots of expense. Here are some pictures to inspire...

I was watching one of those American reno shows last night and the girl was using dark grout with her white honeycomb shaped tiles and they came up amazing. I tossed up about the dark grout in my own kitchen when I was building but never went through with it. I should have because it really makes a statement. Today I...

I really love the trend of putting indoor plants in a basket. They just look better don’t you think? First you need to find an indoor plant that you won’t kill haha. I have ideas for you here and here. OR if you’re really going to kill them (like I do often!) then here is a post on the best artificial ones. There’s...

The ladder has been popping up in the world of decorating lately. Kmart brought out a bamboo style ladder and I’ve seen it featured in my Instagram many times. People have even painted it white or black to suit their style. Today I have a few ladder styling ideas for you. A ladder can be used in almost any room! I love...

Bookcases can be hard to style. In fact, you have to have a lot of ‘stuff’ to make it work! And if you do have a lot of stuff, then I am positive you’ll be able to create a beautiful looking bookcase all by yourself! I loved picking theses bookcase images from Pinterest to share with you. Scroll through and take a peek....

If you’re building a new house or starting a renovation why not think about incorporating a bi-fold window in to your kitchen? It makes such a statement and really integrates that outdoor/indoor living. Maybe you don’t have space for big sliding doors, but can use a window space? This would be perfect then! I’ve...

Hi there, thanks for popping in! Today I have a post contributed by Temple & Webster on how to decorate your bedroom using teal. It’s a hot new colour for the Winter and it’s gorgeous… Temple & Webster, Head of Styling Jessica Bellef explores one of this season’s hot colours, teal, and how to use it to create a...

The colour green is always a favourite in homes, and styling is easy when you add a simple plant to a room. “Bringing the outdoors in” is still popular and I am a huge fan of the botanical trend. Today I have some pretty images of homes which use plants/prints/greenery to liven up their spaces. Plus below I have some...

Hi there! Usually on Sunday I do a real estate stalk and show you a home which is currently for sale, but today I thought I’d show you some photos I got from realestate.com.au of Eamon Sullivan & fiance Naomi Bass with their stunning newly renovated home. The next episode of realestate.com.au’s Australia Lives Here web...

I have this burning desire to move things around in my home when the seasons change. I might start with my entry area. It’s the first spot people see when entering my home, so I went searching for some ideas. You might like some of these too![source] The big mirror never fails, with a simple console table which is...

I wrote a blog post in January about Indoor Plants For Beginners and it was one of my most popular posts ever! We really love our indoor plants at the moment don’t we? However, if you have a habit of killing them, then today I have a list and links to where you can buy artificial indoor plants which look great. I have...

Hi there! Today I wanted to share photos from the house Kyal and Kara renovated and then sold in 2015 at auction. You may have seen these pics before, but I just love the kitchen, so thought I would share it again! Thanks to Kara for sending me the photos and a blurb about their journey…In February, 2008 we bought...

I am having a real love affair with anything ‘Palm Springs’ at the moment. Especially the exterior facades. One day (one day!), I am going to build another house and I have been dreaming of this style for a while. The white render, the simple gardens, the flat roof, the bedroom/wing areas… they’ve got me! I just...

If you’re building a new kitchen, renovating, or just have a space which could use a little DIY update – then open shelves might be for you? I know this trend really started coming to light in 2014, but as I look around interior design mags and online I am still seeing the open shelf pop up in kitchens. What do you...