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katrina

katrina

Hi! I’m Katrina!

interior stylist
I'm addicted to blogging and the digital world and have been writing on here since 2006. I'm a single Mum to 3 big boys who I love fiercely. I'm about to be a Grandma too!

I have a Uni degree in advertising and marketing but am super passionate about interior design, the real estate industry, renovating and anything DIY.

I’ve had Crohn’s disease since I was 18 years old. I’ve had lot of sickness over the years so I had permanent colostomy surgery in 2018, then late last year I had a completion proctectomy.

Currently I’m renovating (again), hosting an Airbnb and looking for my next project!

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Have You Ever Wondered: Is Rain Better Than Tap Water For Plants?

You might have noticed how bright green your plants look after rain. So, which water is best for your plants? The stuff that falls out of the sky or the water that comes out of the tap? You might be surprised to find that rain, especially during a thunderstorm, has special qualities that can give […]

RENO RULES online learning guide

Got an itch to renovate? Starting a reno but just have no idea what to tackle and how to make it all come together? Have you always wanted to renovate and don’t know where to start? No idea on budget? How to buy in a hot market, or what costs are involved? What about the […]

Floor Plan Friday: 5 bedrooms, open plan living

I’ve covered so many floor plan over the years on my blog. There are hundreds in this category! Sometimes I find it hard to find plans to share with you on a Friday because I may have already added it! So today, this one comes from a house which is currently on the market. I […]

6 Tips on How to Organise Your Pantry

I don’t know about you, but a messy pantry does my head in. I don’t have the urge to make mine magazine worthy, because I’m realistic and have 3 boys, but I do like a bit of order. Have you seen some of the most amazingly styled pantry’s on Pinterest?? Some are just out of […]

The best NAVY paint colours

Navy is HOT right now. Move over grey, there’s a new shade in town! Navy is hard to choose though. It can throw green, purple or just too much blue. So, to confuse you even more, a colour which seems black or grey on the swatches can actually look navy in a sample pot. This […]

10 things to get rid of today

A lot of people find it very difficult to let go of stuff, and in return they rarely realise they are hindering their own abundance… Your house is like a sponge, and it holds on to bad energy when you have too many things surrounding you. You need to be solid in your decision when it’s time […]

Landscaping with ornamental grass

You’re either a lover or hater of ornamental grass. It comes in lots of colours and textures and can be wild and bushy. If your style is contemporary then this garden will suit. It gives a bold impact to your landscaping. It’s decorative and low-maintenance so you can’t really go wrong. They can look simple […]

Your childhood toys could be worth some serious coin

A conversation with a friend the other day ended with me ringing my mum sussing out where all my childhood toys had gone. Why? Toys from the 90’s can be now worth a mint and you could make some serious cash. I know you can’t put a price on memories and sentimental value, but with […]