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Ten Ways to Maximise Your WFH Space

Ten Ways to Maximise Your WFH Space

With Tips from Feng Shui Expert Leanne Carius from The Feng Shui Store and More and leannecarius.com The key to a good home workspace is careful planning. Without careful planning and great systems, your workspace can very quickly turn into a wasteland of paper, junk...

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Master Bedroom Reveal

Master Bedroom Reveal

When my clients approached me to design their master bedroom as well as bedrooms for their two young boys, it was important to me to create something that was new and fresh but that was in line with the rest of their home. The brief was high end luxury incorporating...

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Winter Bedroom Styling – Splurge vs Save

Winter Bedroom Styling – Splurge vs Save

As the cooler months start to descend we love to go inwards and spend more time at home. We close the doors and snuggle up on the sofa with some good Netflix and a cup of hot chocolate. Our bedrooms in particular, provide sanctuary from the outside world and now is...

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My Top Five Trade Show Finds

My Top Five Trade Show Finds

As some of you may be aware the last couple of weeks has been trade show season in Sydney. This is when most of us in the industry put on our comfy shoes and take in thousands of products across at least three different venues. The experience is always both exhausting...

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My Current Interiors Wishlist

My Current Interiors Wishlist

Doing what I do, my interiors wish list is constantly evolving and ever changing. Given the time and the budget I could probably re-do my own house every three months. For those that follow me you'll know the ever present pull for me towards coastal blues and the...

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Ten Ways Your Decor is Affecting Your Emotional Wellbeing

Ten Ways Your Decor is Affecting Your Emotional Wellbeing

Most people consider design to be all about aesthetics, but our surroundings have a profound effect on mood, stress levels and overall happiness. Following are ten ways to improve your home and increase your wellbeing: Clutter Anyone who follows me knows that there’s...

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How to Style a Home Office

How to Style a Home Office

Returning to styling fundamentals, ‘what is the room for, and how do you want it to feel?’ might seem obvious for a home office. However, there are several things to consider. Is it for a female? A male? Or sometimes it can be a combination of both and that will dictate how you want it to look and feel.

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How to Style a Living Room

How to Style a Living Room

Referring back to our styling principles, the first thing we need to look at is the functionality of the room. What is the room for, how do you want it to feel, and what is the focal point? This is particularly important in regards to a living area, because a living...

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Tips for Young People Moving Into a New Home

Tips for Young People Moving Into a New Home

The perception may be that young people moving into a new home should be saving money and beg, borrow and steal (not literally!) their new furniture, and furnishings. In reality however, young people these days are wanting that polished look in their new homes and are...

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Design Trends for 2019

Design Trends for 2019

Every year exciting new trends emerge in the design world and 2019 is no exception! Following are my top five picks for the year ahead, and my advice is to stick to larger pieces that are classic and won’t date too quickly.  If you’re keen on current trends but fear...

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How to Style a Christmas Dinner Party

How to Style a Christmas Dinner Party

As many of my loyal followers will know, I have shared many tips over the last few months, including to Australian House & Garden and Houzz on styling tips for the festive season. As is the Australian way, these have focussed on making the most stylish occasion of...

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How to Style an Outdoor Space

At this time of year, with summer and Christmas upon us, we are spending a lot more time outdoors, relaxing and entertaining. With so much time spent in outdoor spaces, and with our beautiful climate, we need to carefully consider the way we style and structure...

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Top 10 Homewares Stores in Bali

Top 10 Homewares Stores in Bali

2018 has been a lucky year for me full of wonderful design, family and travel. I was very fortunate to visit one of my favourite places twice in one year – Bali. My most recent trip was a retreat which included 11 amazing, inspiring and just all-round beautiful women....

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How To Style A Master Bedroom

How To Style A Master Bedroom

When styling any room, it's important to first of all take the time to think about what the room is for and how you want it to feel. This might seem obvious for a bedroom, but when styling a bedroom, there can be more than meets the eye. Obviously, a bedroom is for...

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How To Style A Kids Bedroom

How To Style A Kids Bedroom

As with any room first we need to decide on the focal point of the room and in any bed room this will always be the bed. Decide on the best position for the bed taking into account all the other pieces that you will need to fit into the room. This isn’t always easy in...

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How To Prepare Your Property For Sale

How To Prepare Your Property For Sale

Create a Welcoming Entrance  A good first impression is critical to win over buyers and your front door is the first thing they will see when they visit your home. Keep the area clean, freshly painted and well landscaped, and paint the door if needed. Update or repair...

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Decorating Mistakes

Decorating Mistakes

A lot of my clients come to me having started a decorating project and then finding themselves stuck part way through and not knowing how to proceed. As is often the case with DIY projects, pieces have been purchased individually purely based on emotion. Don’t get me...

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Renovation Inspiration: Open Homes

Renovation Inspiration: Open Homes

  I recently had clients engage me to decorate their beautiful home. They had lived there for 10 years, had grown their family there, and adored the house and the location. They were both professionals, and had been too busy working and raising their family, (aren't...

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How To Style A Guest Bedroom

As I always say, when styling any room, it's important first of all to take the time to think about what the room is for and how you want it to feel. Again, this might seem obvious for a bedroom, but the needs for a guest bedroom are going to be very different than...

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Starting the Decorating Process and Not Getting it Right

Starting the Decorating Process and Not Getting it Right

Starting the Decorating Process and Not Getting it Right - The Rise of DIY and the Costly Mistakes it Can Cause.   A lot of us watch The Block and look at Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration, particularly if we are interested in renovating or decorating our...

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2018 Spring Trends

2018 Spring Trends

A NEW season means a fresh start, so why not begin in the home? What better time than Spring to give your home a revamp? Open the windows, let the warm air in and think about what’s on trend for Spring 2018.  Bold Interior Colour Schemes  No doubt, white and grey...

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Interior Design For A Home You Can Actually Live In

Interior Design For A Home You Can Actually Live In

When I'm designing for clients, I'm always wary of putting in place things that are very on trend or faddish, that are hard to change, such as tiles and tapware. We all see a lot of beautiful images on Instagram and Pinterest and in print magazines. We’re constantly...

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Welcome Home ! Make Your New House a Home.

Welcome Home ! Make Your New House a Home.

Moving into a new home is exciting yet it can also be overwhelming and stressful, and often we just don't know where to start. No matter how long you've been in your old home, you will have no doubt accumulated some excess baggage, especially if you have children. A...

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The Top Five Secrets of Interior Stylists

This post originally appeared on my.deal.com.au People often ask me how I achieve that professional ‘wow’ finish in a home, and many of my clients are left speechless after I have made a few tweaks to their current environment. Hiring a professional interior stylist...

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