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    How to Buy the Right Rug

    Buying a rug can be a daunting task.  What looks good in the showroom or online, suddenly looks all wrong when you bring it home.  I have just bought a new rug for my living room, and I will take you through step by step how to buy the right rug for your room. What […] Read more…

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    5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Sink Pretty

    A kitchen doesn’t really feel clean unless the kitchen sink is clean too.  We know how rare that can be, but we’ve found 5 ways to pretty up your kitchen sink that will make you feel better about your kitchen no matter what it looks like. Sam’s Sink – See her post on Everything You […] Read more…

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    How to Style an Ottoman Coffee Table

    An ottoman is the perfect decorator piece for your living room.  Use them for extra seating, storage or simply add a tray to your ottoman and use it as a coffee table. Today we have some simple tips on how to style your ottoman coffee table. Image: Home Bunch Trays Turn your ottoman into the perfect […] Read more…

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    All you need to know about Farmhouse Sinks

    I have a farmhouse sink in my kitchen as well as one in the laundry.  I have been using them for eight years now.  Today I am going to tell you what you need to know about having a farmhouse sink in your home . Image: Bella Mancini Design Farmhouse sinks are also known as […] Read more…

Room Tours

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    Room Tour – A Stylish Ensuite Bathroom

    Today we so excited to share with you an ensuite bathroom.  This bathroom belongs to Gina who is the Editor of an Australian blog, “The Style Curator“. Gina has shared her own home build journey and has demolished an existing house to make way for an architectural designed home.  Join us as we ask Gina […] Read more…

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    Cape Cod Inspired Chatham Beach House

    Today, I am excited to share with you, the beautiful Chatham Beach House located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Inspired by the small American seaside village of Chatham at the elbow of Cape Cod, this family home brings a touch of Hamptons charm to the Australian coast. The house belongs to Victoria and her family who are […] Read more…

DIY Projects

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    A Budget DIY Kitchen Renovation

    Are you contemplating a DIY kitchen renovation?  We have recently completed a kitchen renovation of an older house we own.  The house was tired and in need of an update.  Here is our kitchen renovation story and what we learnt along the way. The Kitchen Before This home was built in the 80’s and had a kitchen […] Read more…

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    DIY Board and Batten Mudroom

    My back entry/mudroom is a real mess, and in desperate need of a makeover.  When Bosch contacted me to see if I’d be interested in joining their #WinterProject campaign, I jumped at the chance. I’m going to tackle the mudroom one section at a time, starting with adding a board and batten wall with hooks so we can […] Read more…

Shopping

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    Top Table Lamps Under $50

    Table lamps are the perfect decorating accessory for your living room, bedroom, entry or reading nook.  They don’t always have to be expensive, today we have twelve table lamps under $50 and where to find them. Image: Studio McGee Image: Style Me Pretty Image:Beautifully Seaside Lennon Table Lamp – Pillow Talk | 2. Washington Desk […] Read more…

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    Create Beautiful Flower Vignettes at Home

    You don’t need expensive vases to create beautiful flower vignettes for your home. Today on DIY Decorator we will show you how to create a flower vignette using some simple vases from Ikea. For the flowers, I used some roses from a local flower grower on the Mornington Peninsula.  Then added some hyacinths and cut […] Read more…

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    How to add Modern Farmhouse Style to your Kitchen

    We love the simplicity of the Modern Farmhouse Style.  Today we are looking at how to bring this modern neutral look to your own kitchen. Image: Julie Blanner Furniture/Dining Table Start with a timber farmhouse dining table and vintage industrial stools for your kitchen bench.  The classic farmhouse table will be the center of your […] Read more…

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    12 Reasons to love Accent Chairs

    An accent chair not only provides extra seating for your living space, but they are also a great way to add style or colour to your entrance, living room or bedroom.  We have found our favourite styles and where to find them. Jemden Interiors Accent chairs are available in many styles, fabrics and patterns.  Have your […] Read more…