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Mantel Decorating

Mantel Decorating

Do you have a mantelpiece that you decorate? My last house didn’t have a fireplace, and I always wanted one so I could decorate the mantel.  Now I have a faux mantelpiece (only a mantel, no actual fire place) I have to decide what to display on it.  A mantel is vey narrow, so you don’t […]

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Decorating with a Beautiful Green Palm

Decorating with palms

The simplicity of decorating with a beautiful green palm is easy.  Adding a soothing green palm to your interior is almost as good as creating a holiday at home.  Palms come in a variety of sizes and shapes, palm fronds can last for weeks and can be found at your local florist.  Your local nursery will […]

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Hamptons Media Cabinet

hamptons media cabinet

On instagram the other day, a reader contacted me for any tips on stylish media cabinets.  She has been searching for a white Hamptons style unit for her TV room for the last 8 months.  So I said I was happy to help, and I’d put my tips up on DIY Decorator for everybody to read. Image […]

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Gorgeous Wallpaper

There are so many wallpaper options available, I find it a little hard to choose just one and then to stick with that choice.  To make your decision easier, think about your interior style, what room your wallpaper will be in and  the colours of your room, your furnishings and if any artwork will be […]

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Ottoman Coffee Tables

Tufted ottoman coffee tables

I love the idea of using a large tufted ottoman as a coffee table.  An ottoman is softer to look at than a coffee table and if you bang your leg on it, it’s not going to hurt as much right? Adam Ottoman from T & W One thing to consider when using an ottoman […]

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Fire places

Create a focal point and add warmth to your living room with a fireplace, and for fireside comfort add a gorgeous occasional chair.  Check the building codes and Australian Standards for information on flues and ventilation. 1.  Georgette timber mantle from Schots Home Emporium. 2.  French armchair in chocolate weave from Provincial Home Living. 3. […]

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