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Outdoor Styling

Celebrate spring and decorate your outdoor living room with colourful lanterns, hanging birdcages and cushions.  Decorative elements can really make a statement in a house and garden and add the finishing touches to your outdoor living room.  Have fun, relax and enjoy your new outdoor room.   1.  Outdoor image from Bed Bath N’Table. 2  Verona water […]

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Matchy Matchy Decor

Do you sometimes look at a home featured in a  magazine and think the decor is all too matchy matchy.  Where it looks like the owner/designer has just gone to a showroom and said, “I’ll have that collection please”.  Now that’s not to offend anybody, but I prefer a home to be collected and curated […]

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Mornington – Favourite Homeware Stores

Mornington is a beautiful seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.  The Mornington Peninsula is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne and is home to many restaurants/wineries, gardens, heritage mansions, local art and craft galleries, antique stores and markets. The Mornington Market is held at the Mornington Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Mornington on the 2nd Sunday […]

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Treekandi Wallpaper Christmas Tree

Treekandi Christmas Tree

I’ve been holding off on the Christmas posts because I didn’t want to start too early but the Treekandi Wallpaper Christmas tree is just too cute not to share.  Based in Melbourne, Treekandi make removable and reusable wallpaper Christmas trees.  They are fun way to decorate your walls for Christmas and great for homes that […]

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Elegant bathroom decor

Creating a stylish and elegant bathroom is easy.  Use clear glass containers for storing items, add a pretty soap and hand wash.  I love this mirrored tray from West Elm, and a small bouquet of flowers from the garden to finish. 1.  Bathroom vignette. 2.  Fig and Olive soap gift set from Provincial Home Living. […]

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Australian Bed Linen Designs

In Bed with Fred bed linen

The great thing about running DIY Decorator, is that Sam and I get to know about so many great Australian businesses in the interior decorating industry.   Today we would like to introduce you to some small independent retailers that are designing and producing a unique range of bed linen for Australian households.  In Bed […]

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Entertaining country style

Now that the sun is shining and our gardens are lush and green, its time for entertaining family and friends.  Adorn your table setting with fresh flowers and candles for a stylish and relaxed country look.   Pavlova recipe by Stephanie Alexander  1.  Inspiration. 2.  Paper fans, duck egg cameo from Robert Gordon Australia. 3. […]

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