Category: Home & Garden

Refresh Your Home’s Design

Isabella Ross It is spring-cleaning time – out with the old and in with the new! Refreshing your design and décor can always feel like a bit of a challenge and definitely overwhelming. But not to fear, because all it takes are simple strategies that can make a great difference. Whether it is colour, textiles or standout furniture pieces, there is something to suit every budget. Let Artwork Inspire: Art is a very personal expression of taste and creativity. Everyone likes different art pieces, whether it is Indigenous dot paintings, traditional scenic murals or modern sculptures. My recommendation is...

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Wonderful Wattles

Brian Roach Just what would we do without our wonderful wattles? The drive along the M1 in late winter or early spring simply wouldn’t be the same. But sadly, even the more experienced gardeners tend to shy away from putting a wattle in the garden. There are three very questionable myths behind that reluctance. They get too big, they’re short-lived and they aggravate asthma. But there are some fantastic smaller wattles. Their life span can be greatly extended by judicious pruning and while wattles often get the blame, the inland grasses are seeding around the same time as many...

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Master Decor for a Master Bedroom

Tayla Foster Do you want to master the decor of the best room in your home? Perhaps implement Feng Shui in the room to suit the aesthetic you and your partner are yearning for? But how do you forge two ideas into one pleasing neutral tone that suits two different people? Through the art of master decorating! Let’s Get Colourful Setting a tone for one’s master bedroom starts with a simple colour palette. Pick a colour that speaks to your taste. White’s and pastel colours are perfect for those seeking a sense of sophistication to be brought to their...

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Creatively Clever Children’s Bedroom

Isabella Ross Cosmically Creative Night-lights: For lots of youngsters, the idea of turning off all the lights and venturing into complete darkness can be a little daunting. Night-lights have become a staple in most kid’s bedrooms of the decades, thanks to their ability to provide a sense of comfort. Lights4Fun has a broad range of imaginative solar system lights! photograph credit: Lights4fun Wall Stickers: Kids are constantly changing their mind when it comes to their favourite food and toys – so why would interior design be any different! Painting an entire room a bold colour can be tedious, especially...

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Dwarf NSW Christmas Bush

Perhaps one of the more iconic Australian native plants, at least on the Australia’s East Coast, is the NSW Christmas Bush, Ceratopetalum gummiferum. Few things are more synonymous with the festive season than sprays of the bright red foliage of this wonderful plant. Yes, it is the foliage of the plant that provides the red colour. After the white or cream flowers begin to fall away around the end of October, it’s the calyx or leaves at the base of each flower that turn a bright red. I dare say Europeans have been adorning the Christmas Day table with...

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