Category: Home & Garden

North Shore Home Inspiration: Rose Seidler House

Isabella Ross There is an undeniable charm about heritage-listed buildings – they represent a preservation of architectural talent from bygone eras. For some design inspiration, we have profiled one of our favourite architectural gems on the North Shore. ROSE SEIDLER HOUSE Built in 1950, Rose Seidler House is a powerhouse example of Mid-20th Century modern domestic architecture nationwide. During its time, the property was ‘the most talked-about house in Sydney’, due to its polarizing design features, flipping the traditional conventions of the typical suburban home on its head. A win for Sydneysiders, this estate can be visited as it...

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Refreshing the Sitting Room

Madeleine Taplin As we come into autumn, it is the perfect time to refresh your living spaces, particularly the sitting room! One of the most important rooms, the sitting room sets a tone for the home, and plays a large role in entertaining guests, as well as functioning as a relaxation zone for the family. Whether you plan on doing a few touch-ups, creating a new vibe, or perhaps a complete re-do, there are many things for you to consider in order to make that room shine! Inviting furniture: A key aspect of the sitting room is the functionality...

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Perfect Plants for Shade

Brian Roach One of the great challenges for suburban gardening is finding plants that are happy in the shade. Many local gardens are in the shadows of our majestic gums, creating problems not only because of reduced sunlight but also with the root systems of large trees robbing the soil of moisture. Contrary to popular belief, there are many native plants that do well in shady spots, ranging from groundcovers to large shrubs and trees. A particularly good groundcover for these conditions is the prostrate form of Goodenia ovata. This plant is endemic to our local, coastal region and...

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Trending Bathroom Designs

Nishthaa Verma Just like any other area of the house, the bathroom is a very important design statement. Not only is it ideal to keep clean and tidy, but you can also try to add some life and personality through decorating it however you want. Below are some tips which can help you design your bathroom, based on what is currently trending. Be Bold with your Vanity: A vanity is one of the big ticket items in the space, not to mention a really stylish piece of bathroom furniture. These days, there are lots of options for people who...

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Great Bush Tucker

Brian Roach It’s a wonderful thing that over the past decade or so, those of us from non-Indigenous backgrounds have become increasingly aware of the enormous wealth of knowledge possessed by the traditional guardians of our paradise on the planet. Recent catastrophic events have forced a rethink on how we manage the land in various respects, and this has obviously involved an increasing input by the First Nations People. There’s a wealth of great bush tucker but one of my favourites is a wonderful, low-growing plant that produces scrumptious berries around January/February. Its common name has a few variations,...

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