Category: Home & Garden

Hit the Refresh Button in the Home

Isabella Ross With the New Year comes the time to refresh your interior – 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...

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Curves and Arches – How to Incorporate into your Interior Design

Isabella Ross Geometric shapes can really add personality to a space, not to mention a significant amount of architectural flair. As of late, contemporary design has been characterised heavily by straight, clean, crisp lines. This ‘boxy’ ‘rigid’ structure can often be a little clinical when put into action. Perhaps this is why we are all now crazy about the curves! History Embracing Curves: Just like our bodies, architectural curves have also boomed in popularity, with more emphasis now on shape and arches rather than the contrasting. The shape of the arch itself is actually steeped in history, used throughout...

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Christmas Bells – The Perfect Plant this Season

Brian Roach If it wasn’t for the Waratah, I’m sure our state floral emblem would be the equally iconic Christmas Bells (Blandfordia grandiflora/nobilis). There’s little wonder this plant was given its common name long ago because these delightful gems in our local bushland usually produce their stunning flowers over the festive season. The bells can vary in colour from yellow, orange or red with usually a combination of colours being the norm. But finding these gems in the bush is not an easy task. They need very specific conditions to flourish and do not compete well with other nearby...

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3 Nursery Room Must-Haves

Isabella Ross Rocking Nursing Chair: Rocking chairs are popular among new mums as the soft rocking movement is one of the most common ways to get a newborn to sleep. This camel tone should make cleaning easy and can be accessorised with a cushion or throw rug. Changing Pad Kit: No need to buy a changing table. If the space isn’t available in your nursery – no worries! Instead purchase a changing pad kit. These small, light, foldable and transportable mats can be secured onto a low dresser tabletop, with both sides often made of cushioned fabric, with a...

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3 Ways to Transform your Kitchen

Isabella Ross Kitchens are the heart of the home – a space where family and friends come together to enjoy some good food, entertain and catch up. Not to mention, the kitchen can also dramatically increase or decrease the value of your home – so choosing the right design changes is key when undergoing renovations. Sydney Observer, in consultation with Sydney Doors has collated the top 3 ways you can transform your kitchen into a stylish showstopper – read on to discover! Splash Backs: Glass splash backs are incredibly modern, adding a contemporary touch to your kitchen. There is...

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