Category: Home & Garden

Veggie Gardens for Beginners

Eliza Cusack All of this extra free time at home allows for some DIY projects around the house, including that veggie garden you have always wanted. Starting your own vegetable patch may be easier than you think and doesn’t have to be time-consuming and tedious. The first step will be to choose an ideal location for your garden bed. Vegetables usually need about six to eight hours of sunlight a day, so make sure to choose a spot with this in mind. It is important to choose a location that is slightly elevated, avoiding an area that could become...

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Create a Five-Star Guest Bedroom

Isabella Ross Do you want to Airbnb your room? Are you interested in impressing the in-laws? Or do you have international friends coming to stay? Whoever the visitors are, a beautiful guest bedroom is an essential to ensure a joyful experience is attained. When it comes to designing any room within the household, there are numerous details that can elevate a space from sufficient to spectacular. So to create a comfortable and inviting ambience for your future guests, let the following guidelines inspire you.  Cosy and Comfy: Plush furnishings, soft throw rugs, and clean bedding. These bedroom linens are...

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Find the Brightness in your Home Office

Johanna Rumphorst We all know the feeling of hearing our alarm clock at 6:30am. The ominous ringing crashes into a headache before your eyes are even open. The headache is worsened by rushing to get clothes on, a hastily dispatched breakfast and a sprint to the train or tram. The craziness of a pre-lockdown morning is something we do not miss. Then COVID-19 came.  After a long day of work at the computer, instant messages with colleagues instead of meetings and a one-hour commute back home, we were wondering: why not work from home? Our longing for more home...

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Getting to the Root of the Problem

Over the past few months the focus has been on native plants that are particularly adapted to drought or hot, dry conditions. Various Grevilleas and then Eremophilas were recommended in this regard, followed by our wonderful grey-foliaged native plants. But have you ever wondered why our local bushland did not significantly suffer during the extreme conditions we experienced in Sydney over the final three months of last year? Native bushland We had virtually no rain and some very hot days during that period and yet the trees and shrubs in the bush didn’t seem to care. All the while,...

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Winter-Inspired Homewares We Are Loving

Isabella Ross Tan Furnishings: Warm tones are loved throughout the year with design enthusiasts, especially in the winter months. Now more than every Sydney siders are looking for warmth and an inviting atmosphere in their home, and tan furnishings can most certainly provide this. Armchairs are always a nice go-to – they are much easier to position in a space compared to a sofa. Essential Home Pattern and Print: Be bold and have fun when it comes to your interior. Pattern can be exciting and daunting at the same time, but it is important to remember that there are...

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