• A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Gallery Wall

    I’ll admit it, I’m a procrastinator! When it came to making the final decision of the layout for my lastest gallery wall project, the struggle was very real! No doubt many of you reading this can relate, so, I thought I would break it down & share some of my tips to help you give your walls a gorgeous makeover, without second guessing yourself. Prints All of the stunning prints I have used for my latest gallery walls are from Desenio. Desenio have an extensive range of stylish, modern designs to suit almost any home & interior style. Their collection is regularly updated with new designs that come in a…

  • How to create an easy, last minute Easter tablescape

    This year I’m keeping things very low key when it comes to decorating for Easter. No doubt this is due to the fact that I can’t quite face the reality that it’s April already, didn’t we just pack away the Christmas tree? So if you’re feeling like me & are in need of some last minute Easter inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some easy to follow tips & DIY ideas to help you create a beautiful, fun table setting for your family & guests, of all ages, to enjoy this holiday. Table Runner To set the scene for the fun, whimsical theme I wanted to create,…

  • Top to Toe Beauty……..is it too good to be true?

    Definitely not this Month with my top 3, tried & tested, favorite beauty products to get excited about – NU SKIN Ageloc Transformation Kit Anti Aging Skincare The Kit Contains : ageLOC Gentle Cleanse & Tone 60ml ageLOC Radiant Day with sunscreen SPF 22 25ml ageLOC Transforming Night 30ml ageLOC Future Serum 30ml My 30 day ageLOC Transformation trial Morning Regimen  Step 1: Gentle Cleanse & Tone Step 2: Future Serum  Step 3: Radiant Day Creme Evening Regimen Step 1: Gentle Cleanse & Tone Step 2: Future Serum Step 3: Transforming Night Creme  RRP $ 515.00 My Thoughts • I love the minimal, lightweight packaging & pump applicators on the…

  • Bedside Table Styling Tips

    Your bedside table is one of the last things you look at before you go to sleep and one of the first things you look at when you wake, so keeping the area clutter free and clean is essential to having a restful nights sleep. When it comes to styling your bedside table and creating a minimalistic look there are several factors to consider – • Essentials Your night stand isn’t just a place to store your mobile devices while they charge. Think about the function of your bedtime and morning routine. If you read before going to sleep, incorporate your favorite book into your styling, if you sleep with…

  • How to Create the Perfect Vignette

        A great way to showcase your favorite pieces & add style to a space is by creating a vignette. A vignette, simply put, is a grouping or arrangement of items, usually on a shelf or a table. It can sometimes be difficult to get that ‘perfect’ balanced look when styling a vignette, so I wanted to share a few of my tips & tricks, that I have learnt along the way, to help you create a fabulous arrangement. 1. Inject some personality – to avoid your vignette looking too staged, add in some personal items that reflect your style & personality. I will often include beautiful perfume bottles,…

  • Display Home Sleepover

    What an opportunity, to spend a night in a Summit display home! Last Friday night my good friend Zoe, The DIY Decorator, & I got to experience the ultimate girl’s night & spent the night in the Industria Display Home, by  Summit Homes Group. Designed & built by Summit Homes in 2016, this incredible, industrial inspired, home instantly captures your attention & stands out, for all the right reasons, amongst the other houses in the street. The Industria is perfectly suited to a 15m wide block & offers 221sqm of living space. With 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a media room, an open plan kitchen / living area, with the most amazing…

  • The Style Studio

    Imagine having all of your pre start options right in front of you to feel the textures, see the true colours of each item & put everything together to see the big picture, all in the one space! ……………Well, our builder Summit Homes Group, has made this a reality with their recently launched Style Studio. The Summit Style Studio The 800 square meter Style Studio is incredible. Offering a wide range of interior styles & expert advice. This amazing space makes life so much easier when it comes to choosing the selections for your new home. I had the pleasure of visiting the Style Studio a few weeks ago for…

  • Pre Start List

    With our prestart booked for next week with Summit Homes I thought I’d share my ‘pre start check list’ with you all. Electrical Add additional conduits for power Separate power circuit for pool Home security wiring Door bell Data cable throughout Check placement of light switches Add dimmers Check every power point placement Add power points to kitchen island bench, WIL (for charging the Dyson), bathroom vanity cupboard (for electric toothbrushes) & add one to vanity drawers for straighteners / blow dryer Add points for microwave, dishwashers, coffee machine, fridge, toaster ect in scullery & kitchen cupboards Add addition points to laundry, scullery & kitchen Points in hallways Points for…

  • That Ugly B Word…….

    Yes, now to that ugly B word………….Budget!!!! Boring……………. Adam would say I have no understanding of the word Budget. He often reminds me that it isn’t my sole responsibility to keep the Australian economy going strong by shopping up a storm. I have never been very good at sticking to a limit or budget………until now of course, right babe? if you’re reading this Ads xxx Obviously when building, things can add up very quickly & before you know it the flashing warning signs “Over capitalising!!! Abort! Abort!” start appearing. With the price of our land & the type of house we wanted, & needed to build for the area, we need…

  • Choosing our Builder

    We have all heard horror stories about builders, blown out budgets & jobs left unfinished. Let’s face it, choosing the right builder is one of the most important decisions you will make on your house building journey. When Ad’s & I first set out to find a) A house design we both loved & b) A builder. We really went in blind. I’ll admit it, in the beginning we didn’t realise how valuable it was for us to have extensive knowledge of the process, what we were getting & the quality of what we were signing up for. You walk into a display home, with its high end fittings &…