Country Home Ideas – Elegant White

Article by Samantha Bacon in Country Home Ideas - How to use Elegant White

White is a perennial favourite when it comes to decorating schemes. Whether you love a contemporary look, the softness of a Scandinavian scheme, a relaxed coastal look or a pretty country style, you can’t go wrong with white. As much as I am addicted to colour, I really do appreciate the clean and simple lines.. Read more

How to decorate with Sociable Orange

How to use orange for interiors

Lovers of orange are known to be a sociable bunch.  They are often urban dwellers who enjoy the company of others so it is great to find friends who embrace this colour – it means they will be fun and interesting people to know.  Let me show you how to decorate with orange How to.. Read more

My 5 top tips to create the perfect cottage garden setting

My 5 top tips to create the perfect cottage garden dining setting

It’s the first day of Spring here in Sydney; the windows and doors are open and you can smell that summer is on the way.  I love this time of the year when you can start to think about living outdoors again and in particular dining outdoors.  Food really does taste better outside and I can’t.. Read more

Country Home Ideas – Moody Blues

Country Home Ideas magazine

Are you like me and love dark blue?  I recently wrote about using this beautiful colour in a decorating scheme for Country Home Ideas magazine.  Dark blue is one of my absolute favourites and I really like the way it works on panelling where you have shadow lines.  This is why it is such a good.. Read more

Country Home Ideas – Pretty in Pink

Country Home Ideas magazine - Pretty in Pink article

I recently wrote about the colour Pink in my regular Country Home Ideas page.  Pink is a colour often overlooked for interiors as it is perceived as too feminine.  Read my feature here though to see how you can make this a touch more masculine and why it is a great colour for country style homes. .. Read more

How to find the Right White

How to find the right white

Almost daily, I am asked ‘How to choose the right white paint’.  In terms of paint selection it is definitely the current question of the moment and I know is one that you will be struggling with. Serene, calm and crisp are just some of the many adjectives that you can use to describe the.. Read more

A place to write

How to find a place to write

One of my main reasons for starting this blog is that I love to write.  I always have. From a young child writing stories at school and day dreaming of becoming an author to an adult training to become an interior decorator, the passion to write was always there. Finding a place to write –.. Read more

How to achieve a classic neutral exterior

Why opt for a classic neutral exterior scheme About 15 years ago a local builder asked me to design an exterior colour scheme for his new display home.  We wanted to achieve a classic timeless appeal for the property as it was important that the house remained contemporary and relevant for as long as possible.. Read more

Colourful Front Doors – What they say about you!

There is something about a colourful front door that makes me smile.  In a world where we are too often careful with our use of colour, particularly on the exterior of our homes, it is a welcome change to see a bright front door.  Arriving at a home with a yellow, red or even pink.. Read more