Sikata House by The Designory

Sikata House

Sikata House, designed by The Designory team, sits within a quarter acre corner site in Byron Bay’s coveted golden grid, mirroring the sandy warm tones of the surrounding beaches, clifftops and bushlands. Exuding all the hallmarks of the global travel experience, the home is an exploration of the concept of wabi sabi, the elusive beauty.. Read more

Japandi Style 7 steps to achieve this look

Japandi Colour Palette

There is a good reason that Japandi style is gaining in popularity, however this is a style with its roots deep in the past.  When Japan opened its borders in the late 19th century, Scandinavian visitors found an affinity with the delicate style and balance of Japanese interiors with their own pared back style.  Many.. Read more

New homes by Alisa and Lysandra

New homes by Alisa and Lysandra

Renowned interior designers and past winners of The Block, Alisa and Lysandra have wrapped up their latest Design Duo project – building homes side-by-side. Although the pair usually work as a team on their renovation projects, for this project, dubbed a “Twin Off”, each designed and built their own family home. Located in the seaside.. Read more

How high should my bathroom wall tiles be?

Bathroom tile height

Do you remember when it was easy and you either tiled all the way to the ceiling in your bathroom, or if funds were limited, you tiled to 1800mm in the shower cubicle and to 1200mm everywhere else?  Thankfully, design ideas have come a long way and there are now a myriad of choices to.. Read more

Kitchen Styling – My 5 top tips

Kitchen styling is the fun part of a renovation project.  Let’s face it, renovating a kitchen is a major job.  There is a lot of planning, choices to be made, tradespeople to deal with and the upheaval of making do with a microwave in the living room for far too many weeks!  Hopefully after all.. Read more

The Block 2023 Front Facade

The Block 2023 Front Facade

Remember that expression that you have 5 seconds to make a good first impression?  After this you have reached the point of no return.  Well, this applies to the front of your house which is why street appeal is so very important.  If you get this right, it sets you up well for everything else.. Read more

How to decorate with brown

How to decorate with brown

Warm and inviting, rich and enveloping are words associated with a classic winter scheme and no colour meets the brief more perfectly than brown.  Solid and reliable, conservative and yet sometimes perceived as boring, brown is without doubt a colour that would be greatly missed by interior decorators who appreciate its broad value and appeal. .. Read more

The Block 2023 Backyard

The Block 2023 Backyard

There was a time, not too long ago, when a backyard consisted of an area of grass, some shrubs and pots and a pathway to the Hills Hoist.  How times have now changed.  The Block 2023 backyard reveal includes plunge pools, various locations for outside seating and dining, bbqs, pizza ovens and the obligatory fire.. Read more

The Block 2023 bathroom and re-do room

The Block 2023 Bathroom and Re-do room

I was certainly surprised with some of the rooms on The Block 2023 bathroom and re-do room.  There were rooms that were re-done for absolutely no reason.  Some did need to be thought through again, but some were an absolute waste of time and resources.  There is no doubt that Steph and Gian should have.. Read more

Why indoor plants are good for your health

Why indoor plants are good for your health

Indoor plants are good for your health.  This is a fact and one of many good reasons you should be scooting off to your local garden centre to include these in your home styling. I have a list of reasons why you should introduce these into your home and lots of inspiration and ideas to.. Read more