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May 2020 | Design Inspiration

As the days get shorter and colder and we embrace the idea of being warm and cocooned inside, here are some essential winter decorating and organising tips for your home that might inspire.

Layer it up!

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

We all look forward to retreating to our homes from the busyness and chaos of the world. Your home should provide an opportunity to unwind and offer you an environment of calm to enhance your wellbeing and happiness.

It’s important to feel connected and calm within our homes and these quick and easy decorating tips with have you on the road to creating a space for optimal wellness.

Chaos to calm

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

Growing your own edible garden isn't hard – it just requires a little time, patience, good advice and common sense.

Here are our top tips for getting started…

What to plant?

The very first thing is to decide what you want to grow. This can be as simple as thinking about what herbs and vegetables you like to eat and use often. Plus, it’s also a good idea to research which varieties grow best in your area.

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

Thanks to social-distancing regulations, we’re all spending way more time at home. So why not take advantage of the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few value-adding DIY projects around the house.

Check out our top 10 easy home improvement ideas that you can start right now – from decorating to storage to lighting and more – which cost little, but yield great results, guaranteed to save you money in the long term and add value to your home.

April 2020 | Design Inspiration

If you’re spending more time at home, growing your own herb garden is the perfect home project for you. Growing your own herbs is easy and cheap, plus there is nothing quite like the hit of fresh rosemary or basil on your home-roasted meat & vegies or favourite pasta dish.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Pick the right pots

April 2020 | Design Inspiration

Easter and the school holidays are going to be a little different for many this year.  But there’s still plenty to do, explore and discover.  Your home and backyard are full of adventure and new discoveries.

Here’s just a few ideas to keep busy minds and bodies occupied.

NGV Kids

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

How to grow lawn that will make your neighbours green with envy

So you’ve finally moved into your new house! But to really complete your dream home, it’s time to tackle the garden! The first step? Creating the perfect lawn. And while you might think it’s as simple as sprinkling some grass seed out and hoping for the best, a little bit of planning up front will pay dividends and deliver you with an outcome that is sure to be the envy of all your neighbours. 

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s tempting to race out and buy everything all at once.  

Too often, buying something in a rush can result in a design decision you will regret.  You may end up with a ‘matchy matchy’ interior that lacks personality, or even worse, a horribly uncomfortable couch that you don’t enjoy sitting on!

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

A new year brings reflection and a yearning for simplicity, a sense of calm and to put the chaos of the festive season behind us, which denotes many changes and influences across interior design trends for 2020.

Mindfulness purchasing

Sunday, November 3, 2018 | Design Inspiration

Plan ahead, and install a rainwater collection tank this year to help keep your garden looking its best for the entire growing season. Collecting rainwater now will reduce your demand on local water sources, and ensure you have plenty to keep your outdoor spaces looking their best.

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