Prepare for guests It's never too late to start thinking about preparing your home for when guests arrive at Christmas. In our house, we have friends and family calling in and staying throughout the season, so I find the more I can check off my list early, the more relaxed I feel! Give your entryway some love - it’s the first thing your guests will see when they arrive. … [Read more...] about Essential Christmas Step 1: Get Ready
Tara's Nest Last year I was thrilled to be part of the Feast Watson Re-Love Project with all proceeds going to one of my favourite causes, the Salvos. The project combines two of my favourite things, opp shopping and furniture restoration. My entry, this lovely nest of tables, was discovered at the Salvos Tempe store in Sydney for a total cost of $165. Like any … [Read more...] about Tara Dennis’ upcycling nest of tables project
The client brief for this bathroom was tricky, I was the client and was looking for classic, modern styling on a tight budget! This bathroom needed to be modern and family friendly without looking too clinical. Having originally been a bedroom converted in the 70s, we stripped it back, removed a wall and started again. Only the windows remain as original. My jumping off … [Read more...] about Tara Dennis’ bathroom reno for a tricky client
My garden is a little unconventional in that our house is perched on the side of a very steep hlll. Our main outdoor living areas consist of a west facing deck and two shady terraces meaning any kind of greenery has to be in pots as well as extremely hardy. Over the years we’ve established that succulents and Cycads seems to like it there the most and as such, deliver … [Read more...] about Tara Dennis’ gardening secrets!
Blush pink has always been one of my favourite colours but not since the eighties has it been seen so much in decorating. Finally it's shaken off its sugary image and stands right up there as one of the key fashion colours for the home this season. Whether it's with paint, fabric or accessories, there are plenty of ways you can add a splash of pink to your spring … [Read more...] about Colour trend – Blush pink