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Sunday just gone, House Rules unveiled its NSW whole house reveal (you can see it here) and I have to say, I was really disappointed - both when the episode aired and when the styled photos hit my inbox. The feeling sat with me all week and led to me writing this post.I don't want to gripe, but I do want to be honest - from a design perspective - and say that I think the rooms in Steve and Tiana's house were probably the worst I've seen on a show in this genre. I was pretty baffled by the fact that nobody on the show pointed out how many design mistakes were made, too.

I have a crush on Tara Dennis. There, I said it!

I’m going to be that person at Reed Gift Fair this year that her people ask to back away from the stage lol. She has that sort of effect on craft lovers like me. In fact, she tells me that she does get approached on the street by people quite often, asking her for interior design hints and tips.

A homewares or furniture piece that's handmade automatically gets bonus points in my books.Oh how I wish I were skilled enough at making things that I could produce the pieces in today's post. The best things I've created with my own bare hands were some homemade candles a year or so ago (though I was pretty impressed with the results, I must admit).

I used to go batty for an industrial interior. I loved the exposed brickwork, I loved the rough textures and I adored the masculinity inherent in these sorts of spaces. Then I went off them for a while, as you tend to do with design styles and schemes.Last night's Reno Rumble reveals had me hooked on industrial again, thanks to the divine kitchen designed by Carly and Leighton below. Of course, I'm showcasing both of the sublime Freedom Kitchens that were unveiled by the teams, but there's no confusion over which one's my fave!

If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. That's a mantra I'm trying to live by lately. But it that were the case, this week's post on the NSW House Rules reveal would be a very quick read.Sadly, the rooms in Steve and Tiana's home left a lot to be desired. Now, I know that when it comes to interior design, if the client's happy, you've done your job. But this is a show about judging rooms from a design perspective and there were a lot of shortfalls.