The Block 2016 is drawing to a close and I reckon they've saved the best for last. Unveiling the terraces, balconies and outdoor areas this week had me oohing and aahing like never before.This week, I actually went on a tour
I make no secret of the fact that I have a major crush on Shaynna Blaze. I've interviewed her a number of times on the blog before, but we're actually yet to meet in person.The day will come eventually, of course. I'm just waiting for Channel 9 to make me the fourth judge on The Block and then our fates are sealed.
So it was quite a gigantic week this week on The Block as The Blocktagon terrace reveals went down and the couples got the chance to re-do their failed rooms.It was such a bumper week, in fact, that I've had to split out the posts into two seperate articles!
Hunting down outdoor cushions with colour, vibrancy and personality is no easy task (trust me, I’ve undertaken the challenge). But when I discovered the work of design duo Bekka and Jen from local brand Jennifer and Smith, I knew I could
Having studied both design and interior styling, one of the concepts that still intrigues me is the idea of pink being a girly colour or that it belongs only in girls rooms.One of the most interesting things about colour psychology, actually, was realising that we as a society have come to accept certain colour 'truths'. A prime example of this, of course, is the way we've written pink off as a colour strictly for girls.
Confession time: plants never last long on my balcony or terrace.
In the past few years I’ve moved house a few times (most recently from Sydney to Melbourne) and no matter where I style up my outdoor plants, they usually die within months of planting.
We tend to spend a lot more time thinking about our interiors than we do our outdoor areas. And fair call; we spend far longer on the sofa than we do the hammock.But now that warmer weather is approaching (praise the lord) it's wise to think about your garden or courtyard and how to give it the most trending look for the year ahead.That trend, dear Creatives, is paving - grey to be precise. And boy can it transform your space!