I love me some local talent, Creatives (you know that), and since moving to Melbourne a few months back I've slowly been immersing myself in all of the homewares and furniture goodness down here - and boy does Melbs know how to rock design. Sorry Sydney.
I hate all of my decorating choices and want to start over. There, I said it. Do you ever look around your home and just ponder... what on earth was I thinking when I bought that? Maybe it's just me and the fact that I'm a self confessed decorating addict who gets bored very easily, but I'm officially tired of the majority of the furniture and decor in my home.
I often wonder about the homes featured in magazines. I've seen enough episodes of Next Top Model to know that along with smizing being essential, everything is not as it seems in the world of capturing humans on film.
Some design trends come and go in the blink of an eye, while others remain so popular that they become bankable interior styles year on year.
But how do you figure out what’s in, what’s out and what should’ve never been on our radar to begin with?
Wonder no more; I’ve called in the most in-the-know people in the biz to give us the lowdown on 10 popular interior design trends of the past and present.
It’s safe to say that Mr Jason Grant is taking over the world. Not only is the stylist and author one of the most popular creatives in the country, but his recent candle collaboration with the Palm Beach Collection allows him to add product designer to his CV, too.
The biggest mistake people make in their homes when it comes to paint is not checking the colour on a larger scale in a room, says Dulux Creative Consultant Bree Leech.
"I have had people explain to me they selected a neutral grey in the store and when they painted it at home it looked like it was green or blue," she explains. "Of course, the colour is still the same but it can appear quite differently under warm light such as halogens, compared to the harsh fluorescents or even daylight in the paint store".
You need to do something creative for yourself and you need to do it now. Whether you're a full time 9 to 5-er, a busy mum or simply find yourself in moments where you're unsure of where your life is heading, finding a creative outlet is going to change everything. I know this with complete certainty because I've gone on this journey myself. It's going to change the way you feel about yourself, the way you feel about others and the way you approach your everyday life. It has the potential to completely transform your world altogether, actually.