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With the nation in the midst of a kitchen design obsession (I blame The Block), I thought it might be nice to showcase the gorgeous - and real life - kitchen renovation of TLC reader Connie Sharpe. I've featured her living room on the blog before and am blown away by her eye for design. This kitchen before and after just goes to prove how good the eye really is! Let's take a closer look...

She may have just come off season two of House Rules, but design and style extraordinaire Carolyn Burns McCrave isn't about to stop telling it how it is just yet. I spoke to this lovely lady about the lessons we can take from the last season of the show, things to keep in mind when renovating plus how to achieve our own winning spaces.

I've had many a moment standing in my living room trying to work out why it doesn't feel right. If you've ever had a similar scenario in your own space, this post is going to help, by pointing out five key issues that are stopping your living room from working - and how to fix them!

As with most TV shows, Mad Men is memorable for many things that have nothing to do with interiors. But when I watch a show, it's ALL about the set design. It's actually where I source a lot of my own home styling ideas. Carrie's famous New York apartment was where I first fell in love with the vintage black telephone. But enough about SATC. Let's take a look at the Mad Men set and steal some style!