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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...

I've officially lost my mind and I don't think it's coming back. I've just discovered removable Rustoleum spray paint that allows you to create a dipped effect on pots as well as other homewares pieces and furniture. I best tell my partner that everything in the house is about to get dipped (it's only fair to give him warning).

I feel there's nothing Tara Dennis can't do. This local legend has been designing, styling and crafting the nation for years and she's showing no signs of slowing down. It's not all style hits, though, as I found out when I spoke to Tara and asked her about some of her interior wins, woes and 'what was I thinking' moments!

The second elimination episode of House Rules made me realise that even when teams are let loose in their own spaces - following their own rules - the end result can still leave a lot to be desired. And some of the top scorers tonight were at the top of my list for bad decor execution. Let's take a closer look at the good, bad and ugly!

It's no secret that I'm fond of diving into a cocktail now and then. But with winter on our doorstep, who can be bothered going out to get one? This season I say it's all about soirees at home. And what better way to get in the mood then putting together your own bar cart or drinks tray? Here's some inspiration and guidance on getting it right.

Tonight's House Rules reveal showcased some amazing design ideas and a few that left a lot to be desired. The walk-through from Brooke and Grant did illustrate that there actually are moments in time when Brooke seems genuinely happy. It's just that they don't last long. On with the House Rules recap!