You can reinvent any room in your house with the addition of a few bright new accessories.  A makeover doesn’t have to cost the earth, and you can change the look seasonally as your mood takes you. Just select a colour pallet and see how a new accent colour can take you on a whole new styling journey!

A modern, bold patterned rug and a couple of complimentary cushions will give any room an update. Add a couple of side tables and a funky new lamp and see how it instantly comes to life. Click here to view each item in this set. All items in this post are available from www.zanui.com.au.


Perhaps colour isn’t your thing? Classic and timeless,  monochromatic forms the basis of an enduring style that can also be updated seasonally with the addition of a few accessories. Cool and calming, quite simply you can’t go wrong with monochrome in your home! Click here to view these items.


Here’s another cool  and very inexpensive change a room instantly. Perfect for a child’s bedroom or rumpus, bright “spot” decals applied evenly all over one wall will create a fun wallpapered effect, but one that’s removable and as changeable as the kids’s moods! Want to know more about these cool spot decals and the other items in this set? Just click here

Stylist’s Tip: Continue with the spot theme with the addition of a ball lamp, or round cushions, and maybe even a bold-coloured exercise ball as a chair. Fit balls are a fun, healthy alternative to a desk-chair and will help maintain good core strength and posture. The kids will just see them as fun, but you’ll know otherwise!


How about watercolours, pastels or brights – or a combination of all three – for your little girl’s bedroom? Replica chairs, a bright pom-pom rug, a gorgeous mohair throw and some shabby-chic floral cushions add a modern romantic touch that is sure to impress your little princess!

To find out where to buy each and every item in this pretty little set, just visit Alison’s Polyvore site here


2013-02-04_13-10-33We’ve all heard of 50 Shades of Grey, right?  Well did you know there are probably more than 50 shades of white too? And that decorating your rooms white-on-white doesn’t mean it has to bland or boring.

Here are some tips on how to change your rooms using white all over…well, almost! [click to continue…]


Cheap & Cheerful Ways to Makeover Your Home

January 24, 2013

  Sick of staring at the same old decor but don’t have much of budget? Small changes can make a big difference allowing you to easily create a fresh new look without breaking the bank. Here are some of my top tips to get you started:

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How to Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

December 5, 2012

Are you selling your home? Or are you thinking of selling your home, but convinced there’s still too much work to do before it’s really ready for sale?  You could be right, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune either! Simple decorating tricks can often be all you need to market your […]

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Revamp Your Room with Occasional Chairs

November 29, 2012

Let’s face it. There’s a bit of a formula for home decorating that whether we’re aware of it or not, we all probably follow instinctively – and rightly so, if we want a timeless, classic look that will serve us for many years. The vast majority of us buy plain fabric or leather lounges, then […]

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How Neutral Are You?

July 22, 2012

My wife (that’s Al from Style Counsel) and I have something in common. Lucky for us, otherwise the last 24 years would have been hell-on-earth! In many ways, ours has been a marriage of styles – from her first rough, hand-drawings of the first home we built together, to how she styles herself, ME and […]

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Check out Zanui for Great Online Furniture!

June 24, 2012

Have you heard about Zanui? Click on the banner below to discover some amazing decor Online – with FREE SHIPPING! You’ll be very glad you did!

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