Home and living


7 Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

Sustainable home

Climate change. Whether you believe it or not, I’m sure you can agree we can all be a little nicer to our planet. Pollution in our air and waterways, extensive use of natural resources and destruction of natural habitats can all be attributed to humans, at least in some way. While you may feel a little helpless and it can seem impossible to make a difference on your own, there’s certainly big ways we can all contribute. Here, I want...

Weekend DIY: Turning our house into a smart home

Home automation with Arteor with Netatmo

Over the last few years I’ve noticed that more and more Australians are turning to home automation. I was also surprised to find out that turning your house into a smart home is even easier than I could have imagined. Forget all the complicated computer systems and costly set-ups. Now, there’s plenty of practical products on the market. In this blog post I’m going to highlight one Aussie brand who make home automation simple and affordable. Arteor with Netatmo by...

DIY home renovations: Our experience, before and after!

IKEA kitchen home renovations

UPDATE – we now have a YouTube video with a home tour and our renovation journey with before and after photos!  DIY home renovations – I’ll admit they always scared me. I was never very handy and would require assistance (more like supervision) to change a lightbulb. However, once Franky and I started house hunting we quickly realised we wanted to make our first home our own, plus add a bit of extra value to the place. So, this young...

Bedroom decor: How to create the perfect side table

bedroom side table decor

Do you want to perfect your bedroom decor? Did you know that it all starts from the minor details like the bedside table? I was inspired by the beautiful collection from Aussie online store Koch & Co to put a few pieces together and make my bedroom an oasis.  Here are my best tips to create a beautiful arrangement! Light up your night A unique lamp is a great way to add a bit of flair to your bedside table....

5 tips for an ocean inspired bedroom

Ocean inspired interior design for bedroom

The bedroom is all about creating a relaxing and restful retreat no matter the style. And if you want to extend your summer and create a beachy, tropical or nautical environment there are some very simple design elements to incorporate into your bedroom that will give you exactly what you are looking for. Follow these simple tips and get the tranquil and serene room you always dreamt of. A touch of turquoise A neutral palette instilled with accents of ocean-inspired...