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July 2020 | Design Inspiration

How do you make a homemade bird feeder?

June 2020 | Design Inspiration

It's getting chilly outside, so it's time to start hunting comfort food recipes.  Annetha, our sales expert and all round favourite person has provided her families favourite chicken pie recipe.  Enjoy!

What you'll need - ingredients

1.8kg whole chicken

1 carrot chopped

1 onion chopped

2 bay leaves

2tbs olive oil

80g unsalted butter

2 leeks (pale part only) thinly sliced

1/3 cup (50g) plain flour

1 cup (250ml) thickened cream

2 tsp Dijon mustard

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

Growing your own edible garden isn't hard – it just requires a little time, patience, good advice and common sense.

Here are our top tips for getting started…

What to plant?

The very first thing is to decide what you want to grow. This can be as simple as thinking about what herbs and vegetables you like to eat and use often. Plus, it’s also a good idea to research which varieties grow best in your area.

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

As the days get shorter and colder and we embrace the idea of being warm and cocooned inside, here are some essential winter decorating and organising tips for your home that might inspire.

Layer it up!

Just like laying up our clothes during winter, we can also do the same with our homes. Adding an additional layer of soft furnishings during the winter months gives a space a sense of warmth and homeliness. Using a beautiful basket some additional cushions or throws to hold these when needed will remove the opportunity for clutter.

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

We all look forward to retreating to our homes from the busyness and chaos of the world. Your home should provide an opportunity to unwind and offer you an environment of calm to enhance your wellbeing and happiness.

It’s important to feel connected and calm within our homes and these quick and easy decorating tips with have you on the road to creating a space for optimal wellness.

Chaos to calm

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

Thanks to social-distancing regulations, we’re all spending way more time at home. So why not take advantage of the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few value-adding DIY projects around the house.

Check out our top 10 easy home improvement ideas that you can start right now – from decorating to storage to lighting and more – which cost little, but yield great results, guaranteed to save you money in the long term and add value to your home.

April 2020 | Design Inspiration

So, your home needs a little TLC but you’re not about to splash all your cash on a renovation. 

Try these easy & cheap hacks to get your humble abode looking fresh & fabulous.

April 2020 | Design Inspiration

 

Easter and the school holidays are going to be a little different for many this year.  But there’s still plenty to do, explore and discover.  Your home and backyard are full of adventure and new discoveries.

Here’s just a few ideas to keep busy minds and bodies occupied.

NGV Kids

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

Honest comforts

Layer up comforting cushions, throws, knits and faux furs to make any space feel instantly inviting. This approach will see you through autumn and winter, and still light enough to see your home fashionably dressed ready for spring.

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

How to grow lawn that will make your neighbours green with envy.

So you’ve finally moved into your new house! But to really complete your dream home, it’s time to tackle the garden! The first step? Creating the perfect lawn. And while you might think it’s as simple as sprinkling some grass seed out and hoping for the best, a little bit of planning up front will pay dividends and deliver you with an outcome that is sure to be the envy of all your neighbours. 

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