How to Live in Style with Kmart

I recently went on a shopping trip with Holly from Motherhood Melbourne.

Holly is a busy mum of two young boys and she craved a nice space without spending a fortune. Holly also requested, 'easy to move' items for this space, so she could move away items conveniently when needed. 

Having two young children for Holly meant she didn't want to spend to splurge on cushions, rugs and other decor objects as this may not be a practical or logical choice, at this point in her life. While I was placing cushions on her sofa she warned me that I may find squashed Weetbix on the sofa.

I was keen to showcase ‘Easy DIY Style on a Budget’ and how to achieve a beautiful and stylish space in your home.

This ‘brief’ was to shop at Kmart only, repurpose what Holly already had and meet the $300 budget. I also wanted to create an attainable and easy DIY style which anybody could achieve themselves. And to make a more beautiful and stylish living space.


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6 Interior Styles Trending In 2019

I’m not just about following all the latest trends, but I’ve got to say I definitely get inspired by some of the new styles which are showcased in the shop window or on Pinterest’s trending pics.

From uber stylish interiors, glossy magazine spreads and also Instagram, I love getting inspired by new ideas which hit me with such an exciting impact. I then hunt and source the items which I think will work beautifully and incorporate (my interpretation) into my space, always with my personal stamp on it.

Which creative being doesn’t enjoy being inspired? Inspiration creates new ideas. And new ideas always stir up passion.

This is my take on interior style trends to look out for and to contemplate in 2019.

Remember, there are no certain rules. This is to inspire you and go wild.

1. Natural materials

Think natural fibres such as linen, wicker, rattan, and sisal (which I saw a lot of in 2018). I honestly don’t see these materials or this look...

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House Flipping in Australia - Easy Profit or Overhyped Fantasy?

By Sean Callery October 11, 2018

As anyone who’s ever made pancakes will tell you, executing the perfect flip isn’t always easy. There’s pride and breakfast at stake. But what about house flipping, where there’s potentially a lot more on the line?

Can it be profitable in today’s market? How difficult is it? And is it worth the effort?

What is house flipping?

House flipping is an investment approach that typically involves buying undervalued properties, renovating them and then selling them on at a profit. The aim is often – theoretically at least – to complete this process quickly and to spend as little as possible on the renovation in order to maximise profit before moving on to the next ‘flip’.

When you consider the investment of finances, time and emotion that can be involved, house flipping may not be for everyone. But for some ambitious Australian investors and renovators, the challenge and potential profit are significant...

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6 Ways To Access Funds For Your DIY Renovation

How many times have you walked into your 70’s laminate kitchen and dreamt of an up–to–date (and practical) modern kitchen that would inspire you to cook more and host cool dinners with your family and friends?

Or is your family growing and you need more room in your home? 

It’s crunch time and you’ve decided that overseas holiday you would love to go on needs to go on hold, and the time has come to start your renovation ... now. 


Firstly, you will need to ascertain what your desired outcome is from your renovation and why you believe it would benefit you and your family. 


Secondly, you will need to work out a budget, will this be a small DIY renovation or will there be extensive work carried out? 

You will need to source pricing for products and materials, and quotes, depending on the work needed. 

For small renovation projects i.e. updating rooms with just some fresh paint and new light fittings, or if you...

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