Growing up in a family with more creativity than money, Margaret’s parents embarrassed her by decorating their home with second-hand furniture and castoffs they lovingly painted, varnished and restored. Today, she thinks they were incredibly resourceful and talented and is happy to report that some of that resourcefulness spark has rubbed off on her. After a decade of editing home magazines such as Our House and Country Home Ideas, Margaret has seen tonnes of houses and when it comes to home decorating, she is keen to share what she thinks works and what doesn’t.
Welcome to our newly renovated website! Like all of you who have lived through home renovations, you know the hard work and the seemingly thousands of small decisions involved in the process. But you also have experienced the great joy when you finally share your beautiful new room or home with friends and family. We hope you find this website inspiring and satisfying and full of great new ideas and products. One of the things we’ve tried to do with this new site is to make it more interactive and open to all. There are so many of you creating clever and stylish areas in your homes and we want to help you share your experiences with the whole ‘world wide web’.
As any successful home renovator can tell you, the final results are only achievable with the best possible architects, designers and builders - and that’s my cue to thank our web design and content team for their hard work and diligence. We hope you settle in and spend some time using this site – and please feel free to make it your own with comments, submissions and ideas. We love hearing from you. And, don’t forget about our facebook fan page that is likewise filled with all the fun and practical things we find with you in mind.