Expert Ideas

Top experts give their advice and tips on how to turn your home into the dream destination. From colour consultants to interior designers – keep your eyes peeled as more experts continue to pop up in this space.

Expert Ideas

Clever Spaces
The kitchen is one room that is in constant flux at home and with so much happening in and around this space, it’s important to nail the layout. Lyndon Craig, senior design manager for Electrolux has these top tips for...
Top Tips for Smart Laundry Spaces
Smart planning can help maximise your space and help keep your laundry cool, sleek and organised, even when your washing basket threatens to overflow. As seen in The Good Guys Kitchens on The Block, Cosentino world...
A twist on spring green
By Samantha Bacon
Green is the colour we associate with new beginnings. Although it heralds the start of springtime, colour consultant Samantha Bacon says shades of mustard might be a better choice for a country-style home. Even though...
Pretty Pastels
Whether it’s a fund-raising exercise for a charitable cause – or simply to catch up with the girls, it’s fun to host a morning or afternoon tea at home. Sissi Stasios, creative director of Salt&Pepper, a company...
Soft Autumnal Hues
By Samantha Bacon
Colour consultant Samantha Bacon believes that whole most of us have a favourite colour, we often gravitate towards either the cool summery colours in the spectrum - blue, turquoise and green - or the warm colours of...
Under Foot
From carpets to concrete, from tiles to natural woods - the choices for flooring are endless. Interior designer, The Block television show judge and Carpet Court ambassador, Darren Palmer, has these tips to help you...
Bedroom bliss
Nothing looks more inviting than a well-made bed and interior stylist Justine Wilson thinks life is so demanding these days that it’s important to focus some attention on the one room that allows us to take time out to...
Eco-friendly Design
By Clare Palisi
We hear global warming mentioned every day on the news and we’ve also experienced its effects through the extreme weather conditions of late. Interior designer Clare Palisi thinks our environment is suffering badly and...
Moroccan Bound
By Samantha Bacon
Colour consultant Samantha Bacon thinks the hues and shades found in a vibrant market in exotic Marrakech are perfectly suited to Australian homes, especially outdoor areas. Colour is intrinsic to the way of life in...
A Pretty Blue Garden
By Samantha Bacon
Floral prints have been admired and used extensively in decorating for many centuries and in many different cultures around the globe. Colour consultant Samantha Bacon thinks that the greens, blues and whites found in...