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5 easy steps to growing your own herb garden

If you’re spending more time at home, growing your own herb garden is the perfect home project for you. Growing your own herbs is easy and cheap, plus there is nothing quite like the hit of fresh rosemary or basil on your home-roasted meat & vegies or favourite pasta dish.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Pick the right pots

Christmas Styling that doesn't break the bank

Of all the holidays, the Festive Season provides the best opportunity to let your creativity and design aesthetic shine. Whether you're obsessed with finding the perfect spot to hang some fairy lights, want to get crafty with your lounge room mantelpiece or pull together some eye-catching table settings, there are so many amazing Christmas decorating ideas that can bring your space to life.

Give your outdoor area a makeover!

SPRING MAKEOVER: OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES

 After hibernating inside over the colder months, it’s time to embrace outdoor living again and focus on getting your entertainment and living spaces ready for the warmer months.

The key idea behind creating a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces is to ensure that there’s an easy passage between the two zones and to continue your personal style across these spaces.

So, what are the key elements to focus on in preparing an outdoor living area for spring?

REVISIT YOUR FURNITURE NEEDS

Make the most of your garden this Spring

Right now, the mornings are crisp, and the days are getting longer. With the clouds clearing (most of the time), it's the perfect time to prepare your garden for Spring and decide which plants you want to grow.

To inspire you and get you moving, here’s our comprehensive guide on how to prepare your garden for Spring, along with our round up of some of the best plants and veggies to plant and make your neighbours green with envy!

Winter in the garden

Winter in the garden

Think there’s nothing to do in the garden in winter? Think again. Winter is the perfect time to set the scene for a spring burst of colour, scent and flavour!

It’s all about preparation

Pruning, weeding and composting – winter is a great time to prune straggly trees and bushes into shape, clean up the garden and dig in some well-rotted compost to boost your soil’s fertility and improve drainage. 

Interior Design with Gail Connor – The Master Bedroom

With the master bedroom being the most personal space in the house, its design, look, and feel should reflect your personality. Watch the video below and take some inspiration from our interior designer, Gail Connor, and pickup up some quick and easy tips to personalise your master bedroom this winter.

Hop into Easter with fun family activities

Looking for fun family activities to enjoy at Easter in addition to an egg hunt? Here are our top five activities to do together that are suitable for all ages.

Egg and Spoon Race

Who can resist a good old-fashioned egg and spoon race? You can use the traditional hard-boiled eggs which are less messy for young children, or similar sized chocolate eggs as well. Why not colour and decorate your hard-boiled eggs for an additional family activity. Just grab some wooden spoons and you are ready to go!

Create Easter Crafts

Furniture worth Investing in.

So, you’ve built your dream home and now you need to furnish it. Of course, it goes without saying that it’s important your home interiors are designed to suit your lifestyle and your personality. It’s where you spend the majority of your time, after all. However, furnishing and decorating your home can take a lot of time, effort, and money. So, it’s really worth pacing filling it with high-quality, timeless pieces that will last, as spending more money on fewer items now will pay off later.

CHOOSING THE PERFECT OUTDOOR FIRE PIT FOR YOU.

Spring has finally sprung, which means it’s a great time to start prepping your outdoor space for the season ahead. And nothing adds cosiness and light to a backyard setting quite like your very own fire pit!

Designing a family friendly lounge room

Jacinta Evans, Senior Interior Designer, Metricon.

The lounge room is often referred to as the heart of the family home – regularly having a duel life as a living and a work zone.

It can often be a challenge when designing a lounge room to find a cohesive balance between functionality and form, that works for a family now and into the future. When choosing a house plan it is always a great idea to look around various display homes, which can give you a sense of a space and provide you with some great ideas.

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