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Create the perfect dining space

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Gather round people because we are going to give you our best tips on selecting the right size and style dining table for your sweet home!

Accentuate the positive!

Nothing will give your space a lift as easily and affordably as accent cushions. It can signify a new season, new style or just pile lots of them up on a tired sofa.. Voila!

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I know you love it, but you will hate it in three years!

So after having spent the last couple days shopping for a client renovation I came away feeling very depressed about the prospect of finding anything truly unique and timeless. I see something in a showroom and think "Oooooh I love that" before I quickly realise that it is EVERYWHERE. I'm so tempted, it's [...]

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Sharing Babette Hayes Styling Secrets

We thought we'd share the practical and creative advice of designer and stylist Babette Hayes - and add a few inspirational photos to get you going! 1. Creating zones is important so that there are defined areas for seating, TV viewing, activities, eating which have passage ways in between. So grouping is important – group the seating with coffee table, side [...]

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My Eco Home on Houzz

Houzz was kind enough to do a feature on my own little house, filled with eco furniture, vintage finds and curbside treasures. Very humble, comfortable and totally me…check out this feature on my eclectic bohemian home on the Gold Coast.http://www.houzz.com.au/ideabooks/67955124

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Spring Trend Watch

There’s something in the air…Its that time of year where makers, creators and brands release their collections for summer and beyond. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve visited the Life Instyle show, Boutique Street, Finders Keepers Market and listened to trend forecasters talk about what’s happening in the world.And here’s the thing - there’s a change happening. [...]

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How to Throw a Throw?

I’m amazed at how many people ask me how to make their throw rug look like the magazines…here is a few options for you“Neat and tidy over the back of the sofa”…it’s kind of formal and groovy at the same timeThe “classic folded over the arm”…keeps it handy for use and great to cover dirty sofa arms, but requires [...]

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Eco Chic are Finalists for National Retail Excellence Award...Go team!

NRA 2016 Rewards for Excellence Sustainability Excellence Award Finalists AnnouncedThe National Retail Association (NRA) today revealed the names of the top 2016 Finalists for what is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious retail Awards - the 2016 NRA Rewards for Excellence, Sustainability Excellence Award. Eco Chic is one of five Finalists chosen for the Award. The Sustainability Excellence Award [...]

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​Classic and Casual - Cane Furniture Lies Lightly on the Earth

Cane furniture is one of the few things that seem to stand the test of time, both in style and endurance. It’s a fun look, but not one that is so trendy you will be chucking it away in a few years time.When you shop sustainably, you are making a mindful choice to better the environment for yourselves, [...]

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Clutter vs Styling?

What's the difference between clutter and styling? I'm forever going to friend's houses and rearranging their bookshelves while they cook dinner and the response is inevitably “I had no idea my stuff could look that good!” It is not magic…here are my top 4 tips for turning your stuff into stylish arrangementsGroup like objects – ideally they [...]

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