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BOUGHT A HOUSE? LET’S MAKE IT A HOME!

BOUGHT A HOUSE? LET’S MAKE IT A HOME!

That time has come when you have finally transitioned from renter to owner -a grand ‘pat on the back’ moment. Now what? You’ve secured your property, tidied up loose ends, packed up, made your move, and you have finally arrived. How do you make your house a home? Try...

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CHANGE IS GOOD… OUR FIRST RETAIL FIT OUT!

CHANGE IS GOOD… OUR FIRST RETAIL FIT OUT!

We can’t believe that it’s nearly December!! Where did that year go? We have been a little quiet lately on our newsletters and blog (sorry!), upon reflection this year has been nothing short of CRAZY!! Whilst we have been busy and living in a state of organised chaos,...

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ONE LOOK, TWO BUDGETS; HOW WE MASTERED THE SPA BATHROOM

ONE LOOK, TWO BUDGETS; HOW WE MASTERED THE SPA BATHROOM

There is nothing our spaces can’t provide for us, even more so because we’ve come to realise and appreciate that our home can indeed be our sanctuary; it’s no wonder we are seeing a surge in requests to design ‘Day Spa’ bathrooms. These are characterised by an...

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DESIGN TIPS FROM ALISA’S KITCHEN AND PATIO MAKEOVER

DESIGN TIPS FROM ALISA’S KITCHEN AND PATIO MAKEOVER

You know you’re craving a room makeover, when every time you walk past a room you keep repeating the same words “I can’t wait to change this space”. Like most first time home buyers, we purchased a house that was perfect for us at the time and had huge potential to be...

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OUR FAVOURITE TIME HACK

OUR FAVOURITE TIME HACK

We’re always busy; in fact we can’t remember a time when we weren’t busy. Since we started our business we have instinctively been on the lookout for tech, gadgets, and innovative products for the home that will time-hack and make our lives easier. Running an interior...

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Home is not a place, it’s a feeling. I’ve had the most wonderful time finding, buying and decorating our new home, and today you get to have the tour! The day you get the keys to your new home – what a feeling. The minute you walk in and realise you have a blank...

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A QUICK INTERVIEW WITH BUSINESS CHICKS!

A QUICK INTERVIEW WITH BUSINESS CHICKS!

This month has been super busy, but also very exciting for us! We were extremely honoured to be asked to speak at Business Chicks 9 to Thrive Expo in Sydney. In all honesty it was a bit surreal as it was only last year that we attended the same event, and left feeling...

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BEDROOM STYLING TIPS & TRICKS FROM ALISA & LYSANDRA

BEDROOM STYLING TIPS & TRICKS FROM ALISA & LYSANDRA

Now that we are well and truly in the heart of winter (summer, please come back soon), we thought it would be a good opportunity to share some tips and tricks for bedroom styling.With the onset of cold weather, there’s nothing like a cosy bedroom. We don’t know about...

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SNACK TIME WITH ALISA & LYSANDRA

SNACK TIME WITH ALISA & LYSANDRA

PEANUT BUTTER. CHOCOLATE. COCONUT. Has that got your attention? Who else craves that all consuming sugar fix at 3pm? Not sure about you guys, but when we’re craving that  afternoon snack we usually go to the first thing that we find. We know we need it, but we don’t...

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TAKE THE PLUNGE; IT’S WHERE LIFE MEETS YOU

TAKE THE PLUNGE; IT’S WHERE LIFE MEETS YOU

No matter how far we’ve come we never forget where we started from.  There are days where others remind us by asking us about our success and how we made it happen, and there are days where we can’t help but reflect on it ourselves. We’re still the twin sisters with...

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THE ULTIMATE IN NURSERY FURNITURE

THE ULTIMATE IN NURSERY FURNITURE

Planning and selecting nursery furniture can be quite overwhelming. There are so many choices that it really does pay to spend some time researching all the possibilities. My husband likened our nursery selections to buying a car, lots of pro’s and con’s, asking...

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TAKE A CLOSER LOOK: VICTORIAN TERRACE, FITZROY SA

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK: VICTORIAN TERRACE, FITZROY SA

A FAMILY HOME WITH GRANDEUR AND LUXURY We invite you to take a look inside a recently completed project in Fitzroy, South Australia. This stunning Victorian terrace is surrounded by beautiful, old historic buildings, where we can only imagine what stories and memories...

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LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE – YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING LIGHTING

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE – YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING LIGHTING

Our perception of the world is heavily determined by what we see and how it makes us feel. With that in mind, this week we draw our attention to lighting, with expert tips from us and our friends at Lights Lights Lights!                             Lighting has...

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BALCONY BLISS – DESIGN TIPS FOR APARTMENT LOVERS

BALCONY BLISS – DESIGN TIPS FOR APARTMENT LOVERS

Apartment lovers, this one’s for you. Over the past few months we’ve have hundreds of requests for advice and tips on balcony design. With more people choosing apartment living and with summer just around the corner, we thought we’d bring you our best design and...

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OUR HEALTHY KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS

OUR HEALTHY KIDS LUNCHBOX IDEAS

Summer school holidays are coming up, and we see a lot of our mum-friends beam with delight as they say “thank God, I don’t have to make any more lunches for a while”. The truth is that for a very long time we felt the same way because preparing a lunch box when we...

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10 BIG IDEAS FOR TINY SPACES

10 BIG IDEAS FOR TINY SPACES

You know that feeling when you walk into a tiny space and you instantly love it? Size becomes irrelevant when good design principles are applied. City dwellers, have no regrets for your missing square metres; follow our 10-point checklist and you will transform your...

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WE TRIED AERIAL YOGA (AND WE’RE HOOKED)

WE TRIED AERIAL YOGA (AND WE’RE HOOKED)

Both relatively fit and fans of the more intense workouts, we’ve been reluctant to devote our fitness regime to the more gentle practices. Burning calories is top on our fitness agenda and our weight loss journey, but since everyone is raving about aerial yoga, we...

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GOODBYE MATCHY-MATCHY: YOUR GUIDE TO MIXING AND MATCHING

GOODBYE MATCHY-MATCHY: YOUR GUIDE TO MIXING AND MATCHING

Decorating is a wonderful way to express your personality and to practice a little audacity experimenting with patterns and textures. But what if you’ve tried and the final result seems a little ‘meh’! Follow our tips for a balanced interior that will capture your...

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DECORATING FOR RENTERS: YOUR 6 POINT CHECKLIST

DECORATING FOR RENTERS: YOUR 6 POINT CHECKLIST

It is possible to create a space you love, even if you’re renting. With a little planning ahead and - in some cases, permission from your landlord - you could be on your way to transforming your home without investing in major structural changes. Here’s your 6-point...

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BREAKFAST WITH ALISA AND LYSANDRA

BREAKFAST WITH ALISA AND LYSANDRA

Let’s just accept this fact; life gets crazy-busy, every day. Both our calendars are time blocked, highlighted with different colours, and managed by the hour; but no matter how busy we get we never fail to make time for breakfast! A good brekkie is like fuel for your...

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7 INTERIOR DESIGN BOOKS WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF

7 INTERIOR DESIGN BOOKS WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF

Stacked, nestled, lined up by spine height or colour, and proudly displayed on the coffee table; yes, we love interior design books and this week we reveal seven of our favourite ones that are essential for your collection. Flicking through pages of interior design...

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HOLIDAY PACKING MADE EASY

HOLIDAY PACKING MADE EASY

It’s been a long time coming, but this year both of us allowed our selves the time to have a vacation; to spend a few weeks away from phones, to-do lists, the media and even our daily routine tasks at home. We’ve travelled enough to know what works and what doesn’t,...

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ALISA AND LYSANDRA’S QUICK-GUIDE TO CHOOSING ARTWORK

ALISA AND LYSANDRA’S QUICK-GUIDE TO CHOOSING ARTWORK

You don’t need to be an art connoisseur to be able to choose art. We have a number of clients who ask us to choose their artwork for them -and we do, but we also educate them on how and why we chose their pieces, because art in many ways is an extension of you and...

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TREND ALERT: 5 PLANTS THAT ARE A DECORATOR’S DREAM

TREND ALERT: 5 PLANTS THAT ARE A DECORATOR’S DREAM

Renovating or designing a new space in your home? Make sure you add ‘plants’ on your budget list, because we’ve got news for you… indoor plants are seriously on trend right now and rightfully so, because they deliver a number of benefits that beat any other home...

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT RUG FOR YOUR SPACE

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT RUG FOR YOUR SPACE

You know you have found the right rug when you lay it out and suddenly everything falls into place nicely. It's as if your furniture, accessories and artwork are saying 'yes please, come join us'. We receive many questions from fans asking us about how to choose a rug...

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL NEUTRALS? HERE’S HOW

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL NEUTRALS? HERE’S HOW

We’ve heard it all before; ‘too beige’, ‘too vanilla’, and ‘cottage cheese’, terms used to describe neutral interiors that lack that certain oomph! But decorating with neutral colours can be impressive if done right. Read on to find out how. From wall colour to soft...

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