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Four ceramicists you need to know about

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Amy Richardson 11:58pm Meet these talented Australian women, who've made careers out of creating unique and personal handcrafted homewares.

Cute kitchens

Seven ways to cuten up your kitchen

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Amy Richardson Give your kitchen a mini makeover with these ideas for easy and inexpensive updates.

Child's play

Six game-changing ideas for children’s rooms

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Amy Richardson Creating a bedroom that will grow with your child is easier than ever, thanks to these clever furniture ideas.

Home apps

Five best free apps for decorating

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Amy Richardson These useful apps will help you find design ideas, window shop, create decorating moodboards and choose artwork for your space... and they're all free.

Home Of The Week

A family home with a modernist bent

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Heather Nette King Concrete, clear lines and interactive technology give this family home a modernist bent.

Home makeovers

You won't believe how much this room costs

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Amy Richardson Check out these makeovers by homeowners who've kept their decorating budget in check, and those who've gone for a total blowout.

Cancer Medicines Fund

I pay $90,000 a year for a cancer treatment to keep me alive

Anita McGrath and her boys.

Anita McGrath I have loved ones who help me with the cost, but I can’t rely on their generosity forever.

Artisan workshops

Five creative workshops you need to know about

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Amy Richardson Because learning to macramé, weave and screen-print is now a cool way to spend your weekend.

Zen Habits

Minimalism: I threw out more than 20,000 items

Brooke McAlary cleared out her home and work of things she didn't need and hasn't looked back.

Brooke McAlary On minimalism and other zen habits for your mind and home.

Crafty queens

Five craft queens to follow on Instagram

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Amy Richardson Find inspiration galore in the colourful and creative feeds of these crafters.

Vintage style

Six tips for buying vintage furniture

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Amy Richardson Experts in vintage style fill you in on the best ways to find that perfect mid-century sideboard or industrial floor lamp.

Home trends

Five popular home trends explained

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Amy Richardson Looks like Rattan has well and truly emerged from retirement.

Monochrome style

A masterclass in balancing opposites

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Jenny Brown Life can be black and white if you want it to be, says interior designer Greg Natale.

Orderly bliss

Five anti-mess rules to live by

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Amy Richardson Clear the chaos with these expert tips and tricks for orderly bliss.

Inside her stylish pad

You can now rent Kirsten Dunst's New York apartment

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RACHEL CLUN Kirsten Dunst's $3 million New York apartment is on the rental market and it is one sweet pad.

Feature Walls

Are we seeing a return of the feature wall?

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Amy Richardson For many years the words‘feature wall’ struck fear into the heart of decorators, but things are turning around.

DIY design

Five online tutorials that every design lover should watch

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Amy Richardson Need some help with hanging an artwork, or prepping a cute floral centrepiece? The answers are online.

DIY hacks

10 IKEA hacks to DIY your apartment into adulthood

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Andrea Romano Before planning another trip to the giant blue super-store, take a second look at all the stuff you already have and give 'em a grown-up upgrade.

Home ethics

Should you buy replica furniture?

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Amy Richardson The return of mid-century style has come hand-in-hand with replica furniture companies selling cheap knock-offs of classic pieces. Are they making good design available to all, or fleecing the industry, the artists and the environment?

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Writerly rentals

Eight literary heroes whose homes you can rent on Airbnb

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Christine Erickson Ever wanted to sleep in Dickens' house? Well, you can.

Home inspiration

Four creative girls to crush on

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Amy Richardson These inspiring Australian women show us how to launch a creative career.

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Ten DIY home hacks for broke girls

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Amy Richardson You can easily make on-trend homewares for almost no cash; just get crafty.

Home of the week

Home of the week: Homestead on the hill

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Words & styling: Andrea Jones. Photography: Jennifer Soo A cottage in a quiet Sydney harbourside location gets an elegant facelift.

Taste tips

How to decorate so people think you're amazing

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DOM KNIGHT A survey found that 48% of Australian men have placed items in their home to impress prospective partners. Dom Knight has tips for the other 52%.

Flower porn

Five florists to follow on Instagram

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Amy Richardson Pretty up your feed with some amazing flower porn.

Home decorating

The dos and don'ts of decorating

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Amy Richardson Add some style and personality to your home with these expert tips.

Green with envy

Get inspired by this quirky garden

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Jamie Durie Plants in coconut shells, plants in teapots, plants in saucepans... This is beautiful.

Life hacks

How to clean your house in 30 minutes

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Marcus Lim Apparently, it's possible.

Garden growth

Are you a gardenista?

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Liz Walters It's official, gardening's a trend among 20 to 30-somethings (it's almost as popular as going to bars). Liz Walters explains why she'd rather train a rose than drain a rosé.

Home style

How to create a balcony garden

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Amy Richardson Here’s how to create a restorative oasis at home, no matter how petite the proportions of your outdoor space.

Home Pin-spiration

Seven Pinterests to follow when you're planning a home makeover

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Amy Richardson Need some home inspiration? Check out these style saviours...

Missoni x Target

Missoni for Target is the designer collaboration you've been dreaming of

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Let the countdown to delicious prints begin.

Apartment therapy

Five design hacks to personalise your rental home

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Erin Boyle Here's how you can make your rented abode feel like something a little more permanent.

DIY terrariums

How to build your own terrarium

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Jamie Durie Terrariums are a perfect way to bring a touch of nature indoors, says Jamie Durie.

The minimalists

Would you be happier if you had just 50 possessions?

CAMBRIDGE, MA - NOVEMBER 30: From left to right: Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, authors of the book,

Mark White Minimalists are decluttering their lives - including possessions, work commitments and friendships to find happiness.

Kitchen makeover

How to makeover your kitchen on a budget

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Sandy Smith You don’t need to spend a fortune to inject new life into your pre-loved kitchen.

Easter entertaining

How to style the perfect Easter table

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Q&A with Sibella Court *Without covering it in chocolate bunnies and eggs.

Kitchen makeovers

DIY kitchens for busy renovators

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Sandy Smith The key to a perfect kitchen is all in the planning.

Designer tricks

How to fill your home with natural light

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Trisha Croaker Finding inspiration in an unorthodox roof form to give a tired old terrace light.

Home style

Inside Sarah Jessica Parker's New York townhouse

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LIVIA GAMBLE Vogue has all the answers to what Sarah Jessica Parker's home looks like, plus 73 more.

Home of the week

Home of the week: 70s nostalgia

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Words and Styling by Amanda Talbot Curvaceous walls nestled among natural surroundings provide an intimate feel to this 1970s home.

Home design trends

Seven home trends to watch in 2014

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Kim Palmer All the styles and colors we'll be seeing in furniture showrooms — and, ultimately, homes — in the months ahead.

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DIY home apps

Nine apps that will change your home

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Cassy Small DIY home renovation has had a techno makeover. Put down your measuring tape, pick up your smartphone and get to work.

Home porn

Is 'home porn' bad for your self-esteem?

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JUDITH IRELAND Why home design blogs are to 30-something women what fashion magazines are to teenage girls.

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Last-minute gifts

Last-minute gift-buying inspiration

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SIMONE MITCHELL If you're one of those wonderfully vague people who likes to leave things to the last minute, then Christmas is probably a bit of a nightmare for you. These handy hints may help you avoid the retail crush this year, and source some excellent gifts from the comfort of your own home.

Xmas makeovers

How designers decorate their homes for Christmas

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Susan Redman We ask 10 of Australia's leading interior designers, architects, stylists and tastemakers to reveal what kind of tinsel, trinket or tree tickles their fancy.

Xmas entertaining

Easy christmas entertaining ideas

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Creating a classy but fun-filled Christmas starts with just one idea.

Summer-ready home

Updating your home for summer

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Susan Redman Get your home summer-ready with these six ways to create an inspiring place to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Welcoming guests

How to make your home 'guests-friendly'

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Susan Redman Try these easy-to-do ideas to warmly welcome friends and family into your home.

Liz Lemon

Liz Lemon's18 Tips for Living Alone

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Jessica Catcher When life hands you lemons, make Liz Lemon-ade.

Home style

Home of the week

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Amanda Talbot Rustic simplicity meets tropical exuberance in this creative and colourful conversion.

Good genes or unlikely curse?

When you're the family beauty

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Kate Fridkis Beautiful women always get a mention but there's a lot more going on.

Double date

When smug couples get smugger

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Nina Badzin The real reason couples like to double-date

Going the distance

Why get married?

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RACHEL HILLS I don’t think marriage is inherently anti-feminist, but being married has made me more cynical of the way it is presented.

Sperm donor or 'dad'?

Sperm donor or 'dad'?

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Paul van Reyk Paul van Reyk doesn't recall wanting to have children but has donated sperm to more than a dozen women.

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Home of the week

Home of the week

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Heather Nette King Clean lines and ’50s features combine beautifully to make a family home with space and grace.

Real life

When your parents don't marry for love

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Michelle Law Michelle Law reflects on her parent's relationship.

Growing up in a boy-filled house

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Lulu Le Vay Growing up with nine brothers makes it hard for a girl to find her soft side.

Economic abuse

When you can't afford to leave an abusive relationship

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CLEM BASTOW "Women living in poverty are more at risk of experiencing family violence."

Pregnancy and childbirth

Are we too invested in birthing performance?

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KASEY EDWARDS A drug-free vaginal birth is held up as the gold standard of female empowerment.

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Create a chic summer space

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Food and style maven Kate Gibbs likes to fill her summers with friends, herbs and cushions.