Cheap and cheerful

12 cool homewares buys from an unexpected place


While you've been navigating the maze that is IKEA, this unlikely store has become a haven for cool and ridiculously cheap homewares.


How to make your home pet-proof

Making a house work for the family pet is easier than you think, says Jamie Durie.

Jamie Durie Making a house work for the family pet is easier than you think, says Jamie Durie.

Vintage vinyl

How to start an excellent record collection


SARAH OAKES With its crisp sound and stunning sleeves, it's little wonder vinyl's a big deal again. We got some starter tips from a lifelong collector.

Home of the week

Welcome to country life

Hannah and Clementine relax on the vast window seat in the master bedroom.

Andrea Jones The cattle got short shrift when this wine-making family moved into an empty old farmhouse.

Home Of The Week

A very big house in the country


Andrea Jones This idyllic family farm is a rustic haven, complete with Jersey cow and vegie patch.

Buon Natale


Andrea Jones Christmas has an Italian flavour at the warm and tranquil home of Silvia Colloca and Richard Roxburgh.

Lighten up

8 affordable designer lights to style up your home


Amy Richardson Make the switch to designer lighting with these stylish yet sensibly priced options.

Home of the week

A home made for Christmas entertaining


Words and styling: Heather Nette King; Photography: Armelle Habib Chef and restaurateur Karen Martini invites us into her home as she gears up for her family Christmas.

Pop culture prints

10 pop culture prints that win as gifts


Amy Richardson Choosing art for friends is easy if you roll with their pop culture leanings.

Green Christmas

Go green this festive season


Jamie Durie Forget the tacky tinsel and electric reindeers - decorate with living plants and a bauble or three, says Jamie Durie.

Xmas hacks

How to avoid the mall this Christmas


Amy Richardson Crowds and queues are as much a part of Christmas as Home Alone marathons and Mariah Carey’s Christmas album, right? Well… they don’t have to be.

Home of the week

A beachside cottage that's fit for an artist


Text and styling: Andrea Jones. Photography: Jennifer Soo Painter Cressida Campbell's beachside home is bursting with colour, and filled with vibrant artworks and exotic treasures.

Xmas makeover

How to add festive flair to your home without a Christmas tree


Amy Richardson Sprinkle a little Christmas cheer around your home with these oh-so joyful decorating ideas, perfect for small spaces.

Home of the week

An inner-city terrace with an edible garden


Andrea Jones Get a glimpse of this inspiring hub, devoted to cooking and entertaining.

Beautiful bathrooms

How to create a resort-style bathroom


Amy Richardson Wishing the holidays were here already? Give your bathroom a five-star makeover and you could feel like you’re on vacay all year long.

Wall love

Seven artists you should invest in now


Amy Richardson Local gallery owners and those in the know recommend their favourite young artists.

Fashion forward

Five fashion labels creating cool homewares


Amy Richardson Fashion designers are dabbling in the homewares market, letting their prints out of the closet and onto cushions, curtains and even ceramics.

Outdoor designs

Down the garden path


Jamie Durie Stairs aren’t the only way to go up, as this ingenious design shows.

Clay nation

Four ceramicists you need to know about


Amy Richardson 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Vintage style

Six tips for buying vintage furniture


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


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

Monochrome style

A masterclass in balancing opposites


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


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

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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?


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


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


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?


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


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

Home inspiration

Four creative girls to crush on


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

Cheapo reno

Ten DIY home hacks for broke girls


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


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


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


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

Home decorating

The dos and don'ts of decorating


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

Green with envy

Get inspired by this quirky garden

The Planthunter.

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


Marcus Lim Apparently, it's possible.

Garden growth

Are you a gardenista?


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


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


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


Let the countdown to delicious prints begin.

Apartment therapy

Five design hacks to personalise your rental home


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


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


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


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

Kitchen makeovers

DIY kitchens for busy renovators


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

Designer tricks

How to fill your home with natural light

Photo: Katherine Lu.

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


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


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


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



Create a chic summer space


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