Connecting with your ‘why’ when buying a home (from a UA reader)

Are you buying a home? Or making big choices about your renovation or building project? Connecting with your ‘why’ is a great way to simplify things.  I received this beautiful

Designing a Slow Home with Amelia Lee and Brooke McAlary of Slow Your Home

Are you interested in Slow Home design? And bringing your own personal ‘why’ to how your home is designed, and how it helps you live? This conversation may be for

And that was 2016 …

It’s been a big year. And that was a big understatement. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve seen and read a lot of conversation about just how hard 2016

Once upon a time there was a little girl …

This blog post was written as part of a competition sponsored by ProBlogger, Shoebox Timeline and The Good Guys, in the lead up to the Problogger Event for 2016 (now

You need to know your project budget is real money

Here’s the thing … you need to know your renovating and building budget – your project budget – is real money. We’re talking about thousands and thousands of dollars. Usually hundreds of thousands

Zaha Hadid: Demanding Diva or Design Role Model?

It’s always a strange thing when someone so significant within an industry passes away. The industry discussion is huge, yet outside it, it may not even create a whisper. You

How to be inspired by design on any budget

When I first saw this kitchen, I took an audible gasp. Wowsers. Swoonworthy. I bookmarked it for inspiration immediately – I’d found my ideal, dream kitchen. Incredible. Image of Virginia

Is this as good as it gets? Why practising gratitude works.

My days were bleeding into each other. My kids were growing up and I was missing it. And I was exhausted. So I added something small to my day –

When I thought I’d made a mistake with my client …

Are you scared to get a second opinion on your design? What mistake did I think I’d made with my client? And what did it actually show me you need

How to be confident when renovating or building

Thanks … We’ll just wait for your husband Late last year, I posted on my Facebook and Instagram, an experience that had just happened to me in that moment. It went