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Agent confident Longworth House sale imminent

The sale of Newcastle’s Longworth House is causing quite a stir amongst local history buffs. Built in 1892, the baroque-style building located on Scott Street is expected to fetch up to $3 million,...

Spring cleaning with a purpose

As flowers bloom and temperatures soar, one thing is certain: spring has well and truly sprung in the Hunter and, with it, comes the annual spring clean. As we continue to battle a...

Edgeworth woman discovers $200,000 stuck on fridge

Six months after the winning number was drawn, an Edgeworth woman has checked the Lucky Lotteries ticket that had been stuck on her fridge to discover it’s worth $200,000. The elusive New South...

Island dreams

It’s no secret Australians have fallen in love with kitchen island benches. The trend lends itself to our relaxed Aussie lifestyle.

Lake Macquarie hosts native plant giveaway

More than 3000 free native plants will be provided to Lake Macquarie residents next month as part of the council’s annual Native Plant Giveaway. The event is usually held in conjunction with the...

Spring clean and declutter

It wouldn’t be spring without a good clean and declutter. It’s time to freshen up and take the opportunity to do things a little differently.

Creating peace through upcycling

While most Hunter residents are sleeping at 2am, Wallsend's Jeff Carr is creating wooden art pieces, hoping to bring a smile to the face of at least one stranger. Finding inspiration in the...

Rathmines resident says council needs to fix her “ugly street”

One of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits is an ode to loving where you live. ‘Home is where the heart is’ was written in 1962, and its theme still rings true today. But what if...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Struggling to find a gift for dad ahead of Father's Day (Sunday 6 September)? Look no further than these local retailers, which boast items he is sure to love. Lone Clothing Co Lone...

Room to grow: children’s bedrooms

Children's bedrooms will inevitably require updates over time.

Expert styling tips with Neale Whitaker

Fresh off the Maison & Object interior design trade show in Paris, interior design expert and Luxaflex brand ambassador, Neale Whitaker, shares his tips for styling that suits your home and personality. 2021...

Bring the outside inside

Looking to natural building materials, such as timber and stone, to help create a deeper connection to earth and nature inside our homes.

Trend alert: timber accents

Accent walls are touted to be one of the biggest interior design trends in 2020 but rather than the bold, colourful walls of the early 2000s, today’s accent wall is all about...

5 tips for choosing the right rug

A well-chosen rug has the power to fully resolve a room and pull together many of the other decorating elements – the palette, furniture styles, mood, even the composition of space. For those...

Beautiful bedheads

For a finishing touch, or even a starting point, to your bedroom makeover, why not turn your attention to your bedhead? Bedheads bring a sense of proportion, create ambiance and can make...

Trick to planting trees in smaller gardens

It won't be long until the shortest day of the year, not allowing for many sunny, warm days in the garden, yet this can be an ideal time to plant deciduous trees and other...

Tips to staying safe and warm this winter

Being winter ready is not just about donning extra layers. According to the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC), winter is also the time to check your homes' heating accessories are in order too. The...

Hang time: Winter laundry tips to lighten your load

Laundry is a year-round chore but in the cold, wet winter months it can be a challenge getting your items dry. While sunlight is your best friend to help dry your washing...

Top home heating tips for winter

Heating your home during the winter months can prove costly, but significant savings can be made by understanding how and why your home loses heat. Here, home heating expert Atesh Mani from Mitsubishi...

Rattan interiors

Rattan is making a comeback. Think baskets, lampshades and side tables. The material is used to create fashion accessories, furniture and more utilizing the plant’s flexible woody stem. Rattan items can be used...

DIY: One-of-a-kind plant pot

If you’re taking the opportunity to grow your own Mother’s Day gift (as per our DIY: Blooming brilliant Mother’s Day gift idea piece), why not create a one-of-a-kind plant pot to go...
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