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Bridgerton binge home inspo

In its first five days of release, 63 million households around the world binged on Bridgerton, the racy Jane Austin-meets-Scandal drama from American TV producer Shonda Rhimes – confirming it as a...

Bring Autumn into your home

As the weather cools down, it’s time to bring some warmth into your home. Use sun-baked neutrals to warm the soul or style an earthy palette with natural finishes to bring the...

Hunter inventor set to impress green thumbs

Peter McKinnon loves solving problems. Drawing on his knowledge of construction and design, the Novocastrian innovator quite literally re-invented the wheel last month. From his Beresfield-based business, Mr McKinnon launched the Omnia Plant Glider,...

Celebrate Australia Day at Miss Porter’s House

Hunter residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to celebrate Australia Day 2021 by visiting a much-loved heritage property in Newcastle. Miss Porter’s House Museum, located at 434 King Street, is opening...

A home renovator’s dream

Newcastle’s Werine Erasmus is a professional renovator, but it hasn’t always been that way. When she first started out, she was like most of us – a little bit clueless – and relied...

Church kitchen’s kindness: proof’s in the pudding

This year’s Christmas pudding may look a little different, but then this year has been a year like no other, says Adamstown Pudding Kitchen’s Dianne Richter. After COVID restrictions meant closing its doors...

“I feel like I have won the lotto”: Trudi’s fresh start

Trudi Wood shed tears of joy when she was handed the keys to a brand new two-bedroom home. The 38-year-old says she has spent much of the past 16 years living in refuges,...

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...
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