An oasis for my master bedroom, please!

Our bedrooms should be the one place where we can go to escape the chaos of family life. They should enhance a sense of calm, encourage relaxation, and have a touch of luxury thrown in for good measure! But in reality, they become the room we hide with a closed door when guests come over and quite often are the least prettiest place in our home. Usually it’s because, well, who can be bothered putting in the effort to make this room nice when no one ever sees it but you? Trust me on this one, there is a lot …

Get a picture perfect home without the hassle!

Life is frantically busy for families, that’s for sure! With the kids, school and work, there’s little time for anything else. And let’s be honest, most people would like a stylish home that reflects their personal taste and style but don’t have the time to make it happen. Who has time to spend hours searching for that perfect living room sofa or to make over their dated bedroom? Not only that, but it can be very overwhelming trudging through furniture stores or even browsing through endless online stores. There is so much choice out there that over time, everything starts …

Top tips for organising your kids’ cupboards

When you become a parent, you suddenly find yourself dealing with mountains of kid’s stuff that somehow seems to multiply in the night until every room is bursting with shoes, toys, books, clothes and anything else you can think of. But there is a way to organise the chaos- and get your kids to help. North Shore Mum and interior designer Leanne Abrahams explains how.  I don’t know about your kids’ cupboards but mine seem to get overrun with an insurmountable amount of clothes, toys and books that are randomly chucked into their cupboards quicker than I can blink. Jumpers scrunched …

Top tips to perfect your interior decoration

It’s all well and good having a gorgeous sofa sitting on a pretty rug next to a lovely side table in your living room. But regardless of how modern, edgy or fabulous these furniture pieces are, they will look flat, dull and lifeless if not cleverly brought to life with layers of decorative items, explains interior designer Leanne Abrahams. Decorative items are the real heroes which tie everything in a room together. They accentuate furniture items, create balance and enhance mood. Go wrong with your decorative elements and you could end up with an uninteresting room devoid of any personality. Or, on the …

Beautiful Kids’ Storage Ideas

We all yearn for it, but no matter how much of it we have, we can never quite get enough! The age-old issue of storage, or lack thereof, drives us into a daily flap and allows a culmination of clutter to slowly (or quickly!) infiltrate our lives. Tripping over toys on the floor, games bulging out of cupboards, storage boxes spilling into living rooms – this is a daily scenario played out in many family homes as the pile of ever-mounting toys rises. And while the cupboards are full and the toy boxes are bulging, Leanne Abrahams from Lily Rose Interiors has uncovered several ways to …

5 Tricks to Turn Your Kids’ Bedroom Into A Dream Space

Kids bedrooms are little sanctuaries. A place to spark their imaginations, evoke creativity and allow them be whoever they want to be. Most of the time, creating these unique, personalised spaces is as simple as focusing on your child’s interests and going from there. There are so many simple, inexpensive ways to transform your child’s room into something inspired – it really doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With small additions and tweaks, you can be relishing in the sounds of laughter, play and imagination coming from your little one’s room before you know it. Here’s how. 1. Style it up …

Children’s Bedrooms You’ll Want For Yourself

Transforming your child’s bedroom into a fun and playful space doesn’t have to involve major construction or sky-high budgets. There are plenty of quick-and-easy ways you can turn even the dullest room into a delightful space your little one will love. “The key is to take your cues from your child’s interests,” says interior designer Leanne Abrahams of Lily Rose Interiors, who specialises in decorating children’s spaces. “Come up with a theme and stick to a simple palette of two or three complimentary colours.” Leanne shares fives simple tips for taking your child’s bedroom from ordinary to extraordinary. 1. Create …