Welcome to a place where you can find inspiration for your home. Be inspired by our mood boards, save time with our on trend shopping lists, get organised with our tips, and make your home simply you-tiful (your version of beautiful).
About the TEAM
Interior Designer and colour specialist
Hello lovelies, I’m Sally Gardner, founder of this blog and renovating community.
Although I am an interior designer by trade I am a DIYer by heart. I am currently in the early stages of my second home renovation and this blog is an opportunity for me to share all the tips and bargains I find along my creative journey.
I got into the design industry because I’ve always had a passion for interiors. Since I was a little girl I’ve been rearranging the furniture just to spice it up. I followed this passion all the way through high school and into university. The penny dropped when I went to ISCD to study colour design. My ah ha moment occurred and I knew I was destined to help people with designing their homes.
After a few years in the industry I realised I was different then your average interior designer. I’m not into the snobbery of high end interior design with $40,000 lounges and $300 cushions. I prefer helping people who are trying to create their own beautiful interior but are under resourced and under financed.
I love sourcing products to get the latest looks on a budget. I love searching eBay and antique shops for upcycling projects. I love the complexity of colour. Most of all I love helping people with their renovation projects. I can’t help myself, I want to help friends, family members and clients to find the quickest, most creative way to get a designer look on a budget.
I love a challenge!
This doesn’t mean that I don’t think its worth spending money on interiors, it just means I believe you can spend it better in some areas than others.
Jeanette Del Zio
Interior designer & Guest contributor