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an you believe we have reached the end of the craziest year ever? Now that’s something to celebrate. In this edition of My Renovation, we give you tips, tricks and ideas to help you get your home ready for a fantastic Christmas. Our cover story covers all those little jobs you’ll want to check off your list right now and we even have some tips on speed cleaning your home in 30 minutes. We also share some ideas on Christmas table decorating that veers away from the traditional red and green. Plus, we prompt you to do away with the mountains of Christmas wrapping and try creating your own gift wrapping this year. Our landscape architect Cassandra Fenaughty transforms a dull suburban home into a modern farmhouse and we share a colour prediction that is tipped to be a huge trend in 2021 – AI Aqua. From all of us at My Renovation, we wish you a wonderfully relaxing and festive holiday season and as you flick through these pages, we trust you’ll find lots of inspiration to take your decorating dreams right into the new year.
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GET SET FOR GUESTS If you have guests staying over Christmas, ensure they feel welcomed by cleaning and decorating your guest rooms. Check all guest bedlinen including the mattress protector and pillows. Give it all a good wash and iron, or replace if necessary. Clear out some draw or cupboard space and set up a cabinet in the room to hold fresh towels and face cloths, pretty soaps, candles and tissues. You may want to place some books and magazines, a spare phone charger and a vase of flowers on the bedside table. Also check the lightbulb in the reading light and replace if necessary. It’s these personal touches that go a long way to ensuring your guests feel comfortable.
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UPDATE YOUR CROCKERY & GLASSWARE Now is the time to inspect your crockery, glassware and cutlery and see what needs updating. If you have chipped plates or glasses, itâ€™s reasonably inexpensive to invest in a new set for Christmas. Nothing looks better than beautiful, high-quality glasses on a Christmas table, so shop around and stock up on wine glasses, champagne flutes and tumblers before the big day.
TIME TO DECORATE You can go all Griswald and cover your home in Christmas lights, or take a more subtle approach by simply hanging a beautiful wreath on your front door and decorating your tree. There are some beautiful wreaths available in stores on the Sunshine Coast and hanging a fresh one on your door is the quickest way to get into the festive spirit.
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tip EXTRA WRAPPED GIFTS For those times when someone turns up unannounced or you are invited on the spur of the moment to a Christmas party, consider having a few beautifully wrapped, generic gifts stored away. Nothing is more embarrassing than receiving a gift and not having one to reciprocate with, so don’t get caught out.
CREATIVE CHRISTMAS TREE IDEAS If you’re tired of the same old traditional Christmas tree, try these innovative ideas: 3. Stacked succulents – Succulents assembled in 1. Photo tree – Instead of decorating a standard the shape of a Christmas tree are a cool trend. Christmas tree with baubles, stick family photos onto large gift tags or pieces of cardboard and 4. Branch out – Find a large, nicely shaped branch, hang them all over the tree. place it into a pot and hang your decorations off 2. Deconstructed tree – Hang pieces of driftwood from short to long in the shape of a Christmas tree on a bare wall, then dangle ornaments off each piece of wood and finish with a star at the top and fairy lights draped around it.
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TIPS // 5 minutes: Clear clutter Grab a large basket and dash around the house picking up miscellaneous items on the floor, benchtops, dining table and wherever else they are creating mess and clutter, then hide the basket in the garage, laundry or anywhere your guests won’t be looking. 10 minutes: Dust Move through each room guests will be going in, cleaning with a duster and wiping dust off surfaces, photo frames, bookshelves and ornaments.
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Break out of your Christmas table rut and try something new this year. There’s nothing wrong with classic green and red, but today there are so many more colour palettes to work with, so why not get creative and decorate your table differently for a change?
NON-TRADITIONAL COLOUR SCHEMES Metallics, natural, botanical, rose gold or berry tones can all look just as beautiful and striking as green and red. You don’t have to buy everything in that colour scheme – you can use your existing dining ware and glassware and just buy a few pieces in that palette, such as placemats, runners, serving trays, candle holders and napkins.
The soft flicker of beautiful candles on your table brings warmth and festivity to your Christmas table. You can buy candles that match your colour scheme, scatter tealights in pretty holders or just go for classic white stick candles in beautiful candle holders. The Molly candle holder from Pillow Talk has a beautiful scalloped design and will work with any theme from classic to minimalist, rustic, metallic or natural.
Natural colours and textures are a big trend for Christmas tables this year. As more people become aware of protecting our planet, many are choosing to avoid OTT decorating and choosing understated looks like this. It doesn’t mean it has to be boring or lack flair – you can easily make an earthy Christmas table look festive with some greenery, classy dinnerware and glassware and beautiful cutlery. As the focus is not so much on the decorations, these items need to be high quality.
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BOTANICAL This theme is along similar lines to the natural theme, but with more greenery. Itâ€™s one look that actually works well when you go over the top, as you can never get enough greenery. We love these botanical wreath placemats from Pillow Talk.
get the look If you love the natural Christmas table look, these Newport candle holders from Pillow Talk fit the bill perfectly.
METALLIC Gold and silver metallic palettes are another popular theme this year. Youâ€™ll find lots of fun decorative items in our local stores, from metallic placemats and candles, to shiny metal baubles and string lights to hang above the table. Itâ€™s a look that wonâ€™t date, so you wonâ€™t be wasting your money if you invest in some new metallics this Christmas.
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TRENDS // This Home Republic stonewashed printed grey leopard quilt cover will bring an edgy addition to your bedroom. It’s from Adairs.
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It’s easy to go overboard with animal prints, but you don’t have to have everything from rugs to cushions to curtains following the same theme. Just look for a simple statement piece like this couch, which incorporates a subtle strip of zebra print.
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W not wrap your Why gifts in reusable shopping bags? T There are so many beautiful designs th the bag is a gift that in its itself. This reusable palm bag is from Adairs. A piece of cloth tied with some twine and decorated with a stick of fragrant cinnamon and a sprig of rosemary is a gorgeous idea.
Brown craft paper is unbleached to retain the natural colour and chemical treatments are minimal, so it’s a 100 per cent biodegradable, recyclable and compostable alternative to Christmas paper. It’s easy to jazz it up with some foliage or pretty twine.
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It’s that time of year again! With holidays approaching, many of us are thinking of doing odd jobs and renovations around the home while we have some time off work. Whether it be tidying up the garden, building a new deck, painting a fence or installing a new kitchen, it’s a great feeling to accomplish something substantial over the Christmas break. This month we thought it would be great to share a local family’s renovation dream. Beth and her husband purchased their home only a couple of months ago, and when they bought it they knew it had a lot of potential. Coming from a small residential block, their ‘tree change’ has now been realised. The existing home may look average in the before photos but it’s actually a perfect base for a modern farmhouse renovation. Don’t let the colour of the brick or the pitch of the roof fool you – as you can see in the photo-real image, a simple colour change on the roof and external walls, with a small pergola extension, easily
transform this house into an acreage dream. Beth commissioned me to help her with the exterior landscape design. One of the biggest tasks for Beth is to get on top of the existing trees – many of them are dangerous or weed species and need to be removed prior to
work starting. Once this initial tidy-up is completed, the real work can begin. Beth has always had modern and restrained gardens designed in previous homes, and the brief for this project was to provide a “real garden” with scented flowering
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Photo-real frontage plants and lots of colour so they can also be picked for floral arrangements. This style of garden is perfect for this home. Stage one of the design is the frontage design, which is split into two views – the street view and the internal view.
The street view is a simple, yet sophisticated farm-style post-and-rail fence with a hedge of the hardy syzygium resilience – a great lilly pilly suitable for a range of soil types, and it is also resistant to pest attacks. This simple design provides privacy and a soft
interface between the street and front yard. The internal planting design is where the magic happens. An assortment of colourful and scented shrub and groundcover species will provide interest all year round, while the retention of select shade trees and inclusion of new turf provide a useable space for outdoor relaxation and a beautiful outlook from the home’s bay windows. Beth and her family definitely have their work cut out for them this summer – hopefully this inspires our readers to roll up their sleeves and tick some boxes this holiday too!
Do you have a burning renovation or landscaping question? Let us know! You can email your questions for Cassandra to enquiries@ cassandrafenaughty. com.
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If painting your interiors with this bold colour feels a bit OTT, you can introduce the trend into your home with key pieces, like the Newport 1.5-seater armchair sofabed from Domayne. Perfect for accommodating visitors, it’s a versatile piece that transforms into a bed for one, without taking up too much space.
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Opt for a warm white and paint a feature wall in a neutral, relaxing shade to add interest, like Gumleaf Green from Haymes Paint.
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outdoor CHRISTMAS Make the most of our fantastic climate and host an outdoor Christmas this year.
HOLD THE GLASS You don’t want your best glassware getting broken if your Christmas guests get a bit rowdy. Why not keep the expensive stuff packed away and invest in some beautiful acrylic tableware? The Fiji bowl and wine glasses from Domayne come in pretty blue and lilac finishes and are durable and lightweight.
DECIDE ON YOUR TABLE THEME Outdoor Christmas settings can afford to be more casual than a formal indoor Christmas. Lighten up and decorate the table with calming blues or a botanical theme to suit your garden. A rustic vibe works well outside too, with strips of hessian as table runners and greenery from the garden as decoration.
we love! LIGHTING It takes a bit of effort, but nothing looks more magical in an outdoor party at night than lights strung around a beautiful tree. There are a multitude of fairy lights and other solar-powdered lights and lanterns you can easily put up and it’s worth the effort as it will make all the difference.
DRINK STATION Save yourself the trouble of getting up every time someone needs a drink, and set up a drinks station. Stock it with cold non-alcoholic beverages, glasses or non-breakable cups for the kids, and keep buckets of ice nearby.
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CONSIDER THE ELEMENTS If you have a nice patio or pergola, you’ll no doubt be setting up your Christmas table and seating areas there, in the shade. If not, you’ll definitely need to invest in a decent shade umbrella or two. We love the gorgeous red of the Savannah cantilever umbrella from Daydream Leisure Furniture.
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we love! We love these handy fold-away beach chairs, which are light and easy to carry. The Byron beach chair comes in a variety of bright colours from Pillow Talk.
beach DAYS Things have come a long way since the only bit of paraphernalia we took to the beach was a beach umbrella. Nowadays, there are a multitude of shade shelters, easy-to-carry beach chairs and even n wagons, so you don’t have to lug everything across the sand. Invest est in some functional new beach accessories this summer and you’llll spend your beach days with sun safety and comfort in mind.
Sometimes you just want a quick visit to the beach without having to pack and carry lots of stuff. It’s still a good idea to at least take a beach umbrella for shade. This Home Republic Native Floral Greens beach umbrella from Adairs comes in a handy carry bag and fits the bill perfectly.
Keep your kids’ beach toys organised with this summer beach bag from B. Toys. The 11-piece set comes in a transparent bag so you can easily see what toys you have, from David Jones.
It’s not easy to find the right shade shelter. The Bahamas Cabana from Pillow Talk comes in a pretty palm print, offers plenty of UV prot protection and contains onside p pockets for your valu valuables.
The Home Republic Tropicana Palms beach trolley has a tilting handle and heavy-duty wheels to make it easy to pull along the sand. It folds up easily for convenient packing, from Adairs.
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RUG UP! A quick way to make your outdoor area at home feel fresh and festive, especially if you donâ€™t have the budget for new outdoor furniture, is with a beautiful rug. An outdoor rug can serve a few purposes. It can cover a deck that has seen better days, integrate a large outdoor area so it feels comfy and welcoming, and provide a place for guests or children to lie back with a cushion and relax. You can either buy a rug specifically made for the outdoors, or just move an indoor rug outside for Christmas Day.
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fantastic 1. CONTEMPORARY We love the metallic bronze-pewter detailing on the base and the classy raw linen rectangular hardback shade. The Oriel Lighting Tyros lamp is from Andrews Light Up.
4. BOHO The Palmilla table lamp by Amalfi is an unusual piece that won’t go unnoticed. It’s from Pillow Talk.
Lighting can make or break the ambience of a room. Everyone knows you don’t turn the ‘big’ light on unless you’re looking for the remote, removing a splinter, catching a spider or giving your guests the hint that it’s time to leave. Nice lamps are essential, especially when entertaining. Create a relaxing environment in your home with our top picks.
3. SCANDI The Hans table lamp from Domayne captures the cools simplicity of the Scandi style. Available in natural and grey, it will fit effortlessly into any space.
2. CLASSIC This lamp will never date and will work with a range of interiors, particularly Hamptons styling. Made from porcelain with a beautiful crystalline crackled glaze in duck egg blue, the Seville table lamp is a timeless piece from Provincial Home living.
we love! 5. ABSTRACT The Pipe table lamp features an industrial design with an open copper coloured shade and a faceted build for a touch of glamour. From Domayne.
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This ‘motherand-child’ floor lamp has an industrial flavour with its black cotton drum shade and matte black tubing and base. The Stylux Carmen lamp is from Andrews Light Up.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOOR LAMP Floor lamps can really tie a room together and offer both style and function. Decide whether your lamp is purely for ambient lighting and decorative purposes, or whether it’s a task lamp, for example, a lamp that lights up a reading nook.
Perfect for minimalist or Scandi decor, the Denver floor lamp features an elongated post with a warm, natural veneer. It’s from Domayne.
tip The Bronte 1 floor lamp in natural from Beacon Lighting would suit boho, beach, ethnic or modern Mediterranean styling.
A floor lamp can be subtle and blend into the background, or it can really make a statement. To find the right lamp to match your needs, talk to the experts at Andrews Light Up.
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metallics Not a fan of red and green for Christmas? Why not go for metallics this year? Whether you opt for silver, gold or a metallic jewel shade, there are plenty of options in the stores right now.
Add the ‘wow’ factor to your gift wrapping with these silver clip-on poinsettias decorated with glitter accents. They’re made from fabric so are a lightweight ornament to add to presents, garlands or your Christmas tree, from Domayne.
Here’s a wreath to remember! Made from festive silver bells, the Jingle Bell Wreath is 25 centimetres in diameter and is from Provincial Home Living.
This pretty glass bird decoration will look beautiful pinned on your Christmas tree, or even clipped to a present for a special touch. The Vintage Silver clip is from Provincial Home Living.
This gold potted palm from Domayne. Scatter a few of these around your home for a bit of fun or you could even use it as a unique Christmas tree in a guest bedroom.
We love these silver string lights, which are lightweight and a bit different either for your tree or to hang around your home. The Harlequin String Lights are from Adairs.
Treat yourself to some pretty new decorations. We love the Galaxy Bauble in gold from Provincial Home Living.
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\\ FINISHING TOUCHES Save on laundry with some cute printed paper napkins instead of cloth napkins. We love these sweet Muse Simplicity tree paper napkins, which come in a pack pa of 20. From Pillow Talk. Talk
Christmas is a special occasion that calls for cups of tea with Christmas cake. Go the extra mile with loose leaf tea and make it in this gorgeous gold teapot from Salt&Pepper, which will definitely make a statement on your dining table. To find local stockists visit saltandpepper.com.au.
Here’s an easy way to jazz up your Christmas table without spending a fortune. The Habitat Dahlia gold placemat is made from PVC so it’s affordable and easy to wipe down, from Ta Pillow Talk.
Scatter some ornate cushions around your living room or use them to brighten up your outdoor furniture. The Swan Velvet Gold cushion is from Domayne and the Moreno Champagne Brunch cushion, which features gorgeous braids and tassels, is from Harvey Norman.
You can never have enough serving trays at Christmas. This beautiful gold tray can be used to hold cheese and crackers, cold meats or drinks. Look for the Home Republic decorative gold metal tray at Adairs.
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gift ideas You can’t go wrong with this beautiful beach bag as a gift. The Home Republic jute black large beach bag is 58cm x 38cm, from Adairs.
For the plant-lover in your life, this quirky rainwaterr tank pot plant holder is from Coast Store.
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These Pete Cromer tote bags from Maxwell Williams are available in a range of bright colours with sweet animal prints. Look for a local stockist on the website.
A classic game that never loses its fun, the Salt & Pepper Play Gold Bocce Set features six steel balls with a gold finish and a carry bag for easy transport and storage. The set is from Domayne.
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The gorgeous turquoise colour of this bowl and plate set conjures images of the Caribbean Sea and is from Sunshine Coast Art & Framing Gallery.
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