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How To: Decorate a Space Using Wall Tiles

Erin Simpson

How To: Decorate a Space Using Wall Tiles

Tiled surfaces are a timeless trend when it comes to decorating.  Throughout history, wall tiles have been used across a variety of interiors and exteriors. We see them in Greek, Roman, Art Deco and Contemporary architecture: to tell a story by using mosaics or as a way of cooling a house built in hot environs.  Decorating with wall tiles  This trend is current, on point and works with a variety of interiors.  One unique way of creating this look, is to use wall tiles to cover as much of the surface area as you possibly can. This can bring a beautiful, exotic,...


Our House Fire Experience

Erin Simpson

Our House Fire Experience

What have I been up to this week?  I bought another rental property Had two lovely dinner parties Watched lots of rugby And....  We had an electrical fire!!!!  This is what went down.... Two weeks ago my mum and I had popped to Fiji for two nights for a friend’s wedding that never actually took place (instead we ended up just having a party for him but that’s another story). While we were away, the boys (thank goodness) were at home having a few drinks on the Friday night, when they heard the fire alarms going off upstairs. Jono, the guy...


Hair This! My Guide to Perfect Hair

Erin Simpson

Hair This! My Guide to Perfect Hair

Today I want to talk about all things hair: natural hair, hair extensions and choosing the perfect hairdresser. Let's start with me and my hair:  This is my natural hair colour This is my current hair colour And these are all of the crazy things that have happened to it in between! No wonder that when I tell my hair to "please be awesome today!" it says NO! People often ask me: "Why don’t you just grow your hair out??" I could reply: “Well it once was long, but then one particular show said they would only take me if it...


Erin's Opinion: How to Always Look Cool at a Party

Erin Simpson

Erin's Opinion: How to Always Look Cool at a Party

I have always been the girl who was last to know the latest trends or last to see all the cool movies but now the proof is in the pudding: it’s all about faking it! That's all there is to it! Just fake that you actually know what is going on! For example:  Whenever I go to a party and I don’t know anyone I get really nervous about turning up on my own. This is kinda geeky BUT to save myself from humiliation I just turn up and head straight to the kitchen, grab out two cups and pour two drinks! Then I take those...


My Guide to DIY Painting in Your Home

Erin Simpson

My Guide to DIY Painting in Your Home

Painting your home - whether it be the entire house or just a wall in one room - is a fantastic way to update and refresh an outdated look. There are just a few simple steps to follow in order to be successful when it comes to DIY painting. I’ll take you through what you need to remember before donning overalls and picking up the paintbrush!   Step 1: Select Your Colour PaletteYour home is your personal retreat, a sanctuary for you and your loved ones. With that in mind, choosing the right colour to paint it is a very...