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Hi, I'm Helen - Welcome! I am a blogger & stylist and love a home that is individual, unique and precisely how you want it to be. I am a strong supporter of people who are making furniture and homewares in a sustainable way.  I want to inspire you to think before you buy, reduce your waste, and lighten your footprint on our planet. I founded a diabetes charity and still blog there too. I have 28 years experience as a counsellor and 15 years working in diabetes & health. I have lived with type 1 diabetes myself since 1979. I am also working on finishing my PhD at the moment! I love vintage, boho, colour, pattern, upcycling & DIY. I am a Mama, a wife and a total home loving softie, working to create a happier, healthier home, that doesn't cost the earth. You can read more about me on our Contributors Page.

 

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Help me with my vintage bedroom makeover!

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(Brought to you by Sleepmaker) How do you sleep? I am a “washing machine” (as described by my Mother and Mr Recycled), and well, you get the picture. I can go to bed in a perfectly made bed and wake up in the middle of a pile of twisted sheets, crooked pillows and quilts gone…

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We will always have South Africa, My Mother’s Day Memory with Etsy

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(Sponsored- this post is brought to you in collaboration with Etsy. All memories are my own) This Mother’s Day, Etsy want to celebrate special memories with Mum via a social sharing campaign. When they contacted me about the campaign I was in immediately, as it goes straight to my heart. I am very close to…

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Feast Watson Re-Love Project, raising funds for Salvos Stores – upcycling for a cause

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I am terrible at keeping secrets, just ask Mr Recycled, so I am bursting with excitement to be able to announce today that for a third consecutive year, leading woodcare brand Feast Watson is launching the Re-Love Project; a collaborative campaign featuring the talents of eight Australian design personalities and their upcycling journeys – and…

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Why extinction of the Black Rhino, Climate Change & your buying habits are connected

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This Wednesday is Earth Day 2015. Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It is an opportunity to pause in the busyness of life and put the earth firmly on the agenda. Do you ever wonder what the…

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Vignettes and the importance of faffing

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Do you love to “faff” at home? Faffing comes from “faffing about”, and means “to spend time in ineffectual activity” – so I guess that may be a little like wasting time…… Except I totally disagree. So today I am redefining faffing to mean, “spending mindful time putting pretty things together to see what they…

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Five Tips for a Kitchen or Bathroom Renovation with Shaynna Blaze

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Have you ever undertaken major renovations at your place? We have been through it many times, and while we still have a lot do to, have made lots of positive changes in our home which we have lived in for 17 years. When renovating your home, it is common to seek tips and inspiration from…

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Christopher Scott Furniture, Sustainable Australian Bespoke Furniture

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Are you looking for sustainable Australian bespoke furniture? Christopher Scott Duncombe, of Christopher Scott Furniture in Longwarry Victoria, 95 KM East of Melbourne, is one of a growing tide of Aussie woodworkers making a name for themselves in the bespoke furniture industry. He is also the kind of person who can send their passion down the telephone line.…

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Introducing Style Curator, tips on style and design

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I love connecting and collaborating with creative people and have connected with lots of lovely bloggers in my time. Last week I featured on the Style Curator blog which was very exciting and today, we share Gina’s story. Style Curator is a home and interiors blog for people who appreciate design and want regular inspiration…

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It’s Recycled Interiors Birthday, win a Recycled Prize Pack to celebrate!

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I just woke up today and realised that it is our birthday! Two years ago today I hit publish on the very first post on Recycled Interiors (which I later deleted- I really need to work on my worrying about what other people think and my perfectionism!). There have since been nearly 700 posts to…

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A happier, healthier home, that doesn’t cost the earth

Recycled Interiors is your go-to resource for being sustainable, healthy and happy at home. At Recycled Interiors, you will find sustainable decorating and design, DIY and upcycling ideas, as well as healthy lifestyle and wellbeing tips and inspiration. My aim is to help you to have a happier, healthier home, that doesn’t cost the earth.

I strongly support businesses who are creating furniture and homewares in a sustainable way.

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