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Angela’s House: Real Homes Movement Tour

By Helen Edwards September 25, 2017 0

This house tour is one that is very exciting for me to share, after sharing Angela and her family’s beautiful rental house tour a few years ago, and in my…

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Cate’s House: Real Homes Movement Tour

By Helen Edwards September 19, 2017 0

Cate lives with her husband John and their two adult children, along with one cat and one dog, in a 1905 stone fronted villa located in the inner western suburbs…

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What is a #realhomesmovement home?

By Helen Edwards September 10, 2017 0

Whenever I do a call out for people to share their #realhomesmovement homes on our blog, inevitably some people will tell me that they have a home full of upcycled,…

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Decorating your House on a Vintage Finds Budget

By Helen Edwards September 6, 2017 19

As a busy person, caring for my family, studying my PhD, managing this blog and my diabetes blog, I was thinking recently about how hard it can be to keep…

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Saving Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

By Helen Edwards August 21, 2017 0

Do you have memories from childhood about visiting an animal park, national park or wildlife sanctuary? It is a big part of my memories, as our parents took us on…

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Why The Block is a Waste

By Helen Edwards August 14, 2017 26

I was sitting watching The Block last night and it hit me that I could not continue to post about it this season…..when the season started this year, I wrote…

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The Block 2017 Bedroom Challenge Reveals Week 1

By Helen Edwards August 1, 2017 4

That time of year has come around again and it is time for The Block 2017! If you have been following along with Recycled Interiors, you will know that last…

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Vintage Kitchens Rock!

By Helen Edwards July 29, 2017 0

As part of our #realhomesmovement I shared this post on vintage kitchen dressers the other day, which you all loved! SO below is a little video I made from the…

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Pocket Watch Pill Boxes Upcycled Creations!

By Helen Edwards July 28, 2017 0

Don’t you just love it when your worlds collide? This happened recently in our diabetes group when Leon Tribe, from Pocket Watch Pill Box, shared his business of upcycling pocket watches…

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What are you looking for? House Tours for some inspiration? Ideas for your #realhomesmovement home? Upcycling and DIY projects? Reviews of sustainable businesses? Check below!



Vintage decorating is the BEST – for so many reasons. Everyone needs a bit of vintage in their life! Whether you have a totally vintage home, or want to include just some key pieces, our vintage decorating posts will keep you inspired to create your own uniquely beautiful home with vintage - far better for you and the planet.

Upcycled Timber Cubby Houses from Little Hipster Kubbies


Getting your hands dirty and creating your own masterpieces is one of the joys of having a home. Whether you rent or own your home, have lots to do, or are totally happy with it, there always seems to be more project ideas and things to do. Get inspired by our upcyclers and get ideas for what you might be able to do at your place.

vintage sustainable home in the Adelaide Hills


We love peeking inside your homes - do you love it too? Get a look at what people are doing - not to compare but to give you ideas to create a beautiful home you love, as part of our #realhomesmovement. Whether it is big or small, modern or vintage, you should be proud of the home you create & not concerned about "keeing up with the Joneses".

decorating your home with vintage


We all have a part to play in making a difference to our planet - for each and every one of us now and into the future. It can seem overwhelming, but when you break it down, there are LOTS of things you can to do to make a difference. Each small step packs a massive punch. Get eco & green living tips to help you take small steps to a more sustainable life.

Sustainable Building Tips with Claridge Construction


Our Sustainable Home Hub is here to help you create a home you love that is better for you, your family and our planet. Read about the businesses on the Sustainable Home Hub, their passions, what they offer and their stories. Find what you need to design, build or decorate your home, from people who believe in a healthy happy home and planet.

Painted cupboard and flowers, vintage bottles - house tour of my boho home


Wellbeing and health are a big part of our passion - it is all about healthy planet, healthy people, healthy home. The way you live in your home matters for so many reasons, but your health and happiness is something you may not recognise as being part of this. Find our posts on why wellbeing & health are such a big part of what matters in a sustainable home.

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Welcome! I am Helen Edwards - Mama, PhD Candidate, blogger, writer, seller of wares, creator and lover of people and planet. We are on a mission to stop fast interiors fashion, encourage slow homes & time spent living in them rather than making them look like a magazine, refuse consumption of unethical, poorly made items & increase sustainable living, celebrate diversity & your own style, connect more with each other, & reject trends. We want you to stop comparing, don't judge each other, #dropthemumguilt & love where you live. We want you to stop worrying about what other people think about your home and more about what you can do to be happier, healthier & create a home you love that's better for you, your family and our planet. 

Recycled Interiors & The Sustainable Home Hub is your go-to resource for being sustainable, healthy and happy at home. Create a home YOU love. No matter how big or small, whether it has cracks and knocks, needs some work or is perfect the way it is – your home is YOURS. Whether you rent, buy, or live at home, you have the right to create a space that makes you feel happy and secure.

NEVER let anyone tell you that you are “outdated” or that you are just not “on trend”. At Recycled Interiors we don’t believe in trends.

We do believe in YOUR style being perfect and in creating a beautiful home that feels just like you. We want to help you create a home that is better for you and the planet through our blog posts, sustainable design, build & decorate directory, our Recycled Interiors Store, and our wonderful community.

If you believe in a happy healthy life, that cares for you, your family and the planet; if you love decorating and design, DIY, op shopping, pottering in the garden and a good cup of tea, you have come to the right place!

Helen xx


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