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Cate’s House: Real Homes Movement Tour

vintage house tour

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 of Adelaide. It is possibly one of my top dream homes ever and is perfectly situated just 10 minutes from the city and 10 minutes…

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What is a #realhomesmovement home?

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, recycled, sustainable and vintage pieces, but that their home is probably not “blog worthy”….my response to this, is that is entirely the point of the…

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Vintage Kitchens Rock!

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 post – sharing the story about why vintage decorating is the BEST – for so many reasons. Here are just a few ideas on why…

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Ideas For Vintage Kitchen Cabinets

As part of our #realhomesmovement, some of our lovely community have been bringing out their gorgeous home pics! Recently I shared a beautiful home tour from Pretty Rustic and this gorgeous vintage kitchen cabinet. I then shared a tour of Gina’s home, which also includes a stunning vintage kitchen cabinet. It triggered off a whole lot…

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Sustainable Bedding Made From Organic Bamboo Lyocell & Coffee Yarn!

Imagine sleeping in coffee! Well now you can with the launch of this range of Bamboo Coffee sheets by Ettitude.  They are made from a mix of their signature bamboo lyocell fabric (which is one of the most sustainable ways to use bamboo in fabrics) couple with recycled coffee grounds turned into yarn. Sustainable Home Hubsters, Ettitude, have created…

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Sustainable Home Hub Moving to Recycled Interiors!

We are very excited to announce that the Sustainable Home Hub will soon be housed on the Recycled Interiors site directly! This means one home, one hub – for all things sustainable design, build, decorate and living. You will be able to search and read about sustainable designers, architects, builders, decorators, stylists, gardeners, homewares, artists,…

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Bower Bird Annette’s Upcycled House Tour

#realhomesmovement tour of an upcycled vintage home

Annette Mayne is the Communications Manager for The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre. Day to day you’ll find her spruiking the various programs The Bower offers – like the weekly Repair Café, regular DIY workshops (she also doubles as facilitator for the Intro Upholstery classes), the annual Tiny House building project and fundraising auction, talking…

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Tiny House workshop in Marrickville

tiny house by James the Upcyclist - image Alicia Fox Photography

I know lots of you like to consider creative ways to live that tread more lightly on the planet. One of the things that can make a difference is to reduce the size of your home, which reduces living costs, and the need for “stuff”. It is not for everyone, but is on the increase…

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Real Homes Movement House Tour – Tenessa’s Home

We are so excited to start sharing your real homes as part of our #realhomesmovement! This first home tour is from Tenessa and is their farm home, located in Western Australia. The home is about 70 years old. Tenessa says she feels very privileged to live here and care for this home for her husband’s…

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Why Vintage Shopping Makes You Happier

In today’s fast busy world, people are used to getting what they want, where they want, however they want, and whenever they want. You are told to change your clothing, your home, your life; on a dizzying cycle of seasons and pushes to get “on trend”. Media, television shows, music, film, celebrities and social media,…

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Glass Leaf Studio Upcycled Terrariums

There is something magical about glass, and especially stained glass. Those grand old homes with an array of colours and patterns, majestic churches and other magnificent buildings full of pattern and colour glinting off the glass, are just remarkable. I am sure many of you have memories of such glass. My mum did a leadlighting…

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How to Reduce Single Use Plastics With Style

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Can you imagine how exciting it was when plastic was invented?! It must have been incredible to have a material with such a variety of forms and uses. Now, plastic is just part of our lives, but the single use plastics that are part of many people’s every day, such as shopping bags, water bottles…

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