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Tips on Creating a Zoned Backyard

By helene | April 5, 2018 | 0

Around the streets in many suburbs across Australia, you can see solid old homes being bulldozed to make way for the ever growing trend to squeeze as much property as possible onto a block in our cities. Whilst smaller footprint homes can be very sustainable and important in management of population growth and urban sprawl, many times the environment is not even in the picture, as developers push for as much money as possible from real estate. One of the issues with this is the lack of green spaces. As we build homes without a backyard, there are less places…

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How to Make a DIY Chicken Coop with Recycled Materials

By helene | April 3, 2018 | 20

Guest Post: By Nikki Dudley from nooks & cranny Chooks are loved by so many of us and keeping them safe and happy, should be the first thing you consider when planning to bring them into your life. We have been wanting them for a very long time, but want to really be sure we have the time to care for them properly, before we go ahead. If you have chooks, making a DIY chicken coop for under $300 may be perfect for your girls! Queensland’s newbie hobby farmers Nikki and Luke of from Nooks & Cranny set their sights high…

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Renovating, Slowing Down & Family Time

By helene | March 29, 2018 | 0

It is hard to believe that we are at the Easter long weekend already! Seems like it was just Christmas – is that just me or does the world seem to be spinning faster? One of the reasons for this I think is not just growing older, but the fact that we constantly jam pack our lives with doing things. I personally find it very hard not to be doing and can not even imagine what I would be like if I was not working on some project or other. Easter has always been a family focused time for me…

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Tips on Sustainable Decorating with James Treble

By helene | March 27, 2018 | 0

Many of you will know James Treble, Interior Designer and TV presenter. What you may not know is that he has been working in the building and design arena for over 25 years in some form. In between presenting Design Challenges on Channel TEN’s The Living Room for seven seasons so far, he has been been looking after private clients, which he says is always lots of fun! He also gets to share his acquired knowledge and love of all things houses every Saturday for 6 hours LIVE, on Foxtel channel 602, co-hosting Sky News Real Estate show. I had…

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Welcome to Recycled Interiors, Australia's Green Home & Living Hub. We are your home for sustainable decorating & design, where we help you create a beautiful sustainable home. I am Helen Edwards - Mama, Blogger and Product and Interior Stylist. At Recycled Interiors you will find our very popular blog, product styling & sustainable home decorating services and our Sustainable Home Hub Directory, and online store.

We are on a mission to encourage slower homes, that refuse consumption of unethical, poorly made items, and increase sustainable living. Celebrate diversity, love your own style, and connect more with each other. Stop worrying about what other people think and more about what you can do to be happier, healthier, and create a home you love that's better for you, your family and our planet.

At Recycled Interiors we believe in YOUR style being perfect and in creating a beautiful home that treads more lightly on the planet

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By helene | March 25, 2017

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By helene | February 18, 2016

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