“Make It Over” and “Get It Made”

I’m really lucky to have had my home and projects featured in some printed magazines. There’s just something so lovely about their tangible nature and it’s always such an honour to see my work amongst the pages. The significance is never lost on me.

I feel particularly proud of my latest feature. My very own photos are included in a generous ten page spread inside the inaugural issue of Make It Over magazine (a subsidiary of Well Styled Home).

My Home in Make It Over Magazine

I almost said an instinctive “no” when my personally styled and shot spaces were requested. “The photos aren’t professional enough”. “The staging isn’t styled enough”. “The rooms aren’t good enough”.

Though, I cast the daunting fear of inadequacy aside and decided to grasp the opportunity. And I’m so glad I did.

My Home in Make It Over Mag

The publication put everything together so beautifully.

The article focusses on room before and afters along with the makeovers of my coffee table and bamboo chair. I’m still waiting to receive a hard copy in the mail and am really looking forward to sitting down (hopefully without a child pulling at my pant leg) and having a good look.


On a different note…if you’re based in Oz (Australia that is, not the land of yellow brick roads and talking scarecrows) have you heard about the Masters ‘Get it Made by Australia Day‘ campaign?

Get It Made

If you’ve been procrastinating over a simple project, this might just be the motivation you need! Choose an unfinished home related task, make a pledge and upload a before pic, ‘Get it Made’ then upload an after shot – easy! The ten most popular projects in each category (Building, Renovating, Organising, Decorating, Growing) will be judged, with five final winners taking home $500 each!


  1. Sam says:

    Your home is beautiful and your photos looks just as professional as any I’ve seen in magazines. Well deserved feature. :)

    • Thanks soooo much Sam :-)
      I know the issue is from mid last year though I LOVE your house in Ideal Home mag! My canister labels were features in the Editors Note once.
      I’m yet to touch my early 90’s kitchen and your lovely cottage kitchen is making me itchy!

  2. Elizabeth Palacios says:

    The gold and green of the bedroom really appeals to me. Agree..you deserve the attention (And I trust, proper compensation).

  3. Lauren says:

    Congratulations on getting published! I absolutely love your style and think that it is so unique compared to what so many other bloggers are doing. You totally deserve this honor!

    • Thanks so much Lauren :-)
      I love your jute rug and pipe curtains BTW.

  4. Sarah says:

    I’m really glad you went ahead and let them feature you, because your posts are some of my favorites. Your home is beautiful, extremely well put together, thoughtful, and quite honestly I like the simplicity that makes you feel like the images aren’t “styled enough.” Anyway, congrats! :)

  5. Libby Boyle says:

    Wow, you must be so excited! And proud, especially of Cooper!! What great recognition of your work. Time to celebrate.

    • Oh yeah! Cooper is rockin’ it!
      Thanks so much Libby. It means a lot to me that you almost always take the time to leave me a comment and I’m sorry I don’t always have the chance to reciprocate.

  6. Sandy says:

    Yay! yay!! yay!!! you Of course you deserve to have your (beautiful) house in a magazine, it is stunning and rather therapeutic to return to your blog to drool over. You and your photographs have been responsible for me discovering the wonderful world of diy blogs and for giving me inspiration to start some of my own work. I was in such a funk with the state of my house and lack of funds and you made me think that if you could give things a go, then may be I could too. So you go girl!!

    • Sandy
      Thank you soooo much! It is truly lovely to hear that for whatever reason I helped motivate and inspire you :-)
      BTW Wish I could say my house was beautiful though the truth is there are only a few ‘finished’ spaces which are nice enough for the time being. I’ll get there one day!

  7. That’s so fantastic! Of course your photos were published – your decorating and styling is fabulous.

  8. Marti says:

    How exciting. I am a new reader to your blog but have loved looking through your makeovers. And I quite agree that your photos are very professional and deserve to be in magazines.

  9. Your style is very unique compared to other folks I’ve read stuff from.
    Thank you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark
    this blog.

  10. Stephanie says:

    Your house is beautiful and you have great DIY ideas! Its good you let the magazine publish your own photos. Then your house is published just as it really is. I see blog homes published in a magazine and things are changed and I am usually disappointed because I like how the blogger decorates and styles better.

    • That’s a good point Stephanie. It would seem really strange to me for someone to rearrange things for the sake of a photo (such as put a chair in front of a doorway – or the like – which I have seen before).
      Thanks for your kind words :)

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