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Make your own big screen for under $100

Canberra’s very own interior stylist Gina Ciancio of Style Curator is at it again with a plan to help you make the most out of summer with your very own big screen...

Colour me happy with Pantone’s new favourite hues

Pantone Colour Institute has released its 2021 colour of the year – well, two colours, actually - a yellow and grey pairing in “Illuminating” and “Ultimate Grey”.

Step inside: the official residence of Switzerland

Switzerland’s Ambassador to Australia is the very model of the modern foreign ambassador; riding an e-bike and keeping bees.

Top designers share their trends for 2021

Curves, textures, wall, ceiling detail, metals, and neutrals with a pop of colour, that’s the direction for interior design trends for 2021.

Step inside: the Official Residence of Brazil

This year marks 75 years of official friendship between Australia and Brazil, as Brazilian Ambassador His Excellency Dr Sergio Lima calls the future possibilities for the two beach-and-barbecue-loving nations “enormous”. It’s an odd year...

Health and fitness at home this summer

Okay, scratch 2020. Onwards and upwards. As the New Year approaches, it’s natural to start thinking about goals, resolutions and personal progression – and health and fitness are obvious places to start. If...

Step inside: the Official Residence of Ireland

As Ireland's Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Breandan O Caollai, and his wife, Ms Carmel Callan, show Canberra Weekly around the 2004 custom-built residence, the couple entirely live up to the...

Step inside: the Official Residence of New Zealand

Originally from the Kiwi capital of Wellington, New Zealand High Commissioner Dame Annette King is loving life in Canberra with her husband Ray and said her first two years here have flown...

Last minute gift guide

We know the struggle to find presents is real and have you covered with our last-minute gift guide – all under $100!

Festive table settings: tips and trends

Early Settler super stylist Heather King shares her go-to guide for planning Christmas 2020, with ideas for your festive table setting.

Sustainable gifting: good for the planet

It was a sad day when we realised glitter wasn’t good for the planet and maybe we should let go of the traditional Christmas paper. But never fear, there is so much...

Inside & Out

Inside & Out: The latest in trends, products and happenings for the Home… Inspired by nature Maxwell & Williams Melanie Hava Jugaig-Bana-Wabu ceramic square coaster 10cm crocodiles, $2.95. Inspired by reef and rainforest country, Australian...

The designer Christmas tree of your dreams

With endless options, Christmas trees are the crown jewel of our festive decorations. There is the traditional green tree, either real, artificial or a miniature living tree. The winter wonderland experience, which requires you...

My weekend upcycling starter garden

I’m on a mission to beautify my balcony. I want it to be comfortable enough to do yoga, lie down and read a book, have a wine with a friend.

Brightening up your interiors for summer

Whenever there’s a change of season, Canberra Interior stylist, blogger and DIYer Gina Ciancio looks for ways to change up her interiors to breathe new life into the home and welcome the...

How to choose: decking, lawn or pavers?

Spring is a great time to think about what changes you might like to make around your home so when summer arrives you can make the most of the long light and warm nights.

2021 colour palette: inspired by nature

When forecasting their 2021 colour palette, Dulux have taken inspiration from nature with their soothing, earthy tones interrupted with pops of coral and stormy blue. Dulux stylist Julia Green says there’s no right...

Inside & out: Lawn mowing robot

The latest in news, happenings and products for the home. Mowing the lawn has never been easier with the WORX Landroid lawn mowing robot.

Creative candle making

Canberra’s Nara Candle Festival is usually held in the Canberra Nara Peace Park in Lennox Gardens every October, but, as with everything, 2020 will be different. The Japanese-themed gardens have iconic cherry blossom...

Create a tea nook at home

How do you like your cuppa? The answer is different across world cultures. In Chinese tradition, formal tea ceremonies are used to show respect to older generations, apologise for wrongdoing, show gratitude or to...

Island dreams

It’s no secret Australians have fallen in love with kitchen island benches. The trend lends itself to our relaxed Aussie lifestyle.