Category Archives: ASK AL

Matching Dining Tables with Chairs

Matching Dining Tables with Chairs

Recently, I heard a wonderful expression “The dining table and chairs should be sisters, not twins” and I have to say I couldn’t have put it any better myself! I hope you’ll agree after reading these tips on how to avoid the package-deal “matchy-matchy” look. I know it’s all too easy to go to a… Continue Reading

Coastal Meets Industrial Style

How to Merge Coastal and Industrial Style

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “I want Hamptons Style” I’d be a very rich woman. But I’m not! And while it is my job to ensure my clients get what they want (it’s their house after all) I do also feel its important to help them inject a little of… Continue Reading

How To Style a Coffee Table

How To Style a Coffee Table

Your coffee table is the perfect space which allows you to display items that mean something to you and showcase your personal style. How do you strike a balance between interesting/overcrowded and bland/boring? For everyday, you need to leave enough clear space for coffee cups or glass of wine but with the use of trays… Continue Reading

7 Habits To Guarantee More Stress

7 Habits To Guarantee More Stress

We all know life wasn’t meant to be easy. We got that brief long ago. But you know what? We also contribute to the degree of stress we experience on a daily basis by continuing to repeat old, negative behaviours and putting up with our own worst habits – like these: 1. Not letting go… Continue Reading

How To Get Big Hair – Tutorial

How To Get Big Hair – Tutorial

Have you got fine, limp hair? Do you long for thick, flowing locks? Do you look enviously at other women’s horse-tail like ponytails? I know I DO! Thing is, people often compliment me on mine – even ask me how I do it – because they THINK I’ve got super-thick hair. HA! Have I got… Continue Reading

Wardrobe, Beauty and Life Hacks #2

Wardrobe, Beauty and Life Hacks #2

Yes, I’ll admit it. I’m a bit lazy. If I can find a quicker, easier way to do something, I will be the first person to try out the latest hack! I mean, seriously? Who doesn’t want a few great tips on how to make our lives, bodies, or wardrobes look good and feel better… Continue Reading

11 Great Wardrobe & Beauty Hacks

11 Great Wardrobe & Beauty Hacks

For over 12 years now, I’ve worked with countless men, women, school student, media personalities and companies, spreading my special brand of Styling from the inside out. They’ve all experienced an “up close and personal” encounter with me Continue Reading

How To Style With Colour

How To Style With Colour

Did you know, one of the simplest ways to style your home (or your body) is with the clever use of colour? I’m not talking about “getting your colours done”, I’m talking about choosing a colour and knowing how to incorporate it cleverly so that you can refresh or reinvent an existing space or outfit.… Continue Reading

Shoes Every Girl Needs

Shoes Every Girl Needs

I’m always telling clients that without the right shoes, all of your outfit efforts fall well-and-truly flat. In fact, I often style an outfit from the shoes up! So, if your hubby/partner has a go at you about how many shoes you have, then that my friend is a GOOD thing! Tell him/her I said… Continue Reading

6 Wardrobe Must-Haves

6 Wardrobe Must-Haves

Recently I wrote a post about the DIY Wardrobe Workout. In it I shared a very handy tool – the To Keep or Not to Keep – Worksheet. It’s a great little checklist to help you decide “if it should stay or it should go” which is an important part of getting your wardrobe sorted so you… Continue Reading