• 70 | The Easy Bathroom Reno

    Posted by Murchison Hume Australia
    Is your bathroom in need of some TLC? This week our founder Max Kater shares some simple tips for getting it guest ready just in time for Christmas...
     
    📸 by @richardwhitbreadphotography via @clothandstonedesigns
      
    It’s the little things that count! That’s especially true in the bathroom, where small details like a live plant or fresh cut flowers, a new hand towel and some fancy soap will instantly elevate a ho-hum space. Here are some ideas for the easiest bathroom reno ever. You can do it over the weekend, no sweat!
     
    1. Turkish towels: A pair, draped over your dingy terry towels will give your bathroom an immediate facelift. 
     
    2. New Hardware: Little details like a new towel bar, hooks and toilet roll holder may seem like a nothing-burger, but they look more finished and are a pleasure to use everyday. 
     
    3. A Live Plant: We all know by now that live plants purify the air we breathe. What better place than the bathroom for that? You can even get live plants on Amazon now, so no excuses. 
     
    4. Nice Soap: Nothing pulls your sink-side style down faster then an ugly bottle of commercial hand soap. Double down and get a matching hand cream and a porcelain tray to corral them, sink-side. 
     
    5. Art: It doesn’t have to be a Picasso. Just take a few artsy snaps on your phone and send it in for professional framing. Original art totally transforms a room and doesn’t have to be expensive. 
     
    These little upgrades have a huge impact on your sink-side style. The bathroom (and kitchen sink, for that matter) are places you use multiple times a day. It pays to put a little effort and investment there.  xmk
      
     
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  • 69 | Deck The Halls

    Posted by Murchison Hume Australia
    Of all the festive decorating trends we're loving this season this one takes the Christmas cake, complete with some sink-side brown bottle bling of course...
     
    📸 via @prettydomesticated
     
    Why leave the Christmas wreath out on the front door when it can look this good inside? Take a style cue from Katie @prettydomesticated and add some beautiful festive greenery to your kitchen, it is the hub of holiday entertaining after all. 
     
    📸 via @prettydomesticated
     
       
    Once you've settled on your favourite style try displaying in windows, on doors or on kitchen cabinets...
     
       
    📸 via @theressnowplacelikehome
     
    📸 via @the_cornellranch
     
     
    Or get creative like Angela from @styling.our.home and suspend a wreath horizontally over the dining table, what a great idea!
     
    📸 via @styling.our.home
     
    As for the brown bottle bling, we've got you covered this week with our
     
     
  • 68 | Special Guest Blogger: Georgia Ezra

    Posted by Murchison Hume Australia
    This week Melbourne based Interior Architect and purveyor of exquisite Artisan Tiles Georgia Ezra talks about keeping her growing family safe with Murchison-Hume...
     
     
    It’s no secret that I am a huge advocate for toxin-free, healthy products; my love for Murchison-Hume should not be surprising as it goes hand in hand with these philosophies.
     
    Having a toddler and being pregnant, it is of utmost importance to me that my everyday tasks and surroundings compliment a safe household and living environment.
     
    What many people are not aware of, is that many eco-friendly cleaning options are loaded with synthetic dyes and fragrances. This was the catalyst for the Murchison-Hume founder (a determined mum whose child had some allergic sensitivities) to create something that was genuinely safe and effective.
    And what a job they have done.
     
     
    I have recently had the opportunity to trial their brand new range of signature products including their Heirloom Dishwashing LiquidAs much as I love the delicious fragrances they offer (like Australian White Grapefruit, and Original Fig) I was pleased to discover they have launched a fragrance free variant too!
     
    The whole Murchison-Hume range is made from plant-based, non-toxic ingredients so it’s really safe to use in the home. A very small amount of fragrance is added to their fragranced variants to give them their beautiful scents, but fragrance in any volume can be an irritant for those who suffer from very sensitive skin. So.. in a nutshell it’s taking an already safe product to an even safer level.
     
    I personally think this is an especially great option when cooking. By using a fragrance-free detergent, you avoid having any scent on your utensils, hands and benchtop- and not having anything hinder the smells of what we are creating is a real plus, allowing the fragrances of what you are cooking to really sing!
     
     
    If those weren’t enough to convince you, as a bonus, regular use also helps to keep your plumbing clean and odour free. Have gleaming, guilt-free dishes while simultaneously improving the environment? Ticks all my boxes!
     

    www.georgiaezra.com | www.studioezra.com | www.tilesofezra.com

      

     

    This week only get a FREE Kitchen Trio Set (Fragrance Free $64.80 Value) when you spend $89 or more + FREE Shipping! 

     

  • 67 | Use Them Or Gift Them!

    Posted by Murchison Hume Australia
    Just in time for Christmas our #BLACKFRIDAY #CYBERMONDAY Double Hand Care Offer is perfect for gifting and prepping your home for holiday entertaining.
      
    There's no better instant upgrade than simply placing our iconic brown bottles sink-side. They add a little bit of luxe that's practical too, and their plant based, non-toxic formulas mean they're safe for the whole family. Use this week's Double Hand Care Set Offer to get your kitchen and bathroom guest ready. 
      
    📸 via @the_cornellranch
       
      Our Double Hand Care Offer is a great opportunity to cross a couple off names of that Christmas Shopping list. Made in Australia from all-natural ingredients, they're the stylish and thoughtful gift that can actually be used and really enjoyed. Keeping a couple on stand-by is always a good idea, especially at this time of year!
     
      
    This week only get two FREE Hand Care Sets (1 Australian White Grapefruit + 1 Original Fig $89.80 Value) when you spend $99 or more + FREE Shipping!
      
     
     
  • 66 | Pre-Holiday Deep Clean

    Posted by Murchison Hume Australia

    This week our founder Max Kater shares her top tips on getting your house guest-ready just in time for Christmas...

    📸 via @kcstauffer
     

    The Holiday season is officially on it's way and that means company! While I like to keep it tidy all year round, I’ll admit to a little extra sprucing when we’re having people over! Before I get sucked into the vortex of shopping and party prep, I like to do a mini deep clean, hitting those hidden places I often forget throughout the year.

    When it comes to cleaning, it’s often an out of sight, out of mind situation. We tend to ignore what's beyond our plane of sight but when these areas are clean, you don’t necessarily “see” it but you definitely feel it! Here’s my forgotten spaces checklist to get you Ready to Receive:

     

    WINDOW FRAMES

    I try to grab that slim attachment on the vacuum but mostly, I just use a paper towel or old sock I’m about to toss and go to town. Once the dirt and dust is gone, I spritz them with glass cleaner to really make them sparkle. You don’t notice how dirty your windows are until you wash them; the light that comes through is incredible!

    LIGHT FIXTURES

    While you’ve got the ladder out, you might as well clean the light fixtures and dust ceiling fans. An orphan sock or disposable duster with an extendable handle is my go-to. Stand back and marvel at how much brighter that flush mount light is when it’s free from layers of dust and dead bugs!

     

    HIGH TOUCH AREAS

    Spray your light switches, doorknobs, remotes, fridge and cabinet handles to keep the bacteria count at bay.

     

    THE UPSIDE DOWN

    If you’ve ever looked under the sofa or behind your bed, you know it’s a dust bunny farm down there. It’s not just the look of it, but it's also the fact that I'm inhaling all that dust and dust mite poo that motivates me to clean it on the reg. Don’t forget to vacuum or dust the undersides of the furniture too. That’s big cobweb territory!

     

    THE FLOOR

    Admittedly, I do this last because I’m a big dropper in the kitchen. But, clean floors, like clean windows, are more about the feeling of overall cleanliness. The general rule of thumb with floors is: sweep (or vacuum) first, then damp mop. I use a floor cleaner with a trigger and a generic, unscented wet wipe on a Swiffer because I’m a lazy neatnik.

    SKIRTING BOARDS

    These are pretty easy, highly visible and usually ignored. Just spray an old washcloth and wipe them down. It makes a big difference to the look (and the air quality) of your rooms.

    VACUUM CLEANER BAGS

    You can’t clean house with dirty tools. We like to completely take apart and wash the Dyson canister and filters about once every season. I just hand wash it in the sink with dish soap, dry it and click it back together.

    THE LOO

    Of course we clean the bathroom daily, but before guests come over I actually give the porcelain throne a good scrub. I hate those gross toilet brushes that sit in poo water all the time, so I keep a dedicated bucket and brush under the sink instead. I spray the whole thing inside and out, let it sit for a bit and then scrub the bejeezus out of it. I finish by spraying the outside tank, handle and seat and then wipe it clean with toilet paper. Done!

    Now all you need is a surface tidy, a good playlist and great candles and your house is ready to party.
     
    xmk
     
     
     
    For a limited time get a FREE Original Fig Clean Starter Kit 4 Pack Caddy ($51.80 value) when you spend $89 or more + FREE Shipping!  

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