OUR INFLUENCERS

Take a sneak peek into the homes of Influencer’s that we’ve teamed up with, as they take you through their renovation journey.


 

GROWING HOME WITH JAMIE DURIE

 

JAMIE DURIE

TV personality & passionate environmentalist Jamie Durie is building his dream home on Sydney’s northern beaches. Not only is it going to be a design and architectural marvel, but it’s also going to be a unique environmental achievement.

Jamie’s dream is to build a truly sustainable home, and he has sourced some of the most innovative products & employed cutting-edge design features to get it done. Learn More.


 

RENTAL INSPIRATION

 

DARREN PALMER

Add style and warmth to your rental home without making permanent changes using Darren’s tips and advice. Learn more


 

SUSTAINABLE OPTIONS IN THE HOME

 

HEATHER NETTE KING

The concept of creating more sustainable homes has been pulled into sharp focus in the past decade or so. No longer just a sideline offering for eco-conscious customers, sustainable home design, which is all about creating efficient and environmentally responsible buildings. This has become integral to all areas of the home from their design, to building materials, and production techniques and across all fixtures, fittings and furnishings. It’s an ever-evolving topic, that the architecture and interiors worlds are paying close attention to. Learn more


 

MID-CENTURY MODERN BEACH SHACK

 

LONI PARKER

Our home, a mid-century modern beach shack built in 1960, provided the perfect canvas for our renovation, drawing inspiration from Palm Springs vibes with a touch of coastal style. We aimed to capture the essence of Palm Springs living, characterised by sleek lines, vibrant colours, and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Learn more


 

THE REDFERN PROJECT

 

TILE CLOUD

The House was a single storey terrace built around 1910. It had undergone minor renovations in the 1960s and had been used as a rental property for the last 25 years prior to us purchasing it. Safe to say it was ready for a refresh. Learn more


 

HOME RENO Q&A

 

JESSE & MEL

We did not prioritise any design trends when selecting our flooring it was purely a personal taste. We absolutely love chevron flooring and the colour and texture of the looped carpet and together they are even better! Learn more

 


 

THE BEST OF THE BLOCK

 

DARREN PALMER

The latest season of The Block unveiled a captivating array of products that played a pivotal role in shaping the interior designs of the featured houses. Amidst the multitude of trends and options, one standout theme was the remarkable prevalence of Oak flooring in all but one of the homes. Learn more


 

Considerations For Upgrading Your Floor

 

THE RENO LIFE

When deciding on our flooring, there were two key considerations: how it looked and its durability. The flooring we selected fit the brief in both respects - it matched our aesthetic and we knew that because of its robustness, we wouldn’t have to replace it for a long time. Learn more


 

Selecting The Right Flooring For Your Home

 

JESSE & KIRSTY

When not performing, ex-Blockheads (2021) Kirsty and Jesse channel their creativity into home renovations and styling, and staging homes for sale. Learn more


 

Palm Springs Style

 

LONI PARKER

Our home was built in 1960 and is a mid-century modern style home with raked ceilings and beautiful clerestory windows at the front. Whilst it had good bones, it was lined predominantly in asbestos sheeting, so we did have to strip it back to the studs in order to make the changes we wanted. Learn more


 

Creating a Cohesive Look Throughout The Home

 

THE RENO LIFE

A cohesive design is where all the elements of a home work together to create a unified and consistent look. It’s important because it helps to create a sense of harmony and balance, it is more visually appealing, and can help convey feelings of calm and rest. Learn more


 

Designing a Dark & Timeless Kitchen

 

HEATHER NETTE KING

I adore dark, moody and elegant kitchens. They are a great alternative to many kitchen trends that we’ve seen over the past decade – including those that feature cool and clinical stainless steel, or an abundance of bright white cabinetry and benchtops. Cooking – at its most enjoyable, heartfelt best – is an act of passion as well as precision, so having a beautifully moody space to perform culinary wizardry in is of utmost importance to me. Learn more


 

Beach Shack Reno

 

HUNTING FOR GEORGE

The 1930s beach home in Lorne, Victoria went from a dated weatherboard cottage to a chic family home. As aspiring renovators, we asked Lucy what the experience taught her about DIY home makeovers. Learn more


 

Brad & Lara’s Tips On Selecting The Right Floor

 

BRAD & LARA

Selecting the right flooring option is critical as it is always going to be the one constant in the room, setting the tone for the entire space. The selection process was quite easy, and our brief was simple. We narrowed it down to three of four options in the Carpet Court showroom and took samples home to place them in different areas of the house to see how they would look in the space. Learn more


 

Veri Shades®: Sheer Heaven

 

BRAD & LARA

The living area is one of the most important rooms in our home, and we knew that we needed a window furnishing that was both practical and stylish. Learn more


 

Emily Osmond’s Top Tips On Styling A House For Sale

 

EMILY OSMOND

I believe it’s essential to style your property before an inspection to present it in the best possible way and, in turn, achieve interest and the best sale price. You want a potential buyer to walk into a home that feels uncluttered and thoughtfully presented, and for them to be able to imagine themselves living there. Learn more


 

Work, Play & Live: Creating a Muli-purpose Home

 

EMILY OSMOND

Creating spaces in your home that can be used for more than one purpose can help maximise the footprint of a home, contribute to more efficient running costs, and provide additional uses for areas that feel constrained. Learn more


 

From Start to Finish: Building from the Floor Up

 

EMILY OSMOND

I believe it’s essential to style your property before an inspection to present it in the best possible way and, in turn, achieve interest and the best sale price. You want a potential buyer to walk into a home that feels uncluttered and thoughtfully presented, and for them to be able to imagine themselves living there. Learn more


 

Small Changes for Big Impact this Entertaining Season

 

HEATHER NETTE KING

If you’re anything like me, you won’t have a clue where 2023 went! Because just like that, the entertaining season is upon us and it’s time to get together with family and friends once again, to celebrate the year gone by as we approach 2024.
So, if you’ve put your hand up to host this year’s festivities and can already feel yourself
worrying about how to get your home ready, then read on. Learn more


 

Creating a Luxurious, Family-Friendly Upstairs Retreat

 

SARAH & GEORGE

George and I recently renovated the upstairs of our home, which was in desperate need of new flooring! Prior to the makeover, the floors were covered in a cheap, frumpy, brown carpet. As you can imagine, it was quite unsightly and didn’t suit the style of the rest of the home. We purchased the house knowing this would be one of the first things on our list to replace! Learn more


Kerrie-Ann Jones’ Mid-Century Coastal Reno

 

KERRIE-ANN JONES

Our home is an original mid-century house that was built in the 1950’s. When we purchased it back in 2019, it was in its original condition, complete with a yellow kitchen, cobalt blue tiles in the bathroom and silver, sparkly wallpaper in the dining room - which I’m sure was very stylish for the time! However, it was quite dilapidated which meant there was a lot ofwork ahead of us. Learn more


 

Eve Gunson from Dot + Pop’s Renovation

 

DOT + POP

When Dot + Pop’s Eve Gunson and her husband Matt took on their Albert Park build, they had a very specific design objective in mind – to create a house that was aesthetically pleasing, had great bones, was refined in its design selections and one in which the furniture, art and décor complemented the interior design scheme. Learn more


 

Functional Meets Style

 

SARAH & GEORGE

At the moment, textured carpets are high on the list of trendy interiors. The type of textural loop as seen in the Expanse range really warms up a home and brings any space to life. Learn more


 

Grandmillennial

 

HEATHER NETTE KING

Grandmillennial Style was coined by UK writer, Emma Bazlian, to describe the emerging trend that saw a divergence from the wildly popular hipster décor staples such as indoor plants, wellness teas and celeb-stalking. What Emma described was the distinctly charming appearance of floral prints across wallpapers, sofas and curtains, an abundance of fresh cottage garden flora, layers of chintz and ruffles. Learn more


 

Labour of Love Reno

 

TESSARA VAN BEEK

Tessara Van Beek of Labour of Love Reno takes us behind-the-scenes on how she transformed her beach-shack apartment into a modern coastal home. Learn more


Understanding Warm & Cool Colour Tones

 

HEATHER NETTE KING

The science of colour and how it makes us feel can be difficult to grasp. So, when it comes to selecting colour schemes to use throughout the interiors of your home, understanding the power of warm and cool tones can be a handy tool to have.

Learn more


Regenerated Nylon

 

DARREN PALMER

Carpet Court’s eight new and exclusive ranges using ECONYL® regenerated nylon share the same qualities and benefits as Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) carpets. From stain resistance to colour fast resistance and antistatic protection, ECONYL® regenerated nylon is an affordable, eco-friendly, and high value solution to flooring. Learn more

 


 

The Benefits of Natural Wood Finishes

 

HEATHER NETTE KING

The best way to achieve a natural timber look in your home is (unsurprisingly) to use authentic, natural timber. However, there are other materials that can create the same look and feel of natural timber in your home, such as engineered timbers, laminates, vinyls, and timber-look hybrid tiles. Learn more


 

Flooring for Kitchens

 

HEATHER NETTE KING & DULUX

Selecting the right flooring for your home is a major decision, especially in the kitchen. After all, kitchen flooring is probably the most hardworking surface in the home and needs to withstand spills, potential stains, and foot traffic. So here are my top five tips on how to create the perfect kitchen and select the right flooring for the heart of your home.
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The Outdoor Edit

 

BRAD & LARA

Carpet Court’s LuxTurf was an integral part of our design as we needed something that is functional, hard wearing and looked fantastic. This area is small and has limited access, so maintenance was always a drama. Installing LuxTurf means we no longer have to mow and maintain this area. Learn more

 

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Modern Victorian Style

 

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M.J. HARRIS GROUP

Jeyda Osman and Matt James from the M.J.Harris Group talk through their Phoenix Street Renovation. Planning is always extremely important whilst renovating. When the renovation began, we were in lockdown due to COVID-19, so scheduling was a little different (and let’s be honest, challenging!). In renovations, equally important to planning is the ability to problem solve and find solutions when things don’t go exactly to ‘plan’. Learn more

 


 

Backyard Makeover

 

DARREN PALMER

It’s a fresh, green, light and bright urban oasis fit for use to play in, have a meal or a drink whilst you’re watching your children play. I love it. I would like to do a little more - adding some screening and festoon lighting, but for a threeand- a-half-day upgrade, I am thrilled with the results. Learn more

 

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California Dreaming

 

LONI PARKER

Adore Home Magazine Editor, Loni Parker talks through her home renovations. After renovating, I would describe the house as Californian coastal. It’s very neutral in palette with lots of white and timber, with hints of blush pink and soft greys. I was inspired by previous trips to Southern California, and I wanted to emulate that vibe here. Learn more


 

GET INSPIRED

 


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HUNTING FOR GEORGE

The 1930s beach home in Lorne, Victoria went from a dated weatherboard cottage to a
chic family home. Aspiring renovators, we asked Lucy what the experience taught her
about DIY home makeovers.

DARREN PALMER

Darren has a broad portfolio, having studied fine art & graphic design, originally working in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his own interior design studio and has been a judge on numerous seasons of The Block.


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Country Escapism

 

DARREN PALMER

Feeling inspired by your last trip out of town? Bring that sense of relaxation home with styling tips from Carpet Court ambassador Darren Palmer. Learn more


Scandinavian Serenity

HEATHER NETTE KING

Does an escape to a lake house nestled among towering birch trees speak to
your soul? Learn more


 

Byron Bay Boho Luxe

 

DARREN PALMER

Turn up the chic beach vibes at home with carpets now being made with ECONYL®
regenerated nylon, a yarn that is 100 per cent made from recovered nylon.
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