Phyllis Stylianou

Phyllis Stylianou is a journalist with 35 years’ experience as a reporter, sub-editor and editor. Writing is the great love of her life (after her family) – as is renovating old homes and building new ones (which she’s embarking on again!) So writing about everything to do with building, renovating and gardening is her passion.

The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Homeloans Ltd.


Articles by: Phyllis Stylianou

Safe as houses

“Have a safe and happy New Year.” It’s a standard sentiment expressed on last year’s Christmas cards we’ve likely relegated to the bin already....   Read More

Get SMART

I recently saw this fabulous quote emblazoned on the wall next to an office door while looking for inspiration to decorate my office:  ...   Read More

Last-minute Christmas tree decorating tips

Every year I suffer from a serious case of Christmas tree envy. I check out the gorgeous images on Pinterest, look at the professionally...   Read More

Tis the season to be thrifty

The festive season should be renamed “Thriftmas”, if the latest consumer survey by Homeloans.com.au is any indication. The annual Christmas Spending Survey reveals that...   Read More

7 tips to wrap Christmas gifts like a pro

You’re in the midst of Christmas shopping and it’s almost time to lock yourself away in the spare room with a year’s supply of...   Read More

Summer garden romance

Hands up everyone who saw the final scene between Edward and Bella in Twilight and immediately wanted that fairy-lit rotunda in their back garden?...   Read More

Prepare for storm and bushfire season

Ask any Australian what the start of summer means for their plans they’ll say Christmas, barbecues, swimming and holidays. What most of us forget...   Read More

5 simple styling tips for indoor plants

People have been using indoor plants to beautify their homes since Cleopatra was a lass. The Chinese used penjing (bonsai) trees and other plants...   Read More

7 tips to get the garden party ready

Christmas and summer. Could there possibly be a better combination? But if your house and garden are looking a bit the worse for wear,...   Read More

Why white is right when it comes to roofing

Stand on a suburban hilltop and the surrounding landscape is likely to be one of red, brown and black roofs stretching as far as...   Read More