Style Rules — All Episodes

Welcome to Style Rules, the official podcast of Home Beautiful magazine! Each week, HB editor Sarah Burman sits down with style editor and trend expert Fiona Michelon to distil the rules of style – like, do white walls actually make your space look bigger? And how big should your floor rug really be? They’ll also be debriefing on our favourite reality reno show, House Rules, and catching up with special guests from inside the world of interior design.

Episode 8 - House plant hacks and chef Adrian Richardson's entertaining tips

In our season finale, Sarah Burman and Fiona Michelon catch up with chef Adrian Richardson to get his top tips for entertaining with an indoor-outdoor connection (including how to cook a steak to perfection). They've also got home hacks to keep your house plants alive and a surprise visit from a special HB friend.

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Episode 7 - When online shopping goes horribly wrong

It’s sale time – and that means there is some serious online shopping to be done. But, buyer beware, big ticket items are always a risk. This week Sarah is joined in the studio by HB features writer Holly Byrne and they’ve got a few rules to help you get the most out of buying online. They’re also making (and breaking) a few style rules of their own at home. Plus, hear Sarah and Fiona’s chat with Carolyn Burns-McCrave on what it was like on set after the first House Rules elimination this year, as well as judge Wendy Moore’s debrief on the latest reveal.

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Episode 6 - The Kmart throw breaking the rules and Cherie Barber’s top 5 quick flip tips to renovate for profit

This week, HB style editor Fiona Michelon is breaking her own style rule with a Kmart throw, while HB editor Sarah Burman has gone a little too far decorating her son's bedroom. Interiors expert Carolyn Burns-McCrave phones in from the House Rules set and, of course, Sarah and Fiona catch up with House Rules judge Wendy Moore again to debrief on Shayn and Carly’s Queensland home reveal. Plus, if you're renovating for profit, you won’t want to miss these five quick flip tips from Australia’s renovation queen Cherie Barber. 

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Episode 5 - Johanna Griggs warns: I will come down hard on the House Rules’ contestants

House Rules’ Johanna Griggs and Wendy Moore catch up behind-the-scenes to debrief on the reality of reality TV – and what makes the 2019 cast one of the best groups yet. Wendy also sits down with Sarah and Fiona after the reveal of Tim and Mat’s revamped Melbourne home to dish on her favourite spaces. Plus, Fiona has noticed the contestants are struggling with rugs, so she’s got some style rules that’ll help.

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Episode 4 - The truth behind House Rules' Mat and Tim's dirty laundry

After an emotional week on House Rules, Sarah and Fiona catch up with chippie brothers Mat and Tim to hear why the latest renovation meant so much, their favourite fellow contestants and who they've tipped to win the series this year. Judge Wendy Moore also drops into the HB studio to discuss the best (and the worst) of the WA reno reveal.

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Episode 3 - House Rules' Pete and Courtney caught faking it in the bedroom

It’s the battle of the bedrooms this week on House Rules, as Katie and Alex went head-to-head with Pete and Courtney to create the ultimate Scandi sanctuary. Sarah and Fiona sit down with judge Wendy Moore to find out what exactly made one of them a hit, and the other a miss (hint: faking it isn’t always a bad thing). Plus, Australia’s own Reno Queen Cherie Barber joins Sarah in the studio to chat about easy home updates, renovating for profit and the big difference between Australian and American interior design.

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Episode 2 - Pete & Courtney’s reno reveal

We need to talk about that rotating wardrobe! This week, HB editor Sarah Burman and style editor Fiona Michelon sit down with House Rules judge Wendy Moore to debrief on the hits and misses from the first home reno reveal – Pete and Courtney’s Victorian home. They’ll also decipher the House Rules Pete and Courtney set and discuss which ones they’d break. Plus, behind-the-scenes audio from Wendy and her co-judges Jamie Durie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

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Episode 1 - House Rules Season 7 Preview

What is it like to work beside powerhouse personalities Jamie Durie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen? And what can we expect from the new season of Channel 7’s home reno reality show, House Rules? In the debut episode of Style Rules, HB editor Sarah Burman and style editor Fiona Michelon chat to House Rules judge Wendy Moore to get the inside word.

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