Monday, March 23rd, 2015

“Working with wood”

Recycled Interiors is holding a reader event in partnership with Michael Hayes Furniture, and Barry Du Bois from the Living Room. The event aims to bring the community together to:

o   Showcase how to use sustainable, recycled and salvaged timbers in your home, what to look for, where to look and how to use and finish timber

o   Learn what kinds of timber are suitable for various DIY projects

o   Understand the bespoke furniture and homewares industry, how to find people, why it is important and what you will find when buying from bespoke makers of furniture and homewares

o   Find out how to utilize sustainable timbers for building projects in your home.


Event Details

Saturday 2nd May 1 – 5 pm

Venue Workshop – Michael Hayes Furniture 2, 16-18 Burgess Rd, Bayswater Nth, VIC 3153

Tickets – via


A happier, healthier home, that doesn’t cost the earth

Recycled Interiors is your go-to resource for being sustainable, healthy and happy at home. 

Read daily posts at  about how to make mindful, sustainable and ethical choices in your interior decorating and design without compromising on style, as well as tips and inspiration about caring for your health and wellbeing – our aim is to help you to have a happier, healthier home, that doesn’t cost the earth. We strongly support businesses who are creating furniture and homewares in a sustainable way.


Come along and mingle with fellow Recycled Interiors lovers, hear a range of fabulous speakers including our special guest The Living Room's Mr Barry Du Bois, who will talk with us about the importance of this building material and how to select ethically & sustainably when choosing timber. Hear from industry experts including Michael Hayes who is one of Australia's top bespoke furniture makers and Chair of the Australian Furniture Association's Bespoke Maker's group. Check out our Wood Expo, where some brilliant woodworkers will be sharing their wares, which you can also buy on the day. Meet, mingle and learn all in a fab workshop environment! Great food, good company and a goodie bag for all are also included!

Spots are limited so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 


About Barry Du Bois

Barry Du Bois is an Interior Designer and Master Builder with over 30 years experience. As one of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities, Barry possesses the unique ability to communicate his professional knowledge on design, architecture, renovations and DIY to homeowners who are outside the building industry. His skill set encompasses everything in the home, from the kitchen bench to the garage, and he has a passion for educating and empowering people to transform their living spaces into something truly special. You can catch Barry on Channel Ten’s Friday night hit,The Living Room, where he heads up the ever-popular renovations segment alongside Amanda Keller, Chris Brown and Miguel Maestre. Barry also conducts regular home renovations segments on radio stations including Sydney’s 2GB and WSFM, and Brisbane’s 4BC, as well as running his own interior design and strategic planning consultancy service. Further to his work in TV and radio, Barry is an avid supporter of various charities that including the Cancer Council, R U OK? Day and the Salvation Army. Last year, Barry became a father for the first time to adorable twins, Arabella and Bennett. We are thrilled to have him join us on this very special first Recycled Interiors reader event.

Supported by Recycled Interiors, Michael Hayes Furniture,  Barry Du Bois, Feast Watson, Planet Ark, Tradewinds Tea and Coffee and Violet and Rose

This is a free event but tix are limited so grab yours soon!


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 Phone 0410301267

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Blogger, Stylist, Author , Wellbeing Expert & Charity Founder

Helen is the founder of Recycled Interiors. She encourages people to use a blend of sustainable, locally designed, upcycled and vintage pieces in decorating their homes. Helen curates, writes and creates most of the content, including images for the blog. A keen DIY’er, vintage lover and passionate advocate for human rights, sharing resources and saving our precious planet, Helen lives in Adelaide with her family and writes daily at Recycled Interiors, as well as offering her styling services, homewares store and creative workshops. She is a PhD Candidate and has published 2 ebooks, a children’s picture book, and has 2 mobile Apps due for release at the end of 2014.

Helen has recently featured in The Advertiser SA Weekend Magazine, Adelaide Matters, The Sunday Mail Home Magazine, the December 2014 edition of Australian House and Garden and the December 2014 edition of “Junkies Magazine”. She writes regularly for and collaborates with a range of brands including Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. She has also recently assisted Megan Morton Stylist on a shoot for Fete Press. She describes herself as a classic “slashie” and multi creative and has always been an op shop and vintage fanatic since her hippie parents introduced her to the magic of dusty second hand shops when she was just a little girl. Her own home is decorated in vintage, quality pieces and a few other items she has fallen in love with along the way. It is the blend of old and new that makes her heart skip a beat.

Helen says she is most importantly, the proud Mum of three sons. She has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 12 years old and is permanently connected to an insulin pump. She founded an online counselling service and diabetes charity Diabetes Counselling Online, back in 2001 when there was no social media and people had no idea how email counselling could even work and is a highly respected part of the International diabetes field. She still manages this support service and blog.

There are lots of ways to work with Helen including:

Freelance Writing & Photography – Helen writes for a number of other sites and has written articles for various publications, as well as providing the photography for the piece. She is always happy to contribute to articles, websites, blogs and other collaborations.

Brand Ambassador and promotion – Helen can work with you around styling your brand or product. This may include sponsored posts, advertising, attending events and more. Contact for Media Kit and to chat about whether our brands are a good fit.

Styling- Helen can style for residential projects, styling and staging to sell your character property & commercial. She can also style for Editorial and Advertising Content.

Blogging – Helen is a very experienced blogger and always looking for ways to collaborate. Collaborating on a project idea, sharing your creative or DIY work/business with her readers, or advertising on Recycled Interiors are all options.

Collaborative Creative Workshops- do you have ideas for collaborating on creative workshops? Perhaps you would like to use our Adelaide Studio? Drop Helen a line.

Starting in early 2013, Recycled Interiors has grown extremely quickly and has become known as a place to read daily posts about how to make mindful and ethical choices in your interior decorating and design, without compromising on style. Creative ideas for DIY, upcycling, vintage and sustainable, locally designed, contemporary pieces, creates a home that is unique, beautiful and sustainable.

Recycled Interiors has a focus on health & wellbeing – in the home, at the individual level and from an environmental perspective – believing that design, architecture and interior decoration should focus on the health of people and planet, alongside function and form. We encourage people to use a blend of sustainable, locally designed, upcycled and vintage pieces in decorating their homes.

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