Elders finds new home on Peninsula

Trust, values, respect, transparency, innovation and results are the principles that define Elders Real Estate. Now Craig and Karen McDermott are inviting you to experience the Elders way with the opening of Elders Real Estate Mornington Peninsula in Dromana.

“Our personalised service is friendly and warm, and we believe you will love our point of difference,” Craig says. “Our coverage is immense. We service the entire Mornington Peninsula, north to south, east to west and everything in between and even beyond.  We offer a comprehensive real estate experience, providing residential, property management, commercial, rural, lifestyle and specialist/unique properties, including vineyards etc, along with traditional land sales services.”

Craig describes Elders as Australia’s oldest and most trusted real estate agency. Founded in 1839 by Alexander Elder in Adelaide, the company has grown to approximately 300 offices nationally, and the principles on which it was built remain steadfast today, 178 years later.
“Throughout Australia, people engage Elders when they want a real estate service that can be depended upon - after all, we are the pioneers in real estate in Australia. The Elders model is one of covering large geographical areas, and our vast experience has perfected our knowledge of everything real estate.”

Currently, the Mornington Peninsula is providing excellent results for vendors.  Demand is high so there has never been a better time to list your property for sale.

Craig and Karen invite you to experience “the Elders way”, so give them a call or drop into their new home base and see what 178 years of experience can do for you.

A: 3/277 Point Nepean Rd, Dromana
T: 5981 4402
W: eldersmorningtonpeninsula.com.au


Create your own style temple
 By Liz Rogers

If you’re searching for that individual statement piece for your home this winter, then look no further than Style Temple. The team of experienced design consultants will custom search for any product to create your perfect wintry weather escape.

Style Temple’s consultants are experts in selecting home furnishings and accessories. Keep out the cold and stay warm inside with their wonderful range of domestic interior solutions that are as distinctive as you are. Cook up a storm with the beautiful hand-made Mud Australia range created from French Limoges porcelain, which comes in a gloriously extensive range of colours. All pieces complement each other and are designed to emphasise natural lines, functionality and longevity.

Snuggle up to Style Temple’s latest range of French linen cushions, which are inspired by original artworks. These luxurious laid-back cushions combine comfort with art to add a touch of relaxation and escapism to everyday life. Crafted with a passion for detail, these gorgeous beach and palm scene creations transport you to a place where calm and beauty reign.
Style Temple’s popular Chilewich mats are cutting edge in design and technology. They are extremely durable and easy to maintain, which makes them great for wet weather wanderers. You can hose them down, give them a wipe and hang them up to dry, and they come in a vast array of sizes, colours and designs.

Give your home the Style Temple treatment this winter and create a place full of warmth, love and distinctive design. 


A: 5-7 Diane St, Mornington

T:  HYPERLINK "javascript:void(0)" \o "Call via Hangouts" 5975 7432

W: styletemple.com.au

Instagram: styletemplemornington

Passion for craftsmanship and design By Liz Rogers

Every piece of furniture in your home tells a story. Sorrento Furniture custom designs fine furnishings to express your personal narrative with locally handcrafted pieces that speak of quality, beauty and innovation.

Cynthia and Gerard have been in the industry for almost 30 years because of their attention to detail, use of premium fabrics and superlative one-on-one manufacturer-to-client service. They guide you through the complete process from beginning to fruition, offering expert suggestions while catering for each client’s individual expression. 

They thrive on the thrill that their clients get from seeing ideas come to life. Turning a house into a home is a top priority. They are passionate about their craft and are driven by the recognition that their clients are delighted and inspired by the pieces they create together.  

Sorrento Furniture’s core concerns are integrity, quality, respect and being socially conscious. The business is all about building trust and relationships by always delivering what’s promised, while expert Peninsula-based craftsmen bring the highest quality and attention to detail that is guaranteed. Nothing leaves the workshop until it has the Sorrento Furniture stamp of approval.  The business has been built on customer satisfaction and old-fashioned service, which is proven by the fact that long-standing clients keep on coming back for more.

Operating on the principle of ethical and sustainable production and constantly looking for ways to reduce waste, Sorrento Furniture creates furniture that is designed for both beauty and longevity by using eco-friendly renewable plantation timbers and sourcing local materials and suppliers to support the community. 

Stop by the Sorrento Furniture showroom today to view the wide range of ever-changing fabric choices and to discuss your furniture vision with Cynthia and Gerard. They deliver free of charge to anywhere on the Peninsula and always put your furniture where it should be. Job turnaround takes four to six weeks.

Create your perfect interior space with Sorrento Furniture – first for care, flair and made-to-last comfort. 



A: 10 Bennetts Rd, Mornington 

T:  5975 0344

W: sorrentofurniture.com.au

Smart security systems for home and business

Protection Pacific Security is a full-service security company that is celebrating 25 years operating in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.  Protection Pacific specialises in commercial and residential security systems, alarm monitoring and CCTV systems and the integration of your business or home to your smart phone or device.

With the NBN rolling out over the Mornington Peninsula it is timely to ask advice as to how your existing alarm or security system may be affected. The disruption of existing cabling and/or cabling configurations in your home or business can prevent your back-to-base alarm working correctly. The eventual removal of copper to the premises and other facts such as the lack of appropriate back-up power to the home via the NBN means that many systems will no longer comply with the Australian Standards.

Many customers are finding that bypassing the NBN for their security services is a more reliable solution. GPRS monitoring allows your existing alarm to be connected to the monitoring centre independent of the NBN. The system derives back-up power capability from your alarm and can be controlled from anywhere in the world from your smart phone or device.
Up to 10 users can install the app on their devices, and upgrade features can include panic alarms that notify the group and give the location of the user on a map. Alarm activity and information regarding who has turned the alarm on or off and any alarm conditions can also be “pushed” to your phone.

For further information, phone 1300 793 911.

T: 1300 793 911
E:  [email protected]
W:  www.protectionpacific.com

Clean up with Jim’s

If you’ve ever dreamt of being your own boss in a franchise that offers full training and support and enjoys widespread exposure, you need to talk to Jim’s Cleaning Group.

Jim’s is one of Australia’s most widely recognised franchise groups, and right now there are exciting opportunities across the Peninsula for Jim’s Cleaning Group franchises.

Nothing could be easier than owning your own franchise business with Jim’s. In one easy step, Jim’s provides you with all the equipment, training and ongoing support you need to ensure you can enjoy success.  Jim’s Cleaning Group boasts a trusted brand name that’s recognised by more than 96 per cent of the public, offering instant credibility.

 As your own boss you’ll be in control of your work, your time and your life, growing your business as large as you want by networking with other Jim’s franchisees.  So what are you waiting for?  For a great lifestyle, excellent income prospects and complete work flexibility, give Jim’s Cleaning Group a call.


T: 13 15 46
W: jimscleaning.net.au

Connecting through gifting
by Kate Sears

Tui and Nyree are two best friends who loved travelling the world and connecting with people, all the while having fun and searching for the meaning of life.  They believe gifting is all about connecting with others, and in turn this connection brings meaning and purpose to everyone’s lives. 

“Receiving a gift that has meaning to us makes us feel that we are important to the giver and that we belong,” Tui says.

And so their mission to help people connect through meaningful giftware was born. 

 Koh Living’s vision is to create a safer, more caring and more connected world for generations to come. Tui and Nyree aim to achieve this by inspiring 5000 people every day worldwide to connect through gifting via their social media pages. That's almost two million moments every year where people have been inspired to be grateful, loving and generous.



A: 59 Main St, Mornington
W: kohliving.com.au

FB: @KohLiving
INSTA: @kohliving 

Home is where the heart is

For owners Peter and Tatiana Craven, I Wanna Go Home is so much more than just a business.

“We strongly believe that every piece of furniture and home accessory should enhance your way of living and bring you joy,” Tatiana says.  “We also believe that having quality items does not mean having to pay premium prices.”

The couple started I Wanna Go Home seven years ago, but their business is backed by 20 years of experience in furniture design, manufacturing and interior décor.  They work directly with their manufacturers to ensure each piece is made and hand-finished with care, and that priority is given to quality.  

“Our Halifax range comprises pieces that invoke the Hamptons charm, creating a space that is stylish, relaxed and inviting,” Tatiana says.  “Our Provence collection encompasses a French country style with an edge of sophistication that keeps it perennially fresh.” 

Tatiana and Peter have recently added home decor pieces to their collection.  “We try as much as possible to work with Australian suppliers; for our items that are imported, we work closely with home industry suppliers.  All our rattan pieces, baskets, placemats and little home decor items are hand-woven by women’s co-ops, where the women in the villages have a source of income of their own and are not dependent on their husbands who are out working the fields.”

With free shipping to all metro areas, check out their incredible range online or visit their new South Yarra store. 


A: 565 Chapel St, South Yarra
T: 1300 791 512
W: iwannagohome.com.au

Luxurious linen on call By Liz Rogers

Who’s got the time or inclination to get the sheets unpacked - let alone washed and dried - when they’ve reached their holiday destination?

BayLinen Hire & Laundry Services, that’s who. 

Take the fuss out of renting a private property on the Mornington Peninsula with this professional and reliable linen hire and laundry service that ensures your downtime is topped up with fun and relaxation – not washing and organisation! 

BayLinen Hire & Laundry Services offers a door-to-door pick-up and delivery service which includes the washing and ironing of all linen for bed and breakfasts and holiday homes across the Peninsula. BayLinen also has a full range of luxurious linen available for hire and will have your beds ready to go when you walk through the front door. Now that’s what I call a real escape. 

Make your next holiday easy with BayLinen Hire & Laundry Services. 


M: 0458 231 232

W: baylinen.com.au

Sheer delight

Dollar Curtains & Blinds’ sheer curtains softly filter light through windows and soften the link between your indoor and outdoor living areas while enhancing the ambience of a room by adding movement and texture. 

DCB’s Wavefold sheer curtains drape with a smooth, continuous wave effect, creating a relaxed and elegant look. They are also surprisingly easy to operate - with the flick of a wand, and minimal effort, your curtains can glide easily from side to side.

If functionality is as important as aesthetics, opt for a combination of sheers to filter the light and blockout blinds to block out the sun. This is a popular layering option to ensure flexibility over your windows’ privacy and light control.  

Dollar Curtains & Blinds has specialised in manufacturing custom window furnishings for more than 50 years, all made right here in Melbourne. 

Call 5975 3655 to book your free in-home measure and quote, or drop by the DCB showroom in the Peninsula Home Centre, Shop C4 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington.  It’s open Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm.


A: Shop C4, 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington
T: 5975 3655

Too good for Granny

The idea of building a granny flat in the backyard for your elderly parents has been around for a long time. It provided children with the comfort of knowing their parents were close by and could be cared for.

The studio is a new take on an old idea. Instead of a drab, grey, dour building in your backyard, you consider an architecturally designed bespoke studio that is not only pleasing to look at but adds value to a property. Garden studios will generally yield a 50 per cent return on investment at a time of sale because the perceived value to any buyer is much higher when presented with a second abode that is functional as well as aesthetic.

Backyard studios are also a solution for millennial and Gen Y housing. With 19 to 25-year-olds faced with 31.5 per cent underemployment and home ownership rates of less than 28 per cent, we have to realise the luxury of a backyard is a selfish appendage for ourselves, when it could very easily support the start of the life of a young adult.

A: Unit 10, 26-28 Roberna St, Moorabbin
T: 9555 1132
M: 0403 553 976
W: gardenstudios.com.au

New Stock at Obtainium!

Obtainium Antiques & Vintage Wares is the place to shop for one-off items that will bring your home, business and even your event to life. Think vintage, quirky and eclectic. And the ever evolving stock has to be seen to be believed! Wander in now and view an amazing new collection of war memorabilia including British WWII medals, Navy uniforms, a bosun’s whistle and more. There’s also a great new collection of Russian and Chinese propaganda posters. For a standout piece, check out the beautiful carpenter’s workbench that has been restored and repurposed as a dining table or even a unique shop counter! Obtainium Antiques & Vintage Wares is celebrating its one-year anniversary and owner Karine wishes to thank all her regular “loyal” customers. “The response from the local community has been great,” she said.

A: 2/15 Progress St, Mornington
T: 5975 3169
FB /Obtainiumantiques