Many of you would be envious of Maya’s life. She is someone doing something she loves for a living. You may recognise her name from the weekend paper where she makes a weekly appearance as a journo, writing about everything interior. Her other hat is writing for her blog, House Nerd, where she has the envious job of blogging about the most amazing and unusual homes around Perth. Many of them you will know from driving by and imagining your life, living inside.


Recently, Maya wrote about the Hamilton Hill Cottage on Carrington St that has puzzled me for years as I have driven by. Other prominent houses Maya has blogged about have been the amazing Iwanoff House on The Boulevard in Floreat (pictured above) and the recently auctioned Sea Captain’s mansion near the Left Bank in East Freo.

The quality and depth of the blog has been recognised throughout Perth and has earned Maya the number 4 ranking as one of Perth’s 10 key influencers in Fashion, food, lifestyle and entertainment.

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Many of us aspire to dream up plans and design our own house, if you are one of those people or if you are looking at some DIY or renovation books, we have a fantastic, growing range of design books for all tastes. Have a look at our selection here, and make sure you give The House Nerd Facebook page a like and stay up to date with what Maya writing about!