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Tara shares her expertise in interior style and design to Better Homes and Gardens and shows viewers how to make the most out of their homes and how to transform them with great ideas and inspiration without having to spend a fortune.

"I always look forward to sharing my ideas on style trends and great make overs for the home. Home is where I love to be more than anywhere, so my inspiration and creativity comes from wanting to make the things I live with each day as good and comfortable as they can possibly be."

Tara began working on television behind the scenes researching and co-coordinating decorating and design stories for various television programs with her first on-air role being part of the original Changing Rooms designers in 1998.

After two years, Tara moved on to become a regular presenter on the very successful lifestyle program Our House and worked alongside some of the industry greats, Shirley Strachan, Reg Livermore and Rebecca Gilling.

In 2002, Tara continued her television career as a reporter for the local travel show Postcards as well presenting design segments for Mornings With Kerri-Anne and the Today show. During this time, Tara was also a major part of the hugely successful renovating specials Renovation Rescue joining popular personalities Jamie Durie, Scott Cam and Deborah Hutton to lend a helping hand to those in need.

In 2003, after joining the Burkes Backyard team as Interior Style and Design Presenter, Tara was also signed on as part of the DIY Rescue team along with Leah Mcleod, Luke Van Dyck and Greg Norton.

After the completion of the DIY Rescue series, the popularity of the lifestyle programs continued. Renovation Rescue went on to become a regular show which Tara continued to be a part of until 2005.

In addition to her work on television, Tara has also completed her first book in association with Jamie Durie Publishing and Harper Collins. Appropriately named Home, the book was entirely written and styled by Tara and photographed by Martyn Rushby. Home was released in November 2005.

Tara also has an exciting and extensive new web site which she updates every week with new style trends, ideas and projects, all designed to help others to make their homes even better.

As well as presenting for television and writing, Tara also engages in private as well as corporate design commissions and works extensively as a photographic stylist and colour consultant. Tara can be seen regularly at industry exhibitions and events, conducting public demonstrations and stage talks.


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