photo diary: my morning at grand designs live

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This weekend saw the landing of Grand Designs Live in Darling Harbour and I had to jet on down to take in all the interior and gardening goodness. And goodness there was; the place was full of local Creatives doing some amazing things with furniture, homewares and lighting in particular (well, there was loads more, but that’s what took my fancy). Read on to take a look at some of my fave stalls and moments – and feel free to share what you loved in the comments below!

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my morning at the designer rugs showroom

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I’m nearing the end of my course at the International School of Colour and Design, which means my rug design project is almost due. In a nutshell, students in the course submit a rug design and the winner of the assignment actually gets their design produce by Designer Rugs. It’s a pretty exciting opportunity for us to be connected with an Aussie icon like this! Naturally, I had to hit the Edgecliff showroom for design inspiration and was lucky enough to speak to managing director Yosi Tal while I was there (score!).

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hanging out with temple & webster at better homes & gardens live

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The weekend gone by was a busy one, but I managed to squeeze in a quick dash to Better Homes & Gardens Live to see my fave peeps from Temple & Webster. The T&W team have been great supporters of the blog from the moment it started, letting me pop to their HQ a few times to look-in on shoots and more. Needless to say, the T&W stand was by far the standout from the event.

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inside the gorgeous ginger elliott open house

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This Saturday morning just gone, I had the pleasure of attending the stunning Ginger Elliott Open House. Mother Nature was clearly on my side because she drenched the city of Sydney in sunlight, which made the entire experience all the more glorious. Not only did I get to ooh and ahh over the upcycled designer furniture and homewares on sale in the Balgowlah home, but I also got to meet the GE team, sip on bubbly (don’t mind if I do) and take part in a Styling with Flowers demonstration. It was all a bit dreamy!

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flower lovin’ at florals by silva

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I was taken aback last week when I popped into The Grounds of Alexandria for a coffee and a wander about. I hadn’t realised that there was a florist there (or perhaps I had just been in when this section of the grounds was closed). Needless to say, it was a marvellous discovery and I whipped out my camera to capture some of the floral phenomenon at Florals by Silva.

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I’m all over the new opus design website

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Fabulous news just in, Creatives! The masterminds behind one of my fave brands, Opus Design, are launching a brand new e-commerce website today. What does that mean for you? Online Shopping! I had the pleasure of touring the Opus Design Co store in Paddington back in April and not only will goodies from this store feature on the website, but the other two stores (Opus Paddington and Octopus) will also be showing off their wares!

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a morning at the horses birthday fete

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This morning I finally decided to check out The Cannery in Rosebery, which is right beside the amazing Koskela and The School of Megan Morton. After I grabbed a bacon butty and coffee, I was delighted to discover that on premises was the stunning Horses Birthday Fete. Running all weekend from 10am to 4pm, it was a marvellous, magical and featured the extraordinary Megan Morton and a stack of other Creatives. What more could you ask for?

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tlc at the east is east night markets

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I love to bag a bargain. And when there’s a local, handmade find in the mix, I’m like a kid in a candy store. This past Thursday night I hit my kind of lolly shop – the East is East Night Markets at the Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst. What I uncovered on my adventure was a stack of local Creatives who’ve made some fabulous homewares and accessories (some of which you’ve seen on the blog before). On with my photo diary from this very fabulous evening!

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my behind the scenes tour at temple & webster

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Not long after I attended the Temple & Webster styling workshop at iscd a few weeks back, Karen McCartney and the team from T&W were kind enough to ask me if i’d like to spend an afternoon at their headquarters, to which I replied (to quote Geri Halliwell in the acclaimed movie Spice World) “Is the Pope a Catholic?” Needless to say, I had kittens, died from excitement, resuscitated myself and high-tailed it to their Alexandria warehouse for a behind the scenes tour – camera in hand!

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you must check out the nest pop up shop

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I love a pop up shop because it’s like one of those summer flings you have; everything about it is good and then he moves away before you realise he actually fancied your best friend. Ok, I have never actually had that happen – I saw it in a movie once. But the point is, pop up shops are glorious because they’re a short burst of sunshine where you can grab some breathtaking pieces you won’t see everywhere. Case in point: this weekend’s Nest pop up shop! I’m all over it!

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