real room: jenna bain’s quirk-filled living space

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I love an all-stops train to Quirk-ville and this week’s Real Room is just that; an eclectic living space that embraces interesting art and casual furniture while giving a generous nod to craftiness. It’s the home of Canberra Creative Jenna Bain, who like me admits to finding editing a challenge in her home when it’s filled with so many much-loved pieces. She also admits that not everything in her space matches perfectly, which I think is what makes this room so good!

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real room: cathy elsmore’s lovely living room

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You all responded so well to Cathy Elsmore’s glorious before-and-after boudoir that I had to do a bit of a back-by-popular-demand scenario and show you another room in her home. This time around, I’m showcasing her lovely living room, which sports an on-trend black, yellow and white colour palette and is filled with my favourite things – cushions! Read on for more photos and Cathy’s vision for the room.

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real rooms: cathy elsmore’s before and after boudoir photos

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The Room Rooms segment goes to the next level this week with these gorgeous before and after pictures of Cathy Elsmore’s bedroom. Her home in Paralowie, Adelaide is so beautifully decorated (I’ve seen many pictures) but my pick for best room is by far her boudoir. It’s opulent, it’s luxurious and best of all – completely comfortable, with an ornate Louis Bond mirror I’m currently having heart palpitations over. Check it out and let me know your thoughts!

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real rooms; jourdan’s bright and bold bedroom

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I love a bold bedroom. Sure, all white with hints of beiges, browns and sandy greys might evoke a real sense of calm, but I’m just not able to be that disciplined when it comes to colour. Clearly Jourdan Parker feels the same way, because this bedroom in this Yeronga home showcases high velocity hue that makes no apologies!

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real rooms: juliet’s colourful kitchen diner

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Juliet Morris’ divine kitchen and dining space caught my attention for a few reasons. Yes, the fully stocked bar was one of them, but the punches of colour were also a drawcard. Having lived in this Curtin home with her husband Clive and two children for ten years, Juliet is a clear lover of high voltage hue, allowing her pieces to pop by pairing them with a black and white base.

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real room: sam’s dreamy open plan home

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I love open plan living and the dividing up of a space into zones using furniture. This week’s Real Room does just that – and exceptionally well, might I add. The beachside suburb of Glenelg is the setting for this lovely abode, the home of Creative Sam Cannell. What’s not to love about a space that’s so light, bright, and gives a gentle nod to a coastal vibe without a literal item in sight!?

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real rooms: melody’s eclectic dining space

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This week’s divine real room comes courtesy of Melody Rautio from Parkes in NSW, who tells me this space is used for more than just eating. Reading the Sunday paper and time on the laptop means that this eclectic area is a multi-purpose paradise. There are a number of reasons I’m going nutty for this dining room; it’s safe to say that there’s a lot to love!

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real rooms: jill sparrow’s divine dining space

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Granted, Creatives, I’ve not heard of Saratoga on the NSW Central Coast – but I’m ready to book my train ticket (or chopper flight) ASAP if it means I get to soak up the sun in this dining room. Belonging to Creative Jill Sparrow, this three-bedroom home is a sun-lovers dream and is decked out with some stunning pieces that make me want to grab at my chest; reminiscent of a daytime soap character when their beau comes back from the grave!

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real rooms: martine’s stunning outdoor room

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Words seem to fail me when it comes to describing just how in love I am with this Northbridge home. The indoors come out, the outdoors go in; it’s a veritable hokey pokey of home design without putting your left leg in! There’s something so spectacular about this space; form and function come together marvellously. Yes, that’s where the magic starts for sure!

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real rooms: nicole fiedler’s bachelorette pad

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Located just five minutes from the water in Warriewood on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is this colourful apartment; the self-named bachelorette pad of Nicole Fiedler. Purchased last year, it was her first out-of-home experience, “So I was very fussy and particular about how I wanted to style the place,” she tells me. “Being a visual person, I need to have different shapes, textures and colours to look at and enjoy”. Trust me, Creatives, she certainly has it in this dreamy space!

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