a look at freedom’s new dinnerware releases

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Forget about the warm weather – Spring is all about gorgeous new releases like these beauties from Freedom’s dinnerware collection. I got a peak into some of the pieces at last week’s Freedom Summer Launch – and just got these fresh pics hot off the press and styled to all new levels of perfection.  Which of the three sets is your favourite?

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how to achieve a hamptons inspired home

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I first came to appreciate the subdued sophistication of a Hamptons-inspired interior when I tuned into The Real Housewives of New York City five seasons ago (don’t judge me!) and saw those wealthy women at their holiday houses. The laidback look of this home decor style really appeals to me, along with the crisp and clean feeling it embodies. So, how does one achieve the look? Let’s explore it shall we?

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achieve a coastal vibe – no sand required!

Achieving a coastal vibe is all about the right tone and texture

I have to be honest with you, Creatives; I have been into homes where I have seen things I cannot un-see. You know, sand in bottles, shells in jars, Gone Fishin’ signs; all of the things that people thought you needed to create a coastal vibe. Thankfully, design therapy has taught me that you don’t have to be so literal with your decor. If you’re looking to channel a coastal vibe, it’s simply a matter of using tone and texture – with a little accessorising – no sand in sight!

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which-are-you-wednesday: cushions

I’m not afraid to admit for a moment that I’m utterly obsessed with cushions. If I had the money I’m sure I would own thousands. If only I had enough chairs, couches and beds to accommodate them all. First world problem of the highest magnitude! Help me narrow down my next selection by naming your fave cushion in this week’s which-are-you-wednesday: cushions!

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ABOVE: This Coastal cushion keeps things light and breezey with its relaxed vibe. Nothing too out-there with this soft furnishing – just calming colours that play well with a neutral colour scheme. Very seaside chic indeed.

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decorator heaven at oz design moore park

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Where does one start when it comes to describing Oz Design? While it’s been around as long as I have (30 years and still doesn’t look a day over 25!), in recent times it’s multiplied its amazement factor. When I walked into the Moore Park store for my exclusive tour, I almost needed the store manager, Joe, to slap me across the face to wake me out of my design-induced coma; the current range is that phenomenal.

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creative finds | this weekend’s (supa centre) top five

The Australia day long weekend just occurred Down Under and despite the wet weather, herds of people hit the shops. I (foolishly?) was one of them. But I had to go scope out what all the sales fuss was about at the Supa Centa Moore Park. Who else can you rely on to bring you this weekend’s top five?

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1 | This little piggy definitely went to market! Howards Storage World stocks these very cute rubber piggy banks. The great honking snout comes right off so you can dip into your savings when you’re down to your last glass of wine (I didn’t say that). There are cow versions too – and both come in an array of colours – so you can add some whimsy and playfulness to even the most adult home.

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the antique magic at the bronte tram

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It’s not often I wish for a red light when driving, but every time I go past The Bronte Tram I pray to the homewares gods to give me the red! When I’m lucky enough, they answer my call and I get to sit there long enough to take in the beauty that is this amazing antique, homewares and collectables store. This time around I parked the car, braced myself for oncoming heart palpitations and went on in – camera in hand.

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channel nature with earthy tones

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Granted, I am not one for a beige colour scheme, but the beauty of channeling nature when you’re decorating is that there are far more hues to work with than just white and brown!
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sky parlour in sydney’s eastern suburbs

Sky Parlour Pink GlassesFor a long time, I hoped a homewares store would open in the suburb of Kensington where I live. For reasons unknown, my prayers were answered a few months ago; Sky Parlour finally arrived!

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inside few and far on the south coast

Nestled in Huskisson, about two and a half hours south of Sydney, lies one of the most breathtaking homeswares stores I know, Few and Far.Nestled in Huskisson, about two and a half hours south of Sydney, lies one of the most breathtaking homeswares stores I know, Few and Far.

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