hue how-to: break the rules and mix colour

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Rules are such a snooze. You know, blue and green should never be seen and all that jazz. Sure, the colour wheel does dictate that certain hues are complimentary while others are not ideal together, but there are ways you can ignore these rules when it comes to home decor. It can all work wonderfully if you keep a few simple concepts (not rules) in mind. Let me get on my tutorial glasses for this educational experience.

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a tour of tlc headquarters – my humble home!

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I did a bit of a clean up on Saturday and thought it might be a good opportunity to show you inside my home. After all, the cats were behaving, the sun was shining and I was busy killing time trying to avoid doing homework for my course (procrastination is something I’ve become very skilled at). So here you go, Creatives, it’s not the stuff magazines are made of – but nobody lives in the magazines anyway – so take a squiz and let me know what you think.

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so I just discovered koskela (omfg!)

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I must start this post with an apology; Koskela, I’m sorry it took me so long to discover you. However, now that I’ve experienced the magic of your store, I’m declaring my love for you and intend to serenade you with that John Mayer song, Your Body is a Wonderland. Because, truly, that’s how I feel after having walked around the space last weekend. Creatives, have a medic on standby for this store tour. It’s colourful, it’s quirky and it’s a whole lotta lovely!

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two hot trends from the new ikea catalogue

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Nothing gave me greater pleasure this past week than receiving a sneak peek into the upcoming 2014 IKEA catalogue. Not only are there some glorious new products on the horizon and a real focus on spending time at home with loved ones, but there’s two hot trends that caught my eye in particular – and they’re very different decor looks indeed!

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real rooms: cheryl pryce’s bedroom sanctuary

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To kick off The Life Creative’s Real Rooms, I thought it was patriotic that we started in the nations capital. This charming bedroom sanctuary belongs to Canberra native Cheryl Pryce; a public servant who is about to embark on an interior design course (is there any better course?). Sharing the 1970’s townhouse with her daughter, two dogs and two cats, Cheryl’s spent the last six weeks recovering from a car accident, which is why this bedroom has become so vital.

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which-are-you-wednesday: bedding

I think bedding is one of those things you don’t fully appreciate the importance of until you sleep in something of quality. This happened to me recently when my parents purchased me a winter quilt. Good Lord it is magical. It inspired this week’s Which-are-you-Wednesday: Bedding! I actually have one of the below sets. Let’s see if you pick it as your fave!

I call this one BRIGHT BOHO because it reminds me of the store, Tree of Life. I also happen to absolutely adore that purple crochet throw and the patterns on those pillows are to die for!

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | Sunday’s wet weather did not stop me from getting out to scout for creative finds. Top3 by Design rewarded me for my troubles with the discovery of these amazing Gascoigne & King candles. These luxury soy candles come in a variety of scents, but the Figue has to be my fave for its timeless, earthy fragrance. Once you sniff these bad boys you’ll be hooked. I recommend ordering an intervention in advance!

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bedhead bliss and more in the may/june inside out

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I was saying as recently as last week just how eager I was to get an ensemble bed so that I could switch up the bed head at a moments notice when I got bored (and Lord knows I love to change up my decor!). Days later the May/June issue of Inside Out Magazine hit my doorstep (thank you magazine subscription!) and what should grace the pages – a feature on bed heads! I am never one to be dramatic but clearly this is a sign from above. Clearly.

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creative finds | this week’s top seven

As my usual Sunday evening/Monday morning creative finds post was late (I was making cushions!), I’ve packed seven glorious finds into this weeks finds post; it’s 100% fat free so you can enjoy without any guilt.

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1 | I’m about as fond of beige as I am of Chardonnay, so these pops of colour in cushion form from the amazing Missoni Home are what every couch craving a bright splash needs. I spotted this family in Myer in the Sydney CBD and love the pink and blue pops.

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fancy making a brekkie in bed tray?

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Surely I am not the only one who goes to Spotlight (or any craft store) for no purpose other than to see what you can make with their current stock. Case in point – this brekkie in bed tray – which started off as plain, MDF-style wood and ended up looking rather cute!

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