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 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 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: 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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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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become a part of the life creative’s real rooms

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The very reason I started this blog was to connect like-minded creatives and showcase amazing spaces – not just the high end ones you see in the magazines (because let’s face it; nobody lives in the magazines). With this in mind, I present a glorious new initiative that you can get involved in, that’ll show the world the breathtaking nooks and crannies of your home in all their styled glory. I call it ‘Real Rooms’ – and here’s how you can get involved!

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creative finds | this weekend’s top five

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1 | This week I have been stressing over how to decorate my new office / blog area / craft corner. These are the big issues that keep me up at night! I was wandering around Typo and spotted these metal crates; they’re mini and marvellous and gave me a good starting point for the rest of the decorating process. The office pics will be up soon but the colour combo in the pic above gives you a nice preview!

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