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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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | It was Mumma Creatives 60th birthday on Saturday, so I pulled my craft box out (yes, I am a 31 year old man with a craft box!) and made some personalised gift tags using paint card samples from Bunnings. I love using these cards because the range of colours is just amazing. With the help of a balloon-shaped hole punch I got from Lincraft, I made my own little gift tags that are very one-of-a-kind. What do you think?

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get adventurous and decorate with red

Red Floral Aura BedspreadIt took me a long, long time to warm to decorating with red in the home. For me, it was a little too severe and not at all calm. But as I adopted a more relaxed approach to my home decor (and stopped trying to theme my rooms), I found that red ended up working with many other colours.

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