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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styling flowers at home: tips from the expert

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting floral mastermind Naomi Lee at the Ginger Elliott Open House – and I got treated to a styling masterclass that’ll change the way I display flowers at home. Of course I’ve nabbed the insider secrets from Naomi to share with you, Creatives. So here they are; things to bear in mind when buying flowers, staging them in your home and how to make them last longer!

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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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my interview with stylist mr jason grant

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It’s safe to say that Mr Jason Grant has played an integral part in Aussie styling for years. Having worked with the likes of Inside Out, Real Living, Freedom, Murobond and a host of other Aussie brands, he now adds author to his CV with his latest book release A Place Called Home. I caught up with this stylist extraordinaire to talk about his own home, his new paint range and how he rose to fame.

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how to diagnose and cure HPA (homewares purchase anxiety)

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Homewares purchase anxiety hits without warning. You’re wandering through the store with a burning desire to get something new for your space. Out of nowhere, you spot the ‘marked down’ sign.  A state of ecstasy begins within. Then, you see the cushion from the latest issue of Real Living. Hold the phones; isn’t that the print from last nights episode of Selling Houses Australia? And WTF – is that clock seriously only $19.95!? As you start to get overwhelmed with too many glorious options, you spot the eager sales assistant approaching. And moments later, they’re bagging up $200 worth of homewares you’re not sure you needed.

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