vintage lovin’ at reclaim in newtown


I’m a huge fan of vintage decor; I love that a piece has lived a life and has a story to tell. I had been eyeing off Reclaim in Newtown for some time for this very reason. Not only is it filled to the brim with homewares, fashion and stationery that I have seen nowhere else, but it also has the added bonus of being owned and operated by the glorious Monica Trapaga – jazz singer and Play School alumni! The store is a collection of her favourite things (and now some of mine, too!).

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I’m in the process of doing over my office space at the moment with a bit of a monochromatic forest theme – and this darling little deer from Typo is the latest inclusion. I hit the store on Friday and bagged a few bargains, but this one was by far the standout. I am yet to name her though; any ideas?

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real rooms: cheryl pryce’s bedroom sanctuary


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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82 modern style ideas to create at home

82 Modern Style IdeasSome books you buy for craft ideas, some books you buy for a bit of DIY inspiration and some books – like this little gem from Inside Out magazine – you buy because it covers both bases (and then some)!

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