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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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 squiz at the september issue of inside out

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My obsession with clocks was taken to new heights when issue 106 of Inside Out Magazine hit my mailbox this week (you really need to get a subscription!). The styling from Jessica Hanson and photography by Amanda Prior in the shot above is a clear standout from the September issue. The hard part? Choosing which clock is my fave! And on a side note, how cool is that wall pattern?

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real rooms: amber stapff’s lovely living room

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I think I need to rename Real Rooms to ‘Rooms that Make me Weep with Joy’. This latest instalment, which belongs to graphic designer Amber Stapff, is a white wonderland with a minimalistic and calming vibe. You can totally see the designer at play in this space. And I have to admit, it’s making me question my love of colour (please do not tell colour I said that!).

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news just in: whites and brights do mix

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If it’s one thing Mumma Creative has been telling me for years, it’s that brights and whites don’t mix. While this is of course true when it comes to washing your clothes (if I find one more pink shirt!) the same cannot be said for home decor.

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review: mr jason grant’s a place called home

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I was eagerly awaiting the launch of A Place Called Home by Sydney stylist Mr Jason Grant for quite a while – and for many reasons. Firstly, how refreshing to see a home decor book my a male! Secondly, I had seen the front cover of the book splashed over social media and it alone had spoken to me (I have that storage box, I love decorating with red and I adore using pegs to display photos!) Lastly, he’s uniquely Australian; what’s not to love about a local lad whose spent years working with popular magazines, now releasing a book that chronicles his favourite things?

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which-are-you-wednesday: cushions

I’m not afraid to admit for a moment that I’m utterly obsessed with cushions. If I had the money I’m sure I would own thousands. If only I had enough chairs, couches and beds to accommodate them all. First world problem of the highest magnitude! Help me narrow down my next selection by naming your fave cushion in this week’s which-are-you-wednesday: cushions!

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ABOVE: This Coastal cushion keeps things light and breezey with its relaxed vibe. Nothing too out-there with this soft furnishing Рjust calming colours that play well with a neutral colour scheme. Very seaside chic indeed.

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colour trend | decorating with neon

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If there’s a homewares store that’s not stocking neon at the moment, I certainly haven’t come across it. This fantastic fad is trending hard and with good reason; it’s a great way to inject some wow factor to an otherwise so-so colour scheme. Shall we have a look at some successful neon decorating ideas and where you can get them? Yes, we shall!

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a rainbow of colour at opus design co, paddington

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You know you’re a home decor addict when your friends send you pictures of the inside of homewares stores, saying “you have to check out this place”. That’s exactly what happened with Opus Design Co; my friend Jess shot me a photo of the inside of the store via her iPhone and as soon as I got the chance I ran in there to take it all in. It’s like a decorative rainbow exploded, in the most awe-inspiring way possible!

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loving decorate by holly becker & joanna copestick

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Some books are your coffee table books (you know – you look at the pictures but you’ve never read a word in there) and others are ones you deem a little more educational because they offer actual ideas to make your home amazing. This book by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick is just that; a practical source of inspiration from some of the globe’s top decorators!

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