check out the papaya christmas collection (and go in the draw to win a tree)

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Nothing gets me more excited than Christmas imagery. I can’t explain in words how much I love decorating at this time of year. Everyone complains that the stores get Christmas wares out too early, but I’d love nothing more than having them around all year long! The team at Papaya have once again outdone themselves this year with their festive decorations – and not only can you view them in this post, but you can go in the draw to win a stunning Christmas tree too – valued at $249.95!

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online buys: 10 wondrous whites for the home

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I’m normally a bit of a colour obsessive, but I can’t deny the fact that the lure of white has been a little too hard to resist lately. I’m beginning to see why so many of you are fond of keeping things crisp and clean like this at home. Well, I’ve gone all out with this post; a curation of ten wondrous white pieces for your home, that are available online for you to nab right now.

Simply click on the picture and follow the link to the store – too easy!

ABOVE: The Signature Dining Table from Freedom.

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | This week I had the pleasure of assisting the talented Deb McClean in the styling of the Paint Place Trend Forecast event. We got these delightful flowers from Buds & Bowers in Surry Hills, and after the event I got to take them home. How nice are they? They’re sitting pretty in my IKEA tumbler on my office desk and add a nice pop of colour to the space.

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showcase your everyday items and mementos

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I’ve never really understood homes that are styled within an inch of their lives and manage to say nothing about the people who live there. At TLC HQ, it’s all about personalisation, comfort and reflecting who I am and what’s happening in my life. In saying that, though, I do like things to have their place (and certain objects are not for the curious claws of the satanic sisters that are better know as my two cats). Enter this glorious find from Papaya!

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inside the simply beautiful papaya, mosman

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When the team from Papaya invited me for an exclusive tour of their Mosman store last week, it’s safe to say I was a little beside myself. I’ve been a longtime fan of the brand, always rather fond of their contemporary designs and use of raw materials. When I stepped into the interior of this North Sydney oasis, it was like being transported into another universe, where I lost my mind in the best way possible and am not certain I have it back yet.

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I got invited for an exclusive store tour of Papaya in Mosman at the weekend and had a stunning time snapping their wares. What might surprise you is how many cute toys they have for kids (or big kids who love a playful home!). My fave creatures had to be these plush bunnies – hanging out in a basket by the Papaya courtyard. Store tour pics coming this week!

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creative finds | this weekend’s top five

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1 | I’m kind of in love with these Converse sneakers from Topman. They’re a camel and red dream. If only they belonged to me (they’re the property of my lucky boyfriend). I can’t even wear them because he’s one size larger (first world problem!). Still, you can leave them lying around the house because they look pretty decorative – bonus!

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