old-world wares at moss nest in berry

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I went on a road trip to Jervis Bay recently and drove through the quaint and charming town of Berry to get there. The best part of Berry, I have to say, is a gorgeous store by the name of Moss Nest on the main strip of the suburb. Filled to the brim with eclectic homewares, it’s a must-see for both locals and out-of-towners alike. I made a pit stop and wandered through this little haven, snapping some photos of the most charming – and interesting – items!

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inside the festive new issue of inside out mag

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Nothings sends me around the twist more than Christmas decorations (and I mean that in a good way), although when the magazines release their festive issues it always makes my heart skip a beat. The latest issue of Inside Out mag not only covers all things Christmas, but it manages to mesh the themes of the silly season with one of my other great loves: crafting. Buckle up, Creatives, this is an all-stops train to Blissville that’s sure to inspire you to get your DIY on!

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real room: jenna bain’s quirk-filled living space

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I love an all-stops train to Quirk-ville and this week’s Real Room is just that; an eclectic living space that embraces interesting art and casual furniture while giving a generous nod to craftiness. It’s the home of Canberra Creative Jenna Bain, who like me admits to finding editing a challenge in her home when it’s filled with so many much-loved pieces. She also admits that not everything in her space matches perfectly, which I think is what makes this room so good!

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i’m solving your decor dramas in my new segment, interiors SOS!

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Don’t you just adore my Harry Potter-esque smart glasses? Now that I’m graduating from my design course at the International School of Colour and Design, I’m equipped to assist you in ensuring you’re living the life creative at home in my new segment, Interiors SOS. If you have a room that’s feeling drab, one that has been left for dead or a space that’s in need of some style assistance, I’m now at the ready (with my smart specs on) to offer advice on the blog!

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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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a look at dusk’s new artisan range; an all-stops train to candle heaven

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a strong love for the three C’s; cats, cushions and candles. The masterminds at Dusk are heeding my call for more of the latter, because their Artisan range has just hit shelves. As you can see, these candles look pretty stunning, but what I find interesting is that you can imagine what each new fragrance might smell like through their new Scent App on Facebook (we are officially living in the future).

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book review: new zealand interior style

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I had been coveting New Zealand Interior Style online for weeks and thankfully it finally hit my doorstep recently, filled to the brim with inspirational homes from across the pond. Author LeeAnn Yare, who is also a freelance interior stylist, has collated some of the best homes New Zealand has to offer, all of which seem to have a theme of being far more daring than their Australian cousins. This post will take a look at some of my fave pages from the book and what I love about the NZ design aesthetic (fun!).

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vintage lovin’ at reclaim in newtown

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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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win a united artworks canvas valued at $399

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Everyone from a newborn baby to the oldest woman alive knows that I’m obsessed with colour, so when I laid eyes on this artwork by United Artworks over on Down That Little Lane, I was just slightly pained in the chest from heart palpitations. With thanks to TLC and the team at DTLL, you’ll be the one with your heart-a-flutter with the chance to win this piece – measuring 140 x 170cm in size and valued at $399!

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | When the courier delivered this bad boy to my house a few days ago, I ripped the package open like a kid on Christmas morn. Once I opened New Zealand Interior Style, things just got better. This release from Penguin Books gives you a good squiz into a variety of NZ homes, from the calm to the kooky – and celebrates the notion of embracing your individual style. I’ll have a full book review coming your way on the blog this week (it’s magic!).

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