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Cotton On Open HouseWhen I attended this week's Cotton On Open House event, Mother Nature was again in fine form - beaming down some glorious golden rays (she's been in such a good mood lately!). And when I use the term 'open house' I actually mean it; the event took place inside and on the lawn of a glorious home in Point Piper. It was all rather amazing. Not only did I star spot Didier Cohen and papp the lovely Lara Bingle, but I immersed myself in a tonne of Typo goodness!

100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life by Jonathan AdlerIf my mother told me tomorrow that I was adopted, I think I'd book a redeye flight to New York to declare myself Jonathan Adler's brother. We seem to share the same adoration of colour, a love of quirk, a fondness of humour and a partiality to a scatter cushion or seven. It's in his latest release - 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life - he cements himself as my ultimate go-to guy for out-of-the-box home decor inspiration. So, we may not be brothers, but we are at the very least cut from the same cross-stitch!

Combined Kitchen and DiningGranted, Creatives, I've not heard of Saratoga on the NSW Central Coast - but I'm ready to book my train ticket (or chopper flight) ASAP if it means I get to soak up the sun in this combined kitchen and dining room. Belonging to Creative Jill Sparrow, this three-bedroom home is a sun-lovers dream and is decked out with some stunning pieces that make me want to grab at my chest; reminiscent of a daytime soap character when their beau comes back from the grave!

Interview with Interiors Icon Karen McCartneyWith a career spanning over 20 years and many continents, Karen McCartney has become an industry expert on interior design and home styling. The founding Editor of Inside Out magazine is now on board as Temple & Webster's Editorial Director, revelling in the fast pace of the ever-changing online space. I was lucky enough to take some time out with this interiors icon to learn more about her creative journey, how she styles her own home and so much more!

High Tea at The Home Spring LaunchSometimes you see decor that makes your heart skip a beat (and leaves you wondering how far away the medics are should you need resuscitation). This scenario happened to me when I attended TheHome Spring Launch yesterday. The Gazebo Wine Garden was the venue for this afternoon high tea and the styling work from Marj Silva (below), Emma Blomfield and the team at TheHome was truly something spectacular.

Outdoor Room - BBQ Area with Outdoor TableWords seem to fail me when it comes to describing just how in love I am with this Northbridge home. The indoors come out, the outdoors go in; it's a veritable hokey pokey of home design without putting your left leg in! There's something so spectacular about this space; form and function come together marvellously. Yes, that's where the magic starts for sure!

Kelly Ross - Interior Designer and ISCD EducatorAs the creative director behind The Gentry - a design business that has undertaken a slew of well-known interiors projects - Kelly Ross also happens to be my teacher at the International School of Colour and Design. Having travelled for 13 years as a set, props and scenic creative for theatre, she's had quite an artistic journey so far. I sat down for a chat with this Sydney-based Creative to find out more about her business, her role at iscd and what she considers to be her finest moment.

If it's one thing I've learnt being on set during a photo shoot, it's that a tonne of chaos takes place to capture even the smallest moment on film. A photo shoot at Inside Out magazine is no different. And if you thought snapping models presented its challenges, try working with a flowers that droop the day of the shoot! It's all in a day's work for stylist Vanessa Colyer Tay, who filled me in on creating this story for the September issue of Inside Out.