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Marimekko TablewareIn my recent appearance in Real Living mag (check out the spread here), I mentioned that I would love to spend time with the design team at Marimekko. I thought it high time, then, that I show you some of their work in case you weren't familiar with the Finnish design powerhouse.

Urban Couture Homewares - The Life CreativeI’m in love with Urban Couture. There, I said it! Not only is this one-stop destination for interiors and homewares stunning to look at and shop in, but a percentage of profits is donated to the RSPCA. “I think in my past life I may have been a dog myself,” Tom Towhidi - one half of the team behind the brand - tells me.

March 2014 Real Living Cover - The Life CreativeThere's really no slow way to ease into this week's most fabulous news. So let's just jump right in; I'm in the new issue of Real Living magazine! Sharing the story of my design journey at the International School of Colour + Design, this full-page spread has me pinching myself - and also gives a glorious shot-out to my work on this little baby, The Life Creative!

Bight Decor Buys - Colour Homewares - The Life CreativeIt's no secret that I'm utterly obsessed with colour. I prefer bright decor that screams a little at you as you enter the room. Eye-catching homewares definitely make a statement - and in today's post I'm showcasing 10 of my fave. The Moroccan Ottoman and Chevron Rug you you see above are from Kith & Co (click here to check them out) and below are nine more high-velocity homewares.

Ombre Throw - White to AquaOne of the big trends to come out of Paint Place's 2014 forecast was Ombre - the art of graduating colours from light to dark. It's been big in hair for a while now (think balayage) and as with most things, the fashion has spilled over into home decor. I'm currently obsessed with ombre decor and love that it can be applied to an array of materials from fabric to wood to ceramic and plastic. Let's look at some successful applications and figure out how to apply it yourself at home!

Brand new website The Design Keeper showcases unique homewares and fashion pieces with strong design elements and understated elegance. I spoke to Director (and fellow ISCD graduate) Anne-Maree Mammoliti about establishing the store, its ethos and what's coming up for the brand!The Design Keeper CushionsThe Design Keeper Kitchen Products