I had yet another tyre-screeching moment last week when I drove past the glorious Clickon Furniture in Rosebery. Thankfully I managed to avoid causing an accident, parked the car and high-tailed it into this mecca for all things bright and beautiful. What I uncovered was a glorious dream, filled with light timber, pops of neon and some industrial elements that I have fallen for in a big way (plus they have a cement floor - and you can never go wrong with a cement floor!).
Update: Read the 2015 interview here: Neale on Belle, Vogue Living, The Block and Partner David.As Editor-in-Chief at Belle, Neale Whitaker is at the forefront of what's hot in interior design. And although he has witnessed thousands of homes grace the pages of the popular mag, he admitted in a recent issue that not every home is to his taste. "...that was a controversial thing to say," he tells me. I caught up with this industry heavyweight and The Block judge to discuss the magazine, his decor secret shame and his take on Christmas decorating.
Sometimes 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.
If you love homewares like I do, you have a stack of magazines that you can't bare to part with. You might also have a distinct memory associated with a particular magazine; one that sticks with you, that unlocked something in you or potentially resulted in what I call a 'magazine moment'. I had mine with issue one of Real Living Magazine way back in 2005.
It's safe to say that nothing will keep me away from my love of styling. When I was offered the chance to attend the Temple & Webster styling workshop at the International School of Colour and Design on Saturday, not even the wet and wild Sydney weather could hold me back. Not only did I walk away with the tools to complete my living room look, but I got to meet Temple & Webster superstar (and my personal interiors icons) Karen McCartney. Cue the crazy fan moment!
[caption id="attachment_3666" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo courtesy of Inside Out: Photography by Trevor Tondo/Living Inside[/caption]Sometimes dreams really do come true. The new issue of Inside Out - available now - proved it by including me as one of its Six Blogs to Bookmark. That is, of course, not the only phenomenal thing about this issue, but it certainly helped raise my excitement levels when I got home to rip open my subscription and flick to page 42 to see The Life Creative mentioned!