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A Tour of The Life Creative Headquarters – My Humble Home

The Life Creative Headquarters - Vintage Key Dish

I did a bit of a clean up on Saturday and thought it might be a good opportunity to show you inside The Life Creative home. After all, the cats were behaving, the sun was shining and I was busy killing time trying to avoid doing homework for my course (procrastination is something I’ve become very skilled at). So here you go, Creatives, it’s not the stuff magazines are made of – but nobody lives in the magazines anyway – so take a squiz and let me know what you think.

The Life Creative Headquarters - Art Nouveau Prints The Life Creative Headquarters - Living Room

The living room is one of my fave places to kick back and relax. Not only because of the fact that Foxtel is in this room (hello Lifestyle Home), but because the sun floods into the space of an afternoon; it’s a fab place to sit and read one of my homewares books and the cats are always eager to snuggle up in the sun. I’ve only recently added many of the items you see above thanks to my IKEA living room makeover. The rug and coffee table are a few of my fave pieces.

The Life Creative Headquarters - Industrial Lantern with CandlesThe Life Creative Headquarters - Flying Scotsman Art

I have a lot of colour throughout the space because sadly my editing skills are a bit lacklustre; I just can’t cut back on hue! I’ve done my best to use wood, white and black to ground the space – and added a bit of my own flavour through vintage and second-hand finds I’ve found on my many adventures. I guess I would sum up the living and dining area as a bit of an industrial colour-pop scheme – if it’s raw or radical, I want it!

The Life Creative Headquarters - Red Chairs and Dining Table The Life Creative Headquarters - Black and Red Floral Mugs from Target The Life Creative Headquarters - IKEA Bowls

Above you’ll see some of the crockery I have collected over the years. Yes, sets are lovely, but I kind of dig plates, bowls and cups that are all a bit mismatched. Again, this is because I can’t edit; if I love it, I buy it, and find a way to work it into the space. I am the Angelina Jolie of homewares; I just keep adopting items and they all just seem to get along wonderfully!

Below, the fridge is the one place where things can become a little cluttered, but as I’ve said in the past, I think it’s important for your space to feel uniquely yours, so I display photos and keepsakes on the fridge where I’ll see them all the time.

The Life Creative Headquarters - Fridge Magnets The Life Creative Headquarters - Office Space - Books and Cement Candle Holders

Above and below is my office and bedroom space. It’s a long area that was originally two rooms, but the wall in-between got knocked down at some point, so it’s a multi-purpose area where the snoozing, study and blogging goes down.

Above is my desk; I always have a homewares book and candle within easy reach, and love having a cork board to display quotes or business cards from the Creatives I’ve met along the way. The C3 scrabble piece I picked up from Typo; it came out months after I got a C3 tattoo on my wrist so it was a definite must-have for my wall!

The Life Creative Headquarters - Bedroom with Kitchen Ink Pillow Cases

What do you think, Creatives? I hope this blog post has inspired you to send in your own photos for the Real Rooms segment of the blog. As you can see, real life is often messy, not overly styled and not at all matching, so get out your camera, snap away and send me some pics – thelifecreative@gmail.com 

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

Comments (14)

  • Sue A

    Love the look you ave created I so need your flair…

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    • Oh thanks Sue – that’s very kind of you to say. it’s taken a while to get to this point in my pad. I suggest a mood board – they really do work and let you create an idea of what you want your space to look like.

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  • Michelle

    Hello, just wonderin where you got your coffee table from? Love your style! Sorry no blog, facebook, twitter…

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  • Miss Piggy

    Your flat looks really comfortable, but still totally stylish! Our place is such a hodge-podge of stuff. I often wonder if it’s too “girly” for my husband to stand so he’s offsetting things with a growing Star Wars lego collection! I love that you sew – I’m just learning….so far the only successful thing has been a cushion cover.

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  • I really like the coffee table and the black cat too!

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    • oh thank you – sadly as much as I tried to keep the cat off the coffee table she was far more stubborn than I. I’ve come to embrace it now lol

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  • I just went to the Designer Furniture Direct website. No coffee tables like your. boo hoo.

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    • oh drats! I get the impression they are always rotating the stock because most of the pieces are rather unique. You could always give them a call of shoot them an email with a pic of the table and see what they can do!

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  • Well I just love your style. It’s got a ‘designer’ feel but you’ve lost none of the warmth and charm of what home should really be. Nice one! x

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    • Thanks so much – you’re kind to say so! I’m all about a ‘lived-in’ feel so I’m glad to have achieved it 🙂

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  • Samuel Y

    I love your style! Your place looks super comfortable and the sunlight streaming in, totally jealous. Really love that blue ceramic dish that you use for keys and bits and pieces, I use a vintage cake stand for mine

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  • Eric

    Hi Chris, love everything about your space – it’s so light and breezy!
    Can I ask – where is the cushion with the solider print from ? I love it!!!!!

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    • Hi Eric – thanks so much for your kind words about the pad (I adore the space). The cushion is from Freedom – though it’s last season so it might be out of stock. Totally worth a try though – hit their website and they may have some 🙂

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