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I thought I was pretty colour confident until I got my hands on the amazing Bright Bazaar book and realised just how daring and dramatic Will Taylor is with hue. As a self confessed colour addict (and one of my fave bloggers), his first book showcases the magic that can happen when you truly embrace the fact that colour is your friend.

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!

Some weeks in blog land are slow, while others - like the one I just experienced - are as mad as ever. This week saw The Life Creative pop up all over the internet; in magazines, on other blogs and in email blasts. It's an exciting moment for a blogger like me - and does mean that the industry is starting to recognise your efforts (praise the Lord!).[line]Chris Carroll - The Life Creative - Adore Home Magazine

Can you believe The Life Creative - the humble interior design blog - has been going strong for a whole year? It feels like just yesterday I was snapping photos to include in my very first Creative Finds post and dreaming of what life might be like as a full time interior design blogger.

Tomfo CushionsFor Sarah Preston, the founder of Tomfo (Tomorrow’s Family Organiser), keeping her home running smoothly has become second nature. “We always say put it on the calendar; if it's not on the calendar, it's not on,” she says. The local creative not only produces a family organiser you can use to keep your life in order (in dire need right here!), but she’s producing some other creative gems I’m going gaga over too.

The Life Creative Headquarters - Vintage Key DishI 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.

Distressed Coasters from Stone InspiredI've been through my fair share of coasters over the years. Not only because some of them fall apart, but because it's hard to hone in on a style that feels timeless as well as working from a practical perspective (a cork coaster is a one way ticket to Absorption City). I was a bit overcome when I got my hands on these bad boys from Stone Inspired, then - with a personalised gift inside just for me!