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Having studied both design and interior styling, one of the concepts that still intrigues me is the idea of pink being a girly colour or that it belongs only in girls rooms.One of the most interesting things about colour psychology, actually, was realising that we as a society have come to accept certain colour 'truths'. A prime example of this, of course, is the way we've written pink off as a colour strictly for girls.

Blonde wood is trending pretty hard right now in interior design and with good reason; its subdued nature allows you to pair it perfectly with just about any decor pieces. It's a hard-to-get-wrong material and it's really coming to life in Country Road's spring homewares collection!

I've always been a fan of grey, despite it being a bit of a paint colour underdog. People seem to splash their walls in bright whites and beiges, and if they decide to get daring with hue, they tend to move toward black. This post is all about implementing grey walls - and which decor colours to pair them with!

Vamp Retro Furniture - Oz Design - The Life CreativeTurns out I was on the money when I predicted that orange and grey were the undeniable colour couple for Autumn. Get a load of how good they're working together in this room! Enough of that, though; this post is all about the glorious retro furniture pieces that are capturing my attention in this pic.

Amber Stapff's Scandi Style Living Room - Ampersand CushionI think I need to rename Real Rooms to 'Rooms that Make me Weep with Joy'. This latest instalment, which belongs to graphic designer Amber Stapff, is a Scandi wonderland with a minimalistic and calming vibe. You can totally see the designer at play in this space. And I have to admit, it's making me question my love of colour (please do not tell colour I said that!).

[caption id="attachment_3768" align="alignnone" width="640"]Miss Paperie Cushions - Heart, Pineapple, Stars and Elephant Clockwise from left: Geo Hearts, Mirror Aztec Pines, Starry and Origami Elephant[/caption]It seems like just yesterday I interviewed Melissa Leung from Miss Paperie - my first interview for The Life Creative. It was, in fact, six months ago, and boy has she been a busy gal between then and now! The creative mastermind has gone from producing geometric stationery to launching a full-blown, breathtaking range of cushions and phone covers. They're all stamped with her signature style, of course, and I for one am going a bit gaga over them. Alert the authorities: I am about to swoon!