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Home by Beci Orpin - ArtIn the intro of her book, Home, crafting mastermind Beci Orpin declares "the homes I like the most are not the ones that are uber clean and styled to the hilt". It's this statement that sums up the ethos of her latest release - and a styling preference I also share. What unfolds in the pages after is nothing short of charming!

Orange is the undeniable go-to hue for Autumn but it can be hard to get right. Too much of it and you're on an all stops train to migraine county. Too little and the room can look incomplete. This post will show you how to get it just right!

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!

Black Walls Chalkboard WallsDark interiors go against many of the supposed design rules. For example, the suggestion that a space will feel smaller if the walls and furniture within it are dark. I think the legendary Abigail Ahern said it best when she wrote "A small room is a small room. Painting it pale is not going to double its size or even make it look marginally bigger!".

Sydney Artist - Artwork by Derryn TalI recently visited the Designer Rugs showroom and discovered the amazing artwork of Derryn Tal adorning the walls there. This abstract contemporary artist is a Sydney local and has me smitten with her unique works, which are created by generating chemical reactions in various materials.