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Paint Place colour trends forecast for 2014Each year, leading Aussie paint retailer, Paint Place, develops and releases a series of trend forecast colours and themes specifically for the local market. This year, I was lucky enough to attend the media breakfast and hear trend forecaster Lucy Sutherland and stylist Deb McLean speak about the delightful new trends! Scope out the four looks below and let me know which is your fave (there are so many crafty project ideas in this post I can barely contain my excitement!).

Spring Cleaning Ideas from The Home Stylist Marjorie SilvaFinally Spring has arrived! Sadly or wonderfully (depending on which way you look at it), it's also the time of year for Spring cleaning! Thankfully I have TheHome senior stylist Marjorie Silva on hand to give her advice on how to de-clutter your space and add some sprucing up for Spring! After the hoarding I've undertaken this winter I am well and truly in need of some direction!

Cotton On Open HouseWhen I attended this week's Cotton On Open House event, Mother Nature was again in fine form - beaming down some glorious golden rays (she's been in such a good mood lately!). And when I use the term 'open house' I actually mean it; the event took place inside and on the lawn of a glorious home in Point Piper. It was all rather amazing. Not only did I star spot Didier Cohen and papp the lovely Lara Bingle, but I immersed myself in a tonne of Typo goodness!

High Tea at The Home Spring LaunchSometimes 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.

Low Maintenance Garden - Succulents in Terracotta PotsPlants are that demanding sometimes that I just lose interest in trying to keep them going all the time. Short of having a courtyard that resembles a cement museum, I had to find some low maintenance garden greenery to give my garden a low-budget pop. Half-an-hour in Flower Power was all it took to get these hardy babies a new home (and they're still alive!). Total spend on plants and soil was around $60.