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Looking to add some understated sophistication to your kitchen this Autumn and Winter? Who isn't?! The new Country Road Home collection has just landed and it's set to make mealtimes a little bit more glam. But in CR's typically understated way, of course.

I've officially lost my mind and I don't think it's coming back. I've just discovered removable Rustoleum spray paint that allows you to create a dipped effect on pots as well as other homewares pieces and furniture. I best tell my partner that everything in the house is about to get dipped (it's only fair to give him warning).

There's simply no denying that succulents have become so very last year, Creatives; this Autumn the cactus is your new go-to plant! Easy to care for and with many styling possibilities, it's easy greenery with wow factor. Here are five ways to rock cactus styling - all of which are a bit adorable!Cactus Cluster

Ceramic Pineapple in White, Yellow and BlueThere’s simply no denying the fact that I’m a bit obsessed with colour. Yes, I understand and have even posted about the fact that beige can be beautiful - and I fully appreciate the swoon-worthy qualities that a Scandi scheme possesses. But for me, dear Creatives, it’s all about a high-intensity hues. You can see why I was delighted to feast my eyes on these Terracotta Treasures then (or what some might call ceramic pineapples!).

Orchids at Garlands Florist, Surry HillsI really am a bad Sydney-sider. I continue to write blog posts that start with a "I can't believe this place has been under my nose the entire time" type vibe. It's sad but it's true, and it happened to me once again recently as I was strolling down Bourke Street in Surry Hills and saw the flora outside Garlands calling my name. I stopped for a moment, ensured my heart was still beating and high-tailed it in there - camera in hand, as always.

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.

Garden Life Redfern - Plants in Orange and Gold PotsI've always thought that the garden should be a little out of control, a bit untamed, a tad random and not too thought-out. I had never considered though - until my trip to Garden Life in Redfern - that it could also be a place for humour and fun. Needless to say, after hitting this Cleveland Street haven and eyeing off their wares, I am well and truly eager to make the garden a giggle-fest!