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Love the look of vintage furniture but not sure how to style it at home, if you should upcycle it to give it a new lease on life, or whether to leave it well enough alone? TLC has called in the expert to give you the lowdown, in this comprehensive vintage furniture guide. 

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!

It's undeniably the best thing to happen to the craft world since Martha Stewart; washi tape is that incredible. In this post, I'm showcasing five fabulous ways to utilise this nifty item to lift the look of your space. This tape is so addictive you'll be washi-ing your entire world in no time!Tape Table Using Washi Tape

The Crafty Minx at Home - MirrorIt's no secret that I love to get my craft on, so this release from Kelly Doust, The Crafty Minx at Home, is right up my alley. Filled to the brim with upcycling ideas, furniture reinventions and enough projects to keep you going for months, it's undoubtably a crafters bestie!

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You know, I'd never really given much thought to whether or not replica furniture was ethical from a design perspective. As a boy on a budget in my early twenties, I'd nab the cheapest furniture I could find that made my home look nice, with no regard at all for its origin.

New Zealand Interior StyleI had been coveting New Zealand Interior Style online for weeks and thankfully it finally hit my doorstep recently, filled to the brim with inspirational homes from across the pond. Author LeeAnn Yare, who is also a freelance interior stylist, has collated some of the best homes New Zealand has to offer, all of which seem to have a theme of being far more daring than their Australian cousins. This post will take a look at some of my fave pages from the book and what I love about the NZ design aesthetic (fun!).

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!).