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Over the years Lucy has de­vel­oped a great knack for mix­ing high-end items with more af­ford­able buys. “Places like Kmart and Ikea are fab­u­lous for adding a bit of in­stant ‘new-sea­son’ style with­out do­ing any dam­age to the bud­get,” she says. “The girls’ play­room has been great fun to put to­gether and is a good ex­am­ple of us­ing colour and work­ing to a bud­get.” The gallery wall cost Lucy next to noth­ing. The Tar­get and Ikea frames show­case the girls’ art as well as Lucy’s work and some colour­ful prints she has col­lected. A neu­tral-coloured sofa and a bright rug, also from

Ikea, make a fun and com­fort­able space for the girls to hang out. “Whether I’m styling my bed­room or the girls’ play­room my ap­proach is al­ways the same: start with a sim­ple and stylish base and then add some pat­tern, some colour and some tex­ture.” Lucy be­lieves these three el­e­ments bring per­son­al­ity to any space, but first and fore­most the de­sign must be com­pletely func­tional and prac­ti­cal, es­pe­cially with kids in the house! See more of Lucy’s styling at @cash­morecre­ative.

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