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Real Living Australia

April 2019

Real Living is the homes and lifestyle magazine for those who want to spend smart and live well. For handy household hints, great food ideas, outdoor tips, real shopping opportunities and how to steal some "me time", there's simply no other magazine!

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Sartorial style This home is equal parts feminine, rock star and classic – just like its owner, fashion designer Anine Bing. To see more of her beautiful home, flip to p40.FOR ANYONE STRUGGLING with finding their decorating style, I always ask them what they like to wear. Fashion can alter your mood, and so too can the way you choose to decorate your home. Even having a tidy house compared to a messy one can have a great impact on how you feel. Don’t worry – I’m not getting all Marie Kondo on you.Let’s bring this back to decorating the way you dress. Is your style ultra-feminine? Go for soft pink velvet and delicate metallic flourishes. Are you a jeans and T-shirt kind of person? Try a pared-back look, such…

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build a career from your passion

INTERIOR DESIGNtheinteriordesignacademy.comPERSONAL STYLINGaustcollegeprofessionalstyling.comJOURNALISM & TRAVEL WRITINGmorrisjournalismacademy.comtravelwritingacademy.comLove what you do and do what you love. If you’re looking for a career or keen to change your future with online study there’s never been a better time to discover the joy and flexibility of online learning. From interior design to journalism and styling, these courses offer professional education with expert teachers. Stop dreaming and start learning with a course that will give you confidence, skills and motivation to take the first crucial step.…

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the new vintage

Casually cool Phoebe (opposite) is as chic as her living space. She bought the dining chairs at an auction house.Hiding place A beautiful timber console from The Vault Sydney fits perfectly under the stairs. “All my fabrics and samples are tucked away in here,” Phoebe says. The brass mirror hanging above is by Gubi.A HOME FILLED WITH vintage furniture and antique finds can very easily slide into nana territory if not styled in a considered way. However, if you spend time sourcing and curating the right pieces and mix them with a few new buys, the look can go to a whole other level – one that’s deeply personal, eclectic and chic. So how do you get the right mix? We asked Phoebe Nicol, owner of The Vault Sydney antique…

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fave finds

COLOUR CODEThe new Double Jeu chair by Maison Sarah Lavoine, with its black velvet upholstery and playful colour options, is almost too good to sit on! Available at Bastilleandsons.com.auSTAFF PICKELLE LOVELOCKEditorROUND OF APPLAUSE THERE’S SOMETHING SO APPEALING ABOUT THESE RONDEUR CUSHIONS BY MR AND MRS WHITE. THE SPHERICAL SHAPE WILL STAND OUT ON YOUR SOFA WHILE SOFTENING THE OVERALL LOOK. $180 EACH; MRANDMRSWHITE.NETSUSTAINABLE SUDSWe’re more conscious of the beauty products we use, but what about the containers? All packaging by haircare brand Kevin.Murphy is made entirely from recycled ocean plastic. Now that’s beautiful. Kevinmurphy.com.auSTAFF PICKSANDY DAOCreative directorSTAFF PICKANN DOArt directorMODERN STUDIESThe Plyroom Scrivette desk has the simple functionality of a school desk, but with extra room for cables and devices. $1250; Plyroom.com.au(text lindyl crabb)BATHING BEAUTIES INSPIRED BY AMAN HOTELS AROUND THE…

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the perfect fit

ACHIEVE A STYLISH LOOK WITH WYNSTAN CUSTOM DESIGNED BLINDS, DOORS, SHUTTERS AND AWNINGS.SPECIAL OFFER12 MONTHS INTEREST FREE*Available on all Wynstan Blinds, Doors, Shutters and Awnings. Have the ones you love with no deposit and no interest with minimal monthly repayments. Get your approval in minutes. Minimum purchase $3,000.*SEE IN STORE AND ONLINE FOR FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.For more information on blinds visit wynstan.com.au or for a free in-home consultation call 1300 667 679…

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fave finds

NEW artworksFEMALE FORMSTo celebrate International Women’s Day, ceramic studio Marloe Marloe will donate 30 per cent of all proceeds from its limited-edition pink Grace collection to Australian charity Share the Dignity until April 30. Marloemarloe.comCREATIVE EXPAT IF YOU’R ETHINKING ABOUT INVESTING IN SOME ART, CHECK OUT THE RECENTLY DEBUTED SERIES POST TRUTH BY SYDNEY-BORN, LA-BASED ARTIST GEORGE BYRNE. HIS NEW ARTWORKS EXPLORE URBAN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY LAYERED WITH VIVID ABSTRACT PAINTING. OLSENGALLERY.COMSTAFF PICKSTEPHANIE HOPEContent directorTHE NEW WAVEIf your swimwear style is minimalist and ruffle-free, dive into the women’s swim collection from local label Venroy. The range is made in Australia using recycled materials, including this one-piece, $120. Venroy.com.auSTAFF PICKLISA BURDENMarket assistantNEW bookFROM THE HEARTLOVE! is the latest book by Zoë Foster Blake, and if you haven’t yet read her work, now’s the…