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Real Living Australia February 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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Great energy This gorgeous living room belongs to Saasha and Sammy, who own the lifestyle brand BEAR. See more of their lovely home on p52.SUBSCRIBE TO REAL LIVING AND RECEIVE AN ECOYA CANDLE VALUED AT $42.95 p74 & p134ROUTINE. I MUST ADMIT, I LIKE IT. Now, don’t get me wrong – I can let loose with the best of them, but I find building some structure into my day makes me feel like I can fit more in. And that includes sleep! This issue, we’ve woven a wellness theme throughout the pages, because as we all set the program for our year ahead, it’s important to factor in our wellbeing. Get enough exercise, nutrients, rest… that sort of thing. It’s also important to reassess how we live. Is your home…

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urban safari

BRAVE NEW WORLD Raffa wall sconce, $295, Tigmi Trading. Lost in Goa Jungle wall mural in Grey, $300 for 3m roll, Wallpaper Trader. ON BENCHSEAT Chelsea cushion in Musk, $109.95, Eadie Lifestyle. Shady Ships sunglasses in Mother Of Pearl, $375, Lucy Folk. Lawson Classic Boater hat, $99, Avenue. Rio round woven beach bag, $89, Arms Of Eve. Portofino throw in Natural, $319, L&M Home. OPPOSITE Barca occasional chair in Gmelina timber, $2385, Contents ID. Dodicci “Umbrie” round dining table in Parquetry finish, $1144, Temple & Webster. Willow woven buffet in Ebony, $3685, GlobeWest. ON CHAIR Paradiso “Riley” backpack in Black leather, $80, The Paradise Collector. ON TABLE Flow dessert bowl in Ice Peach, $88, Dinosaur Designs. Tropical Gardenia scented candles, $69 each, Glass domes, $95 each, and Candle snuffer, $40,…

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the signature edit

MIX AND MATCH CHAIRS FOR AN ECLECTIC LOOKWhether you’re hosting a dinner party with friends or enjoying a casual weeknight meal with your family, the dining table is where people come together. It’s a space that should reflect your day-to-day needs while also making a style statement. And with the new Signature Collection from Amart Furniture, you can achieve exactly that. Take this practical yet beautiful dining zone for example. The solid oak timber table can be expanded at a whim, while bench seats and a few extra chairs can easily be moved around to make room for unexpected guests. In addition to this carefully curated edit, the new Signature range features sturdy designs for almost every room, including living areas and bedrooms. Every single piece is made with a…

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space crush

YOU’D BE FORGIVEN FOR THINKING this super-cool resort was in Palm Springs or Rio de Janeiro. But in fact, it’s smack bang in the middle of Brisbane. Yep, Brisbane. The Calile Hotel opened in the James Street Precinct late last year and has been the talk of the hospitality design scene ever since. Designed by Richards and Spence architects, the hotel embraces its tropical climate with open-air breezeways instead of traditional hallways and lobbies, cork flooring and stone surfaces to temper the Brisbane heat. The palette is colourful but muted with rooms painted in an array of blues, greens and soft apricot pinks. Complementary coloured marble is used to great effect, amplifying the schemes, while brass fittings, white linens and pale timber furniture and joinery make the perfect accents. The…

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forever young

WE LOVE A GOOD PARTY, and when Marimekko reaches a milestone, that’s cause for celebration! The Finnish design company has a colourful history of creating homewares, clothing and bold prints you can spot a mile away in a sea of sober neutrals. You might say bringing joy to people’s lives is the brand’s reason for being. “Marimekko is much more than its designs. It’s an attitude. A reflection of everyday happiness,” says the company’s senior designer Sami Ruotsalainen, who in 2009 was tasked with creating Oiva, a new tableware collection. “I was briefed to design some cups and mugs with a shape that would be relevant for the next 100 years,” he explains. “That number 100 was used to demonstrate the timelessness we were looking for. When I started designing…

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super natural

Soft, calm, pretty Courtney (pictured opposite with her dog Wolf), likes colours that feel calming, such as the soft pinks in the chair, artwork and these cushions.Sweet mix “I’ve created a space that feels like me. I’m not sure it’s a particular style, it’s just things I like – I’m a mixed bag of lollies!”Sensual healing “My favourite crystal is smoky quartz, I carry one from Rock & Co with me all the time,” Courtney says. Her most-used oil is lavender – “I use it before bed to calm my nervous system.”Find your balance Courtney, who confesses to being super-organised, included lots of storage in her studio. When work gets stressful she rides her skateboard around the block.WHEN COURTNEY KIRBY WAS A LITTLE GIRL, she wanted to be an artist.…