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Real Living Australia January 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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Currently coveting The Halo dining chairs by Something Beginning With are such a great example of Aussie design. See more of this family home on p86.DO YOU SLEEP WITH A FLAT SHEET? Or just a quilt? I thought people were either on one side of the bed or the other when it comes to sleeping with a sheet or not. I did some research (took a poll in the office) and discovered that, actually, it’s a seasonal thing. There was a resounding win for the quilt-only option in winter, but come summer, a flat sheet was included for the purpose of coverage without heat. (The quilt gets flung to the end of the bed.)This approach to bedding pretty much sums up summer decorating, I think. Same same, but different. Textiles…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

Style notes I LOVE the outfit on our cover, as modelled by homeowner Genola de Jong. The Daphne hat is from Avenue The Label, dress from My General Store and cushions from Tigmi Trading.1 Decorating with colour of the moment Yves Klein blue! This bowl is the perfect hue. $82, Mudaustralia.com2 Protecting my fair skin with Avène sunscreen. It feels light and smells like fancy French skincare. $34.99, Avene.com.au3 Adding some rustic pieces to my somewhat modern interior. This Adobe reclaimed round coffee table is pretty spectacular. $710, Cocorepublic.com.auFACEBOOK.COM/REALLIVINGMAGAZINE / HOMESTOLOVE.COM.AU/RL / @REALLIVINGMAGphotography maree homer (elle); lynden foss (dining room and cover) | styling sarah ellison (dining room and cover) | fashion styling kristin rawson ■…

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star gazing

aries(MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)You are fun, passionate and energetic. You keep a tidy home, and love bright colour and interesting details. Your 2019 mantra Try something new; something out of your comfort zone. Whatever style rules you thought you had, this is the time to break them.RAGING BULL Ten10 “Travertine” round coffee table, $5500, Spence & Lyda. ON TABLE Chloe book by Sarah Mower, $120, The Vignette Room. All other books, Kinokuniya. Mad Et Len “Metamorphosis De Narcisse” candle, $130, Scout House. Olympia perfume, $80 for 15ml, Sarah & Sebastian. Eclectic by Tom Dixon spice grinder, $220, DEA Store. The Orbit tray in Smokey Marble/Diamond Pattern Brass, $199 for small, Mr Pinchy & Co. Lime & The Coconut sunglasses in Ivory, $215, Pared Eyewear. Jen Johnston white ceramic dish, $15, The…

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fave finds

AUSSIE MADEON OUR RADARAfter launching his inaugural furniture collection at Denfair 2018, local designer James Howe is one to watch. You can check out his work online, including his timber J5 Cabinet, at Jameshowe.com.auBEAUTIFUL BOHEMIACULT DANISH WOMENSWEAR LABEL CECILIE COPENHAGEN DESIGNS SIMPLE PIECES IN SIGNATURE SILHOUETTES AND PRINTS. WE’LL BE WEARING THIS COTTON V-NECK DRESS ALL SUMMER LONG. $295; CECILIECOPENHAGEN-AU.COMSTAFF PICKSANDY DAOCreative directorCOIFFURE QUENCHER Wouldn’t it be cool if you could hydrate your hair and skin at the same time? With David Mallett’s Fresh Eau de Concombre spray you can do just that and spritz on the go! $61.50; David-mallett.com.auTRAY MAGNIFIQUELooking for display-worthy stone homewares? The Marble Basics range of trivets, trays and bowls is now available at design store Mecque, including the Baby Flared dishes in Blanc and Noir; $35 each. Mecque.com.auSOUND…

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Our favourite Queer Eye star asks experts to answer life’s intriguing questions. The Goop Podcast Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand tackles topics such as wellness, careers and relationships in this series of interviews. Girlboss Radio Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso chats to inspiring women who are creating change. No Such Thing as a Fish Each week this podcast explores an obscure fact that will make you laugh. Conversations This ABC program delves into the lives of incredible everyday people. Radio Cherry Bombe A delicious culinary journey with the coolest women in the food industry. The High Low Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes discuss the week’s pop-culture news. Second Life This series puts the spotlight on women who’ve changed careers and their paths to success. Heavyweight…

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space crush

Floral fancy “We’re very picky with flowers and like to work with MyFlowerMan,” says La Porte’s co-founder Hayley Bonham, whose favourites include peonies, hydrangeas and orchids.Shine through Pure luxury meets wellbeing in every corner of this harmonious space. The waiting area features striking polished concrete floors and a health bar that gets a workout during wellness events.THE SECOND YOU STEP inside La Porte Wellness, you’re instantly transported to a place of comfort and serenity. This new wing within the already established La Porte Space is a one-stop shop for the mind and body, complete with boutique reformer Pilates and yoga studios, a luxury infrared sauna, brow bar and skin clinic. Leaders in the wellness arena also use the space to conduct private consultations and motivational seminars. Founders Hayley Bonham and…