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Inside Out February 2018

Australia's best interiors magazine, Inside Out delivers inspiring homes, clever design ideas and practical decorating solutions. Discover the latest homewares trends, stunning outdoor spaces, and what's new for the living room, kitchen, bathroom and garden.

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in this issue

2 min.
do you ask for help or struggle on in vain?

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who ask for directions and those who don’t. Hand on heart, I’m in the second category, but when it comes to advice on renovating my own place, I’m contacting every expert I know to point me in the right direction. This issue, we’ve rounded up all of our best and most helpful contributors across the key problem areas to deliver a super-charged Expert Issue. As you turn the pages, you’ll find loads of familiar faces pointing out some of the key considerations when it comes to making those tricky decisions. From choosing the scale of your renovation on page 118 to hanging art on page 72, we’ve covered off the common problem areas, but do let us know which subjects you’d…

4 min.
our experts

stone & tiles David Signorino As the marketing manager behind Melbourne tile and stone institution Signorino Tile Gallery, David is intimately involved in the family company’s ongoing success. Armed with an immense product knowledge – and how that complements Signorino’s commitment to environmentally conscious production practices – he’s the man to ask when you want to learn the pros and cons of any tiling, stone or paving product. architecture Eva-Marie Prineas An architect who prides herself on an ability to mix old and new, and tailor the mixture to her clients’ needs, Eva-Marie Prineas is the principal of Sydney-based Architect Prineas, which she founded in 2004. Her passion for architecture extends beyond her own projects – Eva-Marie is a member of the NSW Chapter Council for the RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects) and acts…

1 min.

check us out... here’s what you’ll find this month at our online home how to make your home more eco-friendly: from solar panels to planting a backyard vegie patch smart homes 101: a beginner’s guide personalise your bathroom with the latest tech 8 of our favourite smart appliances tech advances that will transform your kitchen stay connected... PHOTOGRAPHY: (BEGINNER’S GUIDE) ARMELLE HABIB, (TECH BATHROOM) DEREK SWALWELL. STYLING: (BEGINNER’S GUIDE) JULIA GREEN, (TECH BATHROOM) RACHEL VIGOR. ARTWORK: (SMART HOME) WILD WEST BY ELLE CAMPBELL, GREENHOUSEINTERIORS.COM.AU…

1 min.
in case you missed it...

WINNING PIN! Peachy keen! A soft pink palette brings together old and new elements in this 1920s home, renovated by Wowowa Architecture & Interiors. Keen to start the new year with a clean slate? Peter Walsh’s tips on ‘regaining control of your wardrobe with a solid declutter’ proved popular last month. reader spotlight Sleek Scandi style abounds in this image shared by @toastandhoneystudio, and we love the @chaliemacrae_art artwork. Show us your pics using #sharemystyle and @insideoutmag. most double-tapped Colour fans loved this heritage Geelong home, with the front door painted in bright Dulux Diorite. IN YOUR NEWS FEED The Block’s Michael and Carlene Duffy’s home-on-wheels makeover stopped our readers in their tracks. follow Inside Out Facebook facebook.com/Inside.Out.magazine.au Instagram @insideoutmag Pinterest pinterest.com/insideoutpins Twitter twitter.com/insideoutmag YouTube youtube.com/insideoutaus…

1 min.
pendant light & dining table

BALANCING ACT why it works: Teaming an elongated pendant light with a slim table results in instant elegance Secto Design ‘Owalo 7000’ pendant light, from $1980, Fred International, fredinternational.com.au. Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH ‘Ring’ dining table, from $5289, Space Furniture, spacefurniture.com.au. GEOMETRIC DREAM why it works: Natural oak is crafted into bold shapes to create a striking look ‘Bright Beads’ pendant lights, $1260/set of 3, Marz Designs, marzdesigns.com. ‘St Tropez’ dining table, $3250, MCM House, mcmhouse.com. INDUSTRIAL AGE why it works: Powder-coated metal meets modern lines to guarantee a sleek aesthetic Lambert & Fils ‘Waldorf’ suspension light, $2490, Living Edge, livingedge.com.au. Arper ‘Nuur’ dining table, from $2348, Stylecraft, stylecraft.com.au. PHOTOGRAPHY: (MAIN) FELIX FOREST. STYLING: (MAIN) ALEXANDRA GORDON. DESIGN: (MAIN) DANIELLE PALAN ARCHITECT, @DANIELLEPALANARCHITECT…

4 min.
ask an expert

Q I have read differing advice about what colour to paint my trim in relation to my wall colour. What should I be doing? Corinn vi email This is suc a common question, but unfortunately there is no single answer,” says Wendy Rennie, colour expert at Haymes Paint (haymespaint.com.au). “It depends on your home. My rule of thumb is that if you have a character home and you’re using darker colours, then choose a light colour for the trim. The high contrast will accentuate and highlight the beautiful architectural features I contemporary spaces, I often find the focus is more on the natural materials for example timber and concrete – so it makes more sense to use the same colour on walls and trims, with a slightly higher sheen level for…