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Inside Out April 2017

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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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
this one’s for you, bowerbirds

After looking at hundreds of homes over the past five years, it seems to me that we all fit into one of two categories: 1. I LOVE COLOUR! (in which case, carry on, stay smug); 2. Eek! I like colour, but it’s not for me (I’m with you, sisters). This issue firmly focuses on finding ways to live in the grey area (literally), offering up palette options for those who’d like to change camps but may not have the colour confidence. Don’t panic, we’ll take things gently. It doesn’t have to be scary. It may be about embracing the bowerbird within, choosing a colour that you just really like and displaying it in the form of an accessory (see page 52). Or if you’re looking for a softer entry level, look…

1 min.
in case you missed it...

WINNING PIN! Sarah and Bruce’s beautifully preserved Victorian villa and March cover home was totally pin-worthy. Don’t you love the incredible herringbone flooring from Royal Oak Floors? Is the home office getting enough love? It should. Peter Walsh’s ‘5 easy ideas to an organised workspace’ was our most popular tweet this month. reader spotlight @skaynedesign’s Princess Rosie looks right at home with those cosy, patterned cushions. Show us how you do colour at your place and share your pictures using #sharemystylecolour. most double-tapped You’re never too old for a cubby house. This gorgeous airy retreat – complete with a crafted feather mobile – became one of our most liked Instagram photos ever. IN YOUR NEWS FEED A lot of you were keen to know what Michael and Carlene from The Block have been up to. Here’s to starting…

2 min.
the good life

The smart life doesn’t have to end at your doorstop – bring innovation into your world with Toyota Prius v We live in a world of convenience and taste – one in which cleverly designed technology has made life a whole lot easier. With a little forethought and planning, smart tech can be seamlessly integrated into everyday routines, helping us complete tasks in less time and with less effort than ever before. The first step to achieving a smarter way of life is to select the right devices to suit your needs and style. everyday genius Your home is a reflection of your story, filled with treasured family mementos and personal style touches. Create spaces that suit your needs by investing in high-tech appliances for a more effortless and streamlined lifestyle as you…

1 min.
new growth

‘Endure’ interior paint in Chinaberry, $82/4L, Taubmans, taubmans.com.au. ‘Clean & Protect’ low sheen interior paint in Grey Charter, $62.50/4L, British Paints, britishpaints.com.au. ‘Clean & Protect’ low sheen interior paint in All Seasons, $62.50/4L, British Paints, as before. ‘Eggshell’ acrylic paint in Serene, $97.65/4L, Porter’s Paints, porterspaints.com. ‘Clean & Protect’ low sheen interior paint in Satin Slip, $57.50/4L, British Paints, as before. Take a style cue from the colours and textures of succulents. Icy blue and soft green tones meet rich pinks and purples, and muted tones contrast with bold accents. Pale grey provides a neutral base, perfect for blooming displays. PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK ROPER. STYLING: INDIANNA FOORD. PAINT COLOUR MAY VARY ON APPLICATION…

1 min.
in the mood

A seasonal change is the perfect time to refresh your home’s interior look. In this colour scheme, British Paints’ immersive and rich Riverland Blue and darkly captivating Webster Park are offset by the subtle, soft tone of Waterfall Ridge, creating a dreamy combination of blue-greens for a relaxed living or dining space. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT BRITISHPAINTS.COM.AU OR CALL 132 525 ‘CARTER’ ARMCHAIR FROM GLOBEWEST.COM.AU . CURIO STANDARD DINING TABLE, CURIO CANE DINING CHAIRS, BLOOMINGVILLE VASE AND CITTÀ ‘DONNA’ TRAY FROM CLICKONFURNITURE.COM.AU . LAVENDER BOWL, BRASS CANDLE HOLDERS AND SNUFFER FROM ZAKKIA.COM.AU . BITOSSI ‘SEAMS’ VASE BY BENJAMIN HUBERT FROM HUBFURNITURE.COM.AU . LOOM RUG FROM KOSKELA.COM.AU . ‘BELLE’ PENDANT LIGHT FROM INDIGOLOVE.COM.AU…

1 min.
black, navy & dusk pink

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