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Inside Out April 2019

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

1 min.
editor’s letter

Things are changing in Australian homes – there’s a bit of a mellow colour revolution going on right now. It’s a light-bulb moment where we’ve all just decided that using colour is cool. It’s also about discovering your personal palette and how to work with tones that add character to a room and that work in your space. My palette preferences are constantly changing but I keep returning to these shades: tan, black, yellow and white. It’s a reflection of the light, materials and landscape I like most and makes for an earthy, warm interior, which makes me feel calm. Colour has that ability. This issue we immersed ourselves in colour with beautiful homes that use it in unusual ways – sometimes very subtly, sometimes with intensity. InsideOut Style Editor Jono Fleming shows…

1 min.
fashion plate

This new venture, called In The Roundhouse, consists of four charming plate collections, but The Words Collection, featuring these bistro-inspired, pared-back typographics, is our pick. While they’re definitely special pieces, individually boxed for delivery, they’re also microwave and dishwasher safe, and at $29 a piece or four for $100, we’re sold. For more, see intheround.house PHOTOGRAPHY: NIC GOSSAGE. CUTIPOL ‘GOA’ DINNER KNIFE: $670 (AS PART OF A 24-PIECE SET), FRANCALIA. STYLING NATALIE JOHNSON…

3 min.

WISHLIST NATURAL BEAUTY Fusing Japanese and Nordic design, the new Roshi collection of porcelain vases at Curious Grace combines minimalism and exquisitely delicate patterning. The Luna vase, $190, is appealingly textural and organic. CURIOUSGRACE.COM.AU ART a brush with genius Sydney artist Gemma Smith has been bringing beautiful life to canvases since 2003. Now she has a career-spanning exhibition at the UNSW Galleries in Paddington, Sydney. Called ‘Rhythm Sequences’, it features more than 50 works, from early abstracts to recent paintings, in which colour is barely there. On show until June 1. ARTDESIGN.UNSW.EDU.AU SHOP CREATURES FEATURE Inspired by afternoons pottering in the greenhouse, the new collection for Oroton by creative director Sophie Holt features not only the covetable handbags we’ve come to expect from this Australian heritage brand but a whole new collection of botanical-printed silk scarves that caught…

1 min.
la femme

1 min.
sofa & cushion

1 NEUTRAL TERRITORY why it works: Beige and subtle lilac and rose tones complement each other without competing. Vitra ‘Mariposa’ sofa in Pale Rose/Beige, $11,515, Living Edge. Minna ‘Hillside’ cushion in Lilac, $275, Koskela. 2 GLAM MASTER why it works: A touch of gold makes the rich burgundy of the sofa feel even more opulent. Dandy sofa in Oxblood, $8499, Blu Dot. Zulta cushion in Confetti Golden, $220, Fenton & Fenton. 3 IN THE DETAILS why it works: The cushion’s lively floral print ties in with the sofa’s leaf-like quilting. Moroso ‘Redondo’ sofa in Navy, $16,100, Hub Furniture. MissoniHome ‘Passiflora Giant #170’ cushion, $614, Spence & Lyda. STOCKISTS, page 150.…

2 min.
chela edmunds

Tell us about your creative journey so far. I started my career as a textile designer in New York. While I was living in Brooklyn I discovered my love of ceramics and quickly became obsessed. I moved back to Australia and ceramics have been my passion and career now for six years. I teach workshops and make ceramics from my studio in Torquay, Victoria. Is there a story behind why you chose the name Takeawei? My background in textiles and ceramics opened my mind to how everyday objects are produced. A fast-paced life can lead to making lifestyle decisions that are not great for your health or the world. Takeawei combines the words takeaway and wei, the Chinese term for protective energy. It is about creating products with heart that can…