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Inside Out August 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

Once a year we dedicate an entire edition of Inside Out to building, renovating and decorating with white… no other shade in the decorating spectrum warrants its own issue the way white does. Many of you seem to like it, too, because white is by far the most popular choice for homes – inside and out. My idea of the perfect bathroom is all white on white, with a little matt white on top because it feels clean and simple, which is what a bathroom should be. The concept of a cosy, clean and simple white house is nearly everyone’s idea of bliss… but the truth is, making all-white rooms feel cosy is not as easy as it looks. Finding the right white is a real issue, with individual influences such…

4 min.
best in show

1 Ross Didier previewed an impressive number of new collections and additions to existing ranges. Fable started life as a table, but the Melbourne designer has taken the idea further with an armchair, outdoor seating and open shelves. Inspired by children’s stories, these simple shapes in solid oak belie the technical mastery. didier.com.au 2 New Zealand newcomer Nightworks launched Zeppelin, a series of contemporary lights inspired by the giant airships of the 20th century. Deceptively simple yet stylish, the modular components allow several unique configurations for both pendants and wall-mounted designs. nightworksstudio.com 3 Makiko Ryujin was the winner of the Front Centre display, a curated exhibit showcasing fresh talent from Craft ACT, Craft Vic, Jam Factory and Workshopped, together with the Australian Design Centre. Ryujin fashions her unique pieces from massive tree…

1 min.
pendant & round table

1 MODERN COLOUR POP why it works Soft curves and the crisp contrast of blue and marbled white. Dome porcelain light in Ink, $485, Mud Australia. Merano laminated-stone dining table, $1490, Trit House. 2 MATCH POINT why it works There are similar amounts of green and white in each. Jolly double-rod pendant light, $1246, Coco Flip. Kun Design ‘Lotus Cafe’ outdoor dining table, $1375, Domo. 3 JAPANDI why it works East meets West in perfect harmony. &Tradition ‘Formakami Jh3’ paper lantern, $425, Arrival Hall. Forbes dining table, $1999, Oz Design Furniture.…

3 min.
alex fitzpatrick

Tell us about your creative journey so far I started off studying product design at TAFE and was really into the graffiti scene but eventually went to study industrial design in Canada, where I was born. My first job was at Lightform [augmented reality specialists] and I worked my way up from the warehouse. I learnt a lot there, especially how the poetic and scientific sides of lighting influence one another. But ultimately, I knew I wanted to live by the beach, so I moved back to Sydney and knocked on the door of Euroluce Lighting. Over the years I also worked for Firefly PointOfView and Electrolight before officially launching my own business, ADesignStudio, in 2016. Where did the name ADesignStudio come from? I found the casual nature of ‘a’ design…

2 min.
a soft touch

A perfect fusion of style and function, Wynstan’s new Veri Shades combine the softness of curtains with the practicality of vertical blinds to deliver the ultimate window-styling solution. This innovative hybrid design is made up of soft, vertical panels that are ideal for large windows and sliding doors in any home. No longer do you have to choose between having your window coverings open or closed – Veri Shades allows you to simply walk through the individual fabric vanes, making indoor-outdoor living easy. They also offer excellent light and privacy control. Using a child-safe wand, adjust the vanes halfway for gentle, filtered light or close them completely for daytime privacy while still enjoying a soft view through. Veri Shades come in a choice of six on-trend neutral colours with sleek,…

1 min.
the anatomy of a laundry

Your washer and dryer should come together to make the perfect pair in form and function. IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS How many weekly loads do you wash? How much drying and folding do you do? What about storage? Assess each of these needs, giving thought to how they may change as your family grows and your lifestyle changes. SPATIAL PLANNING If space is at a premium, consider stacking your washer and dryer vertically to make best use of smaller rooms or cupboards. Alternatively, install side by side beneath the benchtop to maximise workspace. STORAGE Use high shelves for seasonal storage, and replace cupboards with drawers as they are more ergonomic and efficient, often fitting more into the same space. ACOUSTICS A quiet laundry requires quiet appliances and sound insulation in the cabinetry and walls. With…