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Inside Out September 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

It’s September, which signals the end of winter and the flushing out of warmer spring days. To me, that means sunny but cool late afternoons at home, with my low lamplight just right in the space that I have lovingly layered and curated over time. My home is small, but no less lovely for it, so I am really into this issue where we focus on compact spaces packed with clever design ideas that allow comfort and style to follow. This month, we visit seven small but clever homes and it’s fascinating to see the way the owners have made their spaces work without sacrificing personal style. A tiny apartment gets a feminine revamp, an architect shares his minimalist transformation, a family brings a soft, considered palette to their interiors, and…

2 min.

JUST LAUNCHED close to home Check out this new outdoor furniture by our Cult Classic editor, David Harrison, produced in conjunction with Robert Plumb. His elegant Ribbon collection has a refined metal silhouette that reflects David’s sharp eye and encyclopaedic knowledge of furniture – and it’s right at the top of our hot list! ROBERTPLUMB.COM.AU crock lobster Bring life to your table with the latest batch of handcrafted Puglian ceramic crockery from lifestyle project Alex and Trahanas. Launching in October, the Australia-based brand’s Lobster, Octopus and Limone serving plates are perfect for coastal or country Christmases. ALEXANDTRAHANAS.COM CARRY-Y-ALL The new Kvanting carrier bag from Ikea celebrates equality through design, flying six rainbow stripes on its foldable polypropylene design. $2.99 (with proceeds going towards a $20,000 donation to LGBT+ health organisation ACON). IKEA.COM.AU COOL CONCEPT DESIGN WINE Sustainability-conscious couple Lentil…

1 min.
open shelf & lamp

1 IN NEUTRAL why it works The classical, sculptural lamp is in harmony with the simple elegance of the divider. Gazzda ‘Muse’ oak room divider (1m x 45cm x 1.4m), $2063, Curious Grace. Attalos G95 table lamp, $520, Marz Designs. 2 MIXED METALS why it works Both feature brass accents, which provide relief against the black finishes. WON ‘Slice’ rack, $3290, Trit House. Note Design Studio ‘Vinge’ lamp, $1950, Great Dane. 3 GREY MATTER why it works This lamp’s mirrored finish acts in subtle contrast to the muted grey shelves. Muuto ‘Compile’ Configuration 3 shelving in Grey, $950, Lightly. &Tradition ‘Journey Shy1’ table lamp, $690, Design Farm.…

2 min.
tamara dean

What’s the story behind your Endangered series and the shot that won the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize? I was on Heron Island with the Climate Council to learn about the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. I went along not knowing much about what was going to happen, so I took my camera because I thought it could be an opportunity to try out photographing people underwater. We were snorkelling, and I asked my group if they would consider helping me try this idea out. It involved them getting undressed, but they were happy to do that. When I was able to show them the photos back on the island, people who hadn’t been there were saying that they wished they had been. When the bodies are…

3 min.
luxe looks for less

Create a living-room look that’s rich in colour and texture by combining moody green and blue hues with plush fabrics, such as velvet and linen plus a few gilded accents In the dining room, start with a pared-back colour palette and layer classic chevron patterns and elegant curves. A drinks trolley and vessels add another element of luxe For an understated luxe bedroom scheme, choose furniture and homewares with fine lines and delicate details. Earthy tones, such as oak, sage and rust, are lifted with hints of brass…

2 min.
cult classic

Get your dose of design through David Harrison’s blog at designdaily.com.au THE ORIGINAL Alanda 18 coffee table by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia The form A glass-topped table with an open geometric base made from steel rods in a zigzag pattern. There are square and rectangular versions, the latter shown here. What makes it special An instant classic, the Alanda was designed by Austrian-Italian designer and regular B&B Italia contributor Paolo Piva in 1981. Piva was born in Veneto in north-eastern Italy and studied architecture under the great Carlo Scarpa at IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) in Venice. From the 1970s onwards, Piva designed products for various well-known European brands, such as De Sede, Poliform, Team 7, Thonet and Wittmann, but his biggest success was with the Alanda coffee table and, to…