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Inside Out December 2016

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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2 min.
it’s the most wonderful time of the year...

Three sleeps, two sleeps, one sleep... and then it’s done and gone. It’s funny how there’s such a big lead up to December 25 that we forget that the rest of the month is a good time to reflect on the year that was. As you make plans to catch up with friends, remember to celebrate both your achievements and another year lived well. As always, it’s been a big year for the Inside Out team: there have been renovations big and small, a few property purchases, good friends have come and gone, but most of all we’ve been lucky to do what we love to do, and that’s bring you pages and pages of inspiration and advice to create a home you love. A home that you can’t wait to…

1 min.

CHECK US OUT here’s what you’ll find this month at our online home 6 tips for creating an amazing alfresco area head to our products section: top new tile trends for 2017 how to fake a brighter, lighter room 5 little things visitors always notice (so get them right!) stay connected... PHOTOGRAPHY: (BATHROOM) MARCUS CLINTON, (LIVING AREA) LISA COHEN. STYLING: (LIVING AREA) BECK SIMON. OUTDOOR AREA: IMAGE COURTESY OF LUXAFLEX, LUXAFLEX.COM.AU. BATHROOM: IMAGE COURTESY OF ECO OUTDOOR, ECOOUTDOOR.COM.AU. LIVING AREA: IMAGE COURTESY OF FENTON&FENTON, FENTONANDFENTON.COM.AU. MANTELPIECE: IMAGE COURTESY OF MOZI, MOZI.COM.AU. ARTWORK: (LIVING AREA, LEFT TO RIGHT) SKYE JEFFERYS, CROSS BY JAI VASICEK, ALEXANDRA BY HELEN McCULLAGH…

1 min.
powder blue & orange

TOP 10 PICKS cutting-edge glass The transparent beauty of this everyday material is explored in this show-stopping collection…

1 min.
plates & napkins

1 GRAPHIC PRINT why it works: Rather than fading into the background, these monochromatic pieces make a statement ‘Snakes & Ladders’ napkin, $85/set of 4, Fazeek, fazeek.com.au. ‘Tickar’ plate, $6.99, IKEA, ikea.com.au. 2 NATURAL INSTINCT why it works: Organic tones and textures take the lead with this back-to-basics pair, perfect for a relaxed lunch ‘Black Wattle’ napkin, $36/pair, Utopia Goods, utopiagoods.com. ‘Edge’ plate, $44.95, Sands Made, sandsmade.com. 3 EASY DOES IT why it works: Soft linen and smooth blush stoneware are a timeless duo – almost too pretty to eat from! ‘Kali’ plate, $24.95, Aura By Tracie Ellis, aurahome.com.au. Linen napkins, $40/set of 4, In Bed, inbedstore.com.…

2 min.

‘Loop’ shelving system DESIGNER: Daniel Tucker What’s in a name? Sometimes, product names can tend towards the obscure, but Daniel was keen to avoid this route with his ‘Loop’ shelves. So what inspired his choice? “Nothing too tricky,” says Daniel. “When we were prototyping the shelves, we kept referring to the timber uprights as loops.” These timber uprights form the frame, while steel shelves complete the piece. “The shelves are laser cut, folded in steel and then they’re powder-coated,” says Daniel. “The timber frames are made from American oak, mitred and stained black.” Working from JamFactory in Adelaide, Daniel no doubt finds much inspiration from other designers working around him, but this piece draws on ideas from a little further afield. “I drew some influence from German designer Dieter Rams’s clever use…

3 min.
ask an expert

Lisa Koehler is the stylist and interior decorator on our expert Panel (for more on the Panel, turn to page 138). Here, she explains how to create a functional walk-in wardrobe. Q I’ve decided to turn a tiny spare room into a large walk-in wardrobe but I’m not sure what to do next. Should I have open or closed storage? What should the ratio be between hanging space and drawers? Do you have any neat tricks I should consider? Frankie, via email “First, assess your current wardrobe and decide what you like about it and what’s currently not working – that way you can customise your design. With a brief in mind, you can then plan the combination of closed and open storage. As a rule of thumb, it’s generally preferable to…