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Inside Out March 2018

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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in this issue

2 min.
the art of getting things done is strong in this one

March is a pretty great time of year, don’t you think? Apart from it being my birthday (true story), and the weather being just the right temperature, it’s also the time of year that I feel most positive about the months ahead. I’ve recovered from the Christmas and New Year festivities, and I’m ready and raring to take on a new project. This issue is all about getting stuff done. First up, kitchens. So many decisions, so little time. But we love the process. I’m currently trying to decide whether I’m game enough to go for a decorative tile, and I genuinely don’t know which way I’ll go, but the research is the fun bit. I’m challenging myself to introduce colour, and I might even do it! I’m thinking sage cupboards,…

1 min.

check us out... here’s what you’ll find this month at our online home upcycling 101: how to refresh old furniture with minimal work 6 DIY home hacks you never knew you needed simple projects to make over your home this weekend prepare your garden for spring with these tips and tricks how to organise and declutter every room in your house stay connected... PHOTOGRAPHY: (BEDROOM) ANSON SMART, (KITCHEN, SIMPLE PROJECTS) RUTH WELSBY, (GARDEN), JASON BUSCH, (KITCHEN, DECLUTTER) PRUE RUSCOE. STYLING: (BEDROOM) JONO FLEMING, (KITCHEN, DECLUTTER) CLAIRE DELMAR. DESIGN: (BEDROOM) GREEN APPLE INTERIORS & DESIGN, GREENAPPLEID.COM.AU, (KITCHEN, SIMPLE PROJECTS) CANTILEVER INTERIORS, CANTILEVERINTERIORS.COM, (GARDEN) PETER FUDGE GARDENS, PETERFUDGEGARDENS.COM.AU…

1 min.
in case you missed it...

WINNING PIN! Interior designer Lucy Purchas and architect Philip Corben built their dream Byron Bay beach house: this shot was our winning pin. This blissful seaside escape awaits! Designer backyard rooms are the latest way to maximise your home’s livable space, and our guide to creating your own was a popular read. reader spotlight We’re in love with this seriously sleek home office by Katerina Dima of @onlydecolove. Show us how you do style at home by sharing your photos with us using #sharemystyle and@insideoutmag. most double-tapped The Tiny House Company proves good things really do come in small (well, tiny) packages. IN YOUR NEWSFEED A classic red-brick exterior cleverly disguises this modern interior and exterior renovation by Technē Architecture & Interior Design. follow Inside Out Facebook facebook.com/Inside.Out.magazine.au Instagram @insideoutmag Pinterest pinterest.com/insideoutpins Twitter twitter.com/insideoutmag YouTube youtube.com/insideoutaus…

1 min.
work in progress

The building of a metro tunnel under Swanston Street in Melbourne’s heart could cause mayhem, but local artist, designer and illustrator Beci Orpin has helped keep pedestrians and tram passengers sweet with a pair of collages on the hoardings of the construction site. Following the theme of ‘Turn disrupt into delight’, Beci sourced historical images from the State LibraryVictoria and added her own special touch.The collages – this one is 9m x 2.4m – will be up until March, so be quick. Find Beci on Instagram, @beciorpin.…

3 min.
plant stands

Arc+Family ‘Aphrodite’ plant stand DESIGNERS: Ash & Ben Keily High school sweethearts Ash and Ben started their pot and plant stand business in 2014 after welcoming their first child Noah into the family. “It was a massive job with the business and new baby, but we pushed on and haven’t looked back,” says Ash, who had previously worked as a make-up artist. Ben still helps run his family business, Talbot Press, but brings his keen eye for colour and detail to the table. “We’ve since added our little girl Harper to the mix, as well as two dogs,” says Ash. Based in both their studio in Morningside, Brisbane, and shop in Fortitude Valley, the couple hand-finish their range of pots themselves, while the plant stands are designed in the studio then manufactured…

3 min.
ask an expert

QI’d like to have my old sofa reupholstered. What kind of fabrics should I consider, and should I have it treated for stain resistance before or after upholstering? Alan, via Facebook “The first thing that comes to mind when considering reupholstering a sofa is what colour to pick; however, your choice of fabric should also depend on other equally important factors, including how much use the sofa gets and whether you have kids or pets,” says Cam Warwick, joint managing director of Warwick Fabrics (warwick.com.au). “For lively homes, the safest choices are synthetic fibres, such as polyester, as they are often easier to clean and are hard-wearing. Think more carefully about natural fibres, such as cotton or linen, which are sometimes more suited to areas with less traffic, although more durable…