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Inside Out November 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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in this issue

2 min.
brown paper packages…

Shopping for others is one of my favourite things to do. And what’s not to love? The excitement of shiny new purchases along with the smug sense that you’re doing something good, not just falling in love with another cushion and stashing the credit card statement. See? It’s practically philanthropic. If you don’t happen to be as in love with the gift-buying process as I am, we have our annual gift guide giveaway on page 62. There you’ll find 100 gifts for less than $100, and we’ve divided them up into clever categories based on the style personalities of your loved ones – that should give you a head start. Don’t forget to enter the competition (you’ll find the details on page 71) and perhaps all of your shopping worries will…

1 min.
share my style just got bigger!

This spring, we're partnering with Smeg to bring you a $5000 prize to complete your dream home renovation. You can choose from a range of Smeg’s signature ‘FAB’ fridges and small appliances to a total prize value of $5000. Find out how you can enter below. We'll feature our favourite entries each week on insideout.com.au and on our Instagram feed. HOW TO ENTER Share a pic of your renovation on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #SHAREMYSTYLERENOVATION and tag us @insideoutmag Congratulations to our #SHAREMYSTYLEBEDROOM category winners! Each winner receives a ‘Reilly’ quilt cover prize pack in Calico, valued at $429.85 each, from Sheridan ARTWORK: (FAR RIGHT) SAM MICHELLE, SAMMICHELLEPAINTINGS.COM. COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS: ENTRIES OPEN 29/09/16 AT 00:01 AEST AND CLOSE 30/11/16 AT 23:59 AEDT. OPEN TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDEN NTS AGED 18 YEARS AND…

1 min.

CHECK US OUT here’s what you’ll find this month at our online home how to get your home ready for summer head to our products section: the best outdoor furniture for your space 3 big ideas from the London Design Fair 6 sure-fire ways to avoid dinner-party disasters stay connected... PHOTOGRAPHY: (BEDROOM) GRACE CASSIO. (LONDON DESIGN FAIR) JESSICA BELLEF. (OUTDOOR FURNITURE) IMAGE CO OURTESY OF ECO OUTDOOR, ECOOUTDOOR.COM.AU. (DINNER PARTY) EVAN TURNER, IMAGE COURTESY OF DALLYN AND KERR, DALLYNANDKERR.COM.AU. STYLING: (BEDROOM) JASON GRANT. ARTWORK: (BEDROOM) BEC PARSONS…

1 min.
daybed & throw

1 SOFT TONES why it works: This sage green and pale timber seat meets its subtle match in a quilted throw American ash daybed in Willow, $2990, Douglas And Bec, douglasandbec.com. ‘Crinkle’ throw in Peach, $215, Hay, hayshop.com.au. 2 NEUTRAL TERRITORY why it works: Simple beauty ties these two pieces together: a streamlined jute cover and a handwoven blanket ‘Ilse’ throw, US$120, Minna, minna-goods.com. ‘Safari’ daybed, $798, Dunlin, dunlin.com.au. 1 MODERN RETRO why it works: A bold design is brought into the now with a fun quilt Restored Knoll ‘Barcelona’ couch by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, $6500, Modern Times, moderntimes.com.au. Hem ‘Rain’ throw, €119, enquiries through District, district.com.au. IMAGE COURTESY OF FINNISH DESIGN SHOP, FINNISHDESIGNSHOP.COM. DAYBED AND CANDLEHOLDER, FINNISH DESIGN SHOP, FINNISHDESIGNSHOP.COM…

2 min.

‘Easel’ mirror DESIGNERS: Paul Owen and Isabelle Slater of Owen Architecture It’s little wonder that architects sometimes branch out into furniture design. When you design a home, it would be hard to resist the urge to add the finishing touch of the perfect piece to complement your vision. This is exactly what happened for Paul and Isabelle. “Architecture is a personal process and the inclusion of homewares and lifestyle objects into the Owen Architecture practice has been a natural progression,” says Paul. The timber mirror was made by Adam Meisenhelter to Paul and Isabelle’s specifications, and the aim was to create a detailed piece with a humble aesthetic. The sling at the bottom is made from a hand-sewn leather or macramé net, acting as both a storage spot as well as a…

3 min.
ask an expert

Andrew Benn is the architect on our renovation specialists Panel (for more on the Panel, turn to page 128). Here, he reveals what the ideal bathroom should look like. QI’m about to renovate an old bathroom. It’s narrow and there are windows on both sides. Can I have some suggestions? Toni, via email “The best order of fittings in a bathroom is the sink positioned closest to the door, followed by the toilet, then a shower or bath at the far end of the space. In a narrow room, a wall-hung vanity and toilet will give the impression of a larger area – it also makes cleaning the floor much easier. A frameless showerscreen will also give a streamlined appearance. Having windows on opposite walls may not be great for privacy – you’ll…