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Inside Out October 2017

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

2 min.
don’t forget the big picture

Are you watching The Block this season? Have you already decided which home you think will take out the top prize? Shannon Vos, Jono Fleming and I were lucky enough to spend a couple of days poking around the recently overhauled houses and it was pretty great. They always feel very different to what you see on TV, but the biggest surprise for me was the fact that the house I loved most was not the one that wins the most rooms. Don’t worry, I won’t commit ‘plot-spoiler crime’, but remember what I said when you get to the end of the series. The reason I was surprised was because, I’ll admit, sometimes I fall victim to the idea that our homes would always be better if we had more money.…

1 min.

check us out... here’s what you’ll find this month at our online home moving house? Share the moments that give you that #newhomefeeling with us using this hashtag and @insideoutmag 9 signs your pet totally rules your home 6 stylish ways to pet-proof your home designer pet accessories set to impress real talk with stylists and their pets stay connected... ARMELLE HABIB, IMAGE COURTESY OF CULT, CULTDESIGN.COM.AU; SAM MCADAM-COOPER, DEREK SWALWELL. STYLING: (TOP RIGHT & BOTTOM LEFT) HEATHER NETTE KING, (BOTTOM CENTRE) CLAIRE DELMAR. ‘LUCY’ CHAIR BY FRANK RETTENBACHER (BOTTOM RIGHT), CULT, CULTDESIGN.COM.AU…

1 min.
in case you missed it...

WINNING PIN! Our September cover home is contemporary cool yet inviting, with an interesting mix of materials, like this dramatic black timber, throughout. Pin on, we say. Need some ideas on keeping your outdoor space dog friendly? Check out Daniel Tyrrell’s tips on ‘how to dog proof your garden design’ – it was our most popular tweet last month. reader spotlight Scandi flourishes with a pop of colour – @madebymowie’s dining area style is right on trend. Show us how you do style using #sharemystyle and @insideoutmag. most double-tapped A classic exterior won over our Instagram followers this month, with this image from our September cover home scoring more than 4000 likes. IN YOUR NEWS FEED The Block is back baby, and haven’t we been patient? Our recap of the bathroom challenge, featuring this winner by Josh and…

1 min.
tap & sink

TRADITIONAL why it works: This elegant pair has old-school charm Perrin & Rowe ‘Ionian’ kitchen tap, $1143, The English Tapware Company, english tapware.com.au. Renaissance ‘Snowdon’ double fluted sink, $1450, Belfast Sinks, belfastsinks.com.au. IN THE BLACK why it works: Clean, strong forms make a serious style impact Abey ‘Schock Signus’ sink in Magma, $1451, Winning Appliances, winningappliances.com.au. ‘MK01’ matte black kitchen mixer, $349, Meir, meir.com.au. BIT OF BLING why it works: Give your space the Midas touch with this golden couple ‘Decorium’ inset/undermount sink in Light Gold, $490, Bunnings, bunnings.com.au. ‘Vivid’ slimline sink mixer in Brushed Gold, $452, Phoenix Tapware, phoenixtapware.com.au. PHOTOGRAPHY: (MAIN) LAUREN BAMFORD. ‘B-5000 SPARKLING’ INSTANT FILTERED BOILING, CHILLED AND SPARKLING WATER UNIT WITH XL DISPENSER IN BRUSHED BRASS, $5154, BILLI, BILLI.COM.AU.…

3 min.
botanical cushions

Sparkk ‘Waratah Grande’ cushion DESIGNER: Grace Garrett Based in Sydney’s Camperdown, Sparkk Studio is a family-owned business dedicated to innovative and sustainable design. With a range of designers on their books, they have plenty of talent to choose from. One such designer, Grace Garrett, has been working in the design industry for her entire career. “My experience spans graphic design, fashion and, for the better part of a decade, interiors and textiles,” says Grace, who is based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Her ‘A Sunburnt Country’ collection is a nod to both indigenous tribal markings and desert landscapes, incorporating motifs of native flora and fauna. “After living overseas, I felt compelled to create a contemporary range of native-inspired designs,” she says. “I love that it’s Australian-made and designed, too.” Sparkk’s dedication to environmentally…

3 min.
ask an expert

Q Where is most of the cost in a bathroom renovation – the labour, the materials, or something else? I’m trying to work out how best to save money. Belinda, via email “Everything can add up in a bathroom. It’s one of the most expensive rooms to renovate as it involves so many trades: a builder, electrician, plumber, tiler and painter at a minimum. It’s also quite labour-intensive for the size of the room. Keeping the plumbing in the same place and minimising electrical changes should save some money. Fixtures and fittings are a good way to save money, too; there are some good-quality products on the market that don’t cost a bomb. The type of tiling also changes the cost substantially; a simple 300mm x 600mm wall tile is much…