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Real Living Australia

Real Living Australia March 2019

Real Living is the homes and lifestyle magazine for those who want to spend smart and live well. For handy household hints, great food ideas, outdoor tips, real shopping opportunities and how to steal some "me time", there's simply no other magazine!

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1 min.

I LOVE TO TRAVEL. Whether it’s a day trip to the country or a month-long holiday overseas, there’s something about a change of scenery that is good for the mind and soul. In a way, it’s good for your home, too. Travel opens us up to new ideas and changes our perspective on how we live, from what we eat to how we decorate. Have you ever come back from a holiday thinking, “I must recreate that dish!” or “I loved the way our hotel made the bed – I might try that”. I have… and I have the sheets to prove it. To be honest, you don’t even need to leave your house to get global inspiration, what with TV, the internet and social media. It’s so interesting to see how…

1 min.
this month i’m looking forward to…

1 Decorating my sofa with a bunch of new cushions. Oxford cushion, $109.95 Eadielifestyle.com.au 2 Eating more fruit! I’ll keep it all in a beautiful bowl like this one by Cristal d’Arques Paris, $59.95. Myer.com.au 3 Looking for some new art. I love Camille Olsen-Ormandy’s portraits, available by commission via her Instagram @camilleormandy 4 Personalising a phone cover with the Logomania designs from TDE. You can create your own pattern. Thedailyedited.com 5 Reading this fab new book! A Real Girl’s Guide to Money by Effie Zahos, $24.99. Magshop.com.au…

6 min.
dream a little dream

HANSEL & GRETEL Combined, each element in this room creates a sense of fantasy, but separately they’ll also work elsewhere in your home. The gingerbread-hued bedding would suit a guest room, the framed prints could be hung in a hallway and the baskets and throws would work well in a rumpus or living room. THE SWAN PRINCESS Once upon a time, nurseries were painted in bright hues of pink, blue or yellow. Here, a timeless, neutral palette creates peace and calm – the perfect remedy for sleepless nights. To inspire curiosity and wonder, soft toys and picture books are displayed within reach. style tip Add interest to your neutral nursery by layering different textures around the room and styling a bookshelf in muted tones style tip Choose breathable fabrics that are soft against bub’s skin.…

1 min.
stylish / inspirational / fun

From a wild jungle retreat to a soothing palette of pastels and graphic shapes, kids rooms are the perfect place to get creative. Research shows that kids are drawn to bright colours, which can also have a positive affect on their mood and learning. Wynstan’s new range of kids fabrics makes it even easier to bring colour and life to their bedrooms and playrooms with their custom printed fabrics that can be installed as a roller blind, roman blind or panel blind. Alternatively, you could install a double roller blind, which allows for a transparent light-filtering fabric coupled with a block-out fabric for sleep time. As a parent safety is always top of mind, Wynstan can motorise your blinds with their own Wynmotion range for a sleek finish and peace…

1 min.
fave finds

STAFF PICK KARLIE VERKERK Deputy editor THE NEXT BIG THING ONLINE STORE MY CHAMELEON IS EXPANDING ITS STYLISH OFFERING WITH THE LAUNCH OF MC GALLERY. THIS NEW ONLINE SPACE WAS CREATED TO PROMOTE THE WORK OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND FEATURES AN EXCLUSIVE, SHOPPABLE EDIT OF THEIR WORKS. CHECK OUT MYCHAMELEON.COM.AU STAFF PICK ELLE LOVELOCK Editor GET INFORMATION Crafted by Japanese artisans using traditional methods, the Hasami porcelain tableware range from Specified Store makes a beautiful addition to meals. What’s more, each piece is designed to be stacked and stored away seamlessly in the cupboard. From $31.80; Specifiedstore.com GOOD cause FOR HER To mark International Women’s Day this month, In Bed and artist Caroline Walls have created a limited-edition peach robe embroidered with one of Caroline’s drawings. And for every robe purchased, 100 per cent of the proceeds…

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fave finds and some more…

STAFF PICK STEPHANIE HOPE Group content director SOLE MATES NELSON MADE SHOES ARE DESIGNED LOCALLY AND MADE TO ORDER – GOTTA LOVE THAT! EACH PAIR IS A WORK OF ART – TAKE THESE LINEN AND LEATHER WANDA SANDALS, $ 229; NELSONMADE.COM.AU NEW STORE WATCH THIS SPACE Huski Studios is the latest name to know in furniture design right now. Each piece in the inaugural collection is crafted from ethically sourced materials, including The Camper chair; $390. Huskistudios.com ELEGANCE EN ROUTE What do you get when TDE and Albus Lumen team up? This Luxe Travel Box! The two-tiered design has a removable tray for accessories and comes with a passport holder. $299.95; Thedailyedited.com CLEAN UP NICELY Hand sanitiser is, well, handy, but it usually smells a bit medicinal. Not anymore! Ecoya has launched a collection of rinse-free handwashes featuring four…