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Home & Garden
Real Living Australia

Real Living Australia May 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!

Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.

This month I’m looking forward to… I’VE BEEN SEARCHING for the perfect piece of art to hang on an empty wall between my kitchen and dining area. I’ve already got a mix of framed prints and paintings in this room, so I’m thinking something three-dimensional might be fun. My mum hangs Delft Blue plates on her walls as a nod to her Dutch heritage and I’ve been inspired to do something similar, but with a modern twist – some fine, handmade porcelain plates in different sizes and shades of blue from navy to sky grey would be perfect. If you’ve recently come across plates like these, will you let me know? Morgwn Rimel, who owns the home on our cover, has done something similar by hanging a trio of chopping boards on…

1 min.
real living australia

Editor Elle Lovelock Creative director Sandy Dao Deputy editor Karlie Verkerk art & style Art director Ann Do Art production/designer Matus Kundrat Market assistant Lisa Burden content Content director Stephanie Hope Senior features editor Lindyl Crabb Production editor Tamarah Pienaar thanks to Andrea Healy, Alice Ierace, Natalie Johnson, Sarah Pickette Homes group coordinator Sara Sleeman ssleeman@bauer-media.com.au; (02) 9282 8456 production Title controller & production planner Sally Jefferys Advertising controller Dominic Roy advertising Homes commercial manager Rhonda Maunder (02) 9282 8687 Homes manager Kimberly Anderson (02) 9338 6103 Brand executive Jennifer Burke (02) 9288 9145 Advertising production manager Kate Orsborn (02) 9283 8364 Advertising production executive Simone Creighton (02) 8114 6021 NSW director of sales Karen Holmes (02) 9282 8733 Sales director Vic, SA, WA Jaclyn Clements (03) 9823 6341 Victorian head of direct sales Will Jamison (03) 9823 6301 Queensland head of sales Judy Taylor (07) 3101 6636 Creative director Clare Catt (02) 8116 9341 NEW ZEALAND Enquiries +61 2 9282…

3 min.
art of glass

three in a row A spacious stretch of wall is the perfect canvas for hanging multiple mirrors. If a mirror you like feels too small on its own, hang a few and they will balance out the space. This display works best if you repeat the same mirror because it creates visual harmony, and three is the magic number – it’s enough to make a statement without looking excessive. Don’t be afraid to use ornate styles, just ensure their size is in proportion to the wall, vertically or horizontally. Right now, leaning your mirror against the wall is in fashion, which is great news for renters. The look is more informal, so large framed mirrors will feel at ease with the rest of the room. If you hang a mirror, keep a…

2 min.
fave finds

AT FIRST LIGHT Danish lighting studio Anour’s collection of light installation pieces are now available exclusively in Australia through Fred International. Expect simple yet stunning silhouettes and handcrafted designs finished with copper, wood, marble and brass, like this T Model lamp, from $1773. Fredinternational.com.au STAFF PICK ELLE LOVELOCK Editor LOCAL CREATIVE If art inspired by architecture is your thing, check out artist Jane McKenzie’s terracotta and stoneware sculptures. From left: Folly P2 and Stargate, $420 each. Janemckenzie.com.au STAFF PICK KARLIE VERKERK Deputy editor SCENTUAL HEALING SENSORI + AIR DETOXIFYINGMISTS ARE MORE THAN A ROOM SPRAY – THEY CLEAR THE AIR OF TOXINS AND FILL SPACES WITH SOPHISTICATED NATURALAROMAS. $69.95; SENSORIPLUS.COM.AU MADE BY HAND DINE IN STYLE With beautiful tableware from Long Courrier, you don’t need to be a fabulous cook to impress family and friends at dinner. Designed in Australia, the collection includes…

1 min.
winter is coming

Wynstan’s Cellular Shades deliver more than just shade, privacy and a sophisticated look: they can also help you save on your heating and cooling bills. As smart as they are elegant, Wynstan Cellular Shades conserve energy by trapping air in their honeycomb-cell interior, creating an extra layer of insulation within the blind, so you don’t have to go straight to the heater to warm your living areas this winter. The custom-fitted versatility of the Cellular Shade means they can be adapted to windows of any dimension – even horizontal skylights and angled loft windows – and they hug so closely to the window edges that light gaps are virtually eliminated and noise reduced. Wynstan Cellular Shades are also surprisingly strong and durable, making them the perfect window treatment for your…

1 min.
need new blinds or awning in your house?

Installing the perfect set of stylish, affordable blinds, doors, shutters and awnings in your home is easy thanks to Wynstan’s experienced team of professionals. Simply take advantage of Wynstan’s convenient and free in-home consultation and quote service. Wynstan is an Australian-owned family business, with each and every order treated with the passion and pride it was 51 years ago, when the company first launched. Specialising in custom-fit window and door treatments, manufactured from the highest-quality materials selected for their beauty, strength and durability. For more information or to book a free in-home consultation go to wynstan.com.au or call 1300 667 679 EFFECTIVE IN BOTH WINTER AND SUMMER Thanks to their unique honeycomb cell interior, which creates pockets of insulation, Wynstan Cellular Shades can help you save up to 32 per cent* on your heating…