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Real Living Australia

Real Living Australia October 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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12 Issues

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1 min.
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2 min.

I’VE BEEN MEETING quite a few of you lovely readers lately – and coincidentally, too. One lady, I was seated across from at a dinner party. When we got talking about what we did for work, she professed her love for real living, then pulled a copy of the mag out of her bag to prove she wasn’t just being polite! Another was a charming sales assistant helping my friend select jewellery; she reached for her copy of real living from behind the display cabinet. I never get tired of meeting you all, and hearing about your decorating journeys. Speaking of which, this issue, we feature four amazing creative renovations in our homes section. They range from a 1960s apartment to a classic Victorian-era house, and have all been given thoroughly…

7 min.
inner beauty

flawless foundation A natural-looking base will complement and elevate a red lip, and the same goes for bold and bright decor. Why? A neutral scheme is both versatile and timeless, so your attention is drawn to colourful items, but the overall look is classic. Here, seamless surfaces, white furniture and bone-hued walls painted in a French wash effect create an understated canvas for the art, objects and statement chair in red and rose tones. modern glamour This look isn’t a full face of make-up, but a few key elements in high-voltage colours and lustrous finishes. In this case, a jewel-toned sofa, Art Deco-inspired mirror and geometric rug. To keep it ‘modern’, stick to polished or refined materials and use restraint when applying texture – layers of heavy fabrics will feel dated. Or ease…

2 min.
from raves to riches

IN ITS HEYDAY, Ibiza was the free-loving flower child of the Mediterranean. Soul-searching misfits, disco denizens and bohemians flocked to the Spanish party island to dabble in spiritualism with a side of hedonism – and to shop at Paula’s. More than a clothing store, Paula’s was the holy grail for hippies in the ’70s and ’80s, famous for its floor-to-ceiling floral interiors, fabulous runway shows and the loose fitting, playfully printed garments it sold. Paula’s was founded by Armin Heinemann (a German expat who maintains he was roped into buying it), who, with co-founder Stuart Rudnick, employed local seamstresses and began making colourful prints inspired by everything from curtains to sea creatures. The design process was fraught with flaws, but their cheap and cheerful clothes found a cult following –…

3 min.
fave finds

SUSTAINABLE STYLE In collaboration with The Woolmark Company, fashion label Nagnata has designed a zero-waste collection of contemporary activewear using Australian merino wool. The Movement 004 range is available at Nagnata.com fresh & floral scents 1 Beach vibes Lola James Harper ‘Surf Shop’ candle, $79 for 190g, Libertine Parfumerie. 2 Fresh cut grass No.22 ‘Lawn’ candle, $88.55 for 250g, Net-A-Porter. 3 Smoky rose Boy Smells ‘Cinderose’ candle, $49 for 240g, Mecca. 4 Sweet and sensual Lotus Flower madison jar candle, $42.95 for 400g, Ecoya. 5 Fruity foliage Overose ‘Valkiria’ candle, $65 for 220g, Matchesfashion.com. lighten up This month we’re swapping heavy layers for lighter textiles. Whether your spring decor style is bright and white, pretty and patterned or delicately fringed, L&M Home’s Ava range of linens, cushions and throws has something for everyone. Lmhome.com.au EARTH TO TABLE PSA: It’s now even…

1 min.
a fine art

CREATIVE we love TANJA KOVACEVIC WAS WORKING in the fashion industry when she signed up for a weekend jewellery-making class. “I thought I’d like to make something with my own two hands,” Tanja says. “I knew the minute I made my first ring that I wanted to keep doing it. And the rest is history!” Tanja launched her business, Petite Grand, in the sunroom of her home at the age of 34, which she says “was a good age. I had experience and felt more confident.” That was 2010. Now, she designs her line of delicate jewellery with her team in their Surry Hills studio, which Tanja describes as “a home away from home”. So, if you’ve been thinking about taking an after-work art class, consider this your impetus to sign…