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Real Living Australia

Real Living Australia January 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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DO YOU SLEEP WITH A FLAT SHEET? Or just a quilt? I thought people were either on one side of the bed or the other when it comes to sleeping with a sheet or not. I did some research (took a poll in the office) and discovered that, actually, it’s a seasonal thing. There was a resounding win for the quilt-only option in winter, but come summer, a flat sheet was included for the purpose of coverage without heat. (The quilt gets flung to the end of the bed.) This approach to bedding pretty much sums up summer decorating, I think. Same same, but different. Textiles are lighter and breezier. Colours are fresher and brighter. And we tend to crave more visual space and less stuff. New year, new you and…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

FACEBOOK.COM/REALLIVINGMAGAZINE / HOMESTOLOVE.COM.AU/RL / @REALLIVINGMAG photography maree homer (elle); lynden foss (dining room and cover) | styling sarah ellison (dining room and cover) | fashion styling kristin rawson…

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star gazing

aries (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19) You are fun, passionate and energetic. You keep a tidy home, and love bright colour and interesting details. Your 2019 mantra Try something new; something out of your comfort zone. Whatever style rules you thought you had, this is the time to break them. taurus (APRIL 20 – MAY 20) You are determined and self-reliant, with a home that is cosy, welcoming and full of earthy objects. Your 2019 mantra Know your worth. It’s all about choosing quality over quantity. Invest in pieces that speak to your soul and they will last a lifetime. gemini (MAY 21 – JUNE 20) You are playful and energetic. Your home is constantly evolving as you add and rearrange to your heart’s content. Your 2019 mantra Share with others. In a relationship? Go in on a…

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fave finds

AUSSIE MADE ON OUR RADAR After launching his inaugural furniture collection at Denfair 2018, local designer James Howe is one to watch. You can check out his work online, including his timber J5 Cabinet, at Jameshowe.com.au BEAUTIFUL BOHEMIA CULT DANISH WOMENSWEAR LABEL CECILIE COPENHAGEN DESIGNS SIMPLE PIECES IN SIGNATURE SILHOUETTES AND PRINTS. WE’LL BE WEARING THIS COTTON V-NECK DRESS ALL SUMMER LONG. $295; CECILIECOPENHAGEN-AU.COM STAFF PICK SANDY DAO Creative director COIFFURE QUENCHER Wouldn’t it be cool if you could hydrate your hair and skin at the same time? With David Mallett’s Fresh Eau de Concombre spray you can do just that and spritz on the go! $61.50; David-mallett.com.au TRAY MAGNIFIQUE Looking for display-worthy stone homewares? The Marble Basics range of trivets, trays and bowls is now available at design store Mecque, including the Baby Flared dishes in Blanc and Noir;…

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what we’re listening to…

text lindyl crabb; kate kiryk…

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space crush

THE SECOND YOU STEP inside La Porte Wellness, you’re instantly transported to a place of comfort and serenity. This new wing within the already established La Porte Space is a one-stop shop for the mind and body, complete with boutique reformer Pilates and yoga studios, a luxury infrared sauna, brow bar and skin clinic. Leaders in the wellness arena also use the space to conduct private consultations and motivational seminars. Founders Hayley Bonham and Rory Elsom approached the interiors with the same levels of careful consideration that La Porte has become renowned for. “Colour palette and tone are key,” Hayley says. “Our plan was to create the feeling of a Parisian apartment filled with beautiful and inviting things that connect with every guest who visits.” High ceilings and natural light…