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Real Living Australia September 2018

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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Girls on tour Ever thought about visiting India? A couple of my gal pals went there recently and have given us their first-timer’s guide. It sounds amazing! Flip to p155.CAN YOU HAVE TOO MANY VASES? I think not. There are so many different ways to arrange flowers, it’s only natural that you’d need a “wardrobe” of vessels to display them in, right? But if I had to limit myself to just three, I’d choose a bud vase for bedside posies, a short fishbowl for coffee table flowers and a tall cylinder for those big, special-occasion bunches. That said, spring is here and I’m mad for florals, so bring on the vases! This issue, we’ve found 92 of them for you to shop, starting at only $5. What’s your favourite way…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

1 Decorating with flowers! I am obsessed (putting it mildly) with this dusty pink Linear vase from Kmart. It’s only $7. (Whaaaat?) Kmart.com.au2 Eating more salads now that the weather’s getting warmer. Cane salad server set, $55. Neueblvd.com.au3 Offsetting my white slip-covered armchairs with some lovely fig-coloured cushions from the new Aura Home collection. $59.95, Aurahome.com.au4 Wearing sneakers. These ones have a platform for a bit of extra height. Billie Flatform sneakers, $69.95. Seedheritage.com5 Burning a beautiful floral-scented candle like La Rose by Maison Balzac. How gorgeous is the new packaging? $69, Maisonbalzac.comFACEBOOK.COM/REALLIVINGMAGAZINE / HOMESTOLOVE.COM.AU/RL / @ REALLIVINGMAGphotography maree homer (elle); samantha hewitt (india) ■…

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flowers boutierre girls & floral interiorsHAUTE NATURE Linen/Cotton armchair, $4495, Maker & Son. Sidney 45 side table, from $1054, Jardan. Sarah Ellison “Mirror” plinth in Pink, from $295, Clickon Furniture. Leona console table, $799, Pottery Barn. Agra rug in Duchess (2.4m x 3m), $4000, Armadillo & Co. Milk & Sugar velvet floor ottoman in Coral, $249.95, Life Interiors. Antique chandelier and mirror. ON ARMCHAIR Lynette cushion in Desert Rose, $89.95, Eadie Lifestyle. ON SIDE TABLE Candlesticks, $24.99 each, H&M Home. Crystal cruet, $110, The Luxuriate white glass candle in Botanica, $59, and Malini candle snuffer in Brass, $17.95, The Vignette Room. ON CONSOLE TABLE Manhattan spirit decanter, $64.95, and Croyden paperweight, $249.95 for set of 3, The Vignette Room. Stoneware vase, $29.99, Small suede box, $24.99, and Large suede box,…

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perfect match

One Duck Two “Victoria” floral cushion, $49.95, Temple & Webster. Alexandra side table, $534, Pottery Barn. London armchair in Red Wine, $1199, Life Interiors. Bloomingville large kids velvet ottoman in Rose, $234, Designstuff.Marken large round ottoman, $599, Brosa. Glass dome with metal base, $29.99, H&M Home. Decadent Scent “Pink Peonies” fragrant candle, $9, and Perforated tray, $7, Kmart. Nel Lusso “Cariso” gold champagne flutes, $59.95 for set of 4, Opus Design.Vera Wang “Harrow” 16-piece cutlery set, $199, Wedgwood. Lyon 1200 chalk veneer dining table, $688, James Lane. Lenox dining chair in Ink Blue, $349, West Elm. Sunprint 27cm dinner plate in Solar, $16.95, and Sunprint 21cm side plate in Lunar, $11.95, Ecology.Alia floor lamp, $249, Early Settler. Marseille armchair in White, $839, Zanui. Mette Ditmer cotton cubic throw in Blush,…

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fave finds

DEEP SEATEDOutdoor furniture that transcends the boundaries of the backyard can liberate your living space. Enter the new AIIR chairs by GamFratesi studio. Made with optional cushions and tapered teak legs, the lightweight design and colour palette means these side and armchairs are a breeze to move between spaces. Available at Dedon. Dedonliving.com.auSTAFF PICKLISA BURDEN Editorial coordinatorCOFFEE CONNOISSEURBeing a coffee snob ain’t a bad thing, but full immersion brewing systems are usually the preserve of hipster baristas. Not anymore. The automated Siphon Coffee Brewer from Kitchenaid is easy to use and clean and it’s available in a classic onyx black and stainless steel finish. $299; Kitchenaid.com.auKEEP YOUR FINGERS ON THE NATURAL BEAUTY PULSE WITH THE NEW MISS FRANKIE 5 FREE NAIL COLOURS. $22EACH; MISSFRANKIE.COM.AUA CONSCIOUS COLLECTION TRUE TO FOUNDER GOSIA…

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fave finds

SPICE TEMPLEBrewed in Melbourne, Chai Addict masala chai concentrates are made from organic spices including cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove, and come in two delicious blends. Mix with your preferred milk and serve hot or iced. From $25 for 300ml; Chaiaddict.com.auLET YOUR IMAGINATION BLOOMJust when we thought we’d seen it all, Barcelona-based design brand Octaevo creates a collection of paper vases! Made from water-resistant paper, each piece is expertly hand-stitched, gold foil-stamped and printed with colourful motives inspired by the Mediterranean. They make a thoughtful gift for your design-obsessed friends, too. $29.95 each; Milligram.comGRAPHIC CONTENT ITALIAN WALLPAPER COMPANY LONDONART HAS LAUNCHED FIVE NEW PATTERNS. DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS ANDREA MARCANTE AND ADELAIDE TESTA, EACH ONE IS CUSTOM MADE TO FIT ANY WALL. LONDONART.ITSTAFF PICKKARLIE VERKERK Deputy editorTECHNICOLOUR DREAMSBursting…