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Real Living Australia

Real Living Australia September 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

in this issue

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SPRING. It makes me want to open the windows, clean the house from top to bottom and redecorate. Actually, who am I kidding, everything makes me want to redecorate. Seriously though, it is the perfect time of year to rearrange all your stuff and start afresh. To get you in the mood, we’ve created a fun cover story full of colour and florals (p13). There’s so much to love in our cover image, from the blue lamp by emerging Aussie designer Chi Dang to the amazing orange bed, custom-made for us by Snooze. As for the florals, incorporating them into your scheme is the perfect way to lift the pieces you already have. For plenty of bloomin’ brilliant buys, check out our shopping stories on this season’s hot…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

3 Baking a birthday cake for my husband! If only my oven was as fabulous as this 60cm Nostalgie cooker in Antique White (it comes in eight colours). $6499; Ilve.com.au 4 Stirring up a cocktail with this Nolita 4-piece cocktail tool set, $299. Katespadehomegifts.com.au Facebook.com/reallivingmagazine / homestolove.com.au/rl / @reallivingmag…

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garden variety

Use florals in the form of a print (and from a florist) to soften contemporary furniture. Here, the wallpaper’s florid petals and the vases’ abundant blooms counteract the bold, structured lines of the dining table and buffet, which might otherwise overtake the spaceThe key to making floral prints look modern is to mix them with decor in solid colours. So, go ahead and layer clashing florals, but remember to break them up with statement pieces, like this headboard and lamp text lindyl crabb | styling assistants giulia mcmurdo; gabrielle mccabe…

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a soft touch

A perfect fusion of style and function, Wynstan’s new Veri Shades combine the softness of curtains with the practicality of vertical blinds to deliver the ultimate window-styling solution. This innovative hybrid design is made up of soft, vertical panels that are ideal for large windows and sliding doors in any home. No longer do you have to choose between having your window coverings open or closed – Veri Shades allows you to simply walk through the individual fabric vanes, making indoor-outdoor living easy. They also offer excellent light and privacy control. Using a child-safe wand, adjust the vanes halfway for gentle, filtered light or close them completely for daytime privacy while still enjoying a soft view through. Veri Shades come in a choice of six on-trend neutral colours with sleek,…

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fave finds

ROARING SUCCESS The new kids range from Freedom is designed to work in with your more grown-up decor while also appealing to little imaginations. We love this Hideout bedframe, $999, and canopy, $249, for young adventurers. Freedom.com.au staff pick STEPHANIE HOPE Content director RAISE YOUR GLASS A lot of good stuff goes into the making of Minimum wines – recyclable bottles, organic grapes, compostable corks. Plus the light and fruity varietals are ready to drink right away. Cheers to that. Minimumwines.com staff pick LINDYL CRABB Senior features editor ACCESSORY ALERT From high fashion to the high street, padded headbands are having a moment, and we’re here for it! They’re essentially the lazy girl’s answer to put-together perfection. Try the Zoe headband in Peach or Blue, $79 each; Reliquiajewellery.com FLORAL FANTASY THE KIOSKI CAPSULE COLLECTION FROM MARIMEKKO PRESENTS THE FINNISH BRAND’S CLASSIC PRINTS,…

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Travel Anywhere (And Avoid Being a Tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati For those wanting to take the road less hash-tagged, this guide has all the advice you need to squeeze the most out of your holidays, from rare sights and unforgettable stays to once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Hardie Grant, $29.95. Marriage of Flavours by Scott Pickett Not in the mood to tackle a technical recipe? This cookbook is all about surprising and satisfying your tastebuds, and the chapters are divided into seasons, which makes it much easier to find something you feel like cooking. Random House, $39.99. Blooms A visual showcase of 80 extraordinary contemporary florists – including a few Aussie talents – that proves floristry is just as innovative and exciting as any other art form. This is the…