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Inside Out December 2019

Australia's best interiors magazine, Inside Out delivers inspiring homes, clever design ideas and practical decorating solutions. Discover the latest homewares trends, stunning outdoor spaces, and what's new for the living room, kitchen, bathroom and garden.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

And that’s it for 2019. Now we get to look back on what we did... It was a good year for clever homes and beautiful objects, and we had a satisfying sense that sustainable housing and living in a considered way is becoming so much more important. But this groundswell isn’t just about style – it’s about how we choose to spend our money. I have my own highlights for 2019. That dark and moody holiday house on the water at Booker Bay (July issue) could be my favourite, but I’m also mad about the minimalist Sydney terrace that featured in May. This year, I’ve been happily seduced by nubby cream armchairs; teapots painted with sailors and sea monsters; and pale, round dining tables that make rooms feel airy and light. I…

1 min.
home library

As philosophical writer Cicero once noted, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Our pick of the latest inspiring coffee-table books to flick through traverses the design and style spectrum. From a peek into the homes and processes of leading Australian designers to international feats of architectural wonder and the unbridled joy of Mother Nature, this stylish selection is guaranteed to delight. PHOTOGRAPHY NIC GOSSAGE STYLING NATALIE JOHNSON STYLING ASSISTANT: KRYSTEL ROBINSON. BENCH, GLOBEWEST. RUG, WEST ELM. TRAY, KMART. TUMBLERS, BECKER MINTY…

1 min.
cover story

1 CONCRETE HOUSES by Joe Rollo ($75, Thames & Hudson) A celebration of concrete houses in really extraordinary locations. 2 NEW NORDIC HOUSES by Dominic Bradbury ($70, Thames & Hudson) If Scandi is your thing, this book is for you. It showcases great Scandinavian design in coastal retreats, rural cabins, country homes and town houses. 3 GREAT AUSTRALIAN GARDENS Vol 2, edited by Elizabeth Wilson ($59.99, Bauer Books) Elizabeth Wilson is one of Australia’s best garden writers, and she oversaw this dreamy book filled with some of House & Garden magazine’s favourites. 4 WHITE HOUSES by Philip Jodidio ($75, Thames & Hudson) A stunning book devoted to all-white sanctuaries owned by some of the world’s most innovative architects. 5 HOUSES by Sean Godsell ($100, Thames & Hudson) An inspiring and exploratory collection of the award-winning architect’s residential projects. 6 BIBLIO-STYLE by…

2 min.

ECO DESIGN BAMBOO SOLUTIONS Landscape designer Adam Robinson has joined forces with House of Bamboo for the PLEAT collection of smart but simple planters with architectural details. “Bamboo has the warmth and texture of timber. It’s the perfect material for a contemporary pot, as well as being sustainable,” says Adam. The large pots (pictured) are $800 each. HOUSEOFBAMBOO.COM.AU ON THE TABLE VISUAL FEAST The latest homewares collection from Dinosaur Designs is Joie de Vivre, a celebration of summer in bold, larger-than-life colour. The organic resin platters, bowls, vases, cutlery and jewellery will make a statement on any festive table. DINOSAURDESIGNS.COM.AU BEST BROLLY ART & SHADE One of the season’s best collaboratons is this Ken Done x Basil Bangs beach umbrella, $289, which offers 98% UV protection in a family-friendly 1.8-metre size, and a vivid tropical backdrop for Insta…

3 min.
the finer details

wrap & ribbon to-die-for decor…

5 min.
scents of style

Christmas is all about a beautiful setting with evocative scents, aromatic dishes and memorable tunes “We keep our ribbons in a big glass jar and each year they’re ironed and reused. It adds an element of tradition as we all have our favourites” “The glorious crackling sound and wood-smoke scent of an open fire is a part of Christmas we don’t really get in Australia, but I still love to strike a match and light a scented candle. Flame adds such ambience to rooms and dinner tables in particular – everything seems to sparkle more” “I mix and match old family pieces with newer things I have fallen for on shoots throughout the year, which keeps it feeling fresh. The tabletop is the culmination of the sensory Christmas experience, where you…