Inside Out

Inside Out

July 2021

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.

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3 min.
thea anamara perkins

For Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist Thea Anamara Perkins, creative expression and activism is in her blood. Aboriginal activist Charles Perkins is her grandfather, art curator Hetti Perkins is her mother, and acclaimed film director and screen writer Rachel Perkins just so happens to be her aunt. “We’ve always been encouraged to stand up and speak out, but on our own terms and in our own way,” says Thea. “Art is my way of expressing myself. I think it can powerfully express complex ideas and change people’s minds. I had always drawn, and I see painting as an extension of that – with the joys of colour science mixed in.” Born and raised in Sydney with ties to the Redfern community, 29-year-old Thea engages with her locale through her painting and installation…

3 min.
high sobriety

I would say that I am anti our binge-drinking culture. I’m all for having fun; however, when drinking starts having a negative effect on your life and relationships, it becomes a problem. I’ll occasionally have a drink or two if I’m socialising, but they no longer hold the magic that I thought they once did. Drinking now plays a small and irrelevant part in my life. I have noticed an overwhelming interest in the sober-curious movement. People are wanting to either drink less or not at all. I now listen to my body and it tells me when I need to take a break from alcohol. I normally have two to three months in the year off alcohol, because that is what feels right for me. Dry July is a great place…

3 min.

WHERE TO STAY Rowlee Wines A boutique vineyard and cellar door renowned for its excellent chardonnay, Rowlee also has a private guesthouse among its 32 hectares of working vineyards. It was –3°C when we stayed and the cottage was a warm haven, with incredible heating and a wood-burning stove. But the stocked pantry with local breads, croissants and Rowlee wine really warmed the heart! On-site tastings allow you to stock up on the fruit of the vines from your view. 19 Lake Canobolas Road; (02) 6365 3047, rowleewines.com.au Byng Street Hotel Staying in the centre of town means you can walk from bar to dinner… and back to bar again. This grand hotel’s suites are divided between the significant original homestead and a new contemporary wing that feels very modern-Orange. With original artworks…

7 min.
new sofas

You sit on it, lie on it, read on it and probably cuddle, eat, and drink on it, too. A sofa is the focal point of your living area – and arguably one of the most important investments you’ll make for your home. “The sofa is generally the most-used piece of furniture in the household,” says Anthony Spon-Smith, co-owner and creative director at high-end furniture store Coco Republic. “It’s also one of the few pieces of furniture that tends to be used by every member of the family – including pets! This means you need to give your choice some attention and consideration.” There are plenty of things to think about before you splash cash on a sofa, agrees David Hardwick, global head of product at King Living. “Naturally, you’ll be…

6 min.
mix & match

A long the driveway of this property on the NSW Central Coast, a row of statuesque canna lilies creates an imposing guard of honour, their purple leaves and creamy pink flowers drawing the eye towards a bed of vivid green and fluffy foxtail ferns. The playful combination offers a tantalising hint of the garden beyond. Hidden behind a gate and along a textured-concrete path lies a journey of discovery – a potpourri of colour, texture and form, the inspired creation of landscape designer Michael Cooke. In 2013, when owners Brad and Gillian Frost bought the sloping site overlooking a lagoon, it had a humble house on it. This was replaced with a smart, contemporary new build by White + Dickson Architects. With its mid-century overtones, including timber cladding and walls of…

1 min.
vivid imaginings

People who understand colour and its effects are like gold. Anyone can do a colour course, but those who can transform their spaces with masterful colour combinations are rare. Which is why this book about such genius is so exciting. Written by stylist/art and homewares queen Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors and photographer Armelle Habib, whose stunning images of homes and lifestyle projects have been published internationally for years, Vivid is a thoroughly enjoyable how-to. Julia’s words about the psychology of colour draw you into the chapters, starting with effervescent orange and finishing with the magic of black, and include interviews with some of the world’s most creative people. Then, before you know it, you’ve disappeared into Armelle’s incredible images and started dreaming of your own, more colourful existence. This…