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Real Living Australia November 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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WE’RE NEARING THE end of the year and I’m all abuzz with excitement. The weather is warming up, at work we’re planning our 2020 content and at home I’m preparing for the entertaining season. I love hosting people at my place. Whether it’s for a simple brunch or a casual dinner, there’s something so satisfying about setting a beautiful table. To help you organise your own get-togethers, we’ve created some beautiful stories in this issue. On p82 we show how easy it is to combine your old mismatched dinnerware and glassware with new buys – perhaps you’ve had some breakages over the years, you want to start using the heirloom set your Nanna gave you, or you’ve uncovered some great vintage treasures at an op-shop. Whatever they are, throw in a…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

1 Decorating with fancy candles. These beeswax Twistie candlesticks can be lit, but they’re so sculptural I think I’d leave them as is. $77 each, The-raconteur.com 2 Serving fresh fruit salads in pretty glass bowls like this one. Fleurette beaded bowl, $9.95, Provincialhomeliving.com.au 3 Hanging out in my new Hybernate PJs. They’re chic enough to duck to the shops in! Long-sleeved tee in Optic White, $69, and Harem pants in Grey, $99, Hybernate.com 4 Playing my fave tunes really LOUD! Symfonisk WiFi bookshelf speaker in White, $149, Ikea.com.au 5 Keeping hydrated by remembering to refill my water carafe. Tom Dixon ‘Tank’ decanter in Black, $250, Davidjones.com…

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shelf service

express lane decorating ideas Upgrading your everyday decor is an affordable and space-savvy way to makeover your kitchen. Start with new tea towels, linens and statement glassware, and mix up your white dinner set with colourful bowls and plates. And when it’s time to replace your old stainless steel toaster and kettle, swap them for matching pastel designs. hair & make-up claire thomson | photography assistant alistair woods styling assistants helen burden; krystel robinson; lynn johnson; nate vella | set build jake smyth…

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fave finds

COMING IN HOT OZ Design’s new summer collections are giving us serious #vacayvibes with relaxed colour palettes, lots of rattan and decor that’s made for entertaining. Ozdesignfurniture.com.au staff pick KARLIE VERKERK Deputy editor real living loves BEST TRESSED Show your locks some love with Ayu’s Ceremony oil, $60. Run a few drops through your hair to nourish and impart the delicate scent of ylang ylang, magnolia and jasmine. Theayu.com.au ON THE RISE If there’s one artist you start following on Instagram today, make it Anna Beam. We’re big fans of her ceramics and playful textile prints. Little Arch vase, about $84*; Annabeam.com staff pick ELLE LOVELOCK Editor TOP THREE aperitivo hour Gin is certainly the tipple of the moment – here are three to try. 1 Smooth citrus notes The Botanist Islay dry gin, $85. 2 Pre-mixed Bombay Sapphire ‘Ready to Drink’ gin…

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space crush

CHECKING OUT OF A HOTEL can be bittersweet. It often signals the end of a holiday, yet there’s something comforting about going home. That’s not the case at Vipp Chimney House, a private guesthouse you won’t want to leave. The former water-pumping station is now “a cutting-edge contemporary home” with two bedrooms, 8.5-metre high ceilings, a skylight and steel staircase that echoes the industrial scheme. Designed by Danish architect David Thulstrup, the house showcases Vipp fixtures and furniture so guests can experience them in a curated space. “I was encouraged to make it edgy,” David says of the bold details. “And I wanted people to feel at home.” shop it Jamie McLellan ‘Elementary’ stool in Red/Orange, $475, Open Room.…