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Real Living Australia April 2020

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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FINDING YOUR PERSONAL DECORATING STYLE is far easier than people think. One of the best tricks is to look at the other aesthetic choices you’ve made in your life. What do your clothes look like? What sort of jewellery do you like to wear? These are things you’ve chosen based on looks, as well as comfort – and decorating a home is much the same. Instinctively, we’re drawn to certain styles. Take Margherita Missoni, for example. Her home office (p104) is a wonderful extension of her personal aesthetic. It’s bold, ultra-feminine and colourful – much like the clothes she wears and designs for her eponymous label. Our up-front decorating story this issue (p12) is also inspired by the colours and patterns of autumn/winter fashion. Creating it was the most fun! We ventured…

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colour texture pattern

plush joys Velvet, chenille, wool, corduroy, linen, leather… The options are virtually endless when it comes to cushions. Turn the tactility up to 11 with tassels, pom poms, contrast trims or piping wall power Wallpaper can be a feast for the touch as well as the eyes. Grassweave or sisal are classic textural choices, while metallic and flocked designs deliver on glamour. Digitally printed wallpaper is another beautiful – and cost-effective – option. styling assistants krystel robinson, kate lincoln photography assistant michael comninus model sashha bunge hair & make-up teneille sorgiovani custom cushions nethmi ratnayake *currency conversions correct at time of writing…

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fave finds

rest your head Snuggle up with the geometric shapes and soft, restful colours of the Screens velvet cushion in Natural, $69.95; Luxotic.com.au real living loves FEELING NOSTALGIC Designed to spark fond memories of favourite times and places, the Sibella Court x Sparkk ‘Nostalgia’ wallpaper and textile collection is a nod to the past in all the right ways. Thesocietyinc.com.au smooth operator In the age of fast fashion, when sustainability is more important than ever, Brother’s clever Tailored2You sewing machine range, including this TY600C model, $649, makes it so easy to get back to basics. Available from Spotlightstores.com HANGING AROUND Inspired by one of Loewe’s most iconic designs, the Elephant iPhone cover, $660, is the latest addition to the playful animal family. Loewe.com staff pick LINDYL CRABB Senior features editor TOP THREE eye saviours 1 Intense hydration Dior ‘Hydra Life Sorbet’ eye gel, $88, Sephora.…

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scents of style

PARIS SMELLS SWEETER at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain. Home to luxury fragrance company Diptyque’s premier boutique, the store is like an olfactory teleporter ready to whisk you off to a balmy beach in Vietnam, a rose garden in England or a Greek island ripe with fig trees. This iconic address also inspired the company’s name – its shopfront windows resemble the two panels of a diptych artwork. Diptyque was founded by interior designer Christiane Gautrot, theatre set designer Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet, a painter. The boutique was originally a bazaar of fabrics and exotic treasures unlike anything else in Paris. As demand grew, the trio quite literally followed their noses and began launching their own scented products – candles in 1963 and a unisex eau de toilette called L’Eau in 1968. The…

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space crush

IT’S RARE TO FIND a space that combines barefoot comfort with a luxurious vibe, but Dunes restaurant in Sydney’s Palm Beach pulls it off. “Think sandy feet with a martini,” says designer Olivia Bossy, who wanted it to feel like more of a home than a restaurant. Every element in the 230-sq-m interior is vintage, restored or custom-designed, mainly using building materials and offcuts from the site. The owners, foodies Brett Conway (formerly of Three Blue Ducks in Sydney) and chef Jesse McTavish (ex North Bondi Fish), requested a sandy palette. However, Olivia was keen to delineate a thoroughfare leading from the lounging area to the dining space and a rich splash of burgundy did the trick. She channelled a mix of influences to create the unique aesthetic, which she…

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Juergen Teller: Handbags Reflecting on his 30-year career, German fashion photographer Juergen Teller says he mostly photographed handbags. Such is the story behind this impressive, and rather weighty, retrospective. Peppered with famous faces and designs, every image is an homage to the iconic accessory and will have you oohing and aahing with desire. Steidl/Thames & Hudson, about $165*. Prada Catwalk by Susannah Frankel The extent of Prada’s influence on fashion is revealed in this seminal anthology. Chronicling the luxury brand’s womenswear collections, it’s a sartorial feast and a visual timeline of the inimitable designer Miuccia Prada’s creative process, mapping her discursive, daring designs that have explored and celebrated femininity, art and politics. Thames & Hudson, $100. Camp: Notes on Fashion by Andrew Bolton Missed out on visiting the much-talked-about show at The…