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Inside Out October 2018

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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decisions, decisions…

Welcome to our kitchen & bathroom issue. Why do these two rooms inspire so much debate and deliberation? I think it’s the sheer number of decisions to be made in the design process – and to make it even trickier, they’re decisions you’ve got to live with for a while. But don’t worry, we’re here for you. In our special section, starting on page 101, you’ll find everything you need to get your project going. Style paralysis? Turn to page 116 for the complete looks we’ve put together. Budget woes? Try page 128 for expert tips. Love a bit of drama? Check out Shannon’s round-up of The Block kitchens on page 106.Cushion arranging is another area of decorative controversy. To karate chop, or not? To match, or mix? And,…

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homes to love

Lessons to learn from off-the-grid living 10 of our favourite eco-friendly homewares Everything you need to know about prefab homes How to design a sustainable space check us out... here’s what you’ll find this month at our online homePHOTOGRAPHY: (OFF›GRID LIVING) JAIME DIAZ›BERRIO, (ECO›FRIENDLY HOMEWARES) CRYSTAL OSBORN,(SUSTAINABLE HOME) PETER BENNETTS. KIT HOMES IMAGE COURTESY OF ARCHIBLOX, ARCHIBLOX.COM.AU.DESIGN: (OFF›GRID LIVING) LAI CHEONG BROWN/ECOLIV, ECOLIV.COM.AU, (SUSTAINABLE HOME)M3ARCHITECTURE, M3ARCHITECTURE.COM, (KIT HOMES) ARCHIBLOX, ARCHIBLOX.COM.AU…

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in case you missed it...

WINNING PIN! The multicoloured fish-scale tiles in this inspiring bathroom by Petrina Turner Design make a stylish feature wall. Is terrazzo the new marble? Our followers on Twitter had to agree to disagree on this polarising material. reader spotlight We love the pinstripe bedding mixed with olive and pops of citrus yellow in this cosy bedroom by @debbieclark_ stylist. Share your pics using #sharemystyle and@insideoutmag. most double-tapped Bianca and Carla’s main bathroom on The Block uses stone and timber to create a jaw-dropping space. IN YOUR NEWS FEED What’s not to love about the beautifully designed laundry space in this Scandi-style home by Norsu Interiors? follow Inside Out Facebook…

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armchair & floor lamp

A Hans J Wegner ‘Ox’ chair and Louis Poulsen ‘AJ’ lamp, both from Cult, are a sculptural match made in heaven. WORKS OF ART why it works: Rounded forms and bold silhouettes combine with bright colour and textural calacatta marble ‘Joy JY80’ armchair, $2162, Jardan, jardan.com.au. Tom Fereday ‘Mito’ floor lamp, $5826, Rakumba, rakumba.com.au. SWEET SCANDI why it works: Playful pink and neutral shades highlight the luxe texture of velvet and timber ‘Sister’ lounge armchair, $2970, Dowel Jones, doweljones.com. Muuto ‘Pull’ floor lamp, $715, Surrounding Australia, surrounding.com.au. VINTAGE STYLE why it works: Retro accents are brought up to date by angular, contemporary shapes ‘Saville Row’ armchair, from $2500, Koskela, koskela.com.au. Flos ‘KTribe F1’ floor lamp, $1200, Living Edge, livingedge.com.au.STYLING JONO FLEMING…

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ask an expert

Roman blinds are a great choice for windows with a built-in bench seat Q What window coverings are possible when you have a bay window with a window seat, like I do in my living area? Harvey, via email “Bay windows can be tricky, especially when window seats are involved,” says window furnishings specialist Morgan Ferry of Simple Studio (simplestudio.com.au). “Curtains are ruled out when they can’t drop all the way to the floor, so we will often specify Roman blinds – they are ideal because they retract upwards, away from the seat cushions, and can be installed above the architrave so they don’t block any of the natural light. Roman blinds can be made in almost any fabric, from lightweight linen sheers through to heavy blockouts, and it’s…

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carly williams

Carly sits in her studio in front of her paintings, Jumping Through Hoops and Dance With Strangers. Works in progress rest against the wall. Her paintings The Girls In Town and After Work Drinks hang in Carly’s home. A concrete magpie from The Amazing Mill Markets in Daylesford and a vintage Rimini Blu Bitossi vase stand on the cabinet. Carly prepares her colour palette and works on Carnival in her studio. Her studio floor, complete with paintbrushes, forms the backdrop. “Once I’ve decided on a complementary palette, I usually add a splash of clash, to create a slightly edgier feel” You were a set painter for many years. What led you to take the plunge and become a full-time creative artist? It all kind of fell into place for…