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Real Living Australia September 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!

Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues


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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SPRING. It makes me want to open the windows, clean the house from top to bottom and redecorate. Actually, who am I kidding, everything makes me want to redecorate. Seriously though, it is the perfect time of year to rearrange all your stuff and start afresh. To get you in the mood, we’ve created a fun cover story full of colour and florals (p13). There’s so much to love in our cover image, from the blue lamp by emerging Aussie designer Chi Dang to the amazing orange bed, custom-made for us by Snooze. As for the florals, incorporating them into your scheme is the perfect way to lift the pieces you already have. For plenty of bloomin’ brilliant buys, check out our shopping stories on this season’s hot…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

3 Baking a birthday cake for my husband! If only my oven was as fabulous as this 60cm Nostalgie cooker in Antique White (it comes in eight colours). $6499; Ilve.com.au 4 Stirring up a cocktail with this Nolita 4-piece cocktail tool set, $299. Katespadehomegifts.com.au Facebook.com/reallivingmagazine / homestolove.com.au/rl / @reallivingmag…

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real living australia

Editor Elle Lovelock Creative director Sandy Dao Deputy editor Karlie Verkerk art & style Art director Ann Do Art production/designer Matus Kundrat Market assistant Lisa Burden content Content director Stephanie Hope Senior features editor Lindyl Crabb Production editor Tamarah Pienaar thanks to Andrea Healy, Natalie Johnson Homes group coordinator Sara Sleeman ssleeman@bauer-media.com.au; (02) 9282 8456 production Title controller & production planner Sally Jefferys Advertising controller Dominic Roy advertising Head of brands Anna Mistilis (02) 9282 8111 Homes commercial manager Rhonda Maunder (02) 9282 8687 Homes manager Kimberly Anderson (02) 9338 6103 Brand executive Jennifer Burke (02) 9288 9145 Advertising production manager Kate Orsborn (02) 9283 8364 NSW director of sales Karen Holmes (02) 9282 8733 Sales director Vic, SA, WA Jaclyn Clements (03) 9823 6341 Victorian head of direct sales Will Jamison (03) 9823 6301 Queensland head of sales Judy Taylor (07) 3101 6636 Creative director Clare Catt (02) 8116 9341 NEW ZEALAND Enquiries +61 2 9282 8505 marketing, research…

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garden variety

Use florals in the form of a print (and from a florist) to soften contemporary furniture. Here, the wallpaper’s florid petals and the vases’ abundant blooms counteract the bold, structured lines of the dining table and buffet, which might otherwise overtake the spaceThe key to making floral prints look modern is to mix them with decor in solid colours. So, go ahead and layer clashing florals, but remember to break them up with statement pieces, like this headboard and lamp text lindyl crabb | styling assistants giulia mcmurdo; gabrielle mccabe…

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a soft touch

A perfect fusion of style and function, Wynstan’s new Veri Shades combine the softness of curtains with the practicality of vertical blinds to deliver the ultimate window-styling solution. This innovative hybrid design is made up of soft, vertical panels that are ideal for large windows and sliding doors in any home. No longer do you have to choose between having your window coverings open or closed – Veri Shades allows you to simply walk through the individual fabric vanes, making indoor-outdoor living easy. They also offer excellent light and privacy control. Using a child-safe wand, adjust the vanes halfway for gentle, filtered light or close them completely for daytime privacy while still enjoying a soft view through. Veri Shades come in a choice of six on-trend neutral colours with sleek,…

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fave finds

ROARING SUCCESS The new kids range from Freedom is designed to work in with your more grown-up decor while also appealing to little imaginations. We love this Hideout bedframe, $999, and canopy, $249, for young adventurers. Freedom.com.au staff pick STEPHANIE HOPE Content director RAISE YOUR GLASS A lot of good stuff goes into the making of Minimum wines – recyclable bottles, organic grapes, compostable corks. Plus the light and fruity varietals are ready to drink right away. Cheers to that. Minimumwines.com staff pick LINDYL CRABB Senior features editor ACCESSORY ALERT From high fashion to the high street, padded headbands are having a moment, and we’re here for it! They’re essentially the lazy girl’s answer to put-together perfection. Try the Zoe headband in Peach or Blue, $79 each; Reliquiajewellery.com FLORAL FANTASY THE KIOSKI CAPSULE COLLECTION FROM MARIMEKKO PRESENTS THE FINNISH BRAND’S CLASSIC PRINTS,…