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Real Living Australia May 2021

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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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
rainbow styling

pigments for the imagination Instinctively drawn to an artwork? Use its tones, textures and colour combinations as decorating cues colour cues You needn’t look far for inspo: flowers, fruit or the local landscape can be the starting point for a palette that sparks joy daily. Invest in a statement piece then add tonal or complementary accents poetic tones Create visual drama that you can live with by layering and pairing a few different tones in the same colour family. Think subtle shades of pink, sage, teal, lavender and mustard…

6 min
great divide

who lives here? Malene Hvidt, an architect at Spacon & X, and Nikolaj Mentze, a designer and owner of Studio 0405. @spaconandx | @studio0405 WHEN AN ARCHITECT AND FURNITURE DESIGNER share a home, creativity has no limits, and having carte blanche to test designs and ideas can have stellar results. For Malene and Nikolaj, the combining of their skills has resulted in a balanced and resolved aesthetic. The couple’s apartment is in a leafy part of Copenhagen called Frederiksberg, which was once considered the countryside. It is this location that inspired a harnessing of natural light, which has been allowed to spill in via generous windows and skylights. “Our apartment was owned by an artist in the ’60s who established the big window to get the right amount of daylight,” Malene says. OPEN WIDE…

6 min
trust exercise

who lives here? Pam Williams, a retired public library director. Pam engaged the team at Jessica Helgerson Interior Design to renovate her home in Portland’s Pearl District in the US. Jhinteriordesign.com | @jhinteriordesign HOMEOWNER PAM WILLIAMS WAS FED UP with the Portland apartment she bought after she became widowed. The building had great bones, but its conversion in the ’90s from a warehouse to residential lofts had been completed cheaply. “The inexpensive floorboards, linoleum bathroom floor, flimsy windowsills and poor lighting all called for change,” Pam tells. She considered selling – until she saw a neighbour’s apartment that local firm Jessica Helgerson Interior Design had renovated. “It was clear to Pam that our aesthetic instincts were aligned,” says Mira Eng-Goetz, a lead designer at JHID. WORDS OF WISDOM “Pam came to us with a…

1 min
fave finds

staff pick staff pick HELPING HAND Leif has partnered with artist Bec Smith on hand balm and wash sets with an artwork that can be framed. For every set sold, $5 is donated to the Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre. $89; Leifproducts.com JUST IN! mother’s day fragrances 1 Delicate Jo Malone London ‘Elderflower Cordial’ cologne, $105 for 30ml, Myer. 2 Sunny My Happy Lily of the Beach fragrance $35 for 15ml, Clinique. 3 Citrus Obvious ‘Une Fleur d’Oranger eau de parfum, $199 for 100ml, Libertine Parfumerie. 4 Floral J’adore Infinissime eau de parfum $260 for 100ml, Dior.…

1 min
beauty spot

Allow the real you to shine through with these glow-enhancing goodies…

1 min
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