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Real Living Australia August 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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HAVE YOU EVER wanted to take an interior design risk but been to nervous to give it a try? Maybe it’s a certain colour, a pattern or some bling. Well, I have some good news… now is the time to take that leap because decor isn’t forever and if you’re not feeling it, you can change it! This issue we’ve thrown caution to the wind and mixed things up, and we’re in good company. Style icon Alex Eagle (p14) shows how she decorates with a gorgeous blend of styles, colours, patterns and vintages – and the results are so fresh and exciting. From page 78, our very own stylist Lisa Burden demonstrates the art of creating grandmillenial table settings (basically, your nanna’s stuff mixed with the coolest new designs. It’s a…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

Ambient winter evenings. Maison Sarah Lavoine ‘Portofino’ table light. $870; Bastilleandsons.com.au Facebook.com/reallivingmagazine / homestolove.com.au/rl / @reallivingmag photography morten holtum/living inside (art wall); maree homer (elle)…

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coast to coast

GENERATE CALMNESS AND TRANQUILLITY WITH BLUE. IT PAIRS WELL WITH GREENS, WHITES AND SANDY NEUTRALS COLOUR BURST Adding colour to a room is powerful, so a timeless blue is a wise choice for your walls. A blue with grey undertones creates a refined yet effortless aesthetic – perfect for any room in the home, particularly shared spaces. To build on a coastal look, add white to skirtings, and style with light timber, natural textures and artwork. THE PERFECT PALETTE Using fine-quality pigments, Porter’s Paints colours are expertly blended to have richness, complexity and depth. The Capsule Collection contains 32 versatile colours that are carefully curated so they can make a beautiful statement on their own, or work together in any room or special space. The perfect complement Porter’s Paints Hailstorm is a rich, teal-inspired blue while…

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taste sensation

THESE DAYS ANYONE CAN BE AN INFLUENCER, but there are few creatives as influential as Alex Eagle. As the creative director of her eponymous boutique studio and The Store X, Alex revolutionised the way people shop by creating retail experiences that fuse the avant-garde vibe of a gallery with the warmth of a home interior. And now in her role as a 2020 Wedgwood Tastemaker, Alex is lending her idiosyncratic and imaginative sense of style to the British ceramics company’s tableware collections. Alex is a master of mix-and-match decorating and here in her loft apartment in London’s Soho, she’s put her contemporary, offbeat spin on Wedgwood’s timeless designs. “English style has always been influenced by a sprawling, eclectic mixture from around the world,” Alex says. “Less is more, but my…

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fave finds

NOSTALGIA HITS Inspired by the noughties, the Clique Collection by Le Specs features vintage silhouettes and cool rippled edges in hues of pastel rose, quartz, navy and tan. Shop Speed of Night, Toycoonand Plankton (above) this September. From $69; Au.lespecs.com staff pick SANDY DAO Creative Director shine bright Feast your eyes upon the whimsical SKIN collection from jewellery label Sarah & Sebastian. The Chroma Chain Opal earrings, $1400, and Chroma Opal ring, $995, are made in Sydney with Aussie opals. Sarahandsebastian.com HANDMADE AND HEAVENLY Sculpture? Well, sort of! It’s beautifully crafted furniture from the new Carved collection by Future Collective. Every piece, including these Trunk side tables, from $585, is hand-carved by a sculptor in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Future-collective.com.au staff pick LINDYL CRABB Senior features editor INDIGO DREAMS Famed British ceramics brand 1882 has collaborated with artist Faye Toogood on Indigo Storma range…