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Real Living Australia July 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!

Are Media Pty Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

THE SCENT OF GARDENIAS in someone’s front yard. The feel of skin on freshly washed linen sheets. The taste of my mum’s scones heaped with jam and cream. The sound of a Champagne cork popping! These are just a handful of my favourite sensory experiences. They’re what make life extra beautiful. I bring this up because July is the senses issue. We’re spending more time nurturing our environments and ourselves, so why not explore how our senses guide our style. Stripping back can wait’til summer – this season, let’s treat ourselves to things that make us feel good: warmer bedding, a new winter perfume, a weekend getaway with an open fire and second servings of our favourite foods. This month, the team styled bedrooms that are *literally* what dreams are made…

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this month i’m looking forward to…

Trying the natural products from Verde Remedy. This Muscle balm is designed to relieve aches and muscle inflammation. $70; Verdeskin.com Facebook.com/reallivingmagazine / homestolove.com.au/rl / @reallivingmag photography kristina soljo (lindyl); jem cresswell (bedroom)…

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sleeping beaut

prepare your sanctuary To ensure a restful night’s sleep, invest in a good quality mattress and banish technology from the bedroom. Switch off devices at least an hour before bedtime to help you relax. colour your way Soothing shades work well for bedrooms, but you can still have fun with unconventional colour pairings. Try lemon and grey, lilac and olive or oatmeal and cobalt.…

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fave finds

shady characters The colour connoisseurs at Laminex have added new decor to the range! Laminex’s Sacha Leagh-Murray says the release offers muted hues that weren’t typically considered “natural tones”, like this Pale Honey x Dulux Birdseed laminate, from $81.07 per sq m. Laminex.com.au staff pick TAKING SHAPE The chic one-shoulder William dress by New Zealand label Marle confirms the trend for asymmetric silhouettes is here to stay. It’s part of Marle’s You Got Mine spring 2021 collection, which honours the feel, form and movement of natural materials. Marle.co.nz FAB FIVE winter skin edit 1 Boost Regenerating Power Serum, $72, Daily Wellness. 2 Hydrate Caudalie ‘Vinosource’ S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum, $68, Sephora. 3 Soothe Lipikar Syndet AP+ Wash Cream, $33.95, La Roche-Posay. beneath the surface Once again, Artedomus tiles are turning heads with the new Fiandre Veneziano and Loft collections. What sets these…

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on a roll

FROM HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SETS to luxury shopfronts and celebrity homes, Graham & Brown wallpapers have kept illustrious company during their 75-year existence. It’s a far cry from the brand’s humble start, post-World War II in a small factory in the northern England town of Blackburn. Harold Graham and Henry Brown, two passionate yet somewhat inexperienced best mates, had the idea of taking wallpaper from its traditional supporting role and making it the star of the room by way of design-led patterns and luxe materials. They couldn’t have timed it better. People were eager to liven up their homes following the harrowing years of war, and Graham & Brown’s finely crafted and original designs – from artisanal florals to damask flocks and dependable block colours – provided homeowners with an ideal…

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space crush

INTERIOR DESIGNERS LILY GOODWIN AND JOSH CAIN reimagined Victorian elegance through a contemporary lens when they created the interiors of No. 92. Housed within a Georgian building in Sydney’s Inner West, the wine bar and restaurant is dressed in subdued neutrals and inky blacks, with touches of rust and sage. Natural surfaces, such as smoked oak, blackbutt timber, stone, marmorino plaster and aniline leather, feature heavily throughout the space, with accents of brass and linen. “Our intention was that the palette be imbued with an understated and quiet beauty, rather than anything too loud or distracting,” says Lily, co-director at Pattern Studio. “Minimal, contemporary additions were included, intended to enhance – rather than compete with – the original detailing. We wanted to breathe new life into the space while respecting…