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Real Living Australia
STATES OF MIND • Australian interior designer Tali Roth is bringing her New York-inspired aesthetic back home
CHECK MATE • In her Melbourne knitting factory, textile designer Georgia Brunmayr lets curious possibilities unravel
that ’70s sequel • The reissue of B&B Italia’s Camaleonda sofa speaks volumes about its decade-defying, chameleon-esque appeal
space crush • Evoking Parisian style, this suave eatery celebrates the art of French patisserie
fave finds • A whole bunch of things we love … and some more!
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play it cool • The Copenhagen home of an influential creative director embodies her singular, free-spirited style
TRUE COLOURS • Cleverly composed and contemporary, this sunset-hued apartment in Cape Town has a bold personality
SECOND NATURE • On Sydney’s leafy North Shore, this mid-century modern gem harmonises with its surrounding bushland
light weight • With its sturdy materiality and tonal colour scheme, this newly extended home provides a sense of strength and stability for its young family occupants
homes • shop it! Rounded furniture and tactile materials create a warm, inviting interior
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living it up
ON TREND make a mauve • Move over, millennial pink. Lilac is the new must-try hue! Layer those pastel purples with soft blue and ripe berry
ON TREND hero peace • For a sophisticated take on your home sanctuary, pair full-bodied shades of green with monochrome pieces
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where I shop • Designer Lucy Folk reveals her favourite retail destinations, from creatively curated home decor to contemporary fashion
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CLEAN BEAUTY • Our latest bathroom design lookbook features five stunning spaces from Sydney to Santorini
HOW TO: style a console • Create a photo-finish console display with these three oh-so-simple steps
ready, set, DECORATE! • We know you love to style your home ― that’s why we’re bringing back the real living Decorating Competition! We’re searching for real living’s best home decorator, chosen by our judges. The winner will receive a $5000 freedom giftcard, and three runners-up will receive a $1000 freedom giftcard each!
BRIGHT FUTURE • A rundown heritage bungalow fulfils its potential as a family home
FIND YOUR SHADE • Rejuvenate a tired room with window dressings that pop with personality, yet never interrupt your home’s visual harmony
5 MONEY PERSONALITIES • According to finance expert Effie Zahos, there are five dominant spending or saving personalities, and each mimics the behaviour of a certain animal. Which furry (or feathered) critter best describes you?
HELLO, SUNSHINE • Drawing on her considerable design experience, interior stylist Kristin Rawson has made quite a splash in her own Sydney backyard
sweet memories • These biscuits and slices take us straight back to our childhood. Recreate them today for an instant hit of nostalgia
full stop • Let’s play a game with designer Lee Mathews. A few words from real living and she fills in the rest…