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!
style inspiration • The dusky hues of Australia’s sunburnt landscapes and our unique off ering of natural materials serve as a point of reference for the warm home decorating looks we’re loving right now.
finishing touch • Reconnect your home with the great outdoors by bringing a touch of nature inside. Fill forlorn vessels with pretty fruit and lighten the mood with fresh-cut flowers.
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A FASHION A BLELIFE • The fabric of Heidi Middleton’s Palm Beach home is a tapestry of art, design and family
fave finds • A whole bunch of things we love…
fave finds • … and some more!
fave finds • … and some more!
BRIGHT FUTURE • The three founders behind sustainable beauty line Flavedo & Albedo are redefining the concept of ‘power tools’
flower power • Emblematic of the ’60s peace movement, the Flowerpot lamp is now spreading love and light in a portable new design
space crush • This ’80s inspired eatery offers a fresh take on retro glamour
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ROYAL TREATMENT • Colour and clever composition transform this historic residence into a family home
COUNTRY ESCAPE • A cosy cottage in Victoria’s Red Hill receives a swift makeover in a predominantly neutral palette that bodes well for relaxation
TRUST EXERCISE • The owner of this renovated loft achieved an exceptionally soft and serene result by encouraging the designers to follow their intuition
great divide • Clever furniture placement defines this expertly designed open-plan studio apartment
THE MOTHER LOAD • Four of our favourite mums list the items they swear by for their children – and themselves
down to earth • Relaxed curves and visibly textured finishes can make autumnal camel and taupe tones feel more indulgent
currant affair • Rich, elegant and sensual, burgundy is this season’s perfect shade for so furnishings and accent pieces
new dimension • For a modern take on monochrome, layer expressive patterns, interesting shapes and exaggerated lines
ONLINE COURSES • TURN YOUR PASSION INTO A CAREER
where I shop • From timeless furniture to the latest menswear, Ben Avery of Colourblind Florist shares his favourite retail destinations
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RAINBOW STYLING • A neutral palette may be wonderfully versatile, but add a few elements of colour and a room really comes to life
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!
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NATURE’S HUES • This revamped Victorian terrace enjoys a grounding palette inspired by its surrounding landscape
FINE ROMANCE • A retro apartment is revitalised for the next generation courtesy of a light and bright palette of warm pastels
INDOOR RETREAT • Prepare your home for winter hibernation mode by switching your summery window shades for a more intimate...