Australia's best interiors magazine, Inside Out delivers inspiring homes, clever design ideas and practical decorating solutions. Discover the latest homewares trends, stunning outdoor spaces, and what's new for the living room, kitchen, bathroom and garden.
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take it outside
plant pots • Inside or out, organic shapes and raw textures are the way to go
forest green • Go deep with tones straight from the heart of nature
faceted • Lots of angles add up to out-of-this-world geometric pieces
vivid imaginings • Long-time Inside Out collaborators Armelle Habib and Julia Green have released a stunning new title
high sobriety • Designer Sarah-Jane Clarke has shifted her whole perception of drinking, flipping it into a personal health journey with big benefits
HOME IN HARMONY • Interior designer Johanna Måwe adopted a Japandi look for her house intuitively and is now a leading proponent of the style in Sweden
Thea Anamara Perkins • This First Nations artist represents the boldness, beauty and brilliance of her people with every stroke of her brush
GREEN MACHINE • Cradled by an established garden, this new home in Melbourne acts like a mini power station, generating much more electricity than its occupants consume
TOP OF THE WORLD • The owners of a Byron Bay building company were ecstatic when they found an elevated block of land where they could spread out and raise their family
holiday feeling • Country and coastal influences collide in this contemporary farmhouse on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, where a family planned to spend weekends but then set up home
out of sight • A cliff-hanging family cabin near Montagu in South Africa balances bold lines with eco-sensitive choices to connect deeply with the remote landscape it’s embedded in
NEW SOFAS • Lounge, couch, sofa or settee — whatever you call it, you need one that suits your lifestyle
crazy for you • Mid-century style takes the lead in this contemporary garden
MIX & MATCH • Celebrating colour, texture and form, this garden on the NSW Central Coast proves the power of contrast
Orange crush • Food, wine and culture lovers should book ahead to secure a perfect slice of this town in Central Western NSW
must-visit • Our take on the places we checked out
must-visit • More venues to put on your radar
KNOCK ON WOOD • The owners of this off-grid cabin used nifty renovating tricks to create the ultimate escape — from Melbourne city life and the after-effects of the 2020 lockdowns
the best bits
home front What design style are you? • Whether you’re planning a small makeover or a major revamp, it’s good to consider which design approach will best suit your property
reno 101 Show time • Renovating a home you’re not going to live in can seem like the ultimate dream job, but it’s nothing like a reality program where the makeover takes three days and the tradies wave you back in. You’ll need much more money than you imagined, and a lot less emotion than some of us are used to. . .
face value Small changes with big impact for a fast property flip
DECORATING FOR HOME INSPECTIONS • Freedom Furniture interior decorator Debra Waller-Pompe has great tips for styling your home to impress potential buyers.
number crunch Can you really afford to renovate? • In her new book, money expert Effie Zahos reveals strategies...