Real Living Australia

magazine Nov 01 2020 · Real Living Australia

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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!


Real Living Australia


True to Style • The authentic restoration of this guesthouse in the Spanish countryside is underpinned by traditional painting techniques, lifelike wall frescoes and a tireless approach to sourcing antiques and vintage designs

fave finds • A whole bunch of things we love… … and some more!

TREASURE TROVE • A love affair with accessories and vintage objects led Melbourne-based Hannah Ward to design her own line of antique-inspired jewellery boxes

art of seduction • For over 40 years, Elsa Peretti has enamoured and empowered women with her jewellery and homewares designs for Tiffany & Co.

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captain of industry • Award-winner Charles Wilson has been right at the forefront of Australian design for 30 years


Blissful Bohemia • Colourful textiles and textural artworks are woven throughout fashion designer Ulla Johnson’s modern boho-style brownstone home, where light-enhancing features upli the 19th century architecture

Leaf of Faith • When a self-confessed tree lover and her husband discovered this light-_lled 1930s apartment on the edge of a Sydney park, they knew they’d found the peace they were seeking

Fashion House • An international fashion model needs a good solid base to feel grounded, which this period Milan pad provides for Candela Pelizza in spades


BEST IN SHOW • In a crowded field of fancy seats, meet the inspiring chairs that exude comfort, style, standout design and winning good looks

take a seat • Introducing a statement chair to a space with serene neutrals and practical pieces is an inventive way of adding a playful pop of contrast colour or contemporary shape

game, set, match • Ace this tennis-inspired look with a winning combo of cool spring colours, strong lines and defined silhouettes

hot gloss • Work the room in street style-approved pastel pieces, technicolour tartan and iridescent finishes

THE HOME STRAIGHT • If there’s one perennial pattern you try this year, make it stripes – this classic motif is having a major style moment


DRAMA CLASS • In this just-opened Paris hotel, creative extraordinaire Luke Edward Hall has concocted a visual degustation of design’s most decadent eras with a side of eclectic British style

and the WINNER IS… • Yet again, we’ve been spoilt for choice with incredible entries, and we thank you all so much for showing us your beautiful homes. But there can only be one winner… Congratulations Najah Baroudi – @bungalow_on_seventh – you’ve won the real living x freedom Reader Decorating Competition!


TOP SHELF • Upgrade your style skills and take a leaf out of the professional playbook with these expert tips, tricks and visual hacks from real living stylist Lisa Burden

k&b updates • Bright ideas for your kitchen, bathroom and laundry…


NATURAL HARMONY • Ceramicist Cécile Daladier makes sculptural vessels inspired by the countryside that surrounds her remote farmhouse in France


ZEST FOR LIFE • Chef Danielle Alvarez’s dishes will inject your home cooking with a bit of citrus zing

full stop. • Let’s play a game with Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan, co-founders of Bassike. A few words from real living and they fill in the rest…


Real Living Australia