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13 8 BEFORE & AFTER: COLOUR WHEEL A Melbourne Federation terrace is brought to life with bold, brave colour choices
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O U T SIDE 15 9 POOL PARTY Lounge around the pool with the hottest poolside must-haves: giant animal pool ﬂoats, lounge chairs and fruity towels. Splash out! @reallivingmag
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Hot 100 Number one on the Hot 100 list is the Pantone colours of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Flip to page 115.
Happy place When I stepped into this look I felt instantly happy and calm all at once. Keep your eyes peeled next month!
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WELCOME SUNNY SIDE UP is the only way to go! Hello 2016 and hello to you. If you’re new to real living magazine, welcome – it’s so good to have a newbie on board – and if you’re a regular, we love you and it’s great to have you back. So, where are you reading real living right now? On the beach, in the bush, at home, maybe on a plane, train, or in some distant land? I’m taking my mag, a stash of books, my iPhone and hitting the road for the holidays, driving up the coast. Nothing ﬂash, quite the opposite – househopping at friends’ holiday homes, but mostly sleeping under the stars wherever possible. Getting down to earth with nature and ﬁnding time to breathe, think, read and be. This issue, we decided to get the creative juices ﬂowing because now you have time – time to stop, time for you. So, ﬁrst up, get stuck into our Hot 100 ideas to change your interiors. Don’t panic, they’re not massive changes – just tweaks here and there to give your interior, no matter what the style, a modern edge. For me, it was the pink thing (see page 116). I simply added a Rachel Castle “Penny Round” velvet cushion in Baby Pink to my bed – and suddenly fell in love with my bedroom again, yes, even more than I loved it before. My Penny Round makes me smile. I don’t have any marble benchtops or basins, but I did add a Freedom marble breadboard to the kitchen benchtop, and it gave it that element of “now”. Know what I mean? The Hot 100, compiled by interior designer Jacinta Preston and the real living team, will take time to absorb, but I promise you’ll come away feeling inspired and creative – and I bet you change at least one or two, or even three, things at home. My favourite feature this new year is Sunny Side Up by super-stylist Sarah Ellison. If you’ve ever wondered what true Australian style is today, this is it. Our cover says it all (see pages 58 to 63 for more) – it’s new, it’s natural, it’s real, and it’s raw. Okay, I’m my true happy self, in the sun with my mag, reading it from start to ﬁnish. Here we go 2016 – bring us all things bright and beautiful. I hope this issue makes you smile.
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Celebrate Australia Earthy yellow ochre and dusty pink in artworks (left) inspire the living room palette – and a whole swag of Aussie designs. Flick to page 58 for more.
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A WEALTH OF LOCAL TALENT, AND LANDSCAPE, INSPIRES THIS MONTH LOOK NO FURTHER THAN our very own shores for interior inspiration this summer. Our magniﬁcent, varied landscape, climate, ﬂora and fauna – and their earthy, subtle colour palettes – and massive swag of local design talent including furniture makers, homewares designers and photographers and artists inspire our decorating style. Bring in nature’s palette (plus nude and blush for a contemporary edge). Bring in Aussie design for a super-fresh look. Embrace the local. R Blushing beauty Lottie cushion (60cm), $90, Nathan + Jac. Local design Peaches leather cushion (40cm), $99, Nathan + Jac.
Pastel pretty Sampson planter/ vase in Blush, $49, Urban Couture. 17cm high.
Feminine chic Design Kiosk “Lily” sofa in Dusty Pink, $3190, Project82.
Subtle shine Hammered brass bowl, $35, Zakkia. 10.5cm diameter.
Slip sliding Teresa II slides in Taupe Suede, $99.95, Sol Sana. For stockists, see page 175. Carrara wheel Plateau marble coffee table, $1299, Blu Dot. 80cm diameter.
Decorative plywood Coastal tiles in Dusty Pink, $29 each, Bonnie And Neil. 39.5cm x 39.5cm.
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ONLINE NOW NEW DECOR IDEAS Celebrate 2016 with new decorating ideas. Create a relaxed, inviting look in the bedroom, as seen here, by combining a linen slipcovered bedhead with tribal-patterned accessories in soft earthy tones.
Of the things interior designers know that we might not, is that you don’t need a sofa in the living room. This room has no sofa, but looks completely ﬁnished as it is, with armchairs and a coffee table.
READ ALL ABOUT IT In Kimberly and Stephen’s Byron Bay beach house, the pendant light was made by local schoolchildren as part of a project Kimberly was involved in. It’s made from pages from old books and looks sensational. The JL Moller table came from Great Dane Furniture. Hans Wegner “Wishbone” chairs complement the timber table.
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FASHION EDITOR MARI GROENEWALD, HER PARTNER ALAN ALSTON, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS OLIVIA, 3, AND NEVE, 1 Old news The couple prefer a gently worn aesthetic; much of their furniture is secondhand, including the dining table and chairs. “We take our time to ﬁnd the things we love,” Mari says. Slowly does it “I don’t believe in furnishing a house quickly – these things take time,” she adds. She also holds onto pieces, updating them when necessary. Two leather rocking chairs in the living area have travelled with the couple on three house moves. “We bought them more than 15 years ago at a secondhand shop and they’ve been re-covered twice already.” Indoor swing A hanging basket chair in the middle of the living area was found at a local design shop. “We actually wanted an indoor swing but could never ﬁnd what we wanted until Alan spotted this in a local shop,” Mari says. “I’m mad about crochet and macramé work and so this delivered on two counts.”
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THE CAPE TOWN HOME OF Mari Groenewald and her partner, Alan Alston, is a colourful, calm family refuge that they relish spending time in with their young daughters Olivia, 3, and Neve, 1. They bought the two-bedroom Victorian house three years ago, enchanted by the leafy, quiet street in Tamboerskloof, a suburb that backs onto the slopes of Signal Hill. SMALL BUT PERFECT At just 96 sq m, the house comprises a master bedroom and ensuite at the front, with its own patio, and the girls’ bedroom and a second bathroom at the back; these lead to a courtyard. Between the bedrooms sit an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, and a staircase to a loft space, containing a guest bedroom and playroom. MAIN CHANGES The only structural change the couple made to the house was to steal some space from the second bedroom and bathroom to make the back courtyard larger. “Outdoor space is important to us, and the previous bathroom and bedroom was unnecessarily big,” Mari says. They also replaced all the aluminium windows with wooden frames and re-did the bathrooms – they now boast grey screed ﬂoors and white subway wall tiles with grey grout. Smart! KEEPING IT RAW The wooden ﬂooring throughout the rest of house was re-sanded, while the staircase was stripped back to its natural state. “Wherever we could, we took everything back to a raw ﬁnish,” Mari says. “We deﬁnitely prefer a more authentic patina to things.” Mari loves colour; her eclectic exuberance in decorating contrasts with Alan’s more minimalist style. “Every now and then I do something I shouldn’t,” she chuckles. “It all works out in the end.” R @reallivingmag
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Only way is up 3D bird decorations appear to ﬂy out of picture frames and up the wall by the staircase to gorgeous effect. Sunshine hits Bursts of colour and interesting pieces add to the deeply personal aesthetic evident in the home. Sentimental bloke Old family photographs, hats and shells are just some of the collections dotted around. Jump on the bed Mari and Alan’s daughter Olivia trampolines on her Ikea bed in the room she shares with her baby sister. The crocheted blanket is from Mari’s collection. The yellow animal decal is attached to the sliding door to the girls’ bathroom, while glow-in-the-dark stars are stuck on their ceiling. A
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Aged beauty More secondhand furniture and natural textures abound in the master bedroom, which leads to another lush verandah. â€œWe love having a green view from every room,â€? Mari says. A
BATHROOM TILES 49313 in Gloss White (A; 100mm x 300mm), $47.95 a sq m, Beaumont Tiles. FLOORING Swiss stone pine in Brushed White Oil (B), $228.80 a sq m, Maﬁ. KITCHEN BENCHTOP Kaboodle laminate in Coconut Ice (C; 2.4m x 60cm x 38mm), $238 a module, Bunnings. INTERIOR PAINT Murobond Pure in Smart White (D ), $89 for 4L. For stockists, see page 175.
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Swing easy Hammock chair, $99.95, Amalﬁ Homewares.
Holding the baby Mari and Alan with Olivia and baby Neve.
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Natural textures, yellow pops and leafy greens all add up to a comfortable, playful, fresh family home Sunny harmony Japanese enamel teapot in Yellow, $130, Ten Things. 17cm high.
African savannah Malawi chair, $550, Eco Chic.
Jazz up dining HK Living “Mango” plates, $15 each, Ahoy Trader. Diameter 24cm to 30cm.
Climbing frame Askholmen trellis, $24.99, Ikea. 1.9m x 72cm.
Subtle texture Sahara cushion in Aqua, $35.95, Zanui. 50cm.
Hello cocky Parrot candle in Vibrant Yellow, $18.95, Sunnylife. 21cm high. Vertical garden Custom-made wooden boxes are ﬁlled with herbs and vegetables.
Copper glow Murray rose shower, $1300 (including head), Robert Plumb.
Green seas Vintage demijohn vase in Emerald Green, $45 (not including foliage), eBay. 31cm high.
Boho brights Rama fringe kantha blanket, $229, Sage & Clare. real living
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FRESH Along with her team, Sydney-based multidisciplinary designer and artist Evi O has launched ceramic label Anekka, offering four durable styles including the Tulip cup and Melk bottle/vase. “Each piece combines modern form and minimalist design to add a contemporary element to your home,” Evi says. Anekka.com
Beach bums Beach towels FROM TOP Squiggle, $99, and Spotted, $99 each (includes chambray bag), Sandy Nomad.
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Bottled goodness Tulip cups, $22 each, and Melk bottle/vase, $48, Anekka. Available in various shades and ﬁnishes.
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It’s designed to be used as a cool magazine holder, but the Ferm Living powdercoated metal magazine holder in Black could also be handy on your desk, to contain previously messy piles of paper. Love a dual purpose. It’s $79 from Designstuff.com.au
M E TA L L I C T H R E A D C O T T O N TA S S E L S Committed to creating ethically produced, small-batch and handmade pieces, Amigos de Hoy counts this pretty Flip rug in Lilac/Gold in its collection. From $795 for small (2m x 1.3m). Amigosdehoy.com real living
L OVI NG Swim snap Take The Plunge ﬁne-art photograph by Adelaide Mourd, from $395 (unframed), Pennyfarthingdh.com.au 80cm x 80cm.
DOUBLE DUTCH FEST Amsterdam was founded in 2013 by Dutchwoman Femke Furnée, who just couldn’t ﬁnd the furniture she was looking for. So she designed it herself, including the super-soft, full-grain buffalo leather Edge 3-seat sofa, $8170, from Curiousgrace.com.au
Affordable art comes in many guises, including photographic prints. The striking Face poster, left, by Dutch artist Via Martine is from her Model series. Printed on 200gsm matt-laminated paper, the 91cm x 61cm poster ﬁts neatly in an Ikea frame. It’s $95 (unframed) from Norsu Interiors. Norsu.com.au
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THEY’RE TR AVEL, SUMMER, PART Y SE ASON ESSENTIALS: TRIWA’S NEW R ANGE OF SUNGLASSES, INCLUDING ERNEST HAVANA ( TOP), $ 299, AND GRACE INDIGO ( BOT TOM ), $ 299. TRIWA.COM
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Swing low Poncho hammock in Blue, 420 euros (about $AU640), Makahammocks.com
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“The intent was to expose the carcass of the building and encourage the Mediterranean feel of the existing arched windows, the hidden decorative ceilings and stripped ﬁnish to the existing walls,” says interior architect George Livissianis (Georgelivissianis.com) of the design. “A layer of cement sheeting introduces the new works to the space.”
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emulates the rocky Greek island landscape rather than the predictable blue and white,” George says. “The ﬁnishes are simple.”
Mediterranean ﬂavour The Apollo is an Australian Greek restaurant that draws on the joint heritage of Jonathan Barthelmess in partnership with Longrain’s Sam Christie.
THE GREEK ISLAND LANDSCAPE INSPIRES THE ROUGH, RAW AND WARM AESTHETIC OF THE APOLLO
It was important the furniture feel “light”; a soft palette is realised in the bentwood chairs. No.14 Vienna chair in Natural Wash Finish, from $290, Thonet.
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Strong & handsome The matt granite top of the dining bar adds a sense of sophistication and strength to the scheme.
Colour highlight The interior features a subtle neon pink highlight (centre pic), which pays homage to the recurring use of red in Greek imagery – such as traditional dress – George says. It was reinvented as a neon-coloured stitch detail in the free-standing banquettes and a bright line around the columns. It’s also the “pop” colour in the graphic branding of the restaurant (far left). Drop into The Apollo at 44 Macleay Street, Potts Point, NSW. (02) 8354 0888. Theapollo.com.au R
text diana prichard | photography scott needham (interior); nikki to (food & exterior)
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Swing by this gorgeous ’gram for your Nordic design ﬁ x. This snap of the Nomess mirror is one of 1900 photos you can peruse – that’s more interiors inspo than you can poke a tapered candle at. You’re velbekomme!
A SI DE OF QU I R K . PICT U R ED IS T H E ST U DIO I N M A N H AT TA N , N YC .
True reﬂection Nomess “Reﬂection” mirror, $229.90, Leoandbella.com.au
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Follow travel blogger Jessica Stein around the world. Sunsets in Lagos, sailing in Dubrovnik, pasta in Positano, ﬂea markets in Pasadena (pictured). #lifewelltravelled @ K N W N G PHO T O G R A PH E R RO M E O P O KO M A S SE C A P T U R E S O U T F I T S A N D A RC H I T E C T U R E I N A SI M PL E Y E T G R A PH IC WAY. PIC : K VA D R A T / R A F SI MONS COL L EC T ION.
Seeing red Tribal rug in Red, $950 for 2.5m x 1.4m, Kasbahimports.com.au
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Top trio Elle vases in Turquoise, $82.50 for set of 3, Mrdhome.com.au
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Sculptural stand Hay “Lup” candleholder in Black Triangle, $56, Designstuff.com.au
@ K VA R T_ J OA N N A SWEDISH INTERIOR DESIGNER JOANNA BAGGE IS A VIGNETTE MASTER. DROP BY
Open sesame Iacoli & McAllister “Hex” bottle opener in Brass, US$68 (about AU$94.50), Theline.com
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I’VE BEEN an interior stylist for over 10 years, mostly styling for the camera for magazines, and for brands big and small – but it’s been for other people’s brands and products, until now. It was always my dream to launch my own collection. STYLING FOR MAGAZINES is where I began, but since releasing two decorating books with Hardie Grant/Rizzoli, I have morphed more into a brand and have wanted to create more tangible items. A couple of successful product collabs – a candle with Palm Beach Collection and linen with Major Minor Sydney – was a way of testing the waters. Working with my team on my very own products is exciting. WORKING ON MY range has been an interesting process. The most important thing has been capturing my style and personality in objects. I have worked hard to establish my signature laidback and relaxed look. I wanted my brand to be strong, avoid looking like anyone else’s and feel relatable. I look at everything with a stylist’s eye – how it will translate on the page, online and in someone’s home. I AM INSPIRED by nature and travel – these both excite me and are my biggest inﬂuences. I’ve also been inspired by the photographers I’ve worked with over the years, in particular Lauren Bamford as we’re always on the same page. These inﬂuences have helped me to develop my very own eye. R
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MJG By Mr Jason Grant “Retro Mesh” table in Yellow, $129, Mjgstore.com
MJG By Mr Jason Grant “Round Utility” ﬂoor cushion, $185, Mjgstore.com
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Ocean dream It’s summer and Matt will be at the beach, along with his family. “Lots of laughs and good times,” he says.
Foot tappin’ Matt’s best ﬁnd is vintage Nikes. The ones pictured here are Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboots.
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On the record Matt’s favourite record cover from Plastic Voyage.
Wall art Anything by Andy Warhol – like Campbell’s Soup Cans – would suit Matt’s walls.
Check list Matt never leaves home without his Epokhe sunglasses. @reallivingmag
Awesome! One of Matt’s surfboards, the handcrafted Maywood Vintage ﬁnless surfboard.
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MATT MAYWOOD MAKES SUSTAINABLY SOURCED WOODEN SURFBOARDS AND DESIGNS ORGANIC COTTON TEES AND BOARDIES, ALONG WITH OTHER THINGS HARD WORK, COCKTAILS AND HAVING PEOPLE BELIEVE IN HIM ARE MATT’S INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS. READ ON… Where did you grow up? “Redhead, near Newcastle, NSW.” Were you a creative child? “Yes, I often pulled things apart to see how they worked, and I’d create new works from things lying around the house.”
Inspirational space The most inspiring space Matt has walked into is his factory – when it’s clean and tidy!
What did you want to be when you were a kid? “Everything. I wanted to ﬂy.” Who or what is your style inspiration? “I get my inspo from undiscovered old timber.” What sort of gift would you give? “Something I can handmake for someone’s happiness.” What’s your favourite mantra? “There’s always a solution.” What’s your interior style? “Mashed-up beach shack.” And what’s your best decorating tip? “Keep it simple – stick with just two colours and visualise the outcome.” Would you say your home is neat or messy? “It’s messy – we’ve got two young kids.” So, do you like cleaning? “Sometimes I need to do it before I start something fresh. I don’t love doing it, but it can be therapeutic.” What is your signature dish? “Slow-cooked rustic meatballs.” And what is your signature drink? “Long Island Iced Tea.” Favourite colour? “Black.”
Fashion faves Matt loves his Maywood cotton tees, and new Ted Baker jacket.
What music are you listening to? “Plastic Voyage, Ziggy Alberts and Nathan Hawes.” And what is your favourite ﬁlm? “Rounders.” What are your most essential grooming products? “Philips handheld electric razor, King Brown matte pomade for hair.” What item has been in your life longer than anything else? “A leather wallet my grandad gave me about 30 years ago.” What makes you happiest? “When everyone else around me is happy.” What quality do you admire most in other people? “Originality.” Where’s your favourite place? “Burleigh Point, Burleigh Heads, Qld, when the sun is shining and the surf is ﬁring.” Three things you can’t leave home without? “A pencil, sunglasses and a surfboard.” Where do you see yourself in ﬁve years’ time? “Creating something new and exciting, and having lots of fun.” R
interview john mcdonald | photography matt neilsen (hand, surﬁng and factory pics); gettyimages.com.au (andy warhol artwork)
Family trips Young Matt, one of four children, with his sister Brooke. “I love my family more than anything.”
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This month, stylist Jackie Brown has teamed up with Super Amart to demonstrate how to style a lush home office with an industrial twist
SMART STYLING with Super Amart
What are the key features of a cool industrial home ofﬁce? You need a fabulous desk – if you have the space, incorporate two or three! Storage is important, too, so shelving is a must. Where do you start? Work the furniture to your space. If you need to move around a lot, or host meetings, position the desk in the middle of the
room. If space is tight, line up one or two desks against a wall. Place your shelving nearby so all your ﬁles and paperwork are within easy reach. What about seating? Stools are great if you need to tuck your seating away to save space. To max out seating at a central desk, go for a bench seat – squish in as many people as you can!
a real living Super Amart solution
DO MORE WITH LESS Jackie’s tips for st yling a cool industrial home of fice • Mix in homewares with your of fice files to give the space charac ter • Stack up your fave magazines to use as a plinth for ar t work s • Use decorative paper tape to s tick inspirational images to the wall above your desk • Mix up your seating with s tools, dining chair s and bench seat s – it doesn’t all have to match
Clockwise from above: Silverwood desk, $499. City2 1850 bench seat, $249. Rocket 46cm stool, $44.95. Rocket dining chair $49. Silverwood bookcase, $369.
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project & styling corina koch | photography brett stevens styling assistants henriette gabreal & kate leabeater
PROJECT Plaster vase Step 1 In bucket, mix plaster according to packet instructions. Step 2 Add some acrylic paint to the plaster mixture and mix until you have achieved your desired colour. (We used pink.) Step 3 Pour plaster mix into plastic container and tap base on a hard surface to knock out any air bubbles. Step 4 Wait for a few minutes for the plaster to ﬁrm slightly, then push a test tube into the plaster (we placed ours slightly off centre). Hold for a few more minutes until plaster is ﬁrm enough to hold tube. Allow to set overnight. Step 5 Once set, carefully remove test tube from plaster. Use scissors or utility knife to remove plastic box from plaster; discard plastic. Step 6 Use sandpaper to remove any rough edges on plaster. Step 7 Slide test tube back into plaster, ﬁll test tube with water and display greenery of your liking. R
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PROJECT Australian Builders “Plaster Of Paris” plaster, $8.09 for 2.5kg, and Crafty Colour acrylic paint in Carnation Pink, $2.20 for 75ml, Bunnings. 2 Plastic round corsage boxes, $3.31 for 10cm x 5cm, $4 for 13cm x 7.5cm, and 2 test tubes, $6.27 for 5 x 18mm x 23cm, $3.08 for 5 x 18mm x 13cm, Koch & Co. THE REST Middle Of Nowhere “Volta” side table in Peach/Mist, $449, Life Interiors. ON BED Cord quilt cover in Grey, $239 for queen, Kip & Co. Assorted cushions from Nathan + Jac. Home Republic “Stonewash” pillowcase in Silver, $49.95 a pair, Adairs. The Cecile Classic throw in Snow White/Toasted Nut, $129, Kate & Kate. ON FLOOR Sneakers from Converse. Assorted books from Nathan + Jac. Kreafunk “Ahead” wireless headphones (on books), $180, Top3 By Design. Rug Culture “Amalia” rug (2.25m x 1.55m), $399, Zanui. Senso Lifestyle Vinyl ﬂooring in Nordic White, $17.96 a sq m (installed), Gerﬂor. ON WALL Ball wall lamp, $176, Plyroom. Taubmans Easy Coat paint in Peach Ash, $36.90 for 1L. For stockists, see page 175. real living
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SHIMMERY AUSTRALIAN SEASCAPES, DUSKY DESERTS and muted tones of our ﬂora and fauna, along with locally designed, sun-kissed timber furniture and bleachy-beachy white accessories inspire this dining room look. Textural timber pieces and organic forms sit lightly in nature’s colour palette, including the soft, sunset-like lilac (in the wall tone and painterly surfer pic by Adam Harriden, who shot directly into the bright Aussie sun to interesting effect) and warm terracotta in ﬂooring. Blush vessels add a contemporary vibe. A
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C OA S TA L Sea-foam shores Time dining table, from $1195, Nomi. Entertainment unit in American Oak, $3850, Mr & Mrs White. Amelia side chairs in White (comes with seat pad, not shown), $225 each, Clickon Furniture. Stumpies stools in Handpainted (left), $380, and Carved Julia (right), $600, and Dream Weaver Mid light shade in Blush/Chartreuse, $870, Pop & Scott. ON TABLE Assorted tableware in Peach from Keep Resin. ON UNIT FROM LEFT Jeremy Simon “Slip” stoneware vases, $145, $150, $210, and Susie Curtis stoneware vessel, $250, China Clay. Large Resin Flower bowl, $185, Dinosaur Designs. ON WALL Slider and Back To Nature prints by Adam Harriden in White Oak frames, $1200 each, Gone To Sea. Wall painted in Porter’s Paints eggshell acrylic in Petal Face, $97 for 4L. ON FLOOR Cotto Hexagon tiles, $95 a sq m, Di Lorenzo. real living
EARTHY Yellow ochre (a natural mineral comprising silica and clay, popular in Aboriginal painting) and dusty pink in Nola Fisher’s pair of small square artworks inspire the palette in the living room, with the colours magniﬁed in the wall and the sofa. Nature’s bounty, reimagined in the hard surfaces of the marble tabletop, rock sculptures, brass bowl and local photographer Chris Warnes’s rugged landscape image (which emphasises the vast expanse of the bleached-out Aussie sky) contrast with the feathery softness of the sofa, cushions and ﬂowering gum. A Reﬁned rural Design Kiosk “Lily” sofa in Dusty Pink, $3190, Project82. Wendelbo “Hug” lounge chair in Sky Blue, $1450, Clickon Furniture. Plateau marble coffee table, $1299, Blu Dot. ON SOFA Lily cushion in Blush, $69, and Peaches leather cushion, $99, Nathan + Jac. Mark Tuckey for Cotton On knitted bolster cushion (just seen), $49.95, Cotton On. ON COFFEE TABLE Glass vase and ﬂowering gum from Hermetica Flowers. Black stone sculptures by Stephen Ormandy, from Olsen Irwin. Hammered brass bowl, $35, Zakkia. Sampson vase in Blush, $49, Urban Couture. ON WALL Dry 3 artwork by Chris Warnes, $2300 unframed, Otomys. Skinny Bush Banana artworks by Nola Fisher, $137 each, The Gallery Shop. Wall painted in Porter’s Paints low-sheen acrylic in Kuchinashi, $102.90 for 4L. ON FLOOR Teresa II slides in Taupe Suede, $99.95, Sol Sana. Coastal tiles in Dusty Pink, $29 each, Bonnie And Neil. SARAH WEARS The Cove leather hat, $159, Lack Of Color. Liberty tie midi dress, $220, Bec & Bridge. Assorted bangles from Dinosaur Designs.
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The sight and scent of eucalyptus trees, our dominant ﬂora, are quintessentially Australian – the wallpaper in this bedroom is reminiscent of a band of eucalyptus and dappled sunlight. The look is fresh and restful, perfect for a bedroom. The muted green is offset by contemporary, pretty peach bedlinen, from Sydney-based In Bed, and a burst of red in the ﬂowering gum on the bedside table, which is from local design ﬁrm fave Jardan. The simple lines of the bed – from more locals, Mr & Mrs White – echo the “less is more” ethos of Sydney artist Jordanna Henry, whose work is on the wall. Like the Aussie landscape, the look is open, airy, magniﬁcent. R Gorgeous gum Bean bed in American Oak, $3150 for queen, Mr & Mrs White. Arthur side table, $1740, Jardan. Barbara pendant light in Marble/Brass, $2205, Light Shed. ON BED Linen quilt cover in Peach, $260, and pillowcases in Peach, $75 for 2, In Bed. Geo cushion in Natural Jute, $125, Jardan. Brooklyn cushion, $115, Nathan + Jac. ON SIDE TABLE Hammered brass bowl, $35, and Loop vase in Terracotta, $29, Zakkia. Sophie Moran “Column” vase in Blush, $165, Nathan + Jac; holding ﬂowering gum from Hermetica Flowers. ON WALL Table View artwork, $2500, Jordana Henry. Crosshatch No.3 wallpaper in Sap Green, $66 a lineal m (71cm wide), Quercus & Co. ON FLOOR Bespoke Marle rug, from $367 a sq m, Armadillo&Co. For stockists, see page 175.
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S E E I T / L O V E I T / B U YS H I TO P 6 6 I N S TA N T U P DAT E C A S U A L C O O L . C O A S TA L L U X E . P R E T T Y G L A M . S T Y L E Y O U R S PA C E W I T H F A S H I O N P R I N T S : Y O U K N O W Y O U WA N T T O Legs eleven Fashion and interiors can work perfectly together â€“ weâ€™ve got three edgy (& fashionable) spaces to prove it. Turn the page for fabulous, fashionable buys. A
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INSTANT UPDATE HEREâ€™S A BEVY OF BEAUTIFUL NEW BUYS AND FASHION PRINTS TO CHANGE UP YOUR LOOK AND GIVE YOUR SPACE A SARTORIAL EDGE
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A FUN KATE MOSS PRINT ADDS AN EDGE TO A SOPHISTICATED, PETROL-BLUE SPACE Moustache moment Montgomery sofa in Blue Stone/Linen Weave, $2399, West Elm. Hay tray tables in Black, $390 for small, $490 for medium, The Minimalist. Barnaby Lane “Smith” chair in Blush Leather, $919, Design Twins. Amali ﬂoor lamp in Gold, $199, Freedom. ON SOFA Palm cushion, $109, and Stripes Anon cushion, $119, These Walls. Denim Velvet Fringe cushion cover, $79, Kip & Co. Status Anxiety “I See You Baby” leather bag, $159, The Minimalist. ON TABLES Chloé: Attitudes book by Sarah Mower, $120, Simple Form. Skandinavisk candle in Hav, $59, Luumo. Jia tealight holder in Blue, $55.90, Top3 By Design. Votive Look tealight holder in Amber Green/Black, $17, Bo Concept. Glass vase, $19.95, Macleay On Manning. ON CHAIR Society Of Wanderers “Icelandic” sheepskin in Natural Grey, $399.95, Design Twins. ON WALL Kate Moss: Life Is A Joke print, $190, Simple Form; frame from The Right Angle. Wall painted in Haymes Interior Expressions in Nordic Sea, $69.95 for 4L. ON FLOOR Neave heels, $295, Senso. Wooden tiles, $133 a sq m, Di Lorenzo. ABOVE Give Me Wings print, from $395 unframed, Penny Farthing Design House. A real living
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Bathroom bliss Base 1560 freestanding bath, $915.99, Reece. Yokato wall tap set in Organic Aged Brass, $1128.60, Brodware. Harpers Project marble side table, $399, Life Interiors. ON BATH PB Classic towel in Gray Mist, $34, Pottery Barn. ON SIDE TABLE It book by Alexa Chung, $29.95, Simple Form. Marble big basic pot, $165, Marble Basics; holding bird’s nest fern, $9.98, Bunnings. Brass and marble dish, $89, Life Interiors. Everingham + Watson hand & body wash, $36, Koskela. ON WALL Swim print by Damian Bennett, $650 framed, Apache Rose. WALL PAINT Porter’s Paints Lime Wash in Nettle, $107.40 for 4L. ON FLOOR Spa sandals, $550, Stuart Weitzman. For similar marble ﬂooring, try Stone Calacatta Smooth tiles, $107 a sq m, Di Lorenzo. ABOVE She print, from $950 framed, The Artwork Stylist. A @reallivingmag
photography alicia taylor (interiors); gettyimages.com.au (backgrounds) styling kerrie-ann jones | styling assistants corina koch & marianne snoodijk
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Lovely layers Eden bed, $999 for queen, Incy Interiors. Rubn Lighting “Miller” ﬂ oor lamp, $995.50, Fred International. ON BED Linen quilt cover set in Deep Blue Chambray (includes 2 pillowcases, shown), $285 for queen, and sheet set in Blush, $299 for queen, I Love Linen. Kreafunk “Ahead” wireless headphones, $180, Top3 By Design. CUSHIONS FROM LEFT Milkmax “Chunky Knit” in Granite Grey, $280 each, Basic Habitat. Shakey Palms, $69.95, Art Club Concept. Leopard Palm in Day, $109, and Striped Tri, $119, These Walls. ON SHELF FROM LEFT Middle Of Nowhere “Samso” vase, $35, Life Interiors; holding devil’s ivy plant, $23.82, Bunnings. Bridget Bardot A4 print, $59.95, Bask Interiors; frame from Forman Picture Framing. Page Thirty Three “Tripod” oil burner, $190, The Minimalist. Kate Shopping print by Arthur Elgort, $220 unframed, Lumas. Poolside Flowerpatch sunglasses, $295, Karen Walker Eyewear. More Issues Than Vogue poster, $7.05 unframed, Artcostore.etsy.com. Shout print by Via Martine, $95 unframed, Norsu Interiors. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle eau de parfum, $159 for 50ml, David Jones. Quote candle, $39.95, Damselﬂy. WALL PAINT Porter’s Paints Eggshell Acrylic in Cupcake (pink), $95.10 for 4L. Haymes Interior Expressions in Intrigue (grey), $69.95 for 4L. ON FLOOR Books from Nathan + Jac. Glass cloche, $49, and Playtype candle, $59, The Minimalist. Resurrection Aromatique hand balm, $29, Aesop. Cement gem in Gold, $39.95, Design Twins. Fashion print, $7.05, Artcostore.etsy.com. Painted A print, $89.95, Art Club Concept. Wooden tiles, $133 a sq m, Di Lorenzo. ABOVE M print, $99, The Minimalist. For stockists, see page 175. R @reallivingmag
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Create the perfect backdrop for your on-trend space with this colour collection from Sherwin-Williams
Wall colour in North Star, Window trim in Grayish.
TIP: Look at the big picture and regard your connecting spaces as a whole, not as separate areas
all-to-wall style starts with Sherwin-Williams – and for the ﬁrst time ever, one of the world’s most trusted paint brands is available in Australia. Known for its highquality paint products and curated colour collections designed to work perfectly to create room-toroom harmony, Sherwin-Williams paints have beautiﬁed such iconic landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood sign. So how do you create the picture-perfect style for your home? Sherwin-Williams designers recommend choosing your paint colour and working with coordinating colours.
When it comes to the Quiet Comfort colour collection, neutral shades paired with soft touches in hushed hues coordinate perfectly together. Gently rounded furniture and layers of textured accessories such as sheepskin throws add a soft element and ﬁnish off the look.
Snowbound SWAU 4062
Quaint Peche SWAU 2077
North Star SWAU 3367
Grayish SWAU 2447
For more inspiration, explore all of the Sherwin-Williams colour collections, available exclusively at Masters. www.sherwin-williams.com.au
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HOM ES Magniﬁcent mirage The L-shaped home wraps around the pool, and also draws the eye across the courtyard to a palm tree and bamboo forest beyond. It’s an oasis within an oasis. Original hip “The space and the light” are the two things Maryam Malakpour loves about the home she shares with her ﬁancé Rawdon and daughter Sophie, pictured. Wooden lanterns were found at a ﬂower market. A
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Meditative minimalist “My inspiration for the structure and architecture was a fusion of Japanese Zen combined with Le Corbusier-style minimalism, hence the use of natural materials such as concrete, stone, wood and glass,” Maryam comments.
MALAKPOUR,HER FIANCÉ, TV EXEC/DJ RAWDON MESSENGER AND THEIR DAUGHTER SOPHIE, 7 NEWBARK.COM; @MISSNEWBARK Favourite pieces Maryam’s most treasured possession is her vintage furniture. “I particularly love the Milo Baughman leather scoop chair in the entertainment room, the Hans Wegner ‘Wishbone’ chairs around the dining table and the two 1960s Paul McCobb armchairs in the sitting room,” she says. Home is… “It’s something very personal and meaningful,” Maryam says. “Here, every corner was designed with an idea and a purpose, and it’s still an ongoing project. It’s a bit of a passion for me now; the next plan for our home is to build a treehouse on the roof.”
Keep calm Transparent green sliding doors add quirky but calming colour to the indoors. A rug and vintage Paul McCobb chairs delineate the living area. The kitchen units and dining table were custommade. The ﬂoor is concrete.
IT’S A PEACEFUL, BOHEMIAN REFUGE and home to lots of creatives including fashion stylist Maryam Malakpour, partner TV exec/DJ Rawdon Messenger, and daughter Sophie. “I’ve always loved the mystical, rock-and-roll vibe of this place,” Maryam says of the suburb, which is still only a convenient, short drive from the frenetic heart of the city. In fact, Maryam loves the area so much, she still lives in the bungalow she bought there in the mid-1990s. While the original two-bedroom home was built in the 1940s, when Maryam came upon it, the building had been completely altered with a mishmash of renovating styles. It needed some love. She decided to do a small amount of work initially, before embarking on a major renovation down the track. “When I ﬁrst bought the house I did minimal remodelling – I changed the exterior colour, put poured concrete ﬂoors inside and updated the pool decking,” she explains. “From there, I worked my way up to the big renovation.” The “big” renovation, completed in 2010, A real living
Attention getting “I do love the Flos ‘Zeppelin’ suspension light above the dining table,” Maryam says. “This was one of my ﬁrst purchases for the house.” The hero piece is a commanding presence from the outside, too.
text tessa pearson | photography martin lof/living inside
took two years and involved knocking down internal and external walls, as well as installing huge glass sliding doors to connect the interior with the pool area outside. Another living area was added, the “entertainment room”, and a separate guesthouse, with the new L-shaped structure enveloping the outdoor space. The layout of the home is perfect for entertaining and for overnight guests. “We love to cook and entertain people – from small gatherings to big parties,” Maryam comments. “And we deﬁnitely always opt to stay home rather than go out. We have family and friends over on most weekends; they usually stay the night as we have the studio guesthouse. When I was in my 20s, I always wanted a bed and breakfast so I could welcome friends and interesting people – now I’ve realised the dream, but within our home.” The part of the renovation that Maryam is most proud of is the use of space, as well as the simple and practical design. Not surprisingly perhaps, she cites her home as a treasured possession – she’s deﬁnitely here to stay! R
Timeless progressive “I like mixing classic pieces with modern elements and industrial style – ensuring that the overarching feel is sensual and warm,” Maryam says of her decorating style. She commissioned artist Eric Ernest Johnson to paint the large artwork. A
Secluded paradise “We created a compound that feels welcoming and has a great energy about it,” Maryam says. “When people walk into the courtyard for the ﬁrst time, they are amazed by what they ﬁnd.”
Busy bees Maryam, a fashion stylist, is also the creative director of Newbark, a shoe and handbag brand she founded with her sister. Rawdon, pictured below left in the entertainment room, is a TV exec/DJ.
Chesterﬁeld-style Simplicity and elegance rule in the master bedroom with its black blind, custom-made chest of drawers and Tufty Bed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia.
Sophie’s choice Children’s colourful art looks fabulous overlapping on a dark wall.
Clean rustic Artwork leans against the wall, leaving it relatively unadorned for a minimal, spacious feel. An antique striped Turkish rug on wide teak ďŹ‚oorboards infuses the room with warmth and character. A
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FINISHES FLOORING Timber Imperio planks in Caramel Oak Oiled (A), $114.95 a sq m (supply only), Quick-Step. Polished concrete veneer in Chardonnay (B), from $270 a sq m, Pangaea Floors. SLIDING DOOR 12mm toughened glass in Green (C), from $123.20 a sq m, Clear Glass Solutions. INTERIOR PAINT Sherwin-Williams “Cashmere” Interior Paint & Primer in Pussywillow (D), $72 for 3.78L. For stockists, see page 175. @reallivingmag
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ﬂoorplan & still-life styling christina banos | photography martin löf/living inside (lifestyle shots)
Rough luxe A generous ledge around the bath is perfect for bathroom accessories. Textured cement walls echo the home’s exterior.
HOM ES All you need is… Nietzsche Love Quote A3 print, $39 unframed, Cloudwalkerstudios. etsy.com
WORTH THE SPLURGE!
Cool cocoon Replica Marcel Wanders “Zeppelin” pendant light, $1599, Sokol. 1.1m x 80cm.
Sit & reﬂect New York ﬂoor mirror in Black Steel, $1295, Urban Couture. 1.8m high.
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Concrete and timber touches combine with designer-look furniture for a laid-back but luxurious home
Seamless style Rawdon works in the entertainment room where grey shelves blend into the wall.
Timeless shape Replica Hans Wegner “Wishbone” chair in Black/Natural, $295, Matt Blatt.
Gorgeous gilt Tom Dixon “Form” bowl set in Brass, from $165 for 5, Dedece.
Modern contrast Stockholm ﬂatwoven rug, $299, Ikea. 1.7m x 2.4m.
Stop right there! Morgan & Finch “Rope Knot” door stop, $19.95, Bed Bath N’ Table.
Back to basics Sazza cushion, $89, Bo Concept. 43cm square.
Dark display Inﬁnity large bowl in Black, $150, Lightly. 30cm diameter.
More or less Bjursta extendable table in BrownBlack, $299, Ikea. Seats 4 to 8.
Brilliant bud Phalaenopsis orchid with tapered vase, $99.95, Rogue.
ND SPEED TO THE A N O LY M P I A N B R I N G S D E T E R M I N AT I O N A LBOURNE HOME P U R C H A S E A N D R E N O VAT I O N O F H E R M E
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Touch of timber Homeowner Johanna Lyle and daughter Maelle relax on the spotted gum deck of their Brunswick home, while son Nixon plays on the lawn. â€œInner-city living feels left behind once we step inside our house,â€? Johanna says. External walls are clad in shiplap spotted gum. Acapulco chairs are from Replica Furniture. A
AS AN OLYMPIAN and Australian World Cup snowboarding champion 10 years in a row, Johanna Lyle is competitive when it comes to getting something she wants – and houses are no exception. As soon as she spotted this Victorianstyle 1920s property for sale on the internet, Johanna was determined it would be the next home for her family, husband Josh and their two children Nixon and Maelle. “I desperately wanted this house,” she recalls. “I had visited it ﬁve times and just knew we could turn it into a beautiful family home.” The Lyles had sold their previous home a few months before and had been looking for a Victorian-style, double-fronted house with a large enough block to allow for a single-storey extension, and in the central part of Brunswick where they’d always lived. This dated two-bed property sitting on a large block in the vibrant Melbourne suburb ticked all their boxes. “The house was in good condition, but with the old, original layout,” Johanna says. “To us, that was a blank canvas, which we could get to work on with our vision and style,” continues the experienced renovator, who had already completed three house projects with husband Josh, a construction company owner. A @reallivingmag
text amanda hemmings | photography sharyn cairns | styling emily ward
Open house Floor-to-ceiling double-glazed sliding doors open onto the deck to give the open-plan living area an indoor-outdoor vibe. Custom black powdercoated louvres provide some shade. Family fave Johanna says the kitchen is the hub of their home. “It gets lots of natural light and I can work from the kitchen bench while keeping an eye on the kids outside.” An American oak veneer bench seat, beneath a Kezz Brett artwork, provides attractive additional seating. Designer dining Gloss white replica Panton chairs are teamed with a walnut-top Bonaldo “Big Table” to create a contemporary dining setting, seen opposite. The Marc Pascal “Eyoi Yoi” pendant light pops in the space.
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NIXON, 5, AND MAELLE, 3. Suburb love Johanna has always loved living in Melbourne’s Brunswick. “It’s such an exciting and active suburb that’s close to the city and with lots of young families. It has an amazing culture,” she says. High-spec home “The house is set up with a C-Bus control system, so we have the capacity to control the lights, blinds, music and TV from our mobile devices.” Favourite buy “I love our beautiful leather Staple&Co ‘Lennon’ sofa from Project82. It’s massive so we can easily ﬁt the whole family on it comfortably,” Johanna says.
Cool & classic Johanna chose crisp white for the kitchen cabinetry. “It’s classic and will never date,” she says. It’s complemented by black accessories such as the mirrored LG fridge. A Calacatta marble splashback and matching benchtop add a luxe feel to the modern space. Bulb pendant lights from Great Dane Furniture. Bar stools from Mood Home, Brighton. Sliding doors open onto a paved entertainer’s courtyard. A
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Original style The Lyles turned the living room into the master bedroom. A dreamcatcher artwork, from Ruby Oak, hangs on the wall of the old ﬁreplace. Bedlinen, from Johanna’s online bedlinen company, Siesta Home, adds another playful colour pop. Minty fresh Italian ceramic wall tiles and a double vanity with calacatta marble benchtop scream elegance in the bathroom, while black tapware from Reece and a concrete NUD pendant add an industrial vibe. A Malmo stool and Ziporah towel provide a coordinated hit of colour. Shelf life A few of Johanna’s fave pieces are displayed on shelves in the dining area, including a John Baird painting. Bolt of lightning Nixon loves his lightning bolt-stickers on his bedroom wall. They were found online, while the robot stickers came from The Design Court.
HOM ES Comfy colour Maelle’s bright and cheery bedroom is a great spot for the brother and sister to read together. Bed from Captain Snooze and bedlinen from Siesta Home. Heico mushroom night lamp from Treetop Toy Shop. The monkey and mouse were handmade in Africa. A
After securing the property at auction, the couple didn’t waste any time putting their vision into action: redesigning and renovating the original layout to make way for a contemporary four-bedroom family house, with a large open-plan living area at the back. Within the ﬁrst month of buying, a building permit was lodged and the demolition began to prepare for the extension. Within seven months, the renovation was complete and the family moved in. When the build was over, the fun part really started for Johanna, who says she’s obsessed with decorating. “I was inﬂuenced by industrial and contemporary aesthetics, with a touch of Scandinavian style when it came to the interior,” she says. “I just chose everything that I love from all the interior styles – and put them together and it seems to work.” The colour palette for the house is white, black and grey, with elements of timber – such as spotted gum wall panelling in the dining room and Tasmanian timber oak panelling in the master bedroom – to help soften the look. The simple monochrome palette provides the perfect neutral backdrop for Johanna to add details of colour. “I’ve always been drawn to colour and artistic expression and I love adding bright pops to a house to make it feel like a home,” she says. The Lyles are enjoying their new family home, and only have a few ﬁnishing touches to make in the garden, which includes installing a swimming pool next winter. But for ex-snowboarder Johanna, who admits that house renovations are her new adrenaline, there’s no telling how long it will be before her next renovating project begins. R
FINISHES WALL CLADDING Timber overlay in Red Mahogany (A), from $74 a sq m (supply only), Boral. BENCHTOPS Caesarstone Supernatural Range in Calacatta Nuvo (B), from $1200 a sq m (installed), Caesarstone. WALL STICKERS Lightning Bolts in Black (C), $25 for 40, $45 for 80, Vivid Wall Decals. INTERIOR PAINT Dulux Wash & Wear in Whisper White (D), $71.90 for 4L. For stockists, see page 175. @reallivingmag
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Light central “We wanted the window as the centrepiece in the bathroom, so we created a long marble bench with sinks either side,” Johanna says. The door adds a traditional touch to the modern space.
HOM ES Beaut bulb Bulb pendant light in Clear Flex, $195, Great Dane Furniture.
Minty fresh Home Republic “Daytona Velour” bath towel in Mint, $39.95, Adairs.
Colour contrast “We wanted something different and something that would pop against the spotted-gum timber panelling,” Johanna says of the Eyoi Yoi pendant. Love art Layered Hearts A3 framed print, $129, The Minimalist.
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Contemporary pieces meet a classic colour palette, with a few bright colour pops, in a friendly family home
Hammered glow Amina candle in Gold, $19.95, Freedom. 8cm high.
Solid serve Gourmet wooden chopping board with handle, $49, Early Settler.
Check this Freeride quilt cover, $179 for queen, Siesta Home. Hot hue Vanda cushion in Pink, $155, Bonnie And Neil. 50cm.
Comfy spot Latitude 2-seat sofa in Caramel, $2899, Freedom.
Sleek curves Armando Vicario “Tink” pull-out kitchen mixer in Black, $749, Masters Home Improvement.
Durable design Replica Verner Panton “S” chair in White, $99, Life Interiors.
Chop it! HK Living “Chopping Block” stool/ bedside table, $299, Design Twins. real living
A FEW SIMPLE BUT GENIUS IDEAS TRANSFORM A T EEN Y-T IN Y ON E-ROOM CA BIN IN TO A FA MILY H A NG
Summer bliss The cabin, on a peninsula ﬂanked by a lake, is raised to protect it from occasional ﬂoods. The tepee, with a ﬁre in the middle, is cosy on cool evening. All in the family Homeowners Armand and Michèle Louis with sons, Arno and Théo. A
Cabin culture “The place is populated by prototypes; they were born here, they grow, stay, leave,” says designer Armand of the furniture and accessories. His studio, Atelier Oï, designed the folding square dining table, chairs and light, and armchairs and table on the deck, pictured opposite. Sculptural form Armand came up with the idea for the suspended candleholder, made from recycled leather strips, while at the cabin. It’s since become a lighting design: the Stelle Filanti hanging lamp for Veneni. The robust ipe timber deck has a retractable shadecloth made from boat tarp, repeated in the armchairs. A
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T H E I R T E E N A G E B O Y S , T H É O , 17, A N D A R N O , 14 ATELIER-OI.CH Renovation timeframe 18 months. A builder helped for the ﬁrst few weeks, then the extended family ﬁnished the project together, to share the experience. Cabin boys “The idea for the houseboat was to expand our living space, making an extra room on the water,” Armand says of the boat’s purchase. Again, like the cabin, the whole family worked on the project, with Armand dusting off his skills. “This project gave me the opportunity to reconnect with my ﬁrst trade as a shipbuilder,” he says. “And also to revive childhood memories when I built sailing boats with my father and my brother.”
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A PLACE FOR THE FAMILY TO RETREAT to and spend time together is a dream for many, but for Armand Louis, his wife Michèle and their sons Théo and Arno it’s a reality. It’s a tiny one-room cabin that was cleverly designed as a suitable family hang-out. And surrounded by ﬁelds of grass, there’s plenty of room to relax, create and play outdoors, with space to kick a ball and have an alfresco work bench. There’s also a nearby lake for boating fun. The car-less peninsula is a designated wildlife reserve, which has its advantages. The only downside is the tight restrictions on renovating the houses that populate the area. So the family had to be creative in their approach to turning the old ﬁshing cabin into a suitable space for a family of four. Armand had spent many happy holidays at the cabin as a child for it had been in his family for generations. His father, too, had childhood memories of the place. So it was ﬁtting that the renovation became a family affair. Armand, Michèle and the boys, and Armand’s father and stepfather, set about transforming the cabin together, while complying with the building regulations. Inspired by the natural location, Armand designed a simple one-room timber structure. While it was easy to create a warm, bohemian vibe, the challenge was to make optimum use of the available space and maximise the room’s functions. A large, multipurpose furniture unit was designed along one wall; this contains kitchen cabinets, wardrobe and a small laundry. Two double beds were designed to ﬁt in the room with ease – one slides under the other during the day to make way for living space, with a ﬂoating wall doubling as headboards and allowing for privacy. The cabin also opens onto a generous deck that extends the living area. And the bathroom? With expansive grounds, it made sense to create a bathroom outside – to bathe in the sunlight or under the stars. Once the boys grew, more changes were needed. While they had been happy to share one of the double beds when they were little, as they became teenagers, this changed. “First we thought about getting a bus for them to sleep in, which would also have allowed us to travel,” Armand says. “But we had the opportunity to buy a small houseboat, on which either one of the kids or ourselves sleep.” As with the cabin, the extended family helped to customise the houseboat, too, which is moored at the end of the garden. The “new bedroom” is taken out onto the lake in summer. “Life takes on a different rhythm,” Michèle says of the calm and tranquil location. “The relaxing effect the place has on us is immediate – we leave stress and worries behind.” R
Lazy days The family enjoy taking their antique canoe out on the lake, often rowing around the island at dawn. Framed goodness There are beautiful views from every window. Bicycle for two Armand and Michèle favour vintage bicycles; they’re perfect to move around the island, or for an evening out at a nearby restaurant – there are no cars on the island after all. Shady retreat The shaded deck is the perfect summer hang. Ride on With no cars, cyclists are king of the road! Create make Surrounding nature inspires the creative family; they all make pieces at the outdoor workspace, using timber and leather. Théo made a wood block sculpture of his foot. A
World cup The boys, above, have ample room to roam around the cabin – and to play football. Private spaces The bedroom area in the one-room cabin is an ingenious design – the practical system allows one bed to slide under the other to make more living space during the day. For privacy – and to separate zones – a ﬂoating timber wall was installed, creating a bedhead for each bed and wall space to hang the mirror, another prototype by Armand’s design company. A curtain by the top bed can also be drawn at night. A simple shelf, box-like with long timber strips, contains books, and travel and ﬂea-market ﬁnds. A
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KEY A Entrance B Dining area C Kitchen D Bedroom E Backyard
FINISHES FLOORING Moxon Timbers select hardwood in Spotted Gum (A; 83mm x 14mm), $7.04 a lineal m, Bunnings. DECKING Timber in Ironbark (B), from $108 a sq m (supply only), Boral Timber. KITCHEN CUPBOARDS Kaboodle modern UV 2-drawer panels in Black Gloss (C; 900mm), $151, Bunnings. INTERIOR PAINT Murobond Pure low-sheen in Badger 150% (D), $89 for 4L. For stockists, see page 175. @reallivingmag
ﬂoorplan & still-life styling christina banos | photography catherine gailloud (lifestyle shots)
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Soapy sunset An outside shower makes great use of the outdoor space. Why cram a bathroom in a tiny cabin when there’s all the room in the world for a bathroom outside?
HOM ES Ply-ing a trade The large plywood multipurpose furniture unit, containing the kitchen is clad with a humidityresistant resin. The ceiling and ﬂoor are larch wood.
Horizontal vertical Grua mirror, $34.99, Ikea. 55cm x 45cm.
Organic style Straight rattan pendant light, $469, Zanui. 55cm x 33cm.
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Unisex shade Linen sheet set in Moss, $390 for queen, In Bed. Includes ﬂat & ﬁtted sheets, 2 pillowcases & linen bag.
Salt of the earth Horn salt spoons, $7.50 each, The Design Hunter.
Summer glow Sorrento folding chair, $69, Early Settler.
Aim the light Hektar wall/clamp spotlight, $19.99, Ikea. 11cm diameter.
Camping chic Mattiazzi “Fionda” side chair in Natural, from $895, Homeware Gallery.
A timber palette in furniture and accessory prototypes gives this cabin a warm, organic vibe
Perfect pair Hex salt & pepper grinder set, $99.95, Country Road.
Small-space lovely Portsea MKII folding table in Natural, $129, Freedom. 80cm x 80cm.
Pretty shadows Apani bottle votive, $15, Early Settler. 28cm high.
Retro styled Reid Wayfarer bicycle, $449, Reid Cycles. real living
text dominique herman/bureaux.co.za | photography greg cox/bureaux.co.za styling shelley street/bureaux.co.za
An architect renovates his ocean-front home, staying true to his philosophy to recycle original materials
Wood for the trees Original timber frames, doors and panels were repurposed in the renovated seaside home. “Different woods can live together and be in harmony – just like different trees in the forest,” homeowner Leon says. A
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ARCHITECT/FURNITURE DESIGNER LEON SAVEN, HIS WIFE JANN AND THEIR DAUGHTER GABRIELLA Rooms with views The dining and lounge areas and bedrooms face the ocean, with bedrooms ﬂanking the living space. “It’s a very simple diagram, and that was always the diagram I wanted for the house,” Leon says. Double duty A sliding door connects the guest bedroom to the den for a large rec room if needed. “Guest rooms get left dormant for long periods – this way you can incorporate it into a room you can use all the time,” Leon says. Future possibility The side part of the deck can be turned into a bedroom.
Window to the world The large, industrial-style, steel-framed kitchen windows, above, have lovely views of a freshly planted herb and vegetable garden. “We wanted to connect strongly with the back of the house, and the mountain where there were big granite boulders – some of which were previously in the house,” Leon comments. Watery hues In the living area, right, it was intended that the navy blue I-beams bring the colour and the feel of the sea inside. At night when the TV is on and the ﬁreplace blazing, they are the only pieces seen against the “disappearing” black steel wall. A @reallivingmag
ARCHITECT LEON SAVEN’S DESIGN PHILOSOPHY is to recycle as many of the existing materials as possible on a project. This philosophy naturally extended to the renovation of his own home, which is a perfect example of materials repurposed. “The budget didn’t allow us to demolish the house and build a new house, and, anyway, that wouldn’t be my style,” Leon explains. Instead, he worked with the original main frame of the simple, mid-1970s, ﬂat-roofed box, but scooped out the contents – which were set aside to use later. Leon, his wife Jann and their daughter Gabriella had moved into the house 12 years ago, after an extended stint in California. Not only were they all excited to be living by the beach, but for Jann, it was particularly special as she had grown up in the house. However, it was still important for her new family to make the house their home. Exterior mahogany cladding was transferred to the interior, doors were sanded back to their raw state and installed in new positions, and even the old timber staircase was reused in different ways. Without a doubt, the most striking feature of the house is the symphony of wood – about a dozen different species ﬁt beautifully together. “It’s certainly not a purist’s approach,” Leon comments. “A lot of architects, including myself, want to do A
A BLACK STEEL WALL ADDS A STRONG FOCAL POINT
Alfresco dining A tiny deck was replaced with a more generous, wraparound one, seen left. “It has created a whole new way of living here – we spend almost every night eating outdoors,” Leon says. Showering outdoors The outdoor shower, pictured above, is off the master bathroom and features a giant boulder that pre-renovation sat in the living room. Pot plants enjoy a daily splash of water. Handy man Architect Leon designed most of the timber furniture in the house, as he does for many of his projects. The bathroom cupboard pictured at top is handy for towels and other accessories. A real living
A LARGE BEDSIDE TABLE FITS PARALLEL TO THE BED
Never too much The master bedroom is clad in Japanese cedar. It has antibacterial qualities, its fragrance is calming and its ﬁnish is soft. Bathroom tricks While the recycled timber panels run vertically in the bedroom, they run horizontally in the bathroom to make it appear wider. Timber amour In the ofﬁce area, recycled cupboards are mounted on the wall as a bookcase. Blue granite floors connect with the seaside location. A
projects where you’re dealing with one wood throughout and it’s really pristine and beautiful,” he says. “But the story didn’t go like that because we inherited so many possibilities with other materials. The house developed out of the resources we had.” Much of the timber was left raw and untreated, except for ﬂoors and some of the pine panelling. “We hold on to preconceptions about how we have to treat certain materials and ﬁnishes, and sometimes if you let it go, and let it be, it takes on its own life,” Leon muses. Materials were recycled from out of the home, too. Old electrical distribution boards were salvaged from a building site and upcycled into a wall of cupboards in the living room. It was important, also, to maximise the beach frontage – a skinny, inconsequential deck was replaced with a long and wide version. And ocean-y elements were also incorporated in the new palette, in splashes of navy blue in I-beams and aluminium window frames in the kitchen and bluestone tiles in the kitchen and bathroom. These were surprisingly laid with the raw, back side up, as a reminder to the family that nothing is perfect. They were also used as bathroom vanity countertops, placed on top of two butcher’s block-style cabinets. Ocean roar, or should that be ocean raw? R real living
FINISHES FLOORING Douglas Fir Lye treated in Brushed White Oil (A), $265.10 a sq m, Maﬁ. DECKING Ironbark timber (B), from $108 a sq m (supply only), Boral. INTERIOR PAINT Dulux Wash & Wear in Noble Knight (C), $85.90 for 4L. Dulux Wash & Wear in Melon Baby (D), $85.90 for 4L. EXTERIOR PAINT Porter’s Paints Toughcote in Blue Spruce (E), $101.20 for 4L. For stockists, see page 175. @reallivingmag
KEY A Entrance B Outdoor living C Master bedroom D W/C E Ensuite F Outdoor shower G Kitchen H Study I Pantry J Bathroom K Outdoor dining L Dining M Living area N Stairs O Bedroom
ﬂoorplan & still-life styling christina banos photography greg cox/bureaux.co.za (lifestyle shots)
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Private corner Leon, daughter Gabriella, and wife Jann enjoy privacy from the beach on the wraparound deck’s western side.
Top tassels Hayman throw in Indigo, $137, Linen & Moore.
Stash away Stuva storage unit with drawers in White/ Birch, $160, Ikea. 60cm x 50cm x 64cm. So affordable! Northcote standard terracotta pot, $5.45, Bunnings. 27cm high.
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Timber furniture and ﬁnishes combine with metal elements for a raw, beachy and industrial look
Facing north The master bedroom also leads to the deck. “Bedrooms don’t have to be that big, but they need to be our inner sanctums,” Leon says.
Stripe & tick Indigo Kantha cushion cover in Ticking, $89, Bowerhouse. 65cm square.
Conquer clutter Vivid basket with handles in Natural, $49.95, Freedom. 34cm high.
Comfort outdoors Linea 2.5-seat sofa in Aged Teak, $2395, Weylandts.
Watery hue Glass vase in Blue, $7.95, H&M. 10cm high.
Seaside seat Aero stool, $219, Dare Gallery. 64cm high.
Soak in style Kartell by Laufen freestanding bath, $9950, Reece. 1.76m x 76cm x 54cm. Fab ﬂ ask Flask vase, $4, Kmart. 23cm high; foliage not included.
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text jacinta preston, with additional text by elle lovelock & john mcdonald production sandy dao & andrea healy | photography ďŹ‚oor knaapen (this page)
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O M Work of art Glass is smashing its way back into interiors. Check out this amazing ombre glass table by Latvian-born, Amsterdambased designer Germans Ermics â€“ a true colour magician. Flip the page to get started on our Hot 100. A real living
E X T E R I O R C O N T R A S T Use colour in unexpected ways to trigger an immediate emotional response. It’s all about creating the “wow” factor! Pastel pink is not a typical colour specification for a building exterior, as seen here at the amazing La Muralla Roja housing project in Alicante, Spain. But the surprise is, it works so well with the structure, sky, and the water. Architect Ricardo Bofill intended for the colours to either contrast with nature or to visually blend in with it. Don’t you feel relaxed and revived already? A
01 /// COLOURS OF THE YE AR Untitled 2015 large format type C print by Bartolomeo Celestino, Olsen Irwin.
Say Hello to Rose Quartz and Serenity. The global colour authority has anointed not one but two shades as the Pantone colours of the year… this is a world first, two colours get to share the honour! The colour combination is suitable for soft or hard surfaces, across all finishes, from matte, metallic and glossy. To use Rose Quartz and Serenity in the home, team them with lots of white and accent with deep foliage green.
W H E T H E R YO U ’ R E S T U C K I N A D E C O R AT I N G R U T, O R YO U J U S T W A N T TO T R Y SO M E T H I N G N E W, H ER E A R E A LL TH E I D E A S YO U N E E D TO M A K E A CH A N G E
photography courtesy of ricardo boﬁll
USE COLOURS OUT OF THEIR TRADITIONAL CONTEXTS – FOR EXAMPLE, PASTELS ON THE EXTERIOR OF A BUILDING
02 /// SINGLE-HUE COLOUR BLOCKING This serene and calming white suite is located in La Maison Champs Élysées hotel in Paris and was art directed by fashion design house Maison Martin Margiela. It’s a classic example of the power of the colour-block room – or in this case, the white-block room – where a single hue applied to every surface serves to visually enlarge the space. It’s a super-easy interior update… but you need to be strict about it – not to mention committed to your colour of choice.
03 /// P I E C E PA I N T I N G
MASTER THE ART OF THE PARTIAL PAINT JOB Painted colour is the most creative, transformative and budgetfriendly tool. For a total update consider painting just a piece of the wall. Often referred to as the partial paint job, it can be really cool with sharp edges, a faded ombre, or even some intentional unfinished brushstrokes. It’s a modern way to add colour to a room – take, for example, the Antivegetativa art installation by Davide D’Elia, pictured above – and it’s easy to do. Paint panels of colour or half-height walls, use a pair of colours, paint the ceiling, too, and engage with the texture of unfinished brushstrokes. This technique works just like a feature wall but with more attitude. Take another look at your walls, paint a piece. Piece painting becomes a piece of art.
05 /// HOLD YOUR KEYS IN A LUXE DISH, LIKE THIS ONE FROM HENRY WILSON STUDIO. CHOOSE A SCULPTURAL DESIGN THAT WILL DOUBLE AS AN ARTWORK, TOO, ADDING STYLE CRED TO YOUR HALL TABLE, DRESSER OR THAT SPOT ON THE KITCHEN BENCH. 06 /// STORE YOUR JEWELLERY IN A CONTAINER THAT LOOKS LIKE A DECORATIVE ORNAMENT RATHER THAN A TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY BOX. THIS ONE FROM DOUGLAS AND BEC WOULD LOOK SWEET STYLED WITHIN A VIGNETTE OF PERFUME BOTTLES. 07 /// STASH YOUR STATIONERY UP THE WALL IN A VERTICAL STORAGE SYSTEM. IT’LL SAVE VALUABLE DESK SPACE WHILE KEEPING EVERYTHING WITHIN REACH. THIS ONE BY VITRA HAS A POCKET FOR ALL THE ESSENTIALS – DITCH THE REST TO REDUCE CLUTTER. @reallivingmag
04 /// FANTASY FABRICS THE FASHION SQUAD WICKEDLY PLAY WITH PROCESSES AND MATERIALS THROUGH HIGH-TECH EXPERIMENTAL APPLICATIONS. A RECENT VIKTOR & ROLF COLLECTION TOOK WEARABLE ART TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL WITH THE CANVAS DRESS PICTURED ABOVE. MEANWHILE COMME DES GARÇONS IS ALWAYS IN FAVOUR OF FANTASY, AS SEEN IN ITS SPRING 2016 COLLECTION, WHICH INCLUDES THIS VOLUMINOUS BLUE VELVET NUMBER (YES, IT’S A DRESS), PICTURED RIGHT. IN INTERIORS, THE DRESSMAKER DETAILS ARE APPEARING ON EVERYTHING FROM COMPLEX LOUNGER SEATS TO SIMPLE SIDE TABLES, SO FOR AN INSTANT UPDATE, FURNISH YOUR HOME WITH PLEATED PIECES, ORIGAMI FOLDS AND FURNISHINGS IN FABULOUS, FASHION-FORWARD FABRICS.
photography brooke holm (terrazzo bathroom); elena braghieri (bar luce); davide d’elia (piece painting); gettyimages.com.au (fantasy fabrics) | styling marsha golemac (terrazzo bathroom)
TERRAZZO CAN BE “FORMED UP” TO CREATE ANYTHING FROM BENCHTOPS TO FURNITURE, AND OF COURSE BEAUTIFUL FLOORS
I N L AY L O V E TERRIFIC TERRAZZO Rethink your raw materials and celebrate both the imperfections and patina of terrazzo. Traditionally it was made with marble chips suspended in cement. Today it includes epoxy bases, recycled glass, granite and quartz chips, and big bold colours… and a whole new level of fashion. Thick slabs, organic edges, fossil shapes, stone inlays and natural structures are driving this trend. So, if you’re renovating, give terrazzo a try. Pictured here: Storm Terrazzo tiles from Fibonacci Stone in a Bendigo bathroom designed by Flack Studio. The Wes Anderson-designed Bar Luce in Milan, Italy (top right). A stairwell in boutique Maison Kitsune in Paris (below). Seascape terrazzo by Fibonacci Stone (below left).
ACCENT WITH IT If you want terrazzo in your life but aren’t in a position to update your walls and ﬂoors, you can get great terrazzo homewares, like these round platters from Theminimalist.com.au A
R U G S R E W O R K T R A D I T I O N A L S T Y L E S Traditionally made rugs (as above) will never go away but technology is taking on tradition so you can adapt old-school styles to a more contemporary setting. Graphic interpretations of traditional Persians and Axminsters create rugs with two views via directional naps. High-definition photorealistic ChromoJet printers print with such precision that they can reproduce every nuance 3D fibres. The newest come-back style to love: Moooi’s heavily patterned, wallpaper- and tile-inspired rugs and carpets (see page 135). Alex Hotel, Perth. Design by Arent&Pyke, architecture by Space Agency. Turkish rug from RugSpecialist, Istanbul.
11 / / / L AY E R M I R R O R S O V E R O N E A N OT H E R , A S YO U WO U L D A R T W O R K S , E I T H E R O N T H E F LO O R O R O N A S H E L F. 12 / / / F L O O R M I R RO RS A R E A R E N T E R ’ S G O D S E N D. C H O O S E O N E W I T H A S TA N D O R L E A N I T A G A I N S T T H E WA L L T O V I S U A L LY E N L A R G E A S PA C E . 13 / / / L I G H T E N U P A D I N G Y N O O K W I T H A C O R N E R M I R R O R . T H I S C R E AT E S A N I N T R I G U I N G V I S U A L E F F E C T, TO O.
photography anson smart (alex hotel); jason lloyd-evans (fashion)
of colour in existence. Jacquard prints are converted to rugs with a print process that’s so realistically detailed they appear to be carved
15 /// TIMBER VENEERS THREE CHEERS FOR VENEERS! WHILE REAL TIMBER ISN’T SUITABLE FOR EVERY APPLICATION, TIMBER VENEERS HAVE YOU COVERED – DOORS, WALLS, BENCHTOPS… THESE ARE SOME OF THE NEW ONES FROM LAMINEX.
CONSIDER YOUR SPACE Take inspiration from commercial interiors – right now they’re displaying a trend towards “authenticity and storytelling” and unexpected design in unexpected places. Case in point is the 1888 Certiﬁed butcher shop in Double Bay, NSW, designed by Jade Nottage, Cushla McFadden and Chloe Matters of TomMarkHenry. Rather than the usual white subway tiles and stainless-steel surfaces, splashbacks and counters are made from a bold Italian Calacatta Viola marble (see more on pages 128-129) that conjures up marbled meat and sliced salami. In your own home, see if you can subtly echo the themes, architectural vernacular or history of your environment into homewares, furniture and materials.
14 /// THE CLASH Pattern clash, mix and match, decorative tension – call it what you will! This is another interior trend that’s been adapted from fashion (Gucci did it in their SS16 collection). Textured layers and patterned contrasts give a room interest and make a home comfortable and interesting to live in. So embrace a kaleidescope of hues, prints large and small, embellishments, weaving, knotting, quilting, fringing, and tassels for a fabulous interior.
16 /// THE RETURN OF RATTAN RATTAN IS MAKING A COMEBACK, AND WITH GOOD REASON: IT’S TIMELESS, CLASSY, COMFORTABLE AND GOES WITH VIRTUALLY ANYTHING. GLAMOROUS CANE CHAIR DESIGN 5610 BY TAYLOR LLORENTE PLAYS WITH PENTAGONAL/HEXAGONAL FORMS IN RATTAN, AND METAL-LEAF FINISHES. TRADITIONAL GEBRÜDER THONET “ALLEGORY” DESK BY GAMFRATESI: A STEAM-BENT BEECH FORM WITH A DISC-SHAPED CANE SCREEN. CONTEMPORARY KARTELL “AUDREY” CHAIR WITHOUT ARMRESTS HAS A POLYETHYLENE SEAT AND BACK THAT SIMULATES NATURAL RATTAN.
18 /// TRAY CHIC It really is all about the tray right now. Wood, metal, perspex, woven. Round, square, hexagonal, organic. There’s a tray for every style and space. Use one to corral your bedside bits and bobs, hold your mail, create a whiskey tray, or even to display a vignette of books and candles on your ottoman or coffee table. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or how you intend to use it – just get a tray! Unity quarter-circle, half-circle and walnut wood trays by AYTM, available at Resident GP, Urban Couture… A real living
19 / / / O N -T R E N D C O L O U R HOW TO USE THE NEW COLOUR PALETTES FOR 2016 NATURAL COLOUR For 2016, Dulux themed its colour forecast “Design Age”, and they encouraged Aussie creatives to bring to life each of the colour palettes. One of them, Bio Fragility (pictured opposite, top) is inspired by natural and living matter. Flesh tones, lichen, moss and stone make up the palette. To adapt it at home, as in the image, pick out the pale tones as your backdrop then layer with soft colour and accent with charcoal hues. The opposite goes for Dulux’s Infinite Worlds palette (opposite, bottom), where dark colours reign. Here, the inky background is juxtaposed with flashes of brilliant red, pink and coral tones as well as space-age metallics – an easy scheme to adapt at home if you’re after a dramatic interior. MUTED TONES Black is fabulous, but it can be hard to get right. Luckily, at Haymes the new season is all about a shift away from pure black to a softer, more interesting – and easy to work with – charcoal, brown and khaki, combined with deep blues. Haymes colour expert Rowena Judd says “whites are in their softer form and not too clinical. Colours are slightly greyed off, with the colour being enhanced by fine texture”. Work this palette into your home through textured fabrics as well as paint. Cinnamon or burnt orange is also on the radar – especially as a front-door colour, so get the paintbrush ready.
photography mike baker (dulux); richard powers (ubud); jason lloyd-evans (fashion); gettyimages.com.au (crystal & gold ﬁelds)
Gold tones Have brass and copper had their time in the spotlight? Gold is creeping back into homewares, this time taking on natural, sandy, wheat tones. Forget bling and go earthy. Gradient colour From hairstyles to fabrics, it’s here to stay. It’s most often thought of as a dyeing technique (“ombre”) but it can be woven. The jacquard wool on the Blur Sofa by Marc Thorpe for Moroso is made using a complicated digital weaving technique.
Black out Black kitchen- and bathroom-wares (like the mixer and basin from Candana, above) are still going strong. Team them with everything from concrete and timber to marble and tiles. Coloured grout Give your tiles some style! Coloured grout is an inexpensive way to add personality and a decorative accent to bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. It comes in a rainbow of colours, so the hardest part of the process will be choosing the perfect tone A
Natural green Green is serene and a natural combatant to the stresses of modern life, so use it in your home and get ready to relax. We love seeing it in accessories and crumpled linens – even furniture – in all the palest shades of mint right through to luxuriant moss and the darkest forest tones . Slubby greens Not big on brights? Our style editor Sarah Ellison suggests adapting fashion’s olive and army green as alternatives for the home.
Mid-to-late-century mix The 2016 Dulux Retro Remix palette reﬂects upon colourful eras. If you love retro style, this is the way to decorate with it: team acid brights with muddied browns and olive greens. Oh, and a touch of peachy-pink. Crystaline crunch It’s the dawn of a new age in interiors. Minerals and crystals in all their marbled, crystallised beauty are inspiring wallpapers, fabrics and homewares. It’s a new way to use colour and pattern at home.
Glow on Why pick one colour when you can pick a whole spectrum? Iridescence is emerging as a major micro trend. It seems futuristic, but it’s actually quite humble. Think beetles, insect wings, motherof-pearl and soap bubbles. Metallic aah Will we ever tire of metallics? Doubt it. They are the “jewellery” of interiors, accenting spaces to perfection. Whether you go high glamour or rustic industrial, masculine or feminine, metallics just work.
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Here are some brilliant white products and ideas to inspire: 30 /// VANITY Mood vanity basin from Pittella. Pittella.com.au 31 /// ART Soft Nude framed photographic artwork from Theartworkstylist.com.au 32 /// WHITEWASH PAINT Lime Paint in Whitewash from Bauwerk. Bauwerk.com.au 33 /// LIGHTING 1 Labware Series pendants by Benjamin Hubert. Layerdesign.com 34 /// LIGHTING 2 Basket pendant light by Nendo. Nendo.jp @reallivingmag
photography roberto ruiz (bedroom & living room); akihiro yoshida (basket pendant light)
35 /// WORK WHITE SPACE For those of us who aren’t into full-on colour, all-white offers a bit of breathing space. This bedroom is part of the minimalistic apartment designed by Colombo And Serboli Architecture (see more opposite). Their brief from the client was to create an all-white space. And boy, did they deliver! It is indeed a “blanc” canvas, from the pared-back furnishings to the ﬂuorescent lighting. In the bedroom, decorative detail is limited to the Daniel Riera photo above the bed – and even that is free from colour. In a white space, texture is important. It may be subtle, like the difference between matte or gloss wall paint, or more obvious like deliciously crinkly linen bedsheets. If all-white is your bag, take it through to the hardware and ﬁttings, too, like door handles, taps and coathangers. Anything coloured will be visually jarring.
3 6 / / / M A X M I N I M A L I S M IT REALLY IS ALL ABOUT THE EDIT As designer William Morris said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” This could be the one-size-fits-all golden rule for decorating nirvana. It’s a maximum effect with minimum details. Not to mention maximum space and minimum maintenance, too. Minimalism is about simplifying things and enjoying daily rituals and the beauty of life. Hone your editing skills for a happier home and heart. The simplicity of living with less will make everything easier and better, including your bank account, which in turn makes way for the “quality-over-quantity” statement pieces. Ultra-Mimimalism – as seen in the Colombo And Serboli Architecture-designed living room above – oozes effortlessness. Specially tailored to its owner, the space features a futon, a floor lamp and a Plexiglas music table – and that’s it. The magic of minimalism is that it’s about your essentials and is driven by functionality… know what you want and need. More importantly, know what you really love. Space is the real luxury in our homes – and it’s a relative concept. If minimalism is your mission, promote and protect the sense of space with simple, light and space-defying see-through furniture (see numbers 37 and 38 below).
Wire furniture presents a graphic simplicity, an outline, a minimal framework, like a skeletal structure. Inﬁnitely versatile, a wire side table is the go-anywhere addition to many spaces. And let’s be clear – transparencies are trending, too. Lucite’s ghostly characteristics can make it completely disappear or add structure and shape without visual weight to a room. Metal nest of 2 tables (only one shown) and Little Square methacrylate table, both from Zara Home. A real living
3 9 / / / B E B R AV E W I T H F U R N I T U R E P L A C E M E N T The single best thing you can do for any room is to position the furniture thoughtfully. But that doesn’t mean you need to be conventional. Take this corner office – it’s pure genius. The desk is angled towards the window for maximum vistafriendliness. The furniture arrangement also allows the chairs to be flipped around to either side of the desk, which means the space, and desk, can be used in different ways. 4 0 / / / B E P L AY F U L W I T H A R T You don’t have to always position art at eye-level. Be playful with your arrangements. This corner art installation creates a strong visual focal point that firmly anchors the table, and the small Momo piece, thrust right up to the cornice, creates an impudent sense of fun. Doing this with a large-scale work would look silly, but this is really cute. 41 / / / M I X YO U R H I S T O R I E S White walls and chevron parquetry make for a super-classic space – but that doesn’t mean the rest needs to “match”. Go offbeat. Be cool. Study the style: it’s a totally personal mash-up of iconic mid-century and a touch of ’80s Memphis Rising, which gives the space more than a little edge. Try it!
O N D I S P L AY Room details Less table by Jean Nouvel for Molteni; Mobile N°50 lithograph by Ettore Sottsass; 3360 Times From M To O mural painting by Romaric Tisserand; Strutturazione Elastica artwork and 0-220 Volt lamp by Gianni Colombo; ﬂoor lamp by Joe Colombo for Oluce.
42 /// Clip it A piece of Perspex and a bulldog clip = instant photo display. Love-aesthetics.nl
43 /// Go quirky Play with proportion and mix up the messages: put up a print by photo-artist Dina Broadhurst (@dinabroadhurst).
44 /// Photo art Add ﬂoral ﬂair with a Ted O’Donnell x Vicki Lee photographic artwork. This one’s titled Two. Tovl.com.au
photography allessandra ianniello/living inside (ofﬁce); germans ermics (coloured table); lisa choen (potter lights); jason lloyd-evans (fashion)
WA L L L I G H T S F R O M L O U N G E R O O M S A N D H A L LWAY S T O R E A D I N G N O O K S A N D E N S U I T E S , T H E R E ’ S N O T A S PA C E W H E R E WA L L L I G H T S W O N ’ T W O R K W O N D E R S . U S E T H E M A S TA S K O R ACCENT LIGHTING OR E VEN S TAT E M E N T P I E C E S . M I D - C E N T U R Y A N D M O D E R N P I V O T I N G A R T I C U L AT E D - A R M WA L L L I G H T S , I N PA R T I C U L A R , A R E H AV I N G T H E I R T I M E I N T H E L I M E L I G H T, BU T BEFORE YOU HE A D OU T TO BU Y ONE, REMEMBER LIGHTING SPECS ARE A LWAY S P E R S O N A L , S I T E - S P E C I F I C A N D SU B JECT TO T HE PU RPOSE OF T HE R O O M . A I M T O H AV E A VA R I E T Y O F L AY E R E D L I G H T I N G T H AT C A N B E I N D I V I D U A L LY C O N T R O L L E D ( D I M M E D ) F O R VA R I O U S T I M E S O F D AY A N D T O C R E AT E T H E A M B I E N C E Y O U ’ R E A F T E R . LU X E WA LL L A M P BY I S M O BJ ECTS .
N E X T- G E N G L A S S I N C O R P O R AT E G L A S S I N T O Y O U R W O R L D – A N D W E D O N ’ T M E A N W I N D O W S . I T ’ S S M A S H I N G I T S WAY BACK INTO INTERIORS – THINK JE WEL TONES AND ACID B R I G H T S . T H E N T H E R E ’ S T H E D E C O R AT I V E , H A N D - B L O W N , T I N T E D A N D I R I D E S C E N T P I E C E S T H AT A R E S O H O T R I G H T N O W ; W E ’ R E F E E L I N G T H E N E E D F O R P H O S P H O R E S C E N T, R E F L E C T I V E G L A S S T H AT ’ S I L L U M I N AT E D A N D G R A D AT E D.
47 /// Stoneware pendants Introduce perfectly imperfect craftsmanship into your lighting with Potter Lights by Anchor Ceramics, out of Northcote, Vic. Thrown on a potter’s wheel, they are available in a range of glazes including terracotta, shown here. Also beautiful tiles and planters. Anchorceramics.com
THE TR ADITION AL H ANDCR AF T OF GL ASS BLOWING IS ALSO E V O LV I N G – B L E N D I N G W I T H M AT E R I A L S I N C L U D I N G W O O D, C O R K , M E TA L S , A N D C O N C R E T E T O C R E AT E E T H E R E A L A N D FUTURISTIC FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES. USE THEM. F R O M A B O V E : AY TM “TOTA” CYLI N D E R G L A S S J A R I N N AV Y / B R A S S , U R B A N C O UTU R E ; O M B R É G L A S S TA B LE BY G E R M A N S E R M I C S ; M U UTO “ E LEVATE D ” VA S ES BY TH O M A S B E NTZ E N . 48 /// Painted glass In the Brushstroke pieces for Glas Italia, Oki Sato of Nendo and his team “brushed colour onto the transparent glass surface, then blew another layer of coloured paint on top”. There’s a tension between the crystalline smoothness of the glass and the texture of the paint. Love it. Nendo products available in Australia through Dedece.com
4 9 / / / P E R F O R AT I O N A S O F T E R I N C A R N AT I O N O F T H E G R I D T R E N D S E E S I T M O R P H E D I N T O P E R F O R AT E D M E TA L M E S H . I N PA R T I T I O N S A N D B A L U S T R A D E S I T P R O V I D E S P R I VA C Y W H I L E S T I L L F I LT E R I N G T H R O U G H L I G H T A N D A I R , W H I L E I N F U R N I T U R E , LIGHTING AND ACCESSORIES IT OFFERS PURE VISUAL PLE ASURE ( NOT TO MENTION G R E AT D R A I N A G E F O R O U T D O O R F U R N I S H I N G S ! ) . P E R F O R AT I O N H A S A L S O J U M P E D FROM INDUST RI A L DESIGN OV ER TO FA SHION A ND SOF T F U RNISHINGS. FA BRIC S CA N B E P I E R C E D, H O L E - P U N C H E D O R L A S E R C U T A N D T H E P U N C T U R E D D E TA I L I N G H A S A R I G O R O U S , S T R U C T U R E D T R A N S PA R E N C Y T H AT I S U N E X P E C T E D LY S E X Y. F R O M LE F T: STR E ET ST Y LE D ETA I L F R O M N EW YO R K FA S H I O N W E E K S S16 . D ETA I L F R O M M A S S A G E C O LLECTI V E I NTE R I O R S BY TO M M A R K H E N RY. B LO O M P L A NTE R F R O M TA IT. A
photography courtesy katty schiebeck
M A N I F E S TAT I O N S I N M A R B L E
Mad for marble? Incorporate some of these into your home REAL MARBLE 50 Herringbone ﬂooring. 51 Aliz vessel and Loop vases, Country Road. 52 Marble coasters, Alexanderwang.com 53 Hay “Lens” box, Cultdesign.com.au 54 Lithos table, Haymann. 55 Arlon pendant lights, Domayneonline.com.au 56 A-Joint Mini bench/coffee table, Henrywilson.com.au 57 Plateau tables, Blu Dot. 59 Vintage coffee table, Modern Times. 60 Neo lanterns, Apparatusdtudio.com 61 Pebble wireless phone charger, Orée. 62 Aark Collective watch, Daniel Emma. 63 Abito vases, Sandro Lopez. MARBLE-LOOK 58 Black Marble laminate, Laminex.
R A I S E T H E ( M A R B L E ) B A R To say marble is an interdisciplinary trend is quite an understatement. Carrara, black marquina, holey travertine, pebbled terrazzo… it’s now part of the fabric of homes, and more recently kitchens, bedrooms and even our wardrobes. We love it on our benchtops, splashbacks and all over our bathrooms. It’s even crept into our living and sleeping spaces in the forms of clocks, pots and all manner of knick-knacks – it’s fair to say this is a trend that has longevity. The key to choosing timeless marble pieces is simple: look for designs and forms that are as simple and pure as the material itself. Take a look at the sitting area below created by Barcelona-based interior designer Katty Schiebeck. A curved marble “sofa” lends the Art Deco look a sophisticated edge. Technology has changed the ways in which designers can fashion their marble, too – see some showstopping designs, left – and, it’s not just the stone material itself. There’s a lot of marbling going on in fabrics, wallpapers, rugs and laminate, creating a new take on “real imitations”. Marble is handsome, classic, and chic, with the option to play up the decorative lineal details of the natural veins and colours. Colour lovers can rejoice, too – there’s a growing trend towards coloured marbles, including greens, pinks and blacks. This adds a further geometric and pattern play opportunity. Rumour has it, soon we will covet coloured marbles more than Carrara and Calacatta. (See page 121.) A
F O U R WAY S W I T H P I N K
Y E S, W E K N OW CONCRETE IS C OO L. B U T W H AT’S E V E N C OO L E R I S W H E N I T’S C O LO U R E D. R E N OVAT I NG ? T RY I T
66 /// Bright bin Treat your trash to a Brabantia “Retro” 12L pedal bin in Mineral Pink. Victoriasbasement.com.au
67 /// Interesting angles For an awesome ofﬁce try this “3-Pieces Desk”. Mullervanseveren.be
68 /// Balanced form The Otto chair is a lovely thing. Give it pride of place somewhere special. Something beginningwith.com.au
Marriage material Dusky pink concrete teamed with amber glass: the Acne Studios store at 3 Rue Froissart, Paris, designed by Stockholm’s Bozarthfornell Architects, proves that pink and peach are a delicious combo.
69 /// Colour inspo The paint companies have oodles of pinks to choose from. Go for it.
70 /// YOUR HOME NEEDS THIS FURNITURE: KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD There are some exciting things happening in Japan right now. Namely, the furniture designs coming out of Karimoku New Standard, pictured inset left. While the parent company Karimoku has been manufacturing furniture in Japan for 70 years, Karimoku New Standard is more recent. The collection features the creations of some incredible international design talents, including Scholten & Baijings, Big-Game, Teruhiro Yanagihara and TAF, with an emphasis on functional pieces that have been specifically created to suit modern urban living. Oh, did we mention it’s easy on the eye, too?
photography jason lloyd-evans (louis vuitton); norbert juhász (bedroom)
HERRINGBONE IS HOT! Herringbone is essentially an arrangement of rectangles into shapes that resemble the skeleton of a fish… hence the name “herring-bone”. And as a flooring option, it’s more versatile than you think. This style of patterned timber floor adds a sense of history and texture to a space and works with modern interiors – it’s that old idea that opposites attract. Really, herringbone ticks all the boxes: strong geometric lines deliver a style that is simultaneously sophisticated, luxurious and contemporary. Gotta love that.
72 /// Sublimely simple Gergo & Péter Batizi-Pócsi of Batlab Architects, Hungary, designed this Budapest ﬂat to be supremely functional. The grey “ribbon” continues throughout the whole apartment. 3Legs table by Studio Nomad.
/// LOOK TO THE FUTURE: DECORATE WITH THE HYPERINTENSE ELECTRIC COLOURS OF DIGITAL SCREENS, ESPECIALLY IN ART, LIGHTING AND ACCESSORIES MADE OF GLASS AND PERSPEX. FOR CLUES, GOOGLE “TEST PATTERN COLOUR SIMULATOR” FOR CLUES. A On the catwalk Nicolas Ghesquière’s S/S 2016 Louis Vuitton show at the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation at Paris Fashion Week. real living
T I L E S / / / PATTERNED TILES – WHETHER PRINTED/GLAZED OR ENCAUSTIC (WHERE THE COLOURS RESULT FROM THE COLOURS OF THE CLAY) – ARE THE NEW WALLPAPER. THEY’RE TRENDING WITH TOTALLY CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS, MIXING THINGS UP WITH THE BEST OF THE TRADITIONAL TESSELLATED, TURKISH, MOSAICS AND HEXES. MODERN TILE DESIGNS EVEN LOOK LIKE ARTWORKS, FLOORBOARDS AND AREA RUGS. PATTERN ON PATTERN IS QUITE DE RIGUEUR, AND THE PATCHWORK TILE TREND IS STILL ONE OF THE STRONGEST MOST VERSATILE DESIGN OPTIONS. STREAMLINE THE PATCHWORK TREND BY OPTING FOR TILES IN DIFFERENT COLOURS IN THE SAME KIND OF STONE, LIKE MARBLE. NOT ONLY DOES IT GIVE THIS TRADITIONAL MATERIAL A MODERN LOOK, IT’S A COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO ADD A LITTLE LUXURY.
74 /// INSTALL A NEW KITCHEN – ONE THAT’S BUILT TO LAST. MELBOURNE’S CANTILEVER INTERIORS HAS DESIGNED THE ECO-FRIENDLY K2 KITCHEN, WHICH FEATURES BLACKBUTT VENEER AND RECONSTITUTED STONE BENCHTOPS MADE FROM 75% RECYCLED MATERIALS. ORDER THE WALL-HUNG CABINETS IN A COLOUR OF YOUR CHOICE. CANTILEVERINTERIORS.COM
TOP 3 HANDLES
75 /// Australian-made Leather-stacked handle with matching stitch (dia 7cm). Mademeasure.com
77 /// Bare necessities GL-OM. N°03 handle and plaque. This French maker has deconstructed the door handle. Bonnemazou-cambus.fr @reallivingmag
photography helenio barbetta/living inside
76 /// Revolutionary design The H374 “Compasso”door handle can be customised with paint or wallpaper to “disappear” into the door. Pittella.com.au
80 //// ON THE GRID GO LARGE WITH GRIDDED TILES. THE EFFECT IS FABULOUS. IN 1974 JEAN PIERRE RAYNAUD OPENED LA MAISON DE LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD IN PARIS, A HOUSE AND ART INSTALLATION COMPRISED ENTIRELY OF 15CM X 15CM WHITE TILES, EVENLY SPACED WITH A WHOPPING 5MM BLACK GROUT LINE… THAT’S GROUT WITH SERIOUS GRUNT! SADLY THE HOUSE CLOSED DOWN IN 1988 AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY KNOCKED DOWN IN 1993, THE FRAGMENTS OF WHICH HAVE SINCE BEEN EXHIBITED IN VARIOUS PLACES. THE RAYNAUD-INSPIRED TILE GRID IS LINEAL PERFECTION AND CELEBRATES THE GRAPHIC SIMPLICITY OF THE LINE AND GEOMETRY OF A SPACE. THESE DAYS, YOU CAN SEE A SIMILAR LOOK IN LOADS OF KITCHENS – SUBSTITUTING SQUARE TILES FOR RECTANGULAR SUBWAY TILES. A
DIAMOND GRID / TERRACOTTA
SQUARE GRID photography ania wawrzkowicz | styling olivia gregory (top left &right)
79 /// THE TILE STYLE FILE Who would have thought the humble tile could become such a style statement? Tiles have become more than just a practical material, they’re taking on interior trends. For example: ETHNIC We all know and love tiles that take their style cues from African/European countries around the Med, but nowadays we’re heading a little further south, too. Tile inspirations from all over Africa are bringing a bold, colourful new edge to interiors. MEMPHIS Speaking of colourful, is there a more pigmented design movement than Memphis? Tiles are appearing in bold primary colours, graphic patterns and all manner of playful shapes. Which takes us to… GEOMETRIC A tile design staple for decades, geometrics are as popular as ever, adding decorative detail to interiors in the most sophisticated of ways. Often shown in monochrome palettes, but just as popular in colours, we love them especially on floors. TERRACOTTA This centuries-old material is a classic, and now it’s back in mainstream fashion. Tile trendsetters are going beyond the material and applying the earthy hue to concrete, porcelain and even grout, which, by the way, looks great with white tiles!
Take your pick, from left: Square-grid ceramic tiles at Camper store, Glasgow; diamond-grid tiles by Di Lorenzo. 81 /// OTHER STYLES Esagono Star 3D-effect digital-print tiles from Beaumont Tiles; reproduction Manhattan encaustic tiles from Jatana Interiors.
LOOKIE-LIKIES: FOUR DESIGN CHAMELEONS
FLOWER HERE IS THE CONCERTINA CHAIR BY LONDON-BASED DESIGN CREW RAW-EDGES. IT LOOKS LIKE A FLOWER. COMMISSIONED BY LOUIS VUITTON AS PART OF ITS OBJETS NOMADES COLLECTION AND PRESENTED AT SALONE DEL MOBILE IN MILAN, IT CAN BE COLLAPSED FOR EASY TRANSPORT. THERE IS ALSO A LAMPSHADE AND COFFEE TABLE IN THE SAME VEIN.
CONCRETE GOOD NEWS FOR THE KITCHEN: THE NEW CAESARSTONE “CONCRETE” RANGE DELIVERS THE LOOK AND FEEL OF REAL FORMED CONCRETE WITHOUT THE NEED FOR THE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OF SEALING. PICTURED IS ONE FROM THE “FRESH CONCRETE” RANGE (WHITES); THE “RAW CONCRETE RANGE IS BASED AROUND NATURAL SOFT GREYS.
COSMOS BCXSY STUDIO IN AMSTERDAM TRANSFORMED NASA SATELLITE IMAGERY INTO “CONSTELLATIONAL PORTRAITS”. THEN, THE IMAGERY WAS WORKED ON BY A MATTE PAINTING STUDIO AND TURNED INTO SIX VINYL WALLPAPERS – THE “INVERTED SPACES” RANGE – BY BROOKLYN BESPOKE MAKER CALICO. PICTURED IS “CORONA”; YOU CAN ORDER FROM AUSTRALIA.
TIMBER HIGH-END VINYL FLOORING IS NOW ABOUT AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET TO A “REAL”LOOKING TIMBER FLOOR. PICTURED IS THE BRAND-NEW LIVYN BALANCE CLICK FLOORING (IN COTTAGE OAK DARK BROWN, EIGHT STYLES AVAILABLE) BY QUICK-STEP. IT IS WATERPROOF, QUIET AND SOFT TO WALK ON, RESISTANT TO BUCKLING DUE TO HEAT OR COLD, AND EASY TO CLEAN.
87 /// CORK! THE DEMISE OF THE CORK IN WINE BOT TLES HAS MADE THIS PRODUCT E ASY NATURAL STONE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. MELBOURNE-BASED HUGH ALTSCHWAGER OF INKSTER MAKEN MAKES LIGHTING PIECES USING LIMESTONE FROM HIS CHILDHOOD HOME OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. HUGH’S ECLIPSE WALL LIGHT, PICTURED HERE, IS HIS SIMPLEST LUMINAIRE TO DATE AND THE ONLY ONE THAT DOES NOT INCORPORATE TIMBER. THE PERFECT LIGHTING SOLUTION FOR A MODERN HOME’S FLIGHT OF STAIRS. $645 FOR 23CM OR $675 FOR 28CM. @reallivingmag
T O A C C E S S . I T I S T I M E L E S S , E C O - F R I E N D LY, S U S TA I N A B L E , D U R A B L E , H Y G I E N I C A N D F I R E R E TA R D A N T. D E S I G N E R S A R E D O I N G S O M E F U N T H I N G S W I T H I T S O Y O U C A N U S E I T A L L O V E R T H E H O U S E . L I G H T I N G , F U R N I T U R E ( T H I S Y E A R S AW T H E R E L E A S E O F T H E I K E A “ S I N N E R L I G ” R A N G E O F C O R K F U R N I T U R E D E S I G N E D B Y I L S E C R AW F O R D ) A N D Y E S , G O O D O L D WA L L S A N D F L O O R S : C O R K C O M PA N I E S O F F E R W O O D G R A I N A N D P U N C H Y C O L O U R E D S T Y L E S T H AT C A N L O O K R E A L LY C O O L I N T H E R I G H T S E T T I N G . C O R K E R P E N D A NTS I N S K I N N Y A N D R OTU N D BY SYD N EY ’ S M A X H A R P E R . C O R K TI LES F R O M P R E M I U M F LO O R S .
ROOMS 8 8 / / / D R E A M W E AV E R S From hand-lathed homewares to wool textiles you want to cocoon yourself in, the current crop of Australian makers are producing items that would make anybody say they’re proud to be Aussie. Blue Mountains-based artist Grace Wood is no exception. She creates homewares out of felt which she makes from sustainable wool from her family farm, like the Burnt Bush bedcover, pictured here on the clothesline, and Wolf Grey cushion cover (at right). The local landscape being inspiration.
T I M E T O C H A N G E YO U R… G E T I N S P I R E D BY…
photograophy #84 courtesy of calico wallpaper; banjo mclach lan (katherine mavridis)
89 /// Carpet Redbook Green “Garden Reflections” carpet is easy to keep clean. Feltex.com
93 /// Weathered wood These rustic shingles evoke old ﬁshing sheds. Food for thought for your interior palette.
90 /// Tapware Dorf “Enigma” basin mixer, with a 5* WELS rating and under 200 bucks!
91/// Rug Spiroﬂower rug by Moooi Carpets. If this doesn’t change your interiors, nothing will! Spacefurniture.com.au
94 /// Kooky brushes Ellie Birkhead’s “Brighton Brushes” are made from driftwood and ﬁshing net.
92 /// Pendant light The Short Plumb pendant light by designer Anna Karlin of NYC comes in brushed brass or oil-rubbed bronze. You can order it from the States but it will need rewiring. Is it worth the effort? Deﬁnitely! Annakarlin.com
95 /// Weird wool Budapest’s Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop made this concept chair, an ode to sheep.
96 /// ALL WRAPPED UP Speaking of Aussies doing inspiring things, designer and knitwear specialist Katherine Mavridis has traded the sandy shores of Sydney’s Northern Beaches for the hustle and bustle of The Big Apple to follow her textile dreams. Katherine’s sculptural designs – which she describes as “tubes connected to other tubes” – take the cocooning trend to a whole new level; in fibre and fashion, cocoons envelop our homes and bodies in warmth and comfort. They can also represent life or new beginnings. How do you cocoon? A ABOVE Katherine Mavridis “Rupture”. real living
97 /// AN OLIVE TREE We loved the maidenhair fern and were especially fond of the ﬁddle-leaf ﬁ g… so what’s the next “it” plant? The olive tree! Usually, potted olive trees are clipped into a standard (a ball of foliage on a stick), so this shape combined with the olive tree’s silvery-green foliage make it perfect for just about any interior style. A pair is a bit predictable, so we say go for just one. Extend an olive branch: peace.
9 9 / / / N I K A R I OY Melbourne design practice Hecker Guthrie is loving the thoughtful furniture crafted by Finnish manufacturer Nikari Oy using sustainable timbers. F R O M L E F T April TA B L E S in Ash, Oak & Birch with natural oil ﬁ nish, designed by Alfredo Häberli. July small TA B L E / S T O O L in Elm/Oak, designed by Nao Tamura. December C H A I R in Ash & Canvas, designed by Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano. Available in Australia through KFive.
HAPPIER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE, ALL WHILE IMPROVING THE AIR QUALITY AND FENG SHUI IN OUR HOMES. AND, THEY CROSS OVER ANY INTERIOR STYLE. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE? R
photography sean fennessy
98 /// Glug glug glug! Add some lovely colour to your bedside table – and quench your thirst – with these hand-blown glass Bedside Carafes by, once again, Anna Karlin. Annakarlin.com
In the tree tops Architect and builder Jesse Bennett designed Planchonella House in Cairns, Queensland, to be his family home. Itâ€™s a passive house that embraces the surrounding rainforest and built from concrete, timber and glass, is visually stunning, too.
COLOUR WHEEL A MELBOURNE FEDERATION TERRACE IS BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH BOLD, BRAVE COLOUR CHOICES
Hide & seek To hide plaster imperfections, the downstairs bathroom was painted in Haymes “Sonora Sea”. Towels from Kip & Co. Feelin’ dotty The dot-tile splashback was already in the home. “We based the kitchen’s colour scheme off them,” Alexandra says. Glassware from Mark Douglass Design. Kid space A Rainbow Hills wall hanging from Kip & Co brightens the nursery. Tranquil entrance A narrow side table from The Family Love Tree is a functional addition to the entryway. Artwork from The Artwork Stylist. A
text natalie walton | photography nicole ramsay | styling emma o’meara
B E F O R E & A F T E R
T W OR K H E RO A R
BEF O R E
IF THERE’S A HOUSE THAT SHOWCASES the power of paint, then this is it. From seeing it today, you would never guess that its previous owner was one of Melbourne’s pre-eminent art historians, Professor Emeritus Bernard Smith, whose collection of more than 20,000 books on art history lined the walls of the Fitzroy Federation terrace. Or that its life started as the work of renowned local architect and civil engineer John Harry Grainger, who designed Melbourne’s Princess Bridge over the Yarra River and the Georges Building in Collins Street, among many other projects. Perhaps even more remarkable is that owners Alexandra and Thomas Ormerod, founders of boutique accommodation short-stay service Luxico, renovated the entire house – including seven bedrooms and four bathrooms – in seven weeks. “Had we done it on a normal timeline, it would have taken four to six months to complete,” Alexandra says. When the couple purchased the property in September 2010, Alexandra was ﬁve months pregnant. By the time the renovations were in full swing, she was seven months pregnant and had to pull on all her resources to make the transformation happen. A
Feeling blue The living area was painted a smoky charcoal to complement the shades of blue in the sideboard, which is from The Family Love Tree. Not quite right The living area was the wrong shade of blue and felt dated. Teal appeal Continuing with the home’s blue theme, Haymes “Balsam” was used in one of the home’s bedrooms – the colour being borrowed from a peacock-style side chair from The Family Love Tree. Light ’em up Coloured glass lights from Mark Douglass Design feature throughout.
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“RATHER THAN USE WHITE TO TRY TO MAKE THE ROOMS BRIGHTER, WE USED STRONG COLOURS AND DARKER HUES TO PLAY ON THE MOODY EFFECT THAT THE HOME’S SMALLER WINDOWS CREATE” Desert dreaming The colour scheme and artworks in the dining room, which seats up to 16 people, evolved from the commissioned Mark Douglass Design light ﬁtting. “Everything else just fell into place around it,” Alexandra says. Artworks from The Artwork Stylist. Rattan chairs from The Family Love Tree. A
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COLOUR PA L E T T E
PAINT ENTRANCE & KITCHEN Haymes in Pale Mushroom (A), $69.95 for 4L. LIVING AREA & POWDER ROOM Haymes in Sonora Sea (B), $69.95 for 4L. DINING ROOM Haymes in Slate Beige (C), $69.95 for 4L. MASTER BEDROOM & NURSERY Haymes in Autumn Gold (D), $69.95 for 4L. BEDROOM Haymes in Balsam (E), $69.95 for 4L. KIDS BEDROOM Haymes in Tea Rose Pink (F), $69.95 for 4L. @reallivingmag
Hidden gems Alexandra hangs out with daughter Isla in one of their fave rooms in the house: the kitchen. The pressed-tin splashback behind the oven was painted yellow to echo the retro dot tiles. A Bonnie And Neil tea towel was stretched over a wooden frame to create a cool, affordable artwork used to cover an unsightly wall panel.
Flower power Love chair in Jade, $495, The Family Love Tree.
For the hallway Recycled timber console table in Lilac, $259, The Family Love Tree.
Buff blues Recycled timber buffet in Ocean, $1995, The Family Love Tree.
Rattan reďŹ‚ect Woven mirror in Natural, $229, The Family Love Tree.
Handwoven wool Limited-edition Lille wall hanging, $449, Kip & Co.
Timber treat Norway table lamp in Teak, $169, Beacon Lighting.
GIRLY RETR EA T
The Grainger, as the house is known, was renovated by a dedicated group that included family, friends and tradies, who worked night shifts to ensure the place was ready on time. The plan was to retain as many of the original features of the home as possible while removing all of the bookcases – which were in every room – and the old carpet that lined the ﬂoors. Internal walls were changed in the upstairs bedrooms to create more bathrooms as the plan was to turn the place into accommodation, which can house up to 16 guests at a time. Since its launch in December 2010, The Grainger has housed more than 3000 guests. In July 2015, the house underwent a second renovation. Alexandra was keen to celebrate Melbourne’s design scene within this iconic house. As part of this project, she worked with brands such as Kip & Co, The Family Love Tree, Mark Douglass Design and Haymes Paint to create a colourful and unforgettable backdrop to the house’s ongoing life. “We let the home dictate the style in each room, playing off the original features such as tiling in the ﬁreplace hearths, ceiling roses, the ﬁreplace in the kitchen,” Alexandra says. “Then we would select a feature furniture piece around which to base the rest of the style and colour scheme.” R
Pink pretty The Peach Petal bedhead and Dream Weaver chair from The Family Love Tree inspired the bedroom’s girly colour palette. Say it loud “I wanted a scheme that was relaxing, yet fun,” Alexandra says of the master bedroom, which features mustard walls and bold bedlinen. Playful paint A handpainted wall in the nursery by Kip & Co’s Kate Kippy is a fun, unexpected feature. Wall hanging, rug and cushion all from Kip & Co.
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POPSICLES ROSE, LEMONADE & KIWI PLACE JUICE OF THREE LARGE APPLES, 10 FRE SH OR FROZEN R A SPBERRIE S AND 1 TBSP ROSE WATER IN A BLENDER; PULSE TO COMBINE. FILL P O P S I C L E M O U L D S ¾ O F T H E WAY, T H E N G E N T LY S L I D E 2 S L I C E S O F K I W I INTO EACH MOULD FOLLOWED BY A POPSICLE STICK . FREEZE UNTIL SE T. CREAMY LIME & MAQUI BERRY PLACE 4 TBSP EACH OF LIME JUICE A N D M A P L E S Y R U P, A N D 2 P E E L E D A N D STONED AVOCADOS IN A BLENDER ; PULSE UNTIL SMOOTH. FILL POPSICLE M O U L D S H A L F WAY. R E P E AT P R O C E S S WITH 1 PEELED AND PITTED MANGO, ¼ CUP FRESH OR FROZEN MIXED BERRIES, 2 TSP MAQUI POWDER AND ¼ CUP WATER. FILL MOULDS WITH BERRY MIXTURE. PLACE A POPSICLE STICK IN E ACH MOULD. FREEZE UNT IL SE T.
Impressive brunch Open sandwich toppings from top left: Avo smash with beetroot relish, cashew “cheese” with minty pea mash, fancy pants PB and J, thyme mushrooms and hummus, and roasted capsicum and hummus.
TOAST TOPPINGS 5 WAY S CASHEW “CHEESE” WITH MINTY PEA MASH Cook 1½ cups peas and ¼ cup mint leaves in simmering water for 10 mins. Mash ½ a peeled avocado in a bowl, add cooked and drained peas and mint and lightly mash together. Toast 4 slices of bread until golden. Spread each slice with garlic and chive cashew cream “cheese” (see recipe, right). Top with avocado and pea mash, scatter over fresh mint leaves, season with salt and serve with a wedge of lime. FANCY PANTS PB & J Toast 4 slices of bread until golden. Spread each with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and maqui berry chia jam (see recipe, right). Sprinkle over coconut ﬂakes and pomegranate seeds.
recipes courtesy of natural harry by harriet birrell | photography nikole ramsay | styling emma o’meara
AVO SMASH WITH BEETROOT RELISH Place 1 large peeled and stoned avocado and juice of half a lime in a bowl; mash roughly. Toast 4 slices of bread until golden. Spread each with healthy mite (see recipe, right) then smashed avocado. Top with 1 tbsp of beetroot relish (see recipe, right), sprinkle with a few sprigs of dill and serve with a wedge of lime. ROASTED CAPSICUM & HUMMUS Roast 1 large red capsicum, halved and seeds removed, on a tray in the oven for 25 mins or until lightly charred. Toast 4 slices of bread until golden. Spread toast with hummus. Sliced roasted capsicum into strips and lay over hummus. Top with pea shoots and drizzle with a little olive oil. THYME MUSHROOMS & CAPSICUM HUMMUS Cook 300g sliced button mushrooms, 1 tbsp tamari and 2 tsp fresh thyme in frying pan over medium heat until tender. Cook 4 cups baby spinach and 2 cloves ﬁnely diced garlic in a separate frying pan until just wilted. Toast 4 slices of bread until golden. Spread each piece with paprika and capsicum hummus (see recipe, right). Top with spinach and mushrooms. Sprinkle with dukkah and fresh thyme.
GARLIC & CHIVE CASHEW CREAM “CHEESE” Soak 3 cups raw cashews in cold water for 8 hrs; drain and rinse well. Place cashews, 3 tbsp nutritional yeast, ½ cup lemon juice, 3 cloves garlic and 1 tsp salt in a food processor; pulse until smooth. Stir in ½ cup chopped chives. Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge. MAQUI BERRY & LIME CHIA JAM Place 2 cups mixed berries, ½ cup maple syrup, ¼ cup lemon juice, ½ tsp vanilla powder and 1 tbsp maqui berry powder in a blender and pulse until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Add ½ cup white chia seeds. Stir, stand for 10 mins, then stir again. Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge. H E A LT H Y- M I T E SPREAD Place 1½ cups black sesame seeds, ¾ cup tamari and 3 tbsp nutritional yeast in blender and pulse until smooth. Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge.
Smooth moves Theses dairy-free smoothies are easy to make and are packed full of nutrients. Combine a mix of fresh and frozen fruit for different textures.
BEETROOT & DILL RELISH Place 1kg peeled and diced beetroot and 3 peeled and diced green apples in a food processor; pulse until ﬁnely chopped. Cook 4 ﬁnely sliced Spanish onions and 1½ cups coconut sugar in a saucepan over medium heat for 15 mins until onions become translucent and soft. Add beetroot, apple, 2 cups ﬁnely chopped dill and 1 cup apple cider vinegar to saucepan. Turn to high heat and cook, stirring, for 10 mins. Place lid on saucepan, reduce heat to low and simmer for 50 mins, stirring occasionally. Cool, then store in a sterilised jar in the fridge. PAPR IK A & CAPS ICUM HUMMUS Roast 2 red capsicums, halved and seeds removed, on tray in oven for 25 mins. Place roasted capsicum, 1 x 250g can drained and rinsed chickpeas, 3 tbsp tahini, ¼ cup lemon juice, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 3 garlic cloves and 1 tsp salt in food processor; pulse to combine. Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge.
SUPER SMOOTHIES 1. F R O STE D F R U IT S M OOTH I E PLACE 2 LARGE PEELED AND PITTED MANGOES, 2 CUPS DICED PINEAPPLE, A HANDFUL OF FRESH MINT LEAVES, 1½ C U P S C O C O N U T WAT E R O R PURIFIED WATER IN A BLENDER AND PULSE UNTIL SMOOTH. SERVE G A RNISHED W I T H A SPRIG OF M INT. 2. SKIN GLOW SMOOTHIE PLACE 1 FROZEN BANANA, 1 CUP FRESH OR FROZEN MIXED BERRIES, A HANDFUL OF FRESH MINT LEAVES, 1 PEELED MANGO CHEEK, ½ CUP EACH OF DICED CUCUMBER AND PINEAPPLE, 1½ C U P S C O C O N U T WAT E R O R PURIFIED WATER, 1 TBSP EACH OF LIME JUICE AND ACAI POWDER IN A BLENDER AND PULSE UNTIL SMOOTH. SERVE GARNISHED WITH FRESH BERRIES AND MINT LEAVES. A
GREEN MUSHIE NOODLE BOWL Serves 2 Prep time 10 mins Cooking time 10 mins Equipment Sharp knife; chopping board; spiraliser (see “tip”) or mandolin; large non-stick frying pan; tongs 1 tbsp plant-based oil 400g button mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 cup ﬁnely chopped curly leaf parsley 2 large zucchinis, spiralised (see “tip”) ½ cup pine nuts 1 ⁄8 tsp good-quality mineral salt ½ cup cashew “parmesan” (see below) ½ cup extra parsley, to serve (optional) 1 Heat oil in frying pan over medium ●
Natural ethos The decor in Harriet’s home is as natural and organic as her recipes. Here, a linen tablecloth and a sprig of eucalyptus dress the breakfast table.
heat. Add mushrooms, garlic and thyme and cook for 10 mins or until mushrooms are tender. Reduce heat to low, add curly parsley, zucchini noodles and salt and stir through. 2 Top with pine nuts and extra parsley. ● Serve with cashew parmesan. A
CASHEW “ PA R M E SA N ” Place 1 cup raw cashews, ¼ cup nutritional yeast and 1 tsp salt in a food processor and pulse until a grainy texture is achieved. Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge. tip | You can buy spiralisers online or at specialty food stores. Alternatively, you can use a mandolin or slice the zucchini into thin strips using a sharp knife.
Oodles of noodles For a variation, use gluten-free pasta instead of vegetable â€œnoodlesâ€? like these zucchini noodles which have been made using a spiraliser.
At home Harrietâ€™s love for colour and nature is not only reďŹ‚ected in her recipes but in her home, too. She and partner Fraser restored an old tin shed in the Bellarine Peninsula using plywood and corrugated iron. The Ranarp pendant lamp is from Ikea and the Tassel bedspread is from Kip & Co.
Pretty treats Clockwise from top: Lime and blackberry layer cake (see page over for the recipe); mini burger; passion and lemon love cake; Turkish delight cream pop; Fred and Ginger surprise cake. A
LIME & BLACKBERRY L AY E R CA K E Serves 12 Prep time 40 mins + 14 hrs soaking & setting Equipment Sharp knife; 15cm x 25cm slice tin; baking paper; food processor; spatula; colander Base 1½ cups raw almonds 10 Medjool dates, pitted 1 tbsp frozen raspberries, crushed Lime layer 1 large avocado, peeled & stoned ¼ cup fresh lime juice ½ cup coconut oil, melted cup maple syrup Blackberry layer 1½ cups cashews, soaked for 8 hrs ¼ cup fresh lime juice cup maple syrup ½ cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla powder Pinch good-quality mineral salt cup blackberries, fresh or thawed from frozen Toppings ¼ cup pistachios, crushed ¼ cup edible dried flowers (optional)
1 Line tin with baking paper. ● 2 Make base Place almonds in ●
food processor and blitz for 5 secs. With motor running, add dates one at a time. Once well combined and slightly sticky, press mixture into bottom of tin. Sprinkle with crushed raspberries and gently press into base mixture. Freeze until needed. 3 Make lime layer Place all ● ingredients in food processor and blitz on high until very smooth and creamy. You may need to pause processing to push mixture down the sides as you go. Remove tin
from freezer then pour lime layer on top of base layer and gently spread evenly with spatula. Return to freezer for 2 hrs to set. 4 Make blackberry layer ● Drain and rinse cashews then place in food processor with all blackberry layer ingredients. Process on high speed until smooth and creamy. Remove tin from freezer; pour blackberry layer over lime layer and gently spread evenly with spatula. Sprinkle with dried edible ﬂowers, crushed pistachios or extra berries. Return to freezer for a minimum of 4 hrs to set. Note If liked, you can make more layers of the lime and blackberry ﬂavours; see picture above. 5 Remove from freezer 10 to 15 ● mins before slicing and serving. R
Luscious layers A zesty, sweet treat that can be made in large batches and eaten straight from the freezer on hot summer days.
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