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Inside Out is out

I always look forward to my monthly email from Matilda Duffercy, Senior and Social Editor of Inside Out magazine. It means that another issue of my favourite magazine has hit the news stands. After seeing the sneak peeks she sent over I can't wait to devour the October issue.

This month, the home on the cover is a little special more so than usual; as it also features as the Open For Inspection house. It really is the perfect family home. From the clever storage to the neutral palette, the semi has been totally reinvigorated thanks to a clever renovation by the team at Alexander & Co. It was built by Scott Fairweather of Fairweather Constructions. And the family who live here are lovely and so happy with the finished product. The home was styled by Vanessa Colyer Tay and photographed by Maree Homer. Thanks to West Elm, you can take a video tour of the house.

More info about the project and heaps of pics here.

I've also included a pic from the fantastic kids' party feature. That cake is beyond amazing, and delish, too! It was styled by Jessica Hanson, with food styling by Kristen Wilson and photographed by Sam McAdam-Cooper.

Speaking of kids, how about this awesome wrap-up of the coolest highchairs in town? I visited the set the day of the shoot and it was truly pastel perfection. Our style editor Jessica Hanson has excelled again – she has such a fantastic eye. Photographer Guy Bailey did a great job of capturing the ideal snap. Jessica also styled the beautiful bedroom for a dancer that features.  Sam McAdam-Cooper photographed it.

The October issue sees star stylist Megan Morton offer up loads of her hard-won wisdom on styling a bedroom to fit your needs. All the styling assistance came from a styling workshop she taught, so they could really get a feel for a day on set. Love that pooch on the bed, too. Styling by Megan Morton, production by Katie Randell and photography by Jason Busch.

The issue is a kitchen & bathrooms special, so it's packed with heaps of advice for renovators (and so much visual inspiration, of course). And as it's starting to feel warmer here, we're just so excited for summer. I hope you enjoy the new issue.

The October issue, out today, looks amazing but don't fret if you aren't in Australia. You can read along on ZinioGoogle Play, the Apple Newsstand and Nook.


Potts Point Apartment

I love Potts Point. I think it's my favourite Sydney suburb. Full of history, close to the action and with that frisson of seediness meets money. The perfect base for exploring the harbour city. Now if I could just organise a few days away instead of daydreaming in front of my computer screen I might just have to stay in this fabulous apartment available through Contemporary Hotels. A stylish marriage of old and new.

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Swan River House

It's easy to see that the interior designers at Kim Pearson are "interested in the worlds that exist in and between the old and the new, the directional and the classic, the contemporary and the traditional." This family house in Perth, Western Australia is full of colour and personality with considered respect for its 110 year old history. Modern yes but definitely not renovated within an inch of its life. A family home with soul.

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Madeleine Blanchfield and the Coogee House

Renovations took this Coogee, Sydney duplex apartment from ground floor flat to modern house with great outdoor living. New layout, new kitchen and new bathrooms within, pool and entertaining space out, all the time respecting the building's history by combining old and new. A fabulous example of making the most of what you've go. New work from Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.

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When stalking makes you jealous

By now you'll know that I have a thing for old houses. Give me a home with a little history and character over a modern build any day. It seems obvious that I would like this little cottage in Sydney's inner east and yes it does tick the boxes for me but ... I'm having trouble concentating on the house at all. I've been bewitched by the art collection. OMG! What I wouldn't do to get my grubby, greedy mits on those glorious canvases. The house could be a hovel and I'd still want to move in. Can I buy the collection instead of the house do you think? Link here while it lasts.

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