The country's interior style bible, Real Living, turns 9 on Monday (and she doesn't look a day over six). I scored some time with its Editor and leading lady, Deb Bibby, to look back on the mag's evolution; how it all began, why she came on board, what's next for the publication and the toughest question of all - which cover is her fave!
There's really no slow way to ease into this week's most fabulous news. So let's just jump right in; I'm in the new issue of Real Living magazine! Sharing the story of my design journey at the International School of Colour + Design, this full-page spread has me pinching myself - and also gives a glorious shot-out to my work on this little baby, The Life Creative!
As the undeniable majesty of magazines, Deb Bibby has been at the helm of one of my fave homewares publications, real living, since its inception back in 2005 (time flies when you're setting trends!). I scored some time from this lovely lady in my new segment, The Creative 10, to get some insight into her creative world, who she admires and what inspires her.
It's safe to say that Mr Jason Grant has played an integral part in Aussie styling for years. Having worked with the likes of Inside Out, Real Living, Freedom, Murobond and a host of other Aussie brands, he now adds author to his CV with his latest book release A Place Called Home. I caught up with this stylist extraordinaire to talk about his own home, his new paint range and how he rose to fame.
If you love homewares like I do, you have a stack of magazines that you can't bare to part with. You might also have a distinct memory associated with a particular magazine; one that sticks with you, that unlocked something in you or potentially resulted in what I call a 'magazine moment'. I had mine with issue one of Real Living Magazine way back in 2005.
I was eagerly awaiting the launch of A Place Called Home by Sydney stylist Mr Jason Grant for quite a while - and for many reasons. Firstly, how refreshing to see a home decor book my a male! Secondly, I had seen the front cover of the book splashed over social media and it alone had spoken to me (I have that storage box, I love decorating with red and I adore using pegs to display photos!) Lastly, he's uniquely Australian; what's not to love about a local lad whose spent years working with popular magazines, now releasing a book that chronicles his favourite things?
For so long, I've been eager to become more than just someone who was utterly obsessed with interior design. Recently, while flicking through my Real Living magazine, I came across an advert for iscd (international school of colour + design). I took the first step toward my dream of becoming a fully-fledged stylist and shot them an email.