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Better Homes and Gardens Australia August 2020

Better Homes and Gardens - full of ideas, inspiration and information for you and your family. Every issue of Better Homes and Gardens is packed with inspiring, affordable and achievable ideas plus step-by-step projects for all areas of your home and garden.

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13 Issues

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1 min

This allows for ideas to bubble, percolate and come to the fore to help us problem-solve. All this leads me to ask, do you love a good before and after makeover as much as I do? Then you’ll flip over the awesome redesign of what was a fairly ordinary and dated house (p14). It will open your eyes to the possibilities of how cosmetic changes coupled with beautiful styling can completely transform homes. Yes, that’s right, there’s no need for a full-on, chaos-inducing and expensive renovation. Sure, you may need to brush up on your DIY skills, pull the ladder out from its hiding spot and brandish your drill or paintbrush with a flourish… but oh, it will be worth Another, altogether unexpected, benefit of working from home has been the peace…

3 min
reimagine your home

Overwhelmed and despairing of your home, which although structurally sound looks like it’s caught in a time warp A full-scale renovation out of the question, as the budget won’t stretch that far Caught in a fog of confusion as to where to start? The answer may lie with an interior decorator, for they aren’t all just for the rich and famous with palatial pads. And they can help you work with what you have. There are levels of commissioning, from a moodboard to project managing the changes, as here, even hitting the shops with you. This home proves it’s money well spent. A considered colour scheme and a few cosmetic changes will take your home from plain to remarkable DESIGNER’S PROJECT DETAILS Kaiko Design Interiors was commissioned to reinvigorate original ’90s detail throughout…

2 min
panels of character

Bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms and even kitchens are all fair game for you to go to town with wall panelling. It’s a great way to add decorative panache to rooms with little character to speak of, transforming plain, featureless spaces into beacons of beauty, whether your home is of contemporary or period origin.…

2 min
living with nature

Decorate with exquisitely low-key botanical snippets from your garden, eco-friendly natural materials and organic fibres such as linen. And, where possible, recycle old furniture and accent pieces so you can cut back on unnecessary waste. The result – a home that is as naturally charming as it is sustainable. A tweak here and there oversees a transition from a country to a modern interior – it’s about the style choices you make. Rescue a vintage landscape or floral canvas, destined for landfill, to bring the natural world inside. Hang it unframed for a relaxed vibe FOR SHOPPING DETAILS, SEE OUR STOCKISTS PAGE…

1 min
ocean & forest

Experiment with deeper, moodier tones of blue and green to immediately distinguish your room from the norm. Yes, it’s a bold move – refreshing and dramatic, yet cosy and cocooning at the same time. LESSON NOTES This power couple draws you in, encouraging you to sit, relax and stay awhile COLOUR MEANING Even when dark and mysterious, greens still evoke serene harmony and blues a calm strength. WHERE TO USE Living rooms, offices and bedrooms. Studies are prime for strong blue makeovers, creating thoughtprovoking, peaceful spaces. Or, go au naturel with forest green walls, plants and leafy fabrics with a dash of blue. ON THE DARK SIDE Rooms with limited natural light can still embrace moody hues, as pale accents will lift the mood. Prices are intended as a guide only and may be subject to…

1 min
better decorating

WORK IT! Frame wallpaper – or even fabric for that matter – as if it were art to add decorative interest to your desk area, especially if it happens to reside in a corner of your living room. Define the work zone further with an area rug and office chair that blend in with the surrounds. To the Hamptons Bring the relaxed, elegant feel of Long Island’s luxury seaside holiday homes to your place. Build on a base of white, a little blue and rattan. Try this two-for-one piece – footstool one minute, spare seat the next! Society Home Hampton Footstool in Honey and Cream 52 x 38 x 50cm, $349.95, albi.com.au. GO ETHNIC ECLECTIC Dress your sofa with tactile so£ furnishings with an artisanal flavour. Pushka co on cushion in Navy, Terraco a and…