Australian House & Garden

February 2022

Australia's number one home design and decorating magazine, filled each month with gorgeous houses and gardens to delight in, homewares to covet and food to savour. Plus, you'll find loads of travel ideas, health and beauty news, expert advice and much, much more.

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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
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3 min
editor’s letter h&g

“I am always fascinated to see the pieces my FAVOURITE ARTISTS surround themselves with.” From the outside, an interest or obsession with interior design can look frivolous – trivial even – but those of us who work in the home-design sphere know that creating a beautiful space that is a soothing sanctuary to return to at the end of the day is far from shallow. We recently celebrated our annual Top 50 Rooms awards with a beautiful lunch with our sponsors and finalists. The sentiment shared by all the guests and winners was a feeling of gratitude to be able to work in such a creative and dynamic industry that gives so many people such joy. Brooke Aitken, winner of the Best Use of Colour award, sponsored by Laminex, (see her…

2 min
winning appliances top 50 rooms

The mood was joyous at the recent Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms awards luncheon. Held at Sydney’s landmark Bathers’ Pavilion, the event was attended by a stellar cast of architects and designers – both established practitioners and new talents – as we celebrated the best of residential design today. The top honour of Room of the Year went to Jeremy Bull of Alexander & Co, who also won Best Kitchen. Congratulations also to category winners Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors (Best Bathroom), Greg Natale Design (Best Bedroom), Studio Trio (Best Laundry), Studio Petra with Tecture (Best Indoor-Outdoor Connection), McCluskey Studio and Cera Stribley (Best Use of Soft Furnishings), Brooke Aitken Design (Best Use of Colour), Mint Pool and Landscape Design together with Mil Constructions (Best Outdoor Room). Huge…

3 min
your h&g

I buy H&G religiously but the December 2021 issue definitely caught my attention: ‘The table is set, the gifts are wrapped and Neil Perry is cooking’… Yes please! While Christmas is always a special time of year, Australian House & Garden provides me with a monthly dose of joy – every page is filled with beauty. Thank you for inspiring me to continue to dream. You are the perfect partner for moments of me-time amongst all the madness. Polixeni Aroney, Wallsend, NSW DREAMS DO COME TRUE After 14 long years of renting, I finally purchased a house – a big achievement as a single parent. Now, with the help of H&G, I’m slowly transforming it into my dream home. I just love poring over every page each month looking for ideas that…

6 min
oceans of wonder

Early each morning before her family rises, artist Lottie Consalvo walks her dog along the beach, just over the road from her home in Newcastle, NSW. It’s a daily ritual that never loses its allure: she loves the sea mist, the ocean’s many tones of blue, and the “sense of infinity” found in that wide horizon, where the silvery sky spills into the sea. “It definitely shifts something in me, being in nature each day, in a place that is beautiful,” she says. “I feel very lucky.” The beach is a magnet for the rest of the family, too – Lottie’s husband James Drinkwater, also an artist, and their children Vincenzo, eight, and Hester, five. In fact, the desire to live as close as possible to the water was the…

1 min
life & style

“MY FAVOURITE FLOWERS? WHATEVER SOMEONE BUYS ME!” FIRST ADULT HOME? A big old apartment in St Kilda, Victoria. BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? I had one when I was younger, it was India (2). I’ve now been there twice and it’s a place I want to keep returning to. DREAM RESTAURANT TABLE? Take me to a good Indian restaurant (4) and I’m in heaven! FAVOURITE DOWNTIME PURSUIT? Camping and reading. Ideally both at the same time. FAVOURITE ARTISTS? Sarah Mosca (3), Sally Gabori and Howard Hodgkin (1). A DESIGNER WHO INSPIRES ME IS… Architect Peter Märkli and his building La Congiunta (5). I’m drawn to its utilitarian aesthetic. I’M CURRENTLY READING… The Bride and the Bachelors: Five Masters of the Avant-Garde by Calvin Tomkins (1972). A great book but unfortunately no women are mentioned. Here’s to no more books on…