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Australian House & Garden August 2017

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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back to earth

(Photograph by Darren McDonald (Lisa).)Like many men of his generation, my great-grandfather was a fixer, in an era when every home had a shed and people had the time to tinker. His little workshop was at the top of a steep suburban Sydney backyard, near the chooks and a cluster of fruit trees. It was a bit of a climb for Grandma, so he rigged up a little bell-pull system so she could summon him down for tea or to the phone.The house had ticking clocks in every room, from the deep-chiming grandfather clock in the hallway to one on each mantelpiece, and there was always one in a state of repair on his workbench. Grandpa, an electrician, fixed everything for everyone. He made a bright red double dinky so…

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senior stylist kayla gex’s fave finds

‘Hendrick’ swing-arm wall light, $161, Beacon Lighting; beaconlighting.com.au. A Vision of Eden oil on linen artwork by Melissa Egan (40x40cm), POA, Wagner Contemporary; wagnercontemporary.com.au. Resin jug in Taupe Marble, $185, Keep Resin; keepresin.com.au. ‘Multi Noon’ watch, $149, Daniel Emma; daniel-emma-store.com.In winter, I’m always drawn to textural pieces and cheerful colours. It’s the little things that make me – and my home – feel warm and cosy.Follow the H&G team on Instagram @houseandgarden ■…

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your h&g

Years of serviceI’ve indulged in nearly all your issues over the past 10 years of renovating. Seven months ago we moved into our latest project, a Renaissance-style home built for a European family. It’s so different from our previous, contemporary house. Your recent stories on warm tones and modern country themes continue to inspire me to tackle projects both big and small in this labour of love. Thanks for your encouragement!Nicole Barrett, Doubleview, WABy the boardWhile poring over the July issue, I was delighted to spot on page 80 a 2017 kitchen with a sideboard from another era (Coast Modernist). We have the same sideboard, with matching table and chairs, inherited from my husband’s mother. It was made by Chiswell and sold at Anthony Horden & Sons in Sydney around…

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h&g social

FacebookInstagramPinterestFacebook fans dug our Bottom of the Garden feature, Instagrammers double-tapped a Perth build by Klopper & Davis Architects, and Pinners pined for landscape designer Ascher Smith’s courtyard concept. Facebook facebook.com/australianhouseandgardenHighlights from each issue + links to our favourite home tours. Instagram @houseandgardenView the most inspirational images from the month at H&G’s HQ and out and about. Pinterest pinterest.com/housengardenPicture-perfect images from our pages and sensational products to covet. ■…

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defining features

HALLWAY Dulux White on White has brightened the once-dark corridor. ‘Fandango’ pendant light, Ke-zu. ‘Big Ed’ metal umbrella stand, Thomas Gannan.LIVING Mostly a space for Rahul and Angela to relax, this room also accommodates some of the kitchen’s cabinetry. Sofa made by Icon Upholstery & Design in Casamance ‘Agate’ fabric. Paxton side tables in petrified wood from La Maison. Pendant light, Sokol Designer Furniture. Dominique chainstitch cushion, Sage x Clare.‘BOTH OUR FAMILIES LIVE OVERSEAS SO OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS ARE LIKE FAMILY – WE’RE ALWAYS SOCIALISING.’ Rahul PrasadLocated in a Victorian-era streetscape in inner Melbourne is a unique double-fronted home that’s part 1927 weatherboard, part contemporary oasis. Designed by Austin Maynard Architects, the three-bedroom house is light-filled and welcoming from the moment you step through the glossy red front door.…

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inside story

‘Tati’ steel and stone coat rack, $3950, Great Dane. Vintage chair. Two Tone jute laundry basket, $130 (includes lid), Weylandts. ON COAT RACK from left ‘Suma’ cotton throw, $80, Linen House. ‘Puna’ llama wool throw in Tobacco, $320, Pampa. Handloom cotton-blend throw in Natural/ Black with tassels, $145, Weylandts. ‘Orion’ wool-acrylic throw, $110, and ‘Aurora’ wool-acrylic throw, $100, both Few and Far. Hay ‘Hang’ steel coathangers, $28/set of five, Designstuff. ON CHAIR from top Goat-skin cushion, $149, BoConcept. ‘Lina’ lambswool cushion, $155, Papaya. Velvet fringe cushion, $129, The Vignette Room. IN BASKET ‘Monte #23’ wool cushion, $180, Pampa. ‘Kew’ velvet cushion in Rust, $40, Linen House. ON FLOOR ‘Aura Plait’ wool-blend rug in Mocha (3x4m), $4100, Globe West. Wall painted Wash & Wear 101 in Wimbledon, $46/L, Dulux.FRINGE MOVEMENTLook for…