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Australian House & Garden March 2019

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


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editor’s letter

make it personal. That’s my standard reply when people ask me about how best to tackle a room. And nowhere is that more crucial than the kitchen, the working, social heart of every home. The brand-new kitchen on our cover, perfectly poised between contemporary and classic in style, is that of The Block judge, Neale Whitaker, and his partner David, and it is most definitely the centre of their world. “I’ve always believed life tends to be lived at the kitchen bench,” says Neale. As a former professional chef, David knows his way around a kitchen and a recent lifestyle change to a rural plot on the NSW south coast has given the duo the chance to bring all of their experience to the table. There are more new kitchens to peruse in…

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your h&g

Good news I was intrigued to read Paula Goodyer’s article Bitter Pill (January). It was the first time I’d read an alternate view on the nutritional value of health supplements in a popular magazine. For years we’ve been told about the benefits of nutritional supplements – everything from evening primrose oil to turmeric – so when I was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer, I asked my oncologist which supplements would help me stay as healthy as possible. To my amazement the oncologist said, “You can get all the nutrients you need from your diet. You are better off buying healthy food, not supplements.” I followed his advice and eight years later I am in remission and doing well. K Simpson, Ocean Reef, WA Watch this space I’m an avid reader of H&G and…

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h&g social

A grand Mornington Peninsula weekender found fans on Facebook, Instagrammers coveted a casual entertaining space, while Pinners pined for a smart Sydney home with to-die-for views. Facebook facebook.com/australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue plus links to our favourite home tours. Instagram @houseandgarden View the most inspirational images of the month at H&G’s HQ and out and about. Pinterest pinterest.com.au/houseandgardenau Picture-perfect images from our pages and sensational products to covet. For weekly news and inspiration, subscribe to our free e-newsletter at newsletter.houseandgardenmag.com.au.…

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hidden gem

After living in an 1890s terrace on a busy corner of the inner west for some time, Sydney couple Amanda and Damien Blair were looking for something completely different. It took two years of searching to find it: a much newer architect-designed home in a quiet cul-de-sac on the Balmain peninsula. “Nothing captivated us like this,” says Amanda, who co-owns local stationery and decor company Corban & Blair. “We walked in with our son Harry and knew straight away that this was the house for us.” Part of this fuzzy feeling came from already being a fan of the architect’s work. Like Amanda, Richard Leplastrier is highly regarded for his commitment to the environment and sustainability and he designed the high-ceilinged house with those principles firmly in mind. Constructed by master…

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life & style

MY FIRST HOME was a house in Rozelle, in Sydney’s inner west, an 1880s inn on a corner with a vine growing all over one side. MY FIRST CAR was a VW Bug. In the not-too-distant future I’m looking forward to an electric car. BEST READS The Secret River by Kate Grenville, and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. LAST MEAL OF CHOICE Stinky, smelly cheese with fresh figs and a lovely glass of red. DOG OR CAT? We have a beautiful boofy 10-year-old labrador who loves life. HEATING OR AIRCON? I don’t like aircon. Fortunately, we have timber ceiling fans in the bedrooms, which are fab. We also have one central fire heater. ELECTRIC OR GAS OVEN? Definitely gas! I want to buy a really big oven/stove. I LOVE A VASE OF Yellow blooms. FAVOURITE SCENTS?…

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10 steps to visual harmony

1 SLEEPING BEAUTIES A stay in a Firmdale Hotel suite is a multi-layered experience, beginning with the Kit Kemp signature: a statement headboard, which provides a wonderful opportunity to show off unique designs on a large scale. This scheme, featuring fabrics designed by Kit for Andrew Martin design emporium, transposes positive and negative, light and dark, with ‘Wychwood’ on the walls and ‘Friendly Folk’ on the headboard. ‘Hedgerow’ cushions with yellow velvet piping rest on the bed. “There are special fabrics that crop up more than once in my interiors because they are so beautiful,” says Kemp, “and with so many spaces to design, we have the chance to live with lots of different schemes. Experimenting with fabrics like this allows me to see how they will work in a room.” 2…