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Australian House & Garden Febuary 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

Somewhere between the pages of the second holiday novel, the thought bubbles float into view, hovering in the space between sunglasses and book/view. In the form of notes to self, they mount the case for starting the year on a super-positive, organised high. Especially if you finished 2018 at a gallop. PLACE HOLDER One Two Tree plywood ‘Australia map – My Treasure Shelf’, $245, Koskela; koskela.com.au. (Photograph by Maree Homer (Lisa).)From research suggesting people with clean houses are healthier than those with messy houses, to reports that depression and fatigue are higher in women living in cluttered homes, there are myriad reasons to stay on top of things. The good news is you can get back to that novel or socialising right now, because time is…

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your h&g

My husband commented on the freshness of the articles and noted that many of the featured houses were set in the country or had a rural theme. You showcased the importance and necessity of outdoor living and lifestyle in this wonderful land, despite the widespread drought. Even when the view from your house is dry and dusty, you can still dream of when the rains will come.(Letters may be edited for length and clarity.) A visual feast Your Christmas cover was absolutely stunning, a gorgeous feast for the eyes that made me excited about my own Christmas table. Thank you so much for another year of great reading and allowing me to peep into some beautiful, inspirational homes. Mariea Payne, Carindale, Queensland In stitches…

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write in to win

The author of each letter published receives $50. Our favourite also wins a fab prize. This month, Carol Andrews wins a ‘Poldina’ cordless indoor/outdoor touch lamp from Casa e Cucina, valued at $328; casaecucina.com.au. Email your letter to H&G@bauer-media.com.au with your full name and address or post it to Your H&G, PO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 1028. ■…

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h&g social

Facebook Instagram Pinterest A 21st-century Queenslander took the fancy of our Facebook fans, Instagrammers adored an elegantly rustic project by Shaun Lockyer Architects, and a beachside cottage caused a buzz on Pinterest. 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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rooms in bloom

STUDIO Gorgeous blooms in Debra Hayes’ work space: (clockwise from top) fresh olive foliage, roses, Phaleonopsis orchids, smoke bush and grapevine wreath, poppies, Scabiosa, anemones and delphiniums. Creative talents are drawn to this house. Noted 20th-century portrait artist Owen Garde used to reside here, painting in what’s now the main bedroom and teaching art students in the old garage. Today, star florist Debra Hayes lives and works in the elegantly restored period home.It’s hard to imagine the sorry state it was in 15 years ago, when Debra and her husband Tristan Whelan, new parents of baby Connor, were looking for more space. Yet as soon as she spotted the 1940s Arts and Crafts-style home, one of the first built in this north-western suburb of Perth, Debra was…

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life & style

MY FIRST REAL JOB Manic Botanic, the flower shop I started when I was just 23. OUR FIRST HOME AS A COUPLE We lived in the cutest blue weatherboard home with a rambling cottage garden. The previous owner was an artist and, funnily enough, our current home was also once owned by an artist. I’M READING Winging It by Emma Isaacs. I feel big growth is on the horizon for my business and this book is about having the courage to go for it. I’M LISTENING TO Podcasts. My favourite is Chat 10 Looks 3 with Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb. They inspire me to do more, cook more, read more. FAVOURITE SUMMER COCKTAIL I love a gin and tonic after work with the crew. …