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Home & Garden
Australian House & Garden

Australian House & Garden January 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.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

Poised at that strange juncture between the end of the year and a new one, I always feel a bit discombobulated. A quick poll reveals similar sentiments among colleagues and friends. We might be bodily in the office or at Christmas functions and school concerts, but mentally we already have one foot on the sand and a toe in the water. This issue is dedicated to easing the pressure over the next few weeks and helping you to make some time for relaxation. On the entertaining front there’s a suite of desserts to sink your teeth into, from handy home cook and media personality Annabel Crabb (page 139). And there are plenty of shopping opportunities (from page 173) to browse through in case you haven’t completed your gift hunting – from beach…

2 min.
your h&g

Great spirits Can’t believe it’s House & Garden’s 70th Christmas issue. What a milestone, what a year – and what a way to celebrate it! December’s H&G illustrates the Australian Christmas at its finest and would surely stir anyone’s spirit. Cheers to you all! Corrine Stevenson, Cameron Park, NSW Positively inspiring I recently had a health scare and while I was waiting for the results, my husband went out and bought me a copy of H&G – coincidentally, the Wellness issue (November). It provided me with the distraction I so badly needed, and inspired me to look to the future. Thank you, H&G, for helping me to create a positive, well mind and a beautiful home, inside and out. Leeanne Kerr, Daglish, WA Seek and you will find I currently live in Abu Dhabi due to my…

1 min.
h&g social

A budget-savvy entertainer’s kitchen found friends on Facebook, Instagrammers took a shine to this light-drenched stairwell, while Pinners pined for a glamorous kitchen by Williams Burton Leopardi. Facebook facebook.com/australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue plus links to our favourite home tours. Instagram @houseandgarden View the most inspirational images from 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.…

1 min.
write in to win

The author of every letter published receives $50. Our favourite also wins a fabulous prize. This month, Jodee Vaughan of Wanneroo, WA, wins a NutriBullet Balance 1200W blender with smart nutrition sensor technology, valued at $280. For more information, go to bulletbrands.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. Photograph by Christopher Morrison (Williams Burton Leopardi).Letters may be edited for length and clarity.…

5 min.
woodland wonder

Two years ago, Chyka and Bruce Keebaugh were scrolling through Instagram when they discovered a property with promise on the Mornington Peninsula. “It was the Saturday night of Derby Day and Bruce rang the agent for us to see the place on the Monday, then we bought it at auction the following Saturday,” says Chyka, who runs a catering and events company called The Big Group with Bruce, as well as her own lifestyle brand. The time was right for the couple. Their careers were ticking along and both their children were grown and living overseas, which meant no more Saturday sport to attend. Only an hour out of their base in Melbourne, the property offered a lifestyle where they could decamp for weekends and comfortably entertain or just suit themselves.…

2 min.
life & style

FIRST HOME When Bruce and I moved our catering company from Mum’s kitchen to our own, we found a gorgeous building that we called “a slice of cake”. It was triangular in shape and had a kitchen and very, very small apartment upstairs. It always makes me smile to think about all the fun we had there. FIRST CAR A red Ford Laser. DREAM CAR I’m driving it now – a Range Rover. FAVOURITE BOOK A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. LAST MEAL Chicken schnitzel and an avocado salad with goat’s cheese, basil and cherry tomatoes. DOG OR CAT? Dog. GAS OR INDUCTION? Gas. I LOVE A VASEFUL OF... Peonies – they are my favourite, with ‘Coral Charm’ the perfect colour. NEXT HOME PURCHASE An antique Chinoiserie lacquered desk for our new apartment in Melbourne – we are just…