category_outlined / Home & Garden
Australian House & GardenAustralian 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
Read Morekeyboard_arrow_down
SPECIAL: Save 40% on your subscription!
12 Issues


access_time2 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 –…

access_time2 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,…

access_time1 min.
h&g social

Facebook Instagram Pinterest 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. ■…

access_time1 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. ■…

access_time5 min.
woodland wonder

GARDEN this page and opposite Chyka (pictured) and Bruce spent two years renovating their Mornington Peninsula property, adding areas such as the pool and stone-walled entertaining zone, which can even accommodate a marquee. The home is clad in low-maintenance Colorbond steel. “It’s literally a tin shed that’s fantastic in summer and winter. The Woodland Grey colour blends into the garden and doesn’t jump out,” says Chyka, who asked Paul Bangay to design the garden. “It’s still very new but coming to life before my eyes,” she says. ‘Provence’ outdoor furniture, Restoration Hardware (US). KITCHEN this page and opposite Chyka and Otto the family’s cavoodle in one of the home’s busiest rooms. “People often congregate here, but we are very good at moving people…

access_time2 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…