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Australian House & Garden October 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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12 Issues


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interiors editor kate nixon’s fave finds…

Anne Black porcelain knobs/hooks in a choice of matt shades, from $20 (small). Ixxi ‘Bouquet of Flowers’ floral wall art on paper with hanging kit, from $120 (80x100cm). Luxotic ‘Jardin Green’ queen-size cotton quilt cover set, $250. Luxotic ‘Jardin Green’ embroidered cotton cushion with linen reverse and feather insert, $90. hardtofind.com.au (Photograph by Darren McDonald (Lisa).)Spring forward in style with the prettiest of new-season pickings, like these beauties from Hardtofind. Follow the H&G team on Instagram@houseandgarden ■…

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a new leaf

The koel arrived early in our neighbourhood this year, his pre-dawn call interrupting the deepest slumber. After the mildest of Sydney winters and a run of 20+˚C days, it’s little wonder that this harbinger of spring was out of the blocks early.Resentful, initially, of being deprived of a precious hour of sleep, I’ve put the early call time to good use, thinking through the day ahead and creating a few to-do lists while I’m at it. Spring is a season for action after all. And I’m mentally prepared, if not quite springing out of bed just yet.This issue of H&G was devised to help you set your next home and garden goals. First to renovating and the sorbet-sweet home former The Block contestants Josh and Jenna Densten have fashioned for…

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your h&g

The August issue was my first purchase of the magazine and I felt richly rewarded. What I like most aboutH&G is that it caters to a broad range of interests and situations, and encourages imaginative engagement with our surroundings. In our own homes, in our own gardens, that is where we can all begin to realise a more caring world. Beauty lifts people’s emotions and thoughts to a happier, life-affirming place. ThanksH&G – now I’m a convert.Cheryl Howard, Newham, VictoriaNew cafe cultureLoved Sarah Pickette’s Beyond Repairs (August). It made me smile to remember those clever old ‘fixers’ who kept clocks ticking along and dried children’s tears by mending beloved toys. It seems we’ve become a throwaway society, so I was delighted to read about Repair Cafes springing up. It’s also…

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h&g social

FacebookInstagramPinterestAn 1880s Queenslander home charmed our Facebook fans, Instagram followers were inspired by a clever kitchen, and Pinners loved this home-office nook from a renovated Victorian terrace. 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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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT For similar bamboo roman blind, try Bunnings. Butterfly tin badge, $12/pack of 12, Papier D’Amour. Ausinc A4 clipboard, $3.85, Officeworks. Crepe paper from newsagent. ‘Twill Stripe’ linen-cotton fabric in Forest, $89/m, No Chintz. Gaston y Daniela ‘Granadas’ wallpaper, POA, Domestic Textile Corporation. Jasart round paintbrush, from $1.15, Eckersley’s Art & Craft. Paint swatches, Haymes Paint. ‘Grass’ hemp-organic cotton fabric in Cream & Storm, $120/m, Ink & Spindle. Cream sisal-wool flooring, $65/m2, The Natural Floorcovering Centres. ‘Romano’ acrylic-polyester fabric in Terracotta, $73/m, Warwick Fabrics. Paintbrush, stylist’s own. ■…

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now & forever

Josh and Jenna with their Maltese x cavalier pooch Bai, on the porch of their restored and refined cottage. Outdoor wall light, Beacon Lighting.Proportion is everything here: slimline appliances are teamed with small-scale fixtures to create the illusion of space. The V-Zug induction cooktop from E&S is recessed so it can double as a work surface. Joinery throughout by JB Elliott. Marble benchtop, Henderson’s Marble & Granite. ‘The Tweed’ sink, Abey. Inax ‘Plain 50’ tiles, Artedomus. ‘Icon’ kitchen mixer, Astra Walker. Wall light, Douglas & Bec.Wall-mounting the table-for-two frees up space that would normally be taken by table legs. Affixed with a clamp, it can be removed if and when required. ‘Spin’ stools and ‘Miller’ wall light, Fred International. Artwork by Samantha Totty.“The brick flooring required a lot of research…