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Australian House & Garden October 2018

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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reno fever

Renovating. I’ve written before about the spring tradie influx, only this year I think it kicked off in May. In fact, let’s just say it’s a year-round activity and be done with it. A chat with H&G property writer Harvey Grennan confirms plenty of people are putting off a property hop in favour of spending some time and money on the home they’re in. The great news, says Harvey, is that a good renovation carried out in uncertain times will pay off in the longer term – while you enjoy the advantages in the short term. “When the market has peaked it’s not a great time to buy,” says Harvey. “You sell your home, pay the stamp duty on a new joint and then risk the value of your new home falling to…

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your h&g

Darling buds September H&G made me fall in love again, with flowers! The whole issue was so fresh and vital – I counted 152 pages with brilliant blooms, plants or trees. They really gladden my heart after winter. I ran outside and picked a branch of magnolia blooms to decorate the bevelled pink-glass windows in my kitchen. Next, I put violets and bright poppies in the fruit bowl. Now I’m full of energy and choosing new paint shades to make my home look and feel even brighter. Ann Howard, Dangar Island, NSW Dishing up praise An attractive tea-towel offer with every purchase of August H&G? Talk about a win-win outcome! Congratulations on the competition that led to My Ideal House. I was so pleased to see the magazine promoting innovative use of space that’s not…

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h&g social

Facebook followers loved a Melbourne renovation by veterans of The Block, Instagram fans homed in on a great example of open-plan living, and Pinners applauded a transformed cottage. Facebook facebook.com/australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue + 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 e-newsletter at newsletter.houseandgardenmag.com.au.…

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along the lines

Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Melbourne’s inner south-east, this semidetached worker’s cottage presents a charming picture. Looking at the painted timber exterior, sitting behind a traditional picket fence, little appears to have changed since it was built circa 1912. But inside, a multitude of surprises awaits. Michael Artemenko, director of FIGR Architecture, and his wife Emma bought the property in 2011, in the tightly held neighbourhood they’ve lived in and loved since they married. The proximity of Michael’s office – just a stone’s throw away – is an additional bonus. “The area was fairly grungy when we first rented here,” says Emma. “Now, as you can see, it’s gentrified.” The couple rented out their new property for a couple of years before moving in and planning the next…

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global roaming

PALM SPRINGS soirée SUMMON A LITTLE GLAMOUR FOR THE PATIO OR POOLSIDE WITH MODERN-LEANING DESIGNS IN SUNNY COLOURS AND CHEERY PRINTS. FRENCH affair MIX IRON ELEMENTS, BLUE NOTES AND BISTRO FURNITURE FOR A TIMELESS COURTYARD SETTING THAT WILL SEDUCE GUESTS ALL SUMMER LONG. MOROCCAN moment FOR AN OUTDOOR ZONE THAT OOZES MYSTIQUE, LOOK TO LOW-PROFILE SEATING IN A RICH PALETTE. JEWEL-LIKE ACCESSORIES MAKE IT POP. ISLAND escape WITH A CLEVER MIX OF EARTHENWARE, TIMBER AND RAFFIA DESIGNS, YOU CAN BRING AN EXOTIC LOCALE INTO VIEW. PRODUCED BY Kayla Gex Photography by (clockwise from top) Georg Roske/casacook.com, Sharyn Cairns/bauersyndication.com.au, Laurie Frankel & theparkerpalmsprings.com. Photograph by Sharyn Cairns/bauersyndication.com.au (opposite). Plants not included. Styling by Hillary Robertson; photograph by Laurie Frankel/courtesy Sunbrella (opposite). Plants not included. Styling by Michael Schickinger/Lambs & Lions with Annabell Kutucu; photograph by Georg Roske/casacook.com (opposite). Plant…

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ask an expert laundry update

Q Our laundry space [left] is about 2.8m long by 1.65m wide. While it isn’t tiny, it’s pretty tight. On one side we have a sink in the corner, a washer/dryer and a linen cupboard, which we also use for storage. The other side is just a walkway [see plan, above left]. Do you have any ideas on how to renovate this room so it’s more functional and pleasant to work in? Vivian Lai, Clifton Beach, Queensland A Your current layout actually sounds optimal for the shape of the room, with the washer/dryer, sink and storage arranged along one wall, keeping the other side clear for easy access. To make your laundry space feel lovely to walk into and work in, consider introducing colour and some decorative features and finishes in your…