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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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rattan and soft blue decorate up a storm.

(Photograph by Maree Homer (Lisa).) FROM TOP ‘Sunflower’ decorative woven rattan mirror (60x30cm), $29, Target; target.com.au. ‘SEE-YA’ suitcase in Mint (40x26x17cm), $99, Olli Ella; au.olliella.com. ‘Fausta’ terracotta planter in Blue Glaze, $55, Jones & Co; jonesandco.com.au.Follow the H&G team on Instagram @houseandgarden COVER STARS Love our cover colours? Make the palette your own with these Dulux paints: ■…

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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…

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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…

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h&g social

Facebook Instagram Pinterest 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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write in to win

(Letters may be edited for length and clarity.) The author of every letter published receives $50. Our favourite also wins a fabulous prize. This month, Catherine Youngberry of Mackay, Queensland wins a plush ‘Chanel’ armchair, valued at $599, from Focus On Furniture; focusonfurniture.com.au. Email your letter to H&G@bauer-media.com.au with your full name and address or post to Your H&G, PO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 1028. ■…

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along the lines

DINING Owner/architect Michael had a clear design direction: to create a not-so-little pocket of calm in the city. The upcycled dining table made from old floorboards is ideal for the bright, newly expanded space. Artek stools. Pendant light, Ross Didier. ‘Bei Emerald’ glass and ‘Veneziano’ carafe, Jardan. Engineered French oak flooring in Aged Smoked & Limed finish, Royal Oak Floors. LIVING/VERANDAH Ruby and mum Emma play on the velvet-covered day bed. On the enclosed adjacent verandah, Dichondra spills softly from hanging planters. Terracotta pots, Pinewood Quality Nursery. The exterior battens are silvertop ash. (Stylist’s assistant: Mandy Murray.) 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,…