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December 2019 - January 2020

Belle is an interior design and decoration magazine, with a focus on Australia and the world’s finest homes. Belle keeps readers up to date with local and international news and trends in design, interiors, art, architecture, furniture, fabrics and wallpaper, food, travel and luxury goods.

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a christmas pursuit

THE WARMER WEATHER is a welcome change, bringing with it long nights of sharing the holiday season with loved ones. This Christmas, David Jones introduces three key trends to elevate your style and create a festive atmosphere at home. For me, Christmas is the quintessential season of style — a fitting partnership for an iconic brand such as David Jones. Artfully crafted with the essence of Australian summer in mind, this collection is a showcase of my favourite David Jones pieces, curated for the perfect holiday aesthetic. Pay homage to the vibrancy of the season with the festive pop style trend. Set the tone with kaleidoscopic palettes, bright baubles and a gradient of colours, then pair with silver or rose-gold tones for a chic finish. No need to keep snowy…

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EDITORIAL Editor Gavin Kirk Creative director Cathryn Zhang Deputy editor Harry Roberts Senior copy editor Janice Hogg Designer / art production Matus Kundrat Contributing editors Steve Cordony (Style director-at-large), Emma Elizabeth, Karen McCartney (Architecture), Lucy Montgomery (Interior design editor), Judy Pascoe (Library), Melissa Penfold, Carli Philips (Melbourne), Georgina Safe, Jean Wright (Design) CONTRIBUTORS Justin Alexander, Andrea Black, Dominic Bradbury, Tanya Buchanan, Lisa Burden, Jeremy Callaghan, Lisa Cohen, Lindyl Crabb, Claire Delmar, Laura Fantacuzzi, David Flack, Felix Forest, Maxime Galati-Fourcade, Paloma Garay, Deborah Grant, Maree Homer, Stephanie Hope, Will Horner, Natalie Johnson, Bonar Kuil-Hartikainen, Alana Landsberry, Gaelle Le Boulicaut, Pablo Martin, Greg Natale, Tamarah Pienaar, Richard Powers, Kristin Rawson, Matilda Ringrose, Anson Smart, Kristina Soljo, Dave Wheeler, Katrina Yaxley ADVERTISING Homes commercial manager Rhonda Maunder, (02) 9282 8687 Brand manager Kimberly Anderson, (02) 9282 6103 Advertising production manager Kate Orsborn, (02) 9282 8364 Homes…

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60 SECONDS WITH GEORGINA SAFE For this issue of Belle, Georgina wrote about the intersection between the design and beauty industries, p64. There’s been a shift in the beauty industry with social media giving consumers more power. Brands are responding with bricks-and-mortar stores that focus on immersive design to create a shopping environment that is personalised, customised and humanised. Favourite career experiences? Interviewing the late Karl Lagerfeld at the Mulholland Drive home of a Californian orange juice magnate, hiking the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail in Japan and riding the range at a ranch in Texas. Who are some of your enduring creative influences? Growing up in Melbourne, the anti-Australian dream works of the city’s late artist, John Brack, taught me to question cultural norms, and the writings of Joan Didion inspired…

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editor’s letter

With our front doorknocker well and truly gripped by the season of celebration, we’ve been inspired to make a departure from the usual glossy you expect from us at this time of year. Flicking through past issues, history shows we have a tendency to err on the side of ‘bah humbug’ over bonbon tug-o-war. But before you raise a brow and start to think “this bloke has rocks in his head” let me elaborate. Baubles, tinsel and toy soldiers may or may not be your thing. Fair enough. But set the trinkets aside and you must agree that there’s something very charming about thoughtfully readying – perhaps stylishly decorating – your home for a month of magical moments. Not to mention committing to irreplaceable time spent with the people you…

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make it magic

1 SOFT SCRIBBLES CC-Tapis recently revealed its Doodles collection that comprises six abstract rug creations from British designer Faye Toogood. cc-tapis.com; poliformaustralia.com.au 2 TACTILE THREADS Soft linen and cotton fibres star in Linia’s Arkley suite of gorgeous Italian fabrics. The organic feel and timeless colourways lend the range to both upholstery and drapery applications. warwick.com.au 3 BEAUTIFUL BUBBLES Salute the season and the sunny days ahead with a flute of Perrier-Jouët ‘Belle Epoque’ Champagne. perrier-jouet.com; vintagecellars.com.au 4 A NEW DAY Fashion house Celine has unveiled the first of its next-generation concept stores on Melbourne’s Collins Street, designed by creative director Hedi Slimane. celine.com/en-au 5 UNDER THE HAMMER Style doyenne Melissa Penfold will partner with Lawsons Auctioneers for a special Christmas auction at Camden Park House, NSW, on December 8. The curated installation on the grounds of the Georgian manor…

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A beautiful tree at the heart of the celebration scene invites the essence of Christmas.Gleaming gilt edges, fresh sprigs of blooms and raw, natural textures add up to contemporary elegance.With special touches in every nook, raise your glasses in a joyous toast of good cheer.Brilliant bijoux and other glittering treasures make for seriously decadent stocking fillers.Presents for personal pampering offer spa-like respite from the festivities.A place for dining and relaxing outdoors switches from day to night with lanterns for entertaining after dark. STYLIST'S ASSISTANT OLGA LEWIS. HANDWRITING BY LESLEY WORKMAN…