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Better Homes and Gardens AustraliaBetter Homes and Gardens Australia

Better Homes and Gardens Australia May 2019

Better Homes and Gardens - full of ideas, inspiration and information for you and your family. Every issue of Better Homes and Gardens is packed with inspiring, affordable and achievable ideas plus step-by-step projects for all areas of your home and garden.

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welcome to may

and I have a corker of a recipe that I serve as a dessert just about every time I have friends and family over. It’s especially great when I have very posh guests, in front of whom I really need to be schmick! Meet Italian affogato, and it’s the best! Affogato actually means ‘drowned’ and that’s how the ingredients work – they sort of drown each other which is why it’s so lipsmacking. If you’ve not done it before, have a go.Presentation is essential, of course. So use your best wine glasses and sit them on a plate, with room for a small espresso cup and a shot glass as well. Put two of the roundest scoops possible (presentation again) of vanilla ice-cream – or maybe caramel or choc chip…

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the things you'll ♡ this month

Our cover recipeBaileys tiramisu trifleANZAC CARAMEL SLICE WITH BANANA AND PASSIONFRUITTo make our fabulous cover recipe to honour our returned services men and women for Anzac Day, follow steps for the Anzac caramel tart with banana and passion fruit, page108. But instead, grease the base and sides of a 30 x 20cm lamington tin and don’t push the cooked oat base down to flatten. Once slice has cooled, cut into pieces. Top with whipped coconut cream, sliced banana and passionfruit pulp. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve.…

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better homes and gardens

EDITORIALEditor-in-chief Julia ZaettaDeputy editor and decorating editor Dora PapasCreative director Scott CassidyManaging editor Artemis GourosProduction editor Joseph KenworthyEditor’s assistant Elaine Nasr Enquiries (02) 9394 2496Design director Monique Larracy Senior designer Carol TangGarden editor Jenny Dillon Food editor Elle VernonDIY writer Greg Fahey Craft editor Siobhan Rogers Beauty editor Annie MillarActing photo librarian Allison Miller Decorating stylist Vanessa TidyREGULAR CONTRIBUTORSGarden diary Tony Fawcett Moon gardening Milton BlackHealth & beauty Samantha Harrison Pets Caroline ZambranoCONTENT MANAGEMENT TEAMCopy directors Chrystal Glassman, Daniel MooreADVERTISINGBrand solutions director Clarissa Wilson (02) 9394 2647Brand solutions manager Alison Kirkman (02) 9394 2033Brand solutions coordinator Calvin Simpson (02) 9394 2938Vic sales director Fran Vavallo (03) 8636 7526Qld sales director Angela Coley (07) 3368 4203WA account manager Jessica Mohen (08) 9482 3306SA account manager Danielle Coffey-Carter (08) 7231 5909NZ –…

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35 dreamy bedroom ideas

quick, simple tips to help style your bedroom beautiful – now! Often all it takes to give your sleeping space a fresh, restful mood is to swap out your old bedlinen for a new set. So, from mini decorating project ideas through to better buys, even those you ‘have to have whatever the cost’, let these pages inspire a room where you can lay your head down to sleep and dream!1 CREATE A BOLD TROPICAL HAVENRediscover rattan and cane bedroom furniture. Combined with a standout tropical wallpaper featuring swaying banana and fan palms, you’ll sleep, and wake, in paradise. PS, Dress the bed with pale linen sheets but nod to the wallpaper with black Euro pillows and a terracotta cushion.2 CHANNEL AUSTRALIANAEven a single scatter cushion on your bed can…

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get sorted!

5. StorEase Mini Rail Open Front Basket $206. StorEase Mini Rail Clothes Hook $5 with StorEase Mini Rail Cleaning Station $297. Clever Cube 330 x 330 x 370mm Insert in Ember Black & Sandy White $10.35 each8. Multistore 1495 x 608 x 430mm Maxi Ultra H2 Wardrobe Organiser in Dark Coco $407 with Multistore 1495 x 250 x 430mm Shoe Tower in Dark Coco $2319. Multistore 2000 x 608 x 450mm 2 Shelf 4 Jumbo Basket Wardrobe Insert $51110. Multistore 2000 x 750 x 450mm 2 x Hanging Rail Wardrobe Insert $274SMART STORAGE GIVES ALL YOUR BELONGINGS A PLACE TO CALL HOMEAsk any real estate agent, and they’ll tell you that storage is one of the most sought-after features in a home. Good storage gives you a place for items…

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moody & blue

TWEET ONDenim Bird embroidered cushion cover, $89, potterybarn.com.au.There’s nothing wishy-washy about darker blues, such as midnight, royal and navy. They have a presence that demands to be noticed. Thankfully, these shades can be used effectively to underpin a wide range of schemes, from classic to maritime, sophisticated and country – even mid-century modern. And while we may refer to them as moody, the only mood they evoke is one of calm.ART OF TILESafia handpainted tile in Blue, $10.50 each, schots.com.au.LIGHT POWERYstad pendant light hand-painted in Blue/Grey, $118, schots.com.au.WOOD EFFECTA tactile alternative to timber veneer – Rural Oak Riven, laminex.com.au.ON THE SIDEBenjamin buffet in Dark Teal/Natural Ash, $2990, globewest.com.au.A GREAT MATCHMustard and navy make for a sophisticated scheme. Depending on your accents, it can also veer toward an earthy rusticity.SUBTLE GLAMPair…