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Australian House & Garden

October 2019

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.

Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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editor’s letter

“The GREAT Australian dream of home ownership is still a part of OUR psyche despite the challenges young Australians face in BUYING their first abode.” As a nation, we are obsessed with property, homes, and renovating. I can’t stop thinking about the classic Australian film The Castle as I write this. The great Australian dream of homeownership is still a part of our psyche despite the challenges young Australians face in buying their first abode and I am pleased that our love of beautiful homes and interior photography continues. The amount of fabulous homes magazines, books, television shows, and digital offerings per head is incredible. And we are not just viewing – we are doing! Of H&G readers alone, 66 per cent renovated in the last year and a whopping 80…

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australian house & garden

EDITORIAL Editor in chief Tanya Buchanan Creative director Antonietta Panuccio Deputy editor & travel John McDonald Interiors & houses Kate Nixon Homes group coordinator Sara Sleeman ART & STYLE Art director Shayne Burton Junior designer Sophie Wilson Image retoucher/designer Matus Kundrat Style editor Sarah Maloney Market editor Natalie Johnson FEATURES & COPY Senior features editors Elizabeth Wilson and Sarah Pickette Content/production editor Tamarah Pienaar CONTRIBUTORS Peter Bennetts, Robert Blackburn, Nick Bowers, Lucia Braham, Sharyn Cairns, Michele Chevalley Hedge, Lisa Cohen, Charlotte Coote, Stephen Crafti, Jaime Diaz-Berrio, Ann Do, Nic Gossage, Harvey Grennan, Armelle Habib, Stephanie Hope, Will Horner, Natalie Hunfalvay, Matt Lowden, Georgia Madden, Heather Nette King, Judy Pascoe, Toni Paterson, Chris Pearson, Prue Ruscoe, Kristina Soljo, Cassie Thomson, Nate Vella, Chris Warnes, Nicholas Watt, Helen Young, Effie Zahos ADVERTISING & PRODUCTION Homes commercial manager Rhonda Maunder (02) 9282 8687 Homes manager Kimberly Anderson (02) 9338 6103 Advertising production manager…

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your h&g

My husband and I recently purchased a property in the country and have decided to make a tree-change from living in inner-city Brisbane. This has always been a dream for him but I have been more reluctant as I enjoy all that the city has to offer. So I was thrilled to see that the August issue contained many rural sanctuaries. By the time I had finished the magazine, I was feeling excited about our move. Just because we are leaving the city does not mean that I need to compromise on style. Brooke Murray, West End, Queensland Improving with age Even though I am reading your new issue in an old house in desperate need of kitchen and bathroom makeovers, I am filled with hope for what it will become. A renovation…

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h&g social

A old-meets-new build won fans on Facebook, a characterful cottage in the NSW Southern Highlands stole hearts on Insta and a Mornington Peninsula weekender hit the mark on Pinterest. Facebook facebook.com/ australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue plus links to our favourite home tours. Instagram @houseandgarden View the most inspirational images of the month from H&G 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 free e-newsletter at newsletter.houseandgardenmag.com.au.…

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right at home

Persistence, it seems, certainly pays off. At least that was the case for architect Ben Vitale of Vitale Design, who spent 12 months trying to persuade the owners of his now family home to sell it to him. He and his wife Jodi saw the property in Sydney’s south in passing, loved the quiet location and proximity to local rock pool, and could instantly visualise raising their children Everleigh, five, and Luca, four, there. “I knocked on the door and asked the owners if they wanted to sell,” says Ben. “Initially they said no, but finally they sold!” The 1920s bungalow was no prize, however, being in a total state of disrepair, with a disassembled Harley-Davidson motorbike occupying the living room and car parts in the bathroom. “But I could see…

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at home with life & style

MY FIRST (ADULT) HOME A two-bedroom apartment that Jodi and I bought and fully renovated; we designed and styled it with a Mid-Century theme. It was a great apartment, but we outgrew it, and it wasn’t designed too well for young kids – everything was a little too precious. FAVOURITE RESTAURANT? Japanese restaurant Sokyo in Sydney (7), or closer to home, local Italian restaurant Giro Osteria in Cronulla. THE PROJECT I’M MOST PROUD OF Quarry House on the NSW South Coast. NEXT PURCHASE FOR THE HOME? Bookshelves and more art! You can’t go wrong with art; it can instantly transform an interior and will add another layer of homeliness and warmth to a living room. FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBINATION Blue and green. NEXT HOLIDAY DESTINATION I’m currently daydreaming about visiting Puglia in Italy (1). THE CREATIVES WHO…