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Country Style

Country Style July 2018

Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern country living. Brings to life the stories of inspirational people and places from around Australia - coast to coast. We visit amazing homes and gardens, travel through Australia's most vibrant regional centres and sample all the good things the country has to offer

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2 Min.
a letter from the editor

One thing many of the people we feature in our pages have in common is that they are often very entrepreneurial and are always coming up with innovative ways of making a living in the country. They also seem to never give up, no matter how tough things get. Simone Mathews, the owner of the house on this month’s cover, is a great example of this — on the day before our shoot she broke her wrist but soldiered on until our team had finished! Simone and her husband Ben moved their young family to the NSW coastal town of Gerringong after they found an old farmhouse there that was ripe for renovation. Built in 1880 for the Cooke family, it sounds like the Mathews have the same entrepreneurial spirt…

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in this issue...

TRACEY PLATT This Bathurst local ventured off the beaten track to write the story about Blossom Hill Farm on page 34. Tracey grew up in Gundagai, NSW, where her late father was a grazier, captain of the bushfire brigade and president of the local show society. “He embodied the help-a-mate community spirit that I still feel when I go home,” she says. After starting her career as a newspaper journalist on the Central Western Daily in Orange, Tracey worked on fashion and food magazines in Sydney before moving to Bathurst in 2009. “We love it here — the town is vibrant and welcoming.” And how was her visit to Blossom Hill Farm? “Boris the chocolate lab greeted me at the gate, and Matt and Tania gave me some sage advice about the…

3 Min.
your page

Look out for our special issue Country Style Dream Stays, on sale until September 3rd. It is possible to stay in some of the beautiful houses that have graced our pages over the years, and this is our selection of the best. Cover photography @lisacohenphoto, @felix_ forest, @marniehawson and @brigidarnottphotography Follow us on Instagram @countrystylemag On our May issue cover we celebrated life on the land with Sue the dog and a mob of sheep at Barunah Plains. Inside the issue we visited beautiful historic homes, innovative artists and featured inspiring holiday destinations. We also spoke with AFL player Tom Hawkins about his country childhood. Tom grew up on a farm in the Riverina region, and says it taught him the value of hard work. Photography @mark roperphotography Styling @tamaramaynes CHAPTERS OF LIFE In a…

3 Min.
this life of ours

“PEOPLE IN ENGLAND do not and cannot know what solitude is… Here it is wood, wood, all wood… I think that if I were to live alone in the bush I would go melancholy mad.” So wrote Emily Darvall, an English immigrant recently arrived in Australia, from her new home on her father’s farm in Parramatta. I’m reading a collection of the Darvall family letters written in Australia to their friends and family in England from 1839–1849. Initially, I picked up the book because they are ancestors of my husband’s family (our son’s middle name is Darvall). Now I reach for the letters because they’re utterly engaging. The idea of Parramatta being “wood, wood, all wood” is delightful. But the line that’s struck me the most is: “There is something wild and…

4 Min.
force of nature

FOR TASMANIAN-BORN textile designer Yolanda Zarins, the natural environment around her has been a constant muse. Many of her delicate hand-printed designs pay homage to the patterns she’s discovered when out in the Tasmanian bush; the tracery of a fern frond, a leaf or a seed, all lovingly translated onto linen cloth. “My work is very much about connecting with the place, and I’ll take snippets when I’m out in the environment and transfer that motif onto cloth,” the 29-year-old explains. “Nature often features in my work because I enjoy being out in those places, and love finding those connections.” Yolanda produces a signature collection of prints for upholstery and soft furnishings. Printed on 100 per cent linen or flax, today her designs can be found in showrooms across Australia, Canada and…

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weekends away VICTORIA Nord House This striking black timber home at Red Hill in the Mornington Peninsula pays homage to Scandinavian design and is just minutes away from the fantastic eateries and wineries of the Red Hill area. The home features a monochrome interior and Nordic designer furniture, a well-equipped kitchen and pantry and has its own private garden. With three bedrooms, the space is ideal for families — dogs are also welcome. Rates start at $550 for a minimum two-night stay Monday to Thursday inclusive, weekly rates from $2800. 0409 430 647; nordhouse.com.au SA KI Food Safari, July 28th–August 4th Foodie legend Maggie Beer will join guest chefs and food personalities for a journey of culinary discovery across Kangaroo Island — from farms to wineries. Enjoy feasts cooked up from the…