Belle June - July 2021

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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3 min
editor’s letter

Rationally, we know that life is relatively short and golden times don’t last forever, but on some level we simply expect certain figures who loom large in our world to be immortal. Carla Zampatti was one of those. Readers of a certain age will recall the days of the legendary Australian movers and shakers: the stars of our national magazine, newspaper and television landscape that shaped our thinking. Carla was a darling of the media and an incredibly stylish role model for Australian women. She was a successful businesswoman and mother who seemed to have it all and who appeared to succeed with an effortless elegance. She helped many Australian women with countless classic and winning looks for everyday, corporate and special-occasion dressing. Wearing Carla Zampatti is like donning a…

2 min
the retail therapist

1 CONTENTED WINTER Now is the time to give your indoor living areas some attention. Coco Republic has released its new winter collection with plenty to inspire layered spaces worth lingering in. “Less is definitely more this winter and I am proud to show a juxtaposition of daring sculptural pieces teamed up with minimal forms,” says creative director Anthony Spon-Smith. cocorepublic.com.au 2 GOLD STANDARD La Cornue’s CornuFé 90 ‘Albertine’ cookers are such good lookers that it is difficult to imagine making a volatile vongole atop one of these beauties. Maybe something more refined like a cheese souffle would do this culinary classic justice. lacornue.com.au; eands.com.au 3 IT’S GOLDEN Add a grand dash of luxe and warmth with a Vola tap in Brushed Gold. Designed more than half a century ago with fully…

2 min
spy belle

Infuse gilt-edged glamour with an exotic concotion of flora and fauna.Art-deco arches, feathers, bamboo and brass make for a Roaring Twenties.…

8 min

01 INSPIRING SPACES [ Child’s play ] BEMELMANS BAR Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle hotel in NYC is one of the most intensely memorable spaces. The hand-painted murals, originally created by Austria-born artist Ludwig Bemelmans in 1947, still adorn the walls with their soft ambient lighting. The characters were inspired by the Madeline books written by Bemelmans and depict the four seasons of New York. The childlike illustrations come to life at this iconic venue which is excellent for people-watching, too. rosewoodhotels.com THE GREAT OUTDOORS We do enjoy walking in nature and love to show its wonders to our little ones. The Calyx at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (left) is a must-visit! It has the most incredible displays throughout the year. Currently, inBLOOM is an exhibition displaying over 20,000 plants with one of…

2 min
mind’s eye

SYDNEY SPIRITUAL REAWAKENING Before Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint’s exuberant works of abstraction marked a radical break from the figurative with their profusion of colour and enigmatic, diagrammatic shapes informed by her interest in spiritualism, science and nature. Yet the artist’s trailblazing oeuvre – including Group IX/UW, The Dove No.2 from 1915 (right) – was virtually lost until the 1980s and has long existed outside the modernist canon. Klint’s first Asia-Pacific survey, ‘The Secret Paintings’ shines a light on her monumental mystical paintings in a kaleidoscopic display celebrating her groundbreaking vision. June 12-September 19. artgallery.nsw.gov.au SYDNEY TALKING TIME From James Tylor’s daguerreotype portraits honouring First Nations arts workers – including Walgalu academic Aidan Hartshorn (above) – to crumbled columns rebirthed with plant life, artefacts resurrected through 3D printing and the Guerrilla…

6 min
pride of place

SUCH IS THE EFFECT of an interview with Tasmanian architects Poppy Taylor and Mat Hinds of Taylor + Hinds that after 90 minutes I am ready to throw caution to the wind and buy a dilapidated Georgian cottage. I would then give them a blank cheque with the brief to apply their aesthetic of restraint, craftsmanship and rigorous planning. “Our work speaks to the traditions that we see here. We’re very aware that acknowledging them helps fortify our practice and gives it more meaning,” says Hinds. And I suspect, in order to become a client, there would need to be an alignment of values as is evident in the very best of their work, such as the multi-award winning Bozen’s Cottage in Oatlands. Dissuading the clients from a contemporary extension, they…