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Australian House & Garden

Australian House & Garden May 2020

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.

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2 min
editor’s letter

My 21-year-old son asked me what other things had I seen in my life that were like the current Covid-19 crisis. Of course I replied that we’ve never seen anything on a global scale like this. There has been absolutely nothing to compare our current situation to in my lifetime. It started me thinking about how blessed my generation, especially living in Australia, has been – no world wars, no conscription and none of the attendant hardship previous generations suffered. Yes, there have been some financial meltdowns. We had a recession in the ’90s and the GFC, but in real terms, we have had it pretty easy. With this in mind, many of us probably aren’t financially or mentally prepared for a lengthy hiatus in our otherwise reasonably ordered and pampered lives…

2 min
your h&g

As I sit here writing this letter, Australia is in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic. I also happen to be sitting in bed, on the morning of my 35th birthday. My little girls (two and four years old) just excitedly delivered me a cup of tea, and the April issue of Australian House & Garden. What a pleasure. I realise that while the time spent at home may not be convenient for many, it does give us time to stop and appreciate what matters most in life. Family, love and the simple things that bring us joy. Thank you for making my birthday morning special. Karina Jolly, Hope Island, Queensland Ray of sunshine While my bland 1980s brick-veneer home is a far cry from the beautiful homes featured in the pages of Australian…

1 min
h&g social

A cosy alfresco entertaining area invited likes on Facebook, Instagrammers went wild for compact-garden ideas, while Pinners found the material mix of this crisp kitchen on point. 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 headquarters 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.…

1 min
write in to win

The author of each letter published receives $50. Our favourite also wins a prize. This month, Karina Jolly of Hope Island, Queensland, receives 8L of Wash & Wear paint and an exclusive limited-edition colouring book by renowned children’s author and illustrator, Kylie Howarth. Valued at $160, this little package is perfect for bringing a little brightness into your life; www.dulux.com.au.Email your letter to H&G@bauer-media.com.au or post to Your H&G, PO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 1028. Please include your full name and address.…

5 min
white magic

Serial renovators Deb and Ross Coffey’s purchase of a dated 1990s house close to Sydney’s Balmoral Beach had their friends seriously worried about the amount of work that needed to be done. “I’ll never forget the expressions of terror on some of our friends’ faces when we moved in,” says Deb. The solid-brick house was built in 1998 and possessed all the finishes typical of the era: yellow-toned parquetry floors, terracotta tiles and Dulux Hog Bristle – that ’90s darling – on every wall. “It was so ugly that everyone else had turned away,” says Deb. However, Ross, a photographer, and Deb, who owns luxury homewares store Manyara Home, looked at it with professional eyes. “Spread over three levels, it had exactly the kind of floor plan we like: living areas…

1 min
life & style

FIRST ADULT HOME? When I was 27 we bought a duplex and converted it into a six-bedroom home. Crazy idea – it was just Ross and I and our black cat, Kato. It was across the road from the beach and harbour pool. It had high, ornate ceilings, an imposing staircase and a great view. Very grown up! BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? I’d love to explore a few more Italian and Greek Islands (2) to experience the seafood (1) and crystal-clear, shark-free waters. BEST MEAL EVER? Spatchcock at the Adler Hitta restaurant in Switzerland while on a family ski holiday. DREAM CAR? A black Aston Martin. I’D CROSS THE WORLD TO SEE Lenny Kravitz’s townhouse in Paris. A personal tour from the man himself would be the icing on the cake. FAVOURITE FLOWERS? Pale pink peonies in…