Home & Garden
Australian House & Garden

Australian House & Garden May 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.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

Crisper days are edging into pockets of the country and I for one am glad to be layering up the bed again. Right on time, we bring you a beautiful spread of bedrooms and new bedding this month. We are also delighted to share two heart-warming tales from SA this issue. Chris Pearson’s Design Moment story, on the ›››th anniversary of South Australian blanket manufacturer Onkaparinga, is sure to bring memories flooding back for many readers. I snuggled under the company’s colourful checked blankets as a child and there are several still in rotation on my kids’ beds. If you have spent any time searching the market for colourful blankets – not throws, of which there are plenty – you will be pleased to hear that Onkaparinga is increasing its local manufacturing.…

2 min.
your h&g

After months of feeling uninspired by my half-renovated 1950s shack, Neale Whitaker’s country kitchen (Social Life, March) really grabbed my attention. After stalking H&G’s Instagram and Pinterest accounts and flicking through the magazine countless times, my creative juices are flowing again! Thank you for reigniting my passion for all things ‘home’. Isabelle Figuero, Orange, NSW TV time I felt a little smug as I read the March issue of H&G featuring Neale Whitaker’s new kitchen because my family’s recently renovated kitchen contains so many similar features to Neale’s. I’ve spent years thumbing through H&G for ideas and agonising over the little details, so it’s lovely to feel that it was time well spent. And maybe it’s time for us to hit the reality-television home-renovation auditions? Louise Remeljej, Unley BC, SA Wealth of information My husband and…

1 min.
h&g social

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show had Facebookers positively blooming, Neale Whitaker’s kitchen stole the show on Instagram and a petite Perth garden won hearts 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 at H&G’s HQ and out and about. Pinterest pinterest.com.au/ houseandgardenau Screen grabs from our pages and sensational products to covet. For weekly news and inspiration, subscribe to our free e-newsletter at newsletter.houseandgardenmag.com.au.…

6 min.
home at last

‘TO ME, MORE EXPENSIVE IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER. I KNOW HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND WHERE TO SPEND IT.’ Kate Walker, owner ‘I WANTED THE HOME TO FEEL PEACEFUL, AIRY, LIGHT AND BRIGHT WHILE BEING GUTSY, WARM AND INVITING. AND I MUST SAY I AM A FIRM BELIEVER OF #GREENISTHENEWBLUE.’ Kate Set to embark upon a full-scale renovation and extension to her much-loved Melbourne home last year, the universe threw Kate Walker – founder and director of KWD – a curveball when she was approached unexpectedly by a local agent about selling her property, lock stock and barrel. Despite it not even being listed on the market, Kate found herself throwing caution to the wind and bravely sold the home and its contents, walking out with little more than her two…

2 min.
life & style

‘I’M A BIG FAN OF AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS AND I’D LOVE ANOTHER SCULPTURE FOR THE GARDEN.’ MY FIRST ADULT HOME was an old cottage in Malvern and I was so proud of it. I rented a room to one of my sisters to help pay the mortgage. MY INTEREST IN DESIGN was sparked when I was a child. My father was in the tile industry and my mother was an interior decorator. FIRST CAR? A red Ford Falcon, bought from my brother. NOW? A Land Rover Discovery. It fits all my KWD samples in the back and I’m constantly transporting extra children around the place. I’M READING Lovability by Brian De Haaff, a primer in building a successful business. MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE MEAL is my mother’s curried sausages with mashed potato. DECORATING GURUS? I’m…

5 min.
pattern repeat

VISUAL FEAST Dine out on exotic prints in complementary colours. TALKING POINTS Unusual accessories are visual surprises in tonal schemes. SCALING UP Create your own gardenscape with a mural of oversized flowers. Smart bedding is the icing on the cake. MIX & MATCH When layering fabric, paper or art, colours in common are the unifying thread.…