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Australian House & Garden

Australian House & Garden June 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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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

the pastime of house perving when driving through cities, suburbs and rural and coastal towns is not unique to my family. But I still raised an eyebrow when our 10-year-old said he and his mates were nominating their favourite houses while riding their bikes around a seaside holiday hamlet recently. Little does he know it’s a lifelong fascination! Traversing our land is not the predictable journey it once was. A street lined with tidy bungalows of the same era with shrubs to match is almost an oddity. Prosperity, planning laws, new materials, new thinking and different building practices mean that heritage areas aside, pretty much anything goes. The outcome is streetscapes that can prompt surprise, delight and despair, depending on your view. The most visible change in urban areas is the rise…

2 min.
your h&g

Family value How fabulous to get some ideas from H&G about pairing treasured heirlooms with other items in the home (Back To Life, April). My childhood home was an old Queenslander, a house my parents lived in for more than 50 years, so there was always going to be many memories from the house that emanated from furniture and other paraphernalia. When the house was sold after my father went into care, I gave each of my children some of the furniture I had inherited. My son told me that when he first opened the drawer of the silky-oak buffet I gave him, the scent reminded him of Oma’s (my mother’s) house and the times he spent there as a child. My eldest daughter used Oma’s Singer sewing table as a signing…

1 min.
h&g social

Facebook fans really dug some garden-design inspo, a Melbourne home’s Edwardian facade had Instagrammers tap-happy, and Pinners liked the look of a compact courtyard in Perth. 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.…

6 min.
space mission

Stylist and designer Kate Nixon packed a lot into her three-bedroom townhouse in Sydney’s east. The footprint may be limited, but the inspiration is endless. “I love solving puzzles and that’s what working in a small space is all about,” she says. Smart remodelling, a restrained palette and seemingly boundless storage combine to help the home seem larger than it is. Kate, her husband Tim and their son Henry, five, moved here from a two-bedroom apartment in 2015, upsizing to accommodate little Agnes, now 18 months. Built in the 1980s, the red-brick townhouse is one in a complex of 12 set around a communal garden. “I was sold on the high ceilings, the natural light and the floor-to-ceiling glazing looking out into greenery,” she says. But Kate was no fan of…

2 min.
life & style

MY FIRST (ADULT) HOME I moved to Sydney from Toowoomba, Queensland, in 2004 after Tim and I were married. We rented a sweet little one-bedder in Balmain [in Sydney’s inner west]. It had a lovely leafy courtyard off the living room and bedroom that opened onto a common garden full of enormous fig trees. FIRST CAR Ah, Bertie. A yellow 1982 Datsun my parents bought back in the day. I invested all my weekend-waitressing savings in a new engine to get him on the road. He retired to Tim’s family farm in Gunnedah, NSW, in 2006. DREAM CAR I am obsessed with the new Mercedes Marco Polo. It’s like the cutest Barbie campervan you’ve ever seen! GREAT READ The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd is a visual feast with entertaining quotes…

5 min.
soft touch

inner glow Roger terracotta pot, $299, McMullin & Co. Dreamer 9 sculpture by Kristina Haataja, from $1550, Fred International. Mushroom oak and paper wall light, $1250, Great Dane. The Tired Man armchair with sheepskin upholstery, $15,400, Fred International. Good Guy kilim cushion, $155, Tigmi Trading. Offset oak stool/ side table, $565, HG Furniture Solutions. Stoneware bud vase, $41, Ghost Wares. Zanat ‘Nera’ wooden footed bowls, $259 (large) and $185 (small), Hub Furniture. Malawi wool rug (2x3m), $2190, Armadillo&Co. BACKGROUND Curtain in Cassian linen-blend fabric, $25/m, Spotlight. Oak Country engineered-timber floorboards, from $205/m², Mafi Timber. all kinds of cosy Daybench steel bench with leather upholstery, $2599, Blu Dot. ON BENCH from left Phoebe ceramic vase, $149, Papaya. Sullivans bamboo knitting needles, $11.10/pair, and European Collection ‘Lombardi’ wool-acrylic yarn, $14, both Lincraft. Globe earthenware bowl,…