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Australian House & Garden

Australian House & Garden August 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

Resisting the urge for a HOLIDAY HOUSE, pool or parents’ RETREAT might be financially prudent, but where’s the FUN in that? From time to time, we all harbour a dream of escaping to the country where we will spend our days collecting perfectly shaped eggs from aesthetically pleasing speckled hens while heirloom vegetables thrive in beautifully styled raised beds – think Meryl Streep’s gorgeous bucolic plots in It’s Complicated! For most of us, this will remain an idle idyll and that’s probably quite fortunate as not everyone makes a thoroughly successful go of their rural relocation. In a recent Sydney Morning Herald article in response to the 7 Up documentary – now up to 63 Up – titled ‘Lessons from 63 Up – hang in there, it gets better’, financial planner Catherine…

2 min.
your h&g

We’ve been working on the design of our new home for months (seriously, are we ever going to start this home build?!). Then I saw Space Mission (June) and found my home office solution in Kate Nixon’s home: under-stair desk and shelving! Far more efficient than adding another room to this ever-expanding home. Thanks Kate for being so clever with space. Loved the front cover too. Rebecca Weston, Mount Louisa, Queensland Natural wonders Our home backs onto the beautiful Sydney Sandstone Gully Forest. The backyard is a steep slope so it is almost impossible to create any structure that also respects the forest that it is very much a part of. H&G has been a regular source of inspiration. In particular, your feature on the garden created by Phillip Withers (Coast Modernist, July), which…

1 min.
h&g social

Facebook fans gave Neale Whitaker’s modern-country kitchen a big thumbs up, a cool blue kitchen had hearts racing on Insta, and Pinners took note of an eco-friendly home 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.…

7 min.
kindred spirits

Transforming a horse paddock with a few scrubby trees into this spectacular five-bedroom resort-style home in Flinders, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula was no mean feat. The creator of The Barn, developer and self-described tradie Troy Robinson, assembled a dream team of design and building talent to shape his project – which also includes a tennis court, landscaped gardens, guesthouse and swimming pool – from plans to reality. “Troy really only builds houses for himself,” says Lloyd Robinson, Troy’s father and collaborator. “It’s really important to him that he builds a house he would be happy to live in himself, and he often makes changes along the way that he believes would be beneficial to the property. So it’s quite an organic process in that way.” Troy was on site with his…

1 min.
life & style

FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBINATION? WHITE ON WHITE. MY FIRST (ADULT) HOME A 1970s red-brick house in Sorrento [on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula]. I completely gutted it, doubled the size, and added a tennis court and pool. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. I ended up selling it to the CEO of a power company as a holiday home. FIRST CAR A VS Holden ute I bought from [NRL player] Cameron Smith. DREAM CAR Ferrari Testarossa 512 in red – isn’t it everyone’s? GREAT READ The Lord of the Rings. LAST MEAL Parma with the boys on Thursday night. FAVOURITE PROJECT YOU’VE DONE? My current project, The Barn, which has just been completed. I LOVE A VASEFUL OF… Jellybeans. NUMBER ONE SCENT Cut grass. NEXT PURCHASE FOR YOUR HOME? A Bang & Olufsen TV [Beovision Harmony, right]. NEXT HOLIDAY DESTINATION?…

5 min.
farm house chic

Industrial, light, magic Shibui Mid birch and Tasmanian oak shelf unit, $2495, Plyroom. Imri metal floor lamp, $372, Horgans. Tacchini ‘Julep’ wool ottoman, $2528, Stylecraft. Thonet GmbH ‘2002 Bentwood’ ash sofa with Kvadrat Coda upholstery, $18,150, Anibou. Gubi ‘Adnet’ leather-upholstered coffee table with glass top, $3272, OwnWorld. Dagar planter, $795, Garden Life. Dragonfly ash slipper chair in Elice 300 fabric, $9280, Fanuli. Vintage Linen Fringe throw, $149, Aura Home. ON WALLS From left Rewritten artwork by Cyndi Rogoff, Graphis Gallery. Eggshell Acrylic paint in Popcorn, $114.50/4L, Porter’s Paints. Dark Concrete wallpaper, $79/m², Luxe Walls. November artwork by Peter Watts, $4500, Art2Muse Gallery. Curtain in Cassian linen-blend fabric, $25/m, Spotlight. ON SHELVES Clockwise from top White Drop ceramic vase, $79, Curious Grace. Japanese glass vase, $140, Provider Store. Bobby stoneware vessel, $230,…