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Australian House & Garden September 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


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editor’s letter

In a smaller room you REALISE how fond your guests are of getting up CLOSE when they have a wine in their hand and you’re COOKING for them. I have renovated nine kitchens over the last 20–something years. One was a full-blown, fabulous renovation with an architect friend designing the whole house. Others ranged from tweaks to extreme gutting. From having a dream kitchen (a little too early in life’s proceedings) then doing a few myself on tighter budgets, I know that planning is paramount. The last kitchen I revamped was compromised by my lack of funds at the end. It had excellent appliances but the space was formerly an ’80s spa bathroom – not ‘forever kitchen’ proportions. In a smaller room you realise how fond your guests are of getting…

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australian house & garden

EDITORIAL Editor in chief Tanya Buchanan Creative director Antonietta Panuccio Deputy editor & travel John McDonald Interiors & houses Kate Nixon Homes group coordinator Sara Sleeman ART & STYLE Art director Shayne Burton Junior designer Sophie Wilson Image retoucher/designer Matus Kundrat Style editor Sarah Maloney Market editor Natalie Johnson FEATURES & COPY Senior features editors Elizabeth Wilson and Sarah Pickette Content/production editor Tamarah Pienaar CONTRIBUTORS Romy Alwill, Brigid Arnott, Rachael Bernstone, Ricci Bloch, Dean Cambray, Lily Cumberland, Tom Ferguson, Nic Gossage, Julia Green, Simon Griffiths, Will Horner, Chris Jansen, Anna Johnson, Tess Kelly, Georgia Madden, Judy Pascoe, Toni Paterson, Chris Pearson, Scott Pickett, Kristina Soljo, Chris Warnes, Helen Young ADVERTISING & PRODUCTION Homes commercial manager Rhonda Maunder (02) 9282 8687 Homes manager Kimberly Anderson (02) 9338 6103 Advertising production manager Kate Orsborn (02) 9282 8364 Brand executive Jennifer Burke (02) 9288 9145 Victoria, SA & WA sales director Jaclyn Clements (03) 9823…

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your h&g

I’ve developed a serious passion for the Mornington Peninsula after reading the August issue – Troy Robinson’s property (Kindred Spirits) has everything you could ask for in a holiday retreat! I was not surprised to note Troy’s collaboration with Kate Walker, as the design recalled her own magnificent retreat in Portsea, as featured in the May issue (Home At Last). The striking black battens really made an impression. These homes capture the charm of life on the coast without a nautical cliché in sight. Caroline Perry, Narrabundah, ACT Beautiful baby steps Decorating your home is like finding the perfect hairstyle. We worry about it looking wrong. With homes and hairstyles you have to go with what fits your changing lifestyle. This week, I walked around my house with a critical eye and knew I…

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h&g social

Facebook fans took a fancy to a fabulous hallway, an artfully decorated yet ultra practical laundry thrilled Insta fans, and a verdant Melbourne garden was the apple of Pinners’ eyes. Facebook 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 houseandgardenau Picture-perfect images from our pages and sensational products to covet. For weekly news and inspiration, subscribe to our free e-newsletter at…

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springs eternal

With its dazzling white-painted facade draped in bougainvillea, cactus and tall palm trees just visible over the fence, this mid-century house in Sydney’s east could easily be located in California. And that is exactly what the owner, health-club entrepreneur Marcello Jimenez, wanted. When Marcello bought the three-storey house – once the Cambodian consulate – in 2014, it was very dated, with dark timber floors, an enclosed kitchen and 1980s decor. But the beauty of the 1950s design, by renowned Sydney architect Douglas Snelling, shone through. Marcello says his vision was to “LA-ify” the property. “It’s not a Frank Lloyd Wright house by any means, but between the home and the garden, it had a very Palm Springs feel.” He engaged interior architect/ designer Romy Alwill, principal of Alwill Interiors, for the project.…

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life & style

MY FIRST (ADULT) HOME A small three-bedroom cottage in Annandale in Sydney’s inner west. I still think the area has the best cafes. FAVOURITE RESTAURANT Locally, it’s Matteo Double Bay. We go there for pizza every Friday after school. The kids get to make their own pizzas and we’re out by 5.30pm – before the rush! RECENT PURCHASE FOR YOUR HOME? I’m constantly scoping out art auctions and galleries to see what I can furnish my walls with – art is the gift that keeps on giving. Most recently, I bought two photographs by [renowned Playboy photographer] Pompeo Posar of Salvador Dalí with his models from Lyons Gallery in Sydney’s Paddington. FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBINATION? Black and white, surrounded with warmer colours. WHO INSPIRES YOU IN THE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN? Frank Lloyd Wright.…