Vogue Living November/December 2021

Vogue Living tells stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together a myriad of influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera. Beauty is paramount.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
News Life Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Bimonthly
£3.81
£8.23
3 Issues

in this issue

3 min
contributors

Chris Pearson EDITOR AND WRITER Chris Pearson started his career as a business journalist but it wasn’t long before the New Zealand native and current Sydneysider decided to pursue his true passion, design. “Design draws on not just my passion for aesthetics but also the relationship people have with their homes — we shape and are shaped by where we live,” he says. “Language and design have always been among my greatest loves and this way I can combine the two.” For this issue, Pearson wrote the story on the renovation of a 1916 Tudor Revival home in Sydney (page 152). It’s the debut interiors project for We are Duet, a brand-new practice helmed by designers Dominique Brammah and Shannon Shlom. “It was a pleasure to write about the first project of…

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1 min
take the tour

The hideaway family home of Alexander Design’s VANESSA ALEXANDER is tucked into a quiet street of MALIBU. “It’s very close to the beach, yet feels slightly rural,” she says. Alexander spent 18 months remodelling the property into a SERENE AND MODERN barn with nods to Dutch and Belgian design. Coupled with her collection of art and design pieces by Pierre Yovanovitch and Pierre Jeanneret, she’s crafted a tactile and inviting home. See more house tours like this at VOGUELIVING.COM.AU. Vogue Living @vogueliving VogueLiving @VogueLiving vogueliving.com.au…

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2 min
editor’s letter

Interior design has never been more popular. From homewares to home renovations, the whole sector has been booming over the past few months. And the reason seems fairly simple: so many of us have been stuck indoors, with little else to do but stare at all the things we want to change. But I think there’s something else to it, too. After almost two years of chaos and confusion, our interior spaces feel like they are one of the few aspects of our lives we can control. Whether it’s a complete kitchen makeover or serving your morning coffee in your favourite mug, design has the ability to affect not just how a space looks, but how it makes us feel. That’s what this issue is all about. We’re calling it the Optimism…

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5 min
reading the room

Anyone who’s witnessed their child building a fort out of sofa cushions understands the power of interior design. With just a blanket over the top and a ‘keep out’ warning in crayon, they’ve engineered the perfect space: bespoke, adaptable and invitation-only. While the form may be basic, its function is spot-on but even more important is how it makes them feel: cosy, independent, in control. Our adult homes may be more complex of material and more ruinous of budget, but Yasmine Ghoniem, founder of Sydney-based design studio YSG, believes the desired outcome is no different. “For me, interiors are emotions. They’re not actual spaces with objects in them,” she says. “It’s that sense of warmth and safety that makes me feel at home. I think it’s the same for everybody, subconsciously.” Of…

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1 min
just for fun

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1 min
the vl edit

PHOTOGRAPHERS: SHARYN CAIRNS (ARMADILLO). MAXIME VERRET (HERMÈS). STYLIST: JOSEPH GARDNER (ARMADILLO). EXCHANGE RATE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINT SUBJECT TO CHANGE…

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