Australian House & Garden August 2021

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.

Are Media Pty Limited
12 期号


editor’s letter

“MANY of the stories this issue are IMBUED with a sense of wistfulness for SIMPLER TIMES.” There’s definitely a shift happening across the nation, and as our cover proclaims, many people are ‘moving to the country’. If Covid has shown us a positive, it is that the right people can be productive and achieve fantastic results from anywhere. I know – I am writing this from lockdown in Sydney. I am not physically sitting with the fabulous H&G team, but I still feel telepathically and technologically connected. Covid forced us to embrace technology that was waiting to be harnessed and it has compelled many employers to see that results can be genuinely outstanding with people WFH, as the acronym goes. And the opportunity to WFH has given people the impetus they need…

your h&g

Recent back surgery had me feeling low when my daughter came to visit (bless her heart), bringing me the June edition of Australian House & Garden. Being sick of laying around watching reno shows on TV and sleeping the day away, I ventured into the garden to enjoy the winter sun and read H&G from cover to cover. What a magazine! Seeing such inspiring houses and gardens from around this wonderful country of ours took my mind off my pain and inspired me to delve into my personal H&G archive of all the issues I have collected over the years. Truly a fabulous magazine. Clayton Brown, Carina, Queensland ALL THE WHITE MOVES As a fan of Three Birds Renovations, I was ecstatic to see one of the company’s projects featured in the June…


Facebookers delighted in a dramatically different Melbourne home, a ‘modern woolshed’ sent hearts aflutter on Insta, and Pinners pined for a glam resort-style build by Three Birds Renovations. Facebook australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue plus links to tours of our favourite homes. Instagram @houseandgarden View the most inspirational images of the month from H&G headquarters and out and about. Pinterest houseandgardenau Picture-perfect images from our pages and sensational products to covet.…

memory lane

“WHILE IT’S A SMALL COTTAGE, EVERY ROOM FEELS SPACIOUS – AND WE’VE CREATED LOTS OF LIGHT-FILLED SPACES TO SIT.”James Watts, homeowner After decades of inner-city living, James Watts was hankering for a tree-change. With fond memories of growing up in the English countryside, the Sydney-based managing director of rug brand Armadillo found himself dreaming of rolling hills and rural vistas. Three years ago, he sold his home in Sydney’s inner east and started searching for a cottage within a 150-kilometre-or-so radius of the city. For 12 months, James and his partner Tony Chapman spent their weekends hunting for the perfect place. They began their search on the NSW South Coast before gravitating inland to the Southern Highlands. On one of their exploration missions, they took a turn-off to Burrawang, an historic village of…

life & style

FIRST ADULT HOME? A tiny one-bedroom unit in Potts Point, Sydney. BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? Currently, the UK so I can see my family again after so long. And the Galápagos Islands (5). DREAM RESTAURANT TABLE? Anjuna Plage (10) in Èze, a beachside town in the south of France. DREAM CAR? I am very happy with our Audi Q5. FAVOURITE DOWNTIME PURSUIT? Walking my dog Teddy on a weekend. FAVOURITE FLOWERS? I can’t go past hydrangeas (11), especially as we can now pick them from our garden. FAVOURITE ARTISTS? Ildiko Kovacs (1), James King (7), and my grandfather, George Alderman. WHO INSPIRES YOU IN THE WORLD OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE? Manuel Aires Mateus, the architect. We shot a campaign in some of his projects a couple of years ago, including the hotel Santa Clara in Lisbon, Portugal (2, 3).…