Australian House & Garden December 2020

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

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

Because I’m happy… Clap along if you feel like that’s what you want to do… It’s a few years old now but Pharrell Williams’ joyous anthem keeps playing in my head as I look at this gorgeous December issue. I had goosebumps reading the completed pages. It’s a great feeling when you love something so much that you want to share it with everyone you can reach. The pages are so cheerful, a perfect prescription for erasing words we don’t want to hear again like ‘challenging’ and ‘unprecedented’. The movers and shakers highlighted in this issue are proponents of positivity and it’s infectious – in a good way! I was lucky to visit Orange in the Central West of NSW for our upfront house story on two hardworking and stylish city…

1 min
top 50 rooms

Submissions open! Top 50 Rooms celebrates the beauty, quality and creativity in Australian interiors today. Entries close Friday, January 29, 2021 with the best 50 projects to appear in H&G’s April 2021 issue. Entry requirements Send in high-resolution images (jpg or tiff) of the room/s you would like to submit. Rooms should be professionally styled and photographed. How to enter: + Contact us for an entry kit. + An entry fee of $150 per entrant applies (multiple rooms + per entry allowed). Send images via WeTransfer or Dropbox link. EMAIL, DROPBOX & FILE TRANSFER TO House& ENQUIRIES (02) 9282 8456 Artwork by Judith Wright. Styling by Claire Delmar. Photograph by Anson Smart.…

2 min
your h&g

Caroline Plant, Aldgate, SA DREAMS TIME Reading the Living the Dream issue (November) over the recent long weekend, I found the perfect design (curved!) for my new kitchen bench in the stunning Sydney home designed by Romy Alwill (Good Neighbours). There were also great ideas for outdoor furniture, which we will definitely invest in since we are staying home all summer! Elise Elliott’s monthly Great House, Great Car feature also brings a smile to my face – especially those gorgeous vintage convertibles. Jen Eagles, Hawksburn, Victoria KEEP ON GIVING With all our local shops closed and Christmas fast approaching, I was puzzling over what I could buy for my wife. Luckily for me, she had tagged a few pages in the October issue of H&G to point me in the right direction of the…

1 min
h&g social

Clean-lined design and luxe textures found fans on Facebook, a Perth cottage won the hearts of Instagrammers, while Pinners took a shine to the thoughtful revamp of a Sydney bungalow. 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.…

6 min
fields of dreams

“BY REMOVING A WALL BETWEEN TWO ROOMS WE’VE CREATED A GENEROUS, AIRY LIVING SPACE.”Steve Cordony, owner When the right place comes along, you’ll know: that was the nugget of advice just about everyone gave to interiors stylist Steve Cordony when he was searching for a country home. Three years of looking hadn’t yet turned up ‘the one’ – but then a friend sent Steve and his partner Michael Booth a clipping about a property near Orange, NSW, which had just hit the market. “We thought we might as well take a look and within three weeks it was ours,” says Steve. That property was Rosedale Farm, 49 hectares of prime grazing land presided over by a glorious 1877 homestead that ticked a lot of boxes for Steve and Michael: “We wanted a…

1 min
life & style

FIRST ADULT HOME? An apartment that Michael and I purchased in the revamped St Margarets building in Sydney’s Surry Hills. BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? It would have to be Marrakech (2). FAVOURITE MEAL? Poached salmon (10), served with mushy peas, twice-roasted potatoes and steamed greens. DREAM CAR? A 1959 Mercedes 190SL (6). In silver, please. I’D CROSS THE WORLD TO… Immerse myself in any culture I haven’t yet experienced. There’s so much inspiration to be had in opening your eyes to the new. I LOVE A VASEFUL OF… White hydrangeas (11), when they’re in full bloom. FAVOURITE ARTISTS? Australian artists Lottie Consalvo (1) and Antonia Mrljak. FAVOURITE FASHION LABELS? Ralph Lauren (4). FAVOURITE SCENT? Sufi hand-blended oil from Ayu (7). FAVOURITE MOVIE? Either Something’s Gotta Give (3) or Pretty Woman. FAVOURITE ARCHITECTURAL ERA OR STYLE? 1950s Italian (5). DESIGNERS WHO INSPIRE YOU? Athena…