Australian House & Garden March 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.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

“To me, true luxury is HAVING the means and the KNOW-HOW to get the bones of the LAYOUT just right.” Of course, it’s no secret that the team at House & Garden loves decorating and styling. A deft touch makes it possible to transform a lacklustre or tricky space. But sometimes artfully placed paintings, custom-made cushions and carefully curated objets are simply not enough to resolve a room so that the anxious eye of the beholder (or constant renovator) can rest! To me, true luxury is having the means and know-how to get the bones of the layout – the essential backbone of your home design – just right. Whether you’re building from scratch or adapting an existing dwelling, it pays to engage an expert design team from the outset. Get the…

1 min
tanya’s top five

UNWIND Breville ‘Creatista Pro’ Nespresso coffee machine, $999, Harvey Norman; COVET Loopi wall sconce in brass and white frosted glass, from $8200, Articolo; COLLECT The Three Amigos MkII painting by Stef Tarasov, $2090, . SCENT Penhaligon’s ‘Brilliantly British’ 100ml eau de parfum, $289, UPDATE Miele G7969 SCVi XXL fully integrated dishwasher, $4399, Harvey Norman; Photograph by Kristina Soljo. Hair and make-up by Samantha Powell.…

2 min
your h&g

I’m writing from the comfort of my bed, after spending a lazy morning poring over the January issue. With Covid-19 cases continuing to pop up across NSW, borders were closed to us and the summer holiday we had so been looking forward to was cancelled. Rather than getting down about it, I decided to create the holiday vibe at home: indulging my love for H&G and dog-earring pages to inspire our next home refresh. Thank you for remaining a source of inspiration and escapism during these difficult times. Jisella Corradini-Bird, North Wollongong, NSW PRESENTS OF MIND It was our fourth wedding anniversary recently and, given the traditional gift is fruit and flowers, I thought I would be a bit creative and bought my husband a subscription to H&G. What better gift than one…

1 min
h ^ g social

Facebookers fell for the barefoot elegance of this NSW South Coast home, a restored 1880s terrace won hearts on Instagram, and the outside-in modernisation of a Perth home took top spot on Pinterest. 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. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.…

5 min
branching out

Many architects and interior designers avoid designing homes for family and friends. “It has the potential to go wrong,” says Justin Noxon of Noxon architects, who challenged that notion by creating this luminous, airy house for his parents, Elspeth and Brian Noxon, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. “I WAS AMAZED AT THE VIEW THAT WAS REVEALED. THE LIGHT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL ON THE TREES, THE DAM AND THE HILLS.” Elspeth Noxon, owner And what a happy outcome. According to his parents, it’s the best house they have ever lived in, fitting them like a glove and future-proofing their retirement years. And who better than their son to understand and interpret their needs, now and in the future? Elspeth and Brian bought the property in 2015, with an eye to preserving the Mid-Century cottage at…

2 min
life & style

“I’d enter any lottery with an Aston Martin DB4 GT on offer.” FIRST ADULT HOME? My wife Emma and I bought an unrenovated Victorian workers’ cottage in Rozelle, Sydney. Our daughters, Stella, now 18, and Poppy, 12, were born while we were living there. We returned to Melbourne in 2010. BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? Tasmania (7). I have been once with our extended family. We toured all around for two weeks and I cannot wait to get back. Further afield, I am looking into a long, long walk across the Pyrenees. DREAM RESTAURANT TABLE? Any one of the many fine eateries along the Mornington Peninsula. I love anything locally sourced and made. The farm-to-table experience just can’t be beaten. DREAM CAR? I’d enter any lottery with an Aston Martin DB4 GT on offer (6). FAVOURITE DOWNTIME PURSUIT?…