Australian House & Garden June 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

“The BATHROOM would have to be UP THERE as the key room to GET RIGHT when planning your IDEAL ABODE.” Unless you have been wandering around in a completely Zen state (which I envy) with no access to newspapers, magazines or digi devices you will know that property and renovating are hot hot hot! The team at H&G absolutely loves reading homeowners’ stories and discussing trends and insights. We have inspiration galore on the following pages as this month’s homeowners reveal the challenges of their journeys. And they’re as varied as building a five-star resort-style dream home on acreage to renovating a spatially challenged semi in Bondi to refreshing a forever home that will take the owners through the twilight years in style. The bathroom would have to be up there as the…

1 min
tanya’s top five

SPLASH Herbert wall-mounted basin (available in 14 colours), from $1280, Nood Co; INVEST Tunisian basketweave wall/floor tile, POA, Aeria Country Floors; SCENT Carriere Freres diffuser, $109, Libertine Parfumerie; UPCYCLE Recycled-polyester puffer tote, $99.95, Country Road; COLLECT What was it that made your eyes flicker artwork by Leah Fraser, POA, Arthouse Gallery; Photograph by Kristina Soljo. Hair and make-up by Samantha Powell.Artworks: vintage (left) and We need to move together I by Kerrie Oliver (right).…

2 min
your h&g

BEST OF THE BEST I wonder if there was an increase in pedestrian accidents during April – if so, I would attribute it to H&G’s Top 50 Rooms showcase. I could not stop flicking the pages as I left the newsagent! The fabulous selection of styles made for truly addictive reading and led to passionate discussions with colleagues and family members, as everyone was eager to nominate their favourite. The standout for me was Thomas Hamel’s bar/living area with the hypnotic Eagles photo. I could quite happily retreat to that teal 1970s haven and pop ‘Hotel California’ on the turntable! Nicoleta Sica, Mullaloo, WA FAMILY VALUE My sister is purchasing her first property soon so I surprised her with a subscription to H&G – she has had a really busy year but always makes…

1 min
h & g social

The posts that made your month An inner-Sydney warehouse conversion found fans on Facebook, Instagrammers loved the sunny outlook of a stylish patio and a dreamy indoor-outdoor area hit the 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.…

8 min
vive la evolution

Sydney landscape designer Anthony Wyer and his wife Rebecca recognise potential when they see it. When they bought this property in Sydney’s eastern suburbs almost six years ago, it wasn’t exactly their dream home. But with constant fine-tuning, this design-savvy duo has produced a home and garden that reflects their style and perfectly fits the needs of their family – Hugo, 12, Darcy, 10, Hazel, six, and Connie, five. On their own admission, buying the home wasn’t exactly a well-researched purchase. In fact, they “came across it by mistake”, says Anthony. At the time, they were living on the Northern Beaches and had only casually contemplated the idea of moving. But the idea quickly took hold: they saw this house for sale on a Saturday, looked at it on the Sunday…

1 min
life & style

FIRST ADULT HOME? A small, beautiful terrace in Sydney’s Paddington. It had a surprisingly generous garden for me to work with. BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? Australia! We are currently planning a trip along the Gibb River Road in WA (10) that I am very excited about. MOST MEMORABLE MEAL? I inadvertently ate chicken heart when visiting Iguaçu Falls [on the Brazil-Argentina border] many years ago. Not an experience I’m likely to forget! DREAM CAR? I’d love to restore a 1980s Ford F100 (4). FAVOURITE DOWNTIME PURSUIT? Surfing (7) or hiking. I LOVE A VASEFUL OF… Tulips. Bright orange, always. MY GARDEN WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT... Oleanders. They are tough, vibrant and flower all through summer. I’m also obsessed with Brugmansia, also known as angel’s trumpet (5). The soft orange flush amazes me every time. ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS WHO INSPIRE…