Australian House & Garden July 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 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

“With INSIGHT into the BEHIND the scenes, you can better APPRECIATE the challenges – and the RESULT.” It’s easy to open a magazine, flick through the pages. admire the beautiful images and perfect-looking homes and dismiss the stories from the journeys behind these dream home aspirations. Emotion in motion is what it is all about in my ideal home world. I know being too passionate about property and finances is never advised, but how can you not be? It’s where you live, where your family and friends meet, where life happens. I love the narrative. I want to know what prompted the owners to decide on this particular house, apartment or piece of land. What brought them to this suburb or town? Why did they crave a sea- or tree-change? If…

2 min
your h&g

REPURPOSE WITH PURPOSE As a serial rescuer of unwanted items from the side of the road, I love your new series ‘About A Grand Design’. It’s so rewarding when friends and family admire a piece I have upcycled. Thank you for highlighting a fun and environmentally sustainable hobby with a stunning room created by a fellow ‘second-hand’ lover. One person’s trash really is another’s treasure! Katherine Epsom, Murrumbeena, Victoria KICKING GOALS My husband and I have almost completed a major renovation to create a home that is suitable for multigenerational living. The absolute pleasure I feel when the new issue of H&G arrives each month is second to none – there is inspiration to be found on every page, cover to cover. Thank you so much for helping me to keep my eyes…

1 min
h & g social

Facebookers fell for a garden to suit all ages and life stages, Instagrammers pined for a tree-change to the NSW Southern Highlands and a Byron Bay ‘woolshed’ 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.…

6 min
designs on the prize

“THE LAYOUT WAS A MESS, IT WAS DARK AND IN NEED OF SOME TLC.”Michelle McEwen, homeowner Entering this chic, light-filled home in Sydney’s inner west it is inconceivable to think it was once the neighbourhood butcher’s shop. It’s testament to the owner’s vision and respect for the history of the circa 1896 property that she was able to effect such a dramatic transformation. In 2007 Michelle McEwen, group marketing manager at furniture retailer Space, and husband Jon were searching for a suitable home. “We were attracted by the original terrace facade and the location – at the top of a hill and on a beautiful wide street with views across a park,” she says. The property had been converted from a shop to a house by the previous owners and renovated by…

1 min
life & style

“I CAN LIVE WITHOUT MY PHONE BUT NOT WITHOUT ITS CAMERA!” Michelle FIRST ADULT HOME? A share apartment in Balmain [in Sydney’s inner west] that overlooked the water. It was pretty basic, but we had lots of fun. BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? The Top End and WA (2). DREAM RESTAURANT TABLE? Lunch at a little restaurant called Da Ö Batti in Portofino (1), Italy. No need for the menu, just order the scampi and pasta Genovese. DREAM CAR? Cars aren’t really my thing, but if I had to pick something for fun, I’d go for a VW Karmann Ghia in Polar Blue (5). FAVOURITE ARTISTS? Mark Rothko or Anish Kapoor. I also love the colour and sense of fun in artworks by B.D Graft (9). FAVOURITE FASHION LABELS? I am a bit disloyal on the fashion front... Usually…

5 min
bedded bliss

HIT REFRESH ON YOUR BEDROOM STYLE LIGHT FANTASTIC For a great night’s sleep, choose bedlinen made from breathable natural fibres. Layer up to keep you in the Goldilocks zone – not too hot, not too cold, but just right. INTO THE DEEP Dive into darker hues for a room that invites cocooning. Turn up the luxe with velvet, cashmere or mohair cushions and throws. LITTLE WONDERS In children’s rooms, opt for big-ticket items in timeless colours and shapes. Go to town on the accessories, which can be more easily changed in line with their tastes. STYLING Sophie Wilson | PHOTOGRAPHY Kristina Soljo | FLOWERS Poho Flowers Stylist’s assistants Kate Lincoln, Nonci Nyoni,Steph De Nobile, Pavarne Lambert.…