Australian House & Garden October 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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A COMPLIMENTARY HANDMADE CHRISTMAS PUDDING There’s no finer way to finish a Christmas feast than a hearty helping of a rich and flavoursome dessert – and to say thank you for subscribing to H&G this month, you will receive a 1-kilogram pudding from Pudding Lane, delivered to your door just in time for Christmas. Pudding Lane’s award-winning delicacies are proudly handmade to a traditional family recipe, using specially selected Australian fruit, matured Barossa Valley brandy, free-range eggs and breadcrumbs from locally baked fresh bread. Once prepared, they are lovingly shaped and individually wrapped, just for you. For more information, visit YOUR SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES » BONUS CHRISTMAS PUDDING FROM PUDDING LANE, VALUED AT $48 » 12 ISSUES FOR $74.99 VIA RECURRING PAYMENTS » SAVE 29% OFF THE RETAIL PRICE » FREE DELIVERY OF THE MAGAZINE Already a…

2 min
editor’s letter

“There is freedom within, there is freedom without”… I always have a tune running through my head, and right now, the classic Crowded House ballad, ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, is stuck on repeat! We are all stuck on repeat! Our gorgeous cover shot of architect Harry and Georgia Poulos’ savvily renovated Mermaid Beach getaway offers such promise, and I hope it resonates with you – whether you are in lockdown or not. Looking at that image, I can conjure up the scene in a second: the sounds, the breeze, the scent… Everything! And I trust it transports you there too. This 1950s former beach shack is now the family’s regular ticket to freedom. As we know, escape isn’t all external; we have to allow mental space, which is the biggest challenge.…

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your h&g

LOOKING AHEAD As my husband and I embark on one of the biggest adventures of our lives, it’s great to have Australian House & Garden along with us for the ride. We have been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to manage accommodation on a farm in the southern region of Western Australia. As we look to upgrade short-stay, self-contained chalets and expand the offerings in the coming years, the inspiration we will get from our new subscription will be priceless. We can’t wait to welcome guests and hope they appreciate the style and taste we take from your pages as much as we do! Elliot Sawers, Lowlands, WA EYES ON THE PRIZE H&G, your timing couldn’t be more perfect. My wife decided it is time to plan our wet-area renovations and I was…

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h&g social

An idyllic escape in the NSW Southern Highlands delighted Facebook fans, a dreamy coastal home was on point for Pinners, while over on Instagram, a cute country cottage set hearts aflutter… Facebook 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 Picture-perfect images from our pages and sensational products to covet.…

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golden opportunity

Brisbane architect Harry Poulos and his wife Georgia adore the beach. Queensland born and raised, they both grew up holidaying by the ocean and share a love of salty air, sand between the toes and horizons of blue-on-blue. They’ve always enjoyed family getaways on the Gold Coast and had often fantasised about owning a holiday home on that famous stretch of golden sand. A couple of years ago they began casually casting around for a place where they could create an escape for themselves, their daughters Lauren, 21, and Demi, 18, and the family pooch Winston (Winnie), a tan-coloured groodle. Property sales are rare along the waterfront strip, so when a 1950s cottage came on the market last year, they snapped it up. “Everyone else who saw it, wanted to knock it…

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life & style

FIRST ADULT HOME? An early 1900s Queenslander in Ascot, Brisbane. It was a great project for us as a young couple. I painted a little watercolour of it (7). BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? Mexico (1). I’d love to hit the beach, eat some tacos and sip margaritas. I’m also partial to a nice sombrero! DREAM RESTAURANT TABLE? 11 Madison Park (10) in New York City. It does an exceptional degustation and every plate is like a piece of art. FAVOURITE DOWNTIME PURSUIT? I enjoy Saturday mornings working in the garden and soaking up the sun (6). I may not be the best gardener, but it gives me a chance to switch off and relax. Winnie (our dog) stays by my side the whole time. FAVOURITE ARTIST? Australian artist Robert Hunter (2). I really appreciate his minimalistic…