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Belle December 2018 - January 2019

Belle is an interior design and decoration magazine, with a focus on Australia and the world’s finest homes. Belle keeps readers up to date with local and international news and trends in design, interiors, art, architecture, furniture, fabrics and wallpaper, food, travel and luxury goods.

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CLAIRE DELMAR Claire styled the Sydney house designed by Alexander & Co, p156. What was your impression of the house? For a family with young children it has a vast feeling of calm. The colour palette and consideration of materials don’t scream but sit peacefully within the surrounds. I focused on furnishing the home to align with this stillness. Who/what have been some enduring creative influences? I find that shapes and form are more of an influence rather than specific people. Having been a stylist for many years I see homes through a portrait or landscape lens so principles of design that are reflected in products and art are my main influences. What are some favourite local haunts that you frequent? Where do I start … I have a passion for…

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editor’s letter

By the time you are reading this issue chances are you will be in the full tilt of madness towards Christmas with all its lunches, parties, impromptu festive tipples, accompanying project deadlines, manic shopping and frantic – trying hard to be stylish – gift wrapping. It’s an oft-repeated cliché but 2018 has truly zoomed. We moved office floors just before Christmas last year and have had such a busy time that I still have things that need to be packed and sorted. Hopefully, this issue’s serenely elegant cover caught your eye as you were out scrambling for those elusive gifts. The image was shot by photographer Tom Ferguson of a project from the Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year winner, Alexander & Co, featuring principal Jeremy Bull (p156). And…

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pieces of work

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spy belle

Make a splash with flowing spaces, open weaves and cool design pieces in pellucid hues.…

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spice alley

Relish the effect of a dollop of hot mustard in adding a spicy flavour to interior schemes.…

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visual culture

SYDNEY ABOVE THE CLOUDS Nick Cave’s ‘UNTIL’ is an urgent call to address issues of race relations and gun violence in the US. The celestial centrepiece is Crystal Cloudscape (left), a five-tonne suspended sculpture that invites visitors to climb up and view a disquieting bricolage of salvaged Americana atop a vast constellation of chandeliers. Paired with videos, installations and performances by musicians, poets and dancers, ‘UNTIL’ operates as “an elaborate community forum”. November 23-March 3. carriageworks.com.au HEALESVILLE TWO HEARTS Bodies dissolve in a romantic embrace in Joy Hester’s 1950s works (below), showing with Patricia Piccinini’s hybrid forms. November 24-March 11. twma.com.au MELBOURNE STRANGER THAN FICTION The first in a new biennial series supported by the Macfarlane Fund, ‘The Theatre is Lying’ delves into the worlds of conspiracy theories, smoke and mirrors, pulp fiction and fake news via six…