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Belle November 2018

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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JACK LOVEL Jack photographed the Christopher Elliott-designed house, p170. What was your impression of the house? The project is stunning. It balances traditional Victorian architecture with contemporary finishes, creating a sublime space. Who/what have been some of your enduring creative influences? Jeffrey Smart, photographers Tim Griffith and Hufton and Crow. Mum, an artist. Where is home for you and what do you love about it? Originally from Perth, I have been based in Melbourne for the past seven years and now call it home. I love how the city appreciates design and promotes the arts. What are some of your favourite local haunts? Blonde for coffee and Alimentari for lunch in Fitzroy; Havn Store. Ultimate travel escape in 2018/19? I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks travelling around Puglia…

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editor’s letter

Spring is in full swing, conjuring up thoughts of lazy days by the pool or beachside, taking full advantage of everything our sensational Australian climate and landscape has to offer. For some, every spare moment over spring and summer dictates a retreat to their seaside bolthole and in this issue we take a look inside six very different coastal properties with one thing in common – lashings of style injected by Australia’s leading interior designers – see p89. You may think we have gone totally Smart Spaces-mad as we include our first Smart Spaces-zine with this issue – see p221 – but the trend, and the upside of downsizing, or smarter living, can’t be ignored and we know from our readers that a lot of you are moving to beautifully appointed…

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beautiful bones

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spy belle

Lazy daze: keeping cool with palm-fringed and summer-tinged settings that are as relaxing as they are chic. STYLIST ASSISTANTS OLGA LEWIS, JACOB OLSEN. HANDWRITING BY LESLEY WORKMAN…

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under a tuscan sun

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what we love right now

Bean there FRESHLY PICKED The sculptural design of the ‘Eda-Mame’ sofa by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia is a fusion of three seats in one form: high-back chair, easy chair and pouf via its shape that mimics the oriental soya bean. spacefurniture.com.au Looming large ALL RUGGED UP The ‘Shade’ rug collection by Begüm Cana Özgür, inspired by nature’s magical diffusion of colour, uses a high-tech process that allows for fluidity in the desired effect. cultdesign.com.au; nanimarquina.com BROACHED COMMISSIONS CURATOR LOU WEIS’S (ABOVE) EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2019 AT THE IAN POTTER CENTRE, NGV AUSTRALIA IN MELBOURNE.…