Australian Home Beautiful August 2019

Home Beautiful is every home decorator's best friend. With more pages dedicated to homes than any other Australian title, Home Beautiful guides readers towards transforming their own homes into the kind of showplace they see within the magazine.  We demystify the rules of decorating and empower readers to become their own savvy decorators. Covering 5 main pillars - indoors, outdoors, renovate, decorate and food, Home Beautiful is a magazine catered to those who love the home they’re in.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the editor: inside story

Comfort, cosiness and warmth: it’s all any of us want at this time of year. I’ve just finally pulled out the winter-weight quilts, my thickest throw for the couch and started cursing cold floors underfoot (in the minimal spots on my floor not covered by rugs – I’m a rug addict). When I look at this month’s cover, I’m actually looking at my dream living room. Not only is it completely on point – loving the Moroccan vibe – I just want to burrow into it! The good news is that you don’t have to go to Africa to steal this look – turn to page 36 to discover a decorating feature dedicated to bringing that global vibe to your interiors, no passport required. Also in our Destination Style special,…

2 min
meet the hb team…

YASMINE PARKER, SENIOR DESIGNER How long have you been at Home Beautiful? I’ve been here six years! I always wanted to work for a magazine and it all stemmed from my love of photography. When I was first offered the role as junior designer, I went home crying – I had landed my dream job! Six years, a wedding and a baby later, and I’m still here. What is your favourite feature in the mag? I love it all. I’m always looking forward to seeing what our style editor Fiona Michelon creates for the decorating features, and how real people decorate their homes. And I always use a HB recipe over anything else – including that naked cake I baked for my engagement party. Our recipe editor Kerrie Worner is amazing! What is your home…

1 min
the edit

COLLECTION: create estate Sweet sleep spaces don’t get much better than this. Create Estate – a family business based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast – specialises in upholstered bedheads made by hand. The first release from its new limited-edition Designer collection features work from artist Kimmy Hogan. Printed on a soft fibre fabric, there are only 30 headboards in each size and shape. Explore the collection at PHOTOGRAPHY ARMELLE HABIB, STYLING JULIA GREEN FOR GREENHOUSE INTERIORS STYLING ASSISTANTS AISHA CHAUDHRY AND SOPHIE BARRATT…

2 min
in the know: what’s hot

g’day hay! Our wish has come true: cult Danish design brand Hay has launched an Australian online store, with homewares shipping nationally and furniture available in select capital cities. This season’s collection is a real beaut, with a palette that spans pastels to neutrals with plenty of textures and patterns in between. Go forth and shop at designer TO WATCH CAST YOUR GAZE SKYWARD: AUSSIE DESIGNER ROSS GARDAM HAS EXPANDED HIS NEBULAE LIGHTING COLLECTION TO INCLUDE A HORIZONTAL CHANDELIER (BELOW) THAT THROWS A CELESTIAL SILHOUETTE. IT WAS UNVEILED IN MAY AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR IN NEW YORK. ROSS HAS QUICKLY GAINED GLOBAL APPEAL FOR HIS ABILITY TO USE SIMPLE FORMS TO MANIPULATE LIGHT IN EXTRAORDINARY WAYS. ROSSGARDAM.COM.AU. NOW IS THE TIME TO CURL UP INSIDE WITH A GOOD BOOK. SO IT’S…

1 min
5 minutes with: kristina karlsson

Tell us about your morning ritual: I try to wake up at 5am every morning – it gives me some ‘me time’ to think, read, write, be inspired, meditate and exercise – all before the normal day-to-day starts. What’s the last thing you do in the evening? I switch off my phone and laptop before getting into bed – this helps me to wind down. I try to capture any ideas in my journal before I sleep, and I love drinking herbal tea to help myself relax. What books are on your bedside table right now? Right now I’m reading Oprah’s newest book, The Path Made Clear, and Help Me! by Marianne Power, who also features on my latest podcast episode. What inspired you to start your own podcast? I love hearing other…

1 min
book club

SHOP WATCH: TARA DENNIS STORE, BALMAIN After two years of trading in Wahroonga, craft queen Tara Dennis has opened a second location of her eponymous homewares store in Balmain. The airy space is a homage to Tara’s easy breezy coastal style: linen napkins, rustic placemats, vintage kitchenware and plenty of touch-me textures. The store will also play host to regular craft workshops. Visit 250 Darling Street, Balmain or A FAMILY GUIDE TO WASTE-FREE LIVING BY LAUREN AND OBERON CARTER (PAN MACMILLAN, $34.95.) Keen to give waste the flick? Meet Tassie duo Lauren and Oberon Carter, who’ve been living waste and recycling-free since 2015 and now dedicate themselves to helping others do the same. Inside their debut book you’ll find advice, projects and recipes to tackle our ever-growing waste problem. FROM A TO EAMES: A…