Australian Home Beautiful December 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.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Are Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
R 63,13
R 411,28
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
christmas calling

It seems to me there are two sorts of people come Christmas time: the ones who thrive on it – such as our creative director Imogene, whose annual traditions inspire this whole issue – and those like me, who leave everything to the last-minute and wake up Christmas morning exhausted (midnight gift wrapping, anyone?!). Luckily for me, I do start thinking about it a bit earlier than most, courtesy of the planning that goes into this issue. I already have my gift list sorted, thanks to our amazing guide (from page 47), and I’ve settled on a theme! Blue, gold and white with touches of nature, inspired by ‘A Magical Christmas’, from page 31. Now all I have to do is make it all happen… In the past, I’ve found it…

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1 min
connect

LAUNDRY LOVE It’s the place you might seem to spend the most time in, but if you’re like us it’s also the room that sometimes gets the least love. HB’s senior designer, Yasmine Parker, was lucky enough to get some expert advice this month, when Electrolux ambassador, and interior designer, Anna-Carin McNamara came to visit her home. To hear all about Anna-Carin’s expert tips, tune in to our chat on our new “The Daily Home Edit” podcast. find your dream home Be inspired by a collection of breathtaking homes from across the globe with the arrival of Home Beautiful’s first ever Dream Homes special issue. Time to get dreaming! Buy your copy now at bhgshop.com.au. MOST LIKED: INSTAGRAM POST We’re obsessed with these gorgeous floor tiles – and that cute, furry little friend! This stunning…

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3 min
in the know: what’s hot

FUN ON THE FLOOR The new Carousel collection from Designer Rugs is all about pretty patterns and a carnival of colours. The first in-house, hand-knot collection of Tibetan wool and bamboo silk will guarantee comfort underfoot. Our pick? This vibrant ‘Dotty’ rug. From $6600/200cm x 300cm, therugcollection.com.au. WE LOVE: A MULTI-PURPOSE VASE Embrace multi-purpose pieces with this versatile ‘Zephyr’ vase from Urban Eden. Powder-coated in matt or polished finishes, the vase makes a perfect statement piece for a floral arrangement, as a champagne bucket or a fruit bowl. Prices start at $54 for a small bowl, visit urbanedenco.com. season's greetings Send some love during the festive season with the gorgeous new stationery range from Papier. Elevate your dining spread with a sweet place-card setting or impress your guests with themed invitations. Prices start from $6.25…

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2 min
colour trends: 2020 vision

ELECTRIC PALETTE Coastal style is no longer clinging to washed-out shades of sky-blue, but ushering in an updated primary version with wow-factor. This dramatic take on blue from Wattyl is imbued with nostalgia, nodding to eclectic interiors of the 1970s. And best of all, the youthful hue pops just as much in real life as on an Instagram feed, making it feel unexpectedly modern. Style it in line with HB’s New Wave Modern trend by pairing vintage silhouettes in bold blue with timber, leather and – believe it or not – even more dynamite colour. Warning: it is not for the faint of heart. MONOCHROME MAGIC Understated beauty is the crème de la crème of interiors in 2020, that’s best achieved with pared-back yet playful design. “For instant French glamour, make a nod…

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3 min
creative collection: force of nature

AT A GLANCE Who: Trudy Rice What she does: Artworks and home furnishings inspired by nature. Where she’s based: Melbourne, Victoria. Why she does it: “I think this quote from [British advertising legend] Sir John Hegarty sums it up: ‘Creativity is not an occupation, but a pre-occupation’.” Visit: trudyricecollection.com. Follow: @trudy_rice. > Trudy Rice always wanted to make a career out of her art. At high school, she adored art lessons and always dreamt of opening her own gallery – until disaster struck. “At the end of Year 9, I broke my arm horse riding and had to take a couple of weeks off school,” explains the Geelong-born artist. “That meant that I missed the designated day to pick up my coursework for the year and my art teacher threw it out. I was floored that it…

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6 min
a magical christmas

“SANTA HAS FILLED THE STOCKINGS WITH GIFTS AND LEFT EXCITEMENT IN HIS WAKE. CHERISH CALM MOMENTS BENEATH THE COVERS BEFORE THE DAY BEGINS” rise and shine “ADORN YOUR TREE WITH SPARKLING ORNAMENTS TO SUMMON A SENSE OF GRACE AND ENCHANTMENT” hunt and gather “CELEBRATE THE SURROUNDS BY CAREFULLY COLLECTING FOLIAGE, AND ADORN INDOORS AND OUT WITH TREASURED FINDS”“CREATE RELAXING NOOKS WHERE FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAN UNWIND WHILE LAST-MINUTE PREPARATIONS FOR A DIVINE LUNCH GET UNDER WAY”“THOUGHTFUL TOUCHES AND A SETTING THAT BRINGS GENEROSITY TO THE TABLE ADD A SENSE OF MAGIC, GUARANTEEING A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER” set the table “COMBINE FRESH, SEASONAL INGREDIENTS WITH MAGNIFICENT EASY-TO-SHARE MAINS”“END A GLORIOUS DAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH A WARMING CUP OF SWEET CINNAMON TEA, WHILE CANDLES AND FAIRY LIGHTS TWINKLE” STYLING ASSISTANT SAMANTHA POINTON PIPPA WEARS ‘TRINITY’ DRESS BY…

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