Australian Home Beautiful December 2018

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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in this issue

1 min
what we are best at

Accomplished women deserve and demand a retailer who has their specific requirements as their business raison d'être. Peter Sheppard is committed to continue to bring you the best shoes from around the world, to fitting perfectly, luxuriously and stylishly around your feet. FIT As women’s feet change over time it is essential that they are measured regularly and this is part of the service you will experience at Peter Sheppard. Every time you shop in store your feet will be analysed, measured and you will be presented with a range of shoes that suit the idiosyncrasies of your feet. With the largest range of sizes and widths in Australia we are confident we can find you the perfect shoes. QUALITY Peter Sheppard shoes originate from some of the finest shoe factories in the world.…

2 min
from the editor: christmas traditions

Christmas comes early at Home Beautiful: just as most people are snuggling up alongside a wintry fire, we start thinking about exactly what makes an Australian Christmas so very special, and the ideas that will make it extra special for you, our readers. It all begins with the HB team, munching on tree-shaped biscuits and sharing Christmas stories. The tales are lovely: this year we heard about one family that manages to bring 100-plus relatives together at a local bowls club – others, are quite amazing: one team member already had this year’s theme sorted for her yearly alfresco dinner. And sometimes, the stories are a little sad, as Christmas has a knack of pulling at the heart when a much-loved family member is missing. But they are always meaningful as…

2 min

MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS … WE CHAT TO SYDNEY-BASED STYLIST JOHN MANGILA, ONE OF HB’S FAVOURITE AND MOST FREQUENT CONTRIBUTORS How long have you been contributing to HB? “It’s been close to 10 years now.” What’s your favourite kind of HB shoot to work on? “I love them all! After the large interior shoots I get a real sense of achievement. After – and during – the food shoots I get to eat the delicious food! I have the best job!” Describe your style in a sentence “The heart and soul of anything beautiful lies within its imperfection.” Best advice for setting a beautiful tabletop for a dinner party? “You can’t go wrong with handmade plates, fragrant flowers and lots of candles. Handwritten place cards are an exquisite finishing touch that makes every guest feel special.” Tell us about the most…

1 min
the edit

COLLECTION: L & M Home Embracing the ancient textile technique of hand-blocking, the latest table linen release from L&M Home includes a trio of organic, floral designs printed on pure cotton. Every tablecloth and napkin is unique as a result of the artisinal process. “We love the idea that each tablecloth tells a story of history and craftmanship,” says Anna Lofts, director of L&M Home. Featured here is the ‘Evergreen’ tablecloth, $123, STYLING ACCESSORIES NAPKINS IN SAGE, SEEK SIMILAR CULTIVER. HIGH RIM PLATES IN BLACK, SEEK SIMILAR MAXWELL & WILLIAMS OR THE DESIGN HUNTER. GLASS VASE, SEEK SIMILAR ZANUI. ASSORTED ELEGANT GLASSWARE, SEEK SIMILAR KROSNO…

3 min
in the know: what’s hot

French connection After launching at Maison & Objet this year, the ‘Jules’ and ‘Jean’ collections from French furniture manufacturer Duvivier Canapés have finally landed in Australia via Domo. It comes after the historic brand teamed with rising French design star Charlotte Juillard in a bid to tap into the innovative approach of a new generation of French designers. View the new arrivals at BLACK OUT Just when we thought the look of brass couldn’t get any more appealing, it’s taken a beautiful, dark turn. Sydney-based lighting design firm A Design Studio has introduced a new blackened brass finish for a refined and understated style across the entire range. Shown here are the ‘Greenway S2’ pendants, $1840 each. Visit soften up BRING A TOUCH OF COLOUR TO YOUR OUTDOORS WITH THE CUSHION COLLECTION…

1 min
behind the scenes with: poho flowers

AFTER FOUR YEARS at the helm of Poho Flowers, and with events such as Myer’s Spring Summer Runway under their belt, owners Ed West and Dan Scala’s work has gained a reputation for being contemporary, asymmetrical and in high demand. HB sat down with the creative duo to learn a little more about the story behind one of Sydney’s most admired flower shops. “OUR direction IS A MORE REFINED AND MINIMAL”~ Ed West aesthetic the history The pair is Poho’s third generation of owners. The business itself has been around for almost 15 years, making it a local institution. “I started coming here as a customer. I was shopping here weekly, so that was my first foray into floristry,” says Ed, who owned a florist shop before this one, learning on the job. owning…