Home & Garden
Australian House & Garden

Australian House & Garden

July 2020

Australia's number one home design and decorating magazine, filled each month with gorgeous houses and gardens to delight in, homewares to covet and food to savour. Plus, you'll find loads of travel ideas, health and beauty news, expert advice and much, much more.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

“We APPLAUD all employers who have used this time to RESET their goals and INNOVATE.” For many of us who work outside the home, it’s time to put away the fleece and active wear and retire the fluffy slippers. To attend to neglected grooming, put on something more office-appropriate and prepare to re-engage. I love all the newsreader-inspired looks that people have adopted and adapted for Zoom meetings – a girlfriend of mine with a very senior corporate role pops a freshly pressed blazer over her nightie, brushes her hair, applies a bit of lipstick and mascara and she’s ready to talk profit and loss. Not everyone is going to find the transition to the more-rigorous daily timetable easy. Emerging from our Covid-imposed cocoons means having to readjust to dealing with…

2 min.
your h&g

My husband is a paramedic and I admit that I’m sometimes irritated by his ever-changing shift schedule as it makes planning ahead tricky. However, the words of Kate Nixon – “find joy in the variety” (Family Ties, May) – made me appreciate the spontaneity of our lifestyle. Appreciating the small things is particularly important now, with this rare opportunity to cocoon and take pleasure in our homes through gardening, painting or simply sitting by the fire with H&G. Spare a thought for those struggling in these trying times, but relish living in ‘the lucky country’ – we are indeed fortunate that we have four walls where we can enjoy the things that make us truly happy. Samantha Armstrong, Point Lonsdale, Victoria From the heart A big thank you to you all for the…

1 min.
h&g social

A refurbished empty nest found fans on Facebook, the glamorous makeover of a heritage home won hearts on Instagram, while Pinners took a shine to a lovely layered courtyard. Facebook facebook.com/ australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue plus links to tours of our favourite homes. Instagram @houseandgarden View the most inspirational images of the month from H&G headquarters and out and about. Pinterest pinterest.com.au/ houseandgardenau Picture-perfect images from our pages and sensational products to covet. For weekly news and inspiration, subscribe to our free e-newsletter at newsletter.houseandgardenmag.com.au.…

6 min.
material whirl

Having spent the past 30 years bestowing her impeccable style on other people’s interiors, Barb Brownlow has turned her undeniable talent to her own home. Her delightful pied-a-terre in leafy inner-city Melbourne may be modest in size, but the artfully layered selection of fabrics, artworks and antiques packs a powerful punch and speaks volumes about the woman who lives here. “My home has a distinctly English style,” she says. “I have been an avid collector of antiques and art for most of my life, so decorating around these cherished things felt natural.” Barb’s love of colour and textiles stems from her early years studying fashion design at the Emily McPherson College (now RMIT). Upon graduating, she launched a successful fashion label, Barbara Lane, designing tailored ladies shirts, which were sold at the…

1 min.
life & style

“I DON’T THINK INTERIORS ARE EVER COMPLETE.” FIRST ADULT HOME? A sweet little weatherboard cottage in East Gippsland, Victoria. I’M HAPPIEST WHEN… All of the time! Especially when our clients are happy with our work. ULTIMATE COLOUR PALETTE? I have many and varied favourite colour palettes; my favourite colour is green (9). I LOVE A VASEFUL OF… Gardenias (3) picked from my own prolific hedges! FAVOURITE SCENT? Byredo Tulipe (4). The little roll-on version is great for travelling. DREAM RESTAURANT TABLE? Club 55 Saint Tropez. Every detail is to die for. FAVOURITE MEAL? Spanner crab linguine (1). NEXT HOLIDAY DESTINATION? Ideally Morocco (2) but more realistically it will be the Gippsland Lakes. FAVOURITE MOVIE? Gosford Park (5). I love Maggie Smith’s humour! CAREER HIGHLIGHT Opening our Toorak showroom and studio (6) in 2010 with Alexandra (pictured with Barb, top left).…

5 min.
old i s new again

STYLING Kate Nixon | PHOTOGRAPHY Kristina Soljo Stylist’s assistants Nicholas Bryan-Brown,Roberta Gallo & Jarrod Patoka. This property in Mosman, NSW, is for sale. For enquiries, contact Brendan Warner at Raine & Horne, 0415 223 300.…