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Australian House & Garden

December 2019

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


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the best tree in town

You’ll feel right at home with the Eucalyptus range – an Australian take on Christmas decoration. Set the scene for your festive season with our curated range of decorations, now available in-store and online at myer.com.au AUSTRALIAN HOUSE & GARDEN Only at Myer…

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editor’s letter

At this time of year, let’s take a leaf out of the late country crooner Glen Campbell’s songbook and try a little kindness! Putting our gorgeous Christmas issue together and showcasing couples and families in their beautiful homes makes me acutely aware that not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a lovingly prepared Christmas meal in a magazine-worthy interior. And there are others who don’t have the happiest or easiest experience during the festive season. Estrangement, isolation, blended households and loony family conflicts can all add to an undercurrent of stress that may not be obvious in the happy snaps. We have now become so accustomed to spending time alone, engrossed with work or deep in our devices, that actual, real human contact can be uncomfortable and confronting. So let’s…

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australian house & garden

EDITORIAL Editor in chief Tanya Buchanan Creative director Antonietta Panuccio Deputy editor & travel John McDonald Interiors & houses Kate Nixon Homes group coordinator Sara Sleeman ART & STYLE Art director Shayne Burton Junior designer Sophie Wilson Image retoucher/designer Matus Kundrat Style editor Sarah Maloney FEATURES & COPY Senior features editors Elizabeth Wilson and Sarah Pickette Content/production editor Tamarah Pienaar CONTRIBUTORS Domenic Bahmann, Kate Barber, Jason Busch, Roger Crosthwaite, Felix Forest, Kelly Gardener, Paula Goodyer, Nic Gossage, Julia Green, Harvey Grennan, Simon Griffiths, Armelle Habib, Jocelyn Hancock, Janice Hogg, Stephanie Hope, Stewart Horton, Ute Junker, Olga Lewis, Georgia Madden, Tamara Maynes, Rosie McKay, Alexander McIntyre, Katrina Meynink, Jack Milenkovic, Toni Paterson, Chris Pearson, Samantha Powell, Jane Rowley, Cathy Schusler, Anson Smart, Gretel Smeath, Kristina Soljo, Sue Stubbs, Kelly Tapp, Nate Vella, Jacqui Way ADVERTISING & PRODUCTION Homes commercial manager Rhonda Maunder (02) 9282 8687 Homes brand manager Kimberly…

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your h&g

One of the many reasons I love H&G is the insightful stories behind the beautiful photography. I read House Of Hope (November) with great emotion, my own daughter cuddled up beside me. What a beautiful thing Jane Rowe and the Mirabel Foundation do. It was heartwarming to read of all the support they received when creating Mirabel House, a beautiful space for such a beautiful service. I’ll be checking the Mirabel website to see how I can help too. Christie Brimmer, Croydon, Victoria Easy access Thanks for producing such an inclusive mag! Every month, the pages of H&G are bursting with ideas that are accessible for everyone – from first-home buyers to renovators, sellers, savers and everyone in between. Your excellent articles and photography fill the glossy pages with inspiration for colours, textures,…

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h&g social

Facebookers really liked this 1890s abode in Melbourne, Instagrammers fell for the heritage facade and gorgeous garden at a Victorian cottage, and a sizzling kitchen hit the spot on Pinterest. Facebook facebook.com/ australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue plus links to our favourite home tours. Instagram @houseandgarden View the most inspirational images of the month from H&G HQ 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.…

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gift of family

Raucous kookaburras and noisy rainbow lorikeets herald the arrival of Christmas at this holiday house on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. As the birds greet the dawn, three little girls – Astrid, seven, Elsa, five, and one-year-old Clara – will likely be climbing out of bed and waking their parents, Anthony and Emma Spon-Smith, bursting with excitement at what the day ahead holds. “Emma is Swedish and we follow the Scandinavian tradition of celebrating on Christmas Eve – the food Emma makes is absolutely delicious,” says Anthony. “My side of the family has a tradition I think might be fairly unique: we jump into the pool in pyjamas at Christmas. This is something that I’ve now passed on to our girls!” “THE WHOLE EXTENDED FAMILY CAN GET TOGETHER HERE – WE HAVE ENOUGH SHARED…