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Dream Weavers
Arnhem Land is a landscape steeped in culture and stamped in vivid colours. At Maningrida, a coastal community 500 kilometres east of Darwin, the shoreline rocks are saffron-coloured, the soil is ochre and the ocean is ultra blue. Not only are these
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State of GRACE
Not many people would fix up the garden before tackling a renovation on the house but for this Perth couple, the outside-in approach worked a treat. They and their three children had been living in Margaret River, where they owned a luxury boutique r
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Taking the WHEEL
Fashion designer Charlie Brown is furiously chopping onions when I visit. What’s for dinner? “Sabbath minestrone,” she says. A specialty? Charlie lets out a throaty laugh. “No! I’ve never cooked it before in my life!” The California native moved to A
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This Is The Life
A new chapter began for this family of five when they moved into their renovated home in time for Christmas 2019. With its expansive indoor-outdoor living areas, manicured gardens and pool, “it’s perfect for entertaining”, say the owners. “Whether fo
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On The Terrace
Enjoy the sunshine even more with these fine furnishings for outer spaces. Produced by Sophie Wilson. Styling by Steve Cordony (9). Photograph by Robert Walsh (9). ■
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Level Up
A home among the gum trees is a dream for many Australian families, and the people who reside here are lucky enough to live that reality every day. The house, located in a sought-after suburb on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, sits on a quiet, tree-lined
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Garden Gear
Green thumbs, elevate your gardening experience with these great-looking pieces. Produced by Sophie Wilson. Styling by Ashley Pratt & Sarah Maloney (13). Photograph by Nic Gossage (13). ■
Australian House & Garden1 min lettiArchitecture
MATERIALS & finishes
LIGHTING Gubi ‘Ronde’ pendant (formal living) and ‘Semi’ (family room). Concert pendant lights by Jørn Utzon, Cult (dining). Slimline suspension light (kitchen). Outdoor pendants, District. JOINERY Custom-designed by The Kitchen Studio IQ (throughou
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Wine Stor Age
Do you love nothing more than a glass of crisp sauvignon blanc poured straight from the fridge? Perhaps you keep a few bottles of red in a spot under the stairs. Brace yourself: you’re not doing your wine any favours. “Wine needs to be stored in the
Australian House & Garden1 min lettiArchitecture
MATERIALS & finishes
LIGHTING Parachilna ‘Bai’ suspension light (entry) and ‘Chandelier III’ (dining), both Ke-zu. Apparatus ‘Dyad’ sconces, Criteria (kitchen). Mini Glo-Ball lights, Euroluce (ensuite). JOINERY Polyurethane V-joint panelling in Dulux Dieskau, Easycraft
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Eclectic Dreams
The Tudor Revival features of this house have been turning heads in Brisbane’s north for decades. Now, after a substantial interior makeover, it is set to be a standout for many more years to come. Intially attracted by its location, owners Elizabeth
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Gardens
PLANT-FOCUSED SPACES THAT INVITE AND DELIGHT ■
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Raise The Roof
Having spent the past decade creating functional and inviting homes for her clients, architect Carla Middleton was ready to take on the redesign of her own home. She and her husband Chris bought the semi in Sydney’s east in 2012, and spent their week
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Personality Plus
The beauty of this Melbourne garden lies in its balance of elements. It’s a contemporary design comprised almost entirely of young plants and yet it sits, looking like it has always belonged, surrounding a heritage home. It’s neat and orderly, and ye
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This Is The Life
The generous block and alfresco entertaining areas are ideal for this family. Elizabeth and Grant relish the space to celebrate special occasions and host extended family get-togethers. “It’s a property that is equally amazing in summer and winter,”
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Rounding Out
“Creating a living artwork” is the way Perth landscape architect Tristan Peirce describes the process of designing with plants. And it’s a philosophy he has showcased perfectly in the design of this courtyard in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe. “I’
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MATERIALS & finishes
LIGHTING Antique chandelier (living). Lanterns from Robert Kitto (main bedroom). Sconces, Emac & Lawton (powder room). BENCHTOPS Caesarstone. TAPWARE Armando Vicario from Abey (family bathroom). WALLS Dulux Vivid White, Dulux Pale Mint (wainscotin
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Seasonal Bloomers
This very tough, heat-loving and drought-tolerant plant from the Mediterranean (left) is not really a thyme, but a species of germander. It gives a similar effect to lavender with its dense, twiggy, grey foliage and low mounding form to about 30cm hi
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Editor’s Letter
Hooray! Spring has finally sprung, and the change of season is more welcome than ever. With many people in lockdown, isolation or working from home, the warmer weather and popping up of shoots and buds deliver a fresh perspective, even if we can’t ve
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Happy Returns
I first worked on this home, located on a hilltop in Sydney’s Dover Heights, more than 25 years ago. When the owners decided to update it recently, they assembled the same architecture and interior design team for the job. During the course of those
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Good Vibes
Elizabeth Allen is a poet who lives in a terrace in Sydney’s inner west. Working from an upstairs study, she used to gaze despondently into her 6x4-metre rear courtyard: its large outdoor kitchen and hard surfaces offered little inspiration, characte
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Tanya’s Top Five
A Hollywood Hills poolside mansion by Rob Tucker, $9500. piermarq.com.au Skin Caviar Liquid Lift serum, $1005/50ml. laprairie.com.au Zaza Outdoor 3-seater sofa by Charles Wilson, $4639. kingliving.com.au Balmain x Cire Trudon limited-edition candl
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MATERIALS & finishes
JOINERY Eveneer ‘Even Almond’ timber veneer, made by ITF Joinery (kitchen). BENCHTOPS Carrara Gioia marble (kitchen), Ash Fossil limestone (main ensuite). TAPWARE All from Candana. WALLS Custom render, Creative Wall Solutions. White tiles, Surface
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Where To Buy
A Aalto Colour 1800 009 600; aaltocolour.com Abey 1800 809 143; abey.com.au ACS Designer Bathrooms 1300 201 451; www.acsupplies.com.au Aeria Country Floors 0413 841 590; aeria.com.au Albia Embroidery albiaembroidery.etsy.com Alfresco Emporium (
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YOUR H&G
Those who curated the gifts and variety of exceptional objects for your Father’s Day gift guide (Glad Men, September) did an amazing job. A fine mix of masculinity, luxury and style. Any man would be lucky to be appreciated with these riches, but mos
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This Is The Life
“It was really important to the owners that their new home felt welcoming to friends and family, but also that it was easy for them to use and maintain,” says Janice. They are thrilled that the townhouse is just a stone’s throw from their previous ho
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Amazing Graze
Serves 12 Head to the deli to get most of the provisions required for this board (pictured previous page). Ideally, have meats sliced to order and ask to see the first slice to ensure it’s the desired thickness. If possible, request that the slices
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Australian House & Garden
Editor in chief Tanya Buchanan Creative director Antonietta Panuccio Deputy editor Elizabeth Wilson Interiors editor Kate Nixon Senior features editor Sarah Pickette Content/production editor Tamarah Pienaar Homes group coordinator Matil
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Ageless Beauty
The owners of this townhouse in Sydney’s north derive a great amount of glee from the responses of visitors to their new home. “They love that it doesn’t look like it belongs to a couple who are approaching their 80s,” says Janice Yim, who fitted out
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Tracey Deep
I grew up in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, close to beaches and parks. We always had family outings to the beach and I would collect pieces of nature, exploring patterns, shapes and textures. Spending so much time in a natural environment as a child i
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