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Book Club
This big, beautiful book will become your new coffee table centrepiece. It boasts a cover just as captivating as what lies inside, exploring how to bring playful patterns, bold prints and vivid colours into your home. Brimming with inspiration, this
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The Sky’s The Limit
the old double-fronted Victorian weatherboard home is a typical sight in Melbourne, and this little beauty in Richmond was recently given major alterations and a modern addition by DX Architects. The home’s young owners asked for a light-filled home
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Fab Finds
If you’ve been thinking about building your dream home, you have probably already narrowed down your list of wants and have an idea of which style you would like. When building your home, carefully consider the major architectural elements you select
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ARCHITECTURE Snapshot
This quirky, modern home made our jaws drop for all the right reasons. One of Sydney’s best-kept secrets, this home is warm, full of life and sophisticated. Located in the picturesque suburb of Manly, it projects a polished and refined, yet lived-in
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Universal Housing Hero
A universally designed home aims to create inclusive living spaces that make life simpler and safer for residents young or old, able-bodied or mobility-challenged. These homes are easy to enter, navigate and adapt to changing circumstances. In essenc
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Checking In
Perched on the peninsula of Turkey, the quaint city of Bodrum is perhaps one of the least likely places you’d discover the influences of big cities. But the Y House from Ofist is a melting pot of modern style that’s a worthy competitor to the water v
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Hayley McCunn
Interior designer, creative powerhouse and all-round star Hayley McCunn is a creative force to be reckoned with. It’s hard to speak of the designer without using the word chic. Her work exudes a timeless elegance that has made her one of the most sou
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Energy CONSCIOUS
the most common misconception about making your home energy efficient is that it only pertains to electricity consumption and relevant items. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Efficient use of energy usually refers to reducing the amount of po
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Angus Martin
Australian artist Angus Martin was late to pursue an artist’s life but when he did, he dived in wholeheartedly. Intent on capturing the feelings and emotions that arise from love and relationships, and informed by his background in graphic design, ha
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Contemporary Coastal Cottage
A home without adequate flooring is like a foot without a shoe. It looks okay for a while, but things get messy (maybe even a little mangy and smelly) quicker than you can say, “Where’s the mop and bucket?” Thankfully, keen renovators Rachael and And
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PRODUCT AND SERVICE Review
Only once in a lifetime does an opportunity like this come along. The opportunity to live the way you want, where you want. To live differently. The Sovereign marks the start of a new chapter; to own the unrivalled in an address shared by the elite f
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Hana Hakim
After studying fine art and illustration at the Chelsea College of Arts in London, Hana Hakim began her design career with a strong interest in sculpture, architecture and interiors. Her passion for interior design was strengthened when GHD Woodhead,
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Ask Our Architect
Q When is Season Eight of Grand Designs going to air? Are there any differences from the previous seasons? We’d love to see realistic episodes about the average Australian, where budgets aren’t over the top. Hopefully you will be covering some of the
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Au Naturel
Getting back to nature with soothing natural hues and textures. The growth in popularity of a more natural aesthetic has seen a significant increase in the appeal of timber flooring. National Tiles has responded to the demand for beautiful natural ti
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The Source
the previous ensuite was divided into two zones with a separate toilet and a shower wedged between two walls. It was a very tired-looking bathroom with limited use of space, and the tiles in the wet area dated the room. The original area had a double
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Standout Performer
Over summer I spent a day on Sydney Harbour, my heart lifting as we sailed past the Opera House. This year marks 60 years since construction began on arguably the greatest feat of architecture in history. The building, based on both ancient and moder
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MAKE AN Impact
we’re so excited to introduce you to our new Special Feature. In our reader survey last year we asked what you wanted to see more of, and greater in-depth content was a resounding frontrunner. It got the team thinking that because we’re lucky enough
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Smartify Your Home
these days, most family members have smartphones, tablets and laptops (and all their accompanying chargers and cords). And with your virtual assistant device on the kitchen counter, plus Bluetooth speakers in the living room, you might wonder sometim
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Style Envy
The start of the new year is best celebrated with all manner of refreshes. As we honour earth’s revolution around the sun, we embrace new resolutions, set new goals and, of course, seek out new trends. For the design lovers and homemakers looking for
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Live Smarter
Experience the supremacy of home technology with this nifty invention. The award-winning home automation offering from the Luxaflex Window Fashions range has been extended, with the launch of the next generation of PowerView Motorisation. The world’s
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The Evolution of Design
How we inhabit our homes comes down to how well they are designed. With rapid innovation in the interior design space, home life is fast becoming more efficient. To adjust to the constant changes, interior designers and architects are forced to find
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Down to Earth
being eco-friendly can be so much more than recycling your plastics and reusing your coffee mug. Every day we hear about climate change and the lack of unsustainable resources and, as a result, more and more homeowners are opting for eco-friendly des
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From the Editor
This issue, we’ve switched the focus to interior design with a whopper of a feature. Our writer, Steph, chats to Michelle Macarounas from Infinite Design Studio and Hana Hakim from The Stella Collective about how to style your home like a professiona
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AGAINST THE Elements
On a windswept King Island sand dune, thousands of kilometres from their previous home in Arnhem Land, artists Dianne and Andrew Blake sit protected behind huge glass windows and doors in a new home in the shape of a whale’s tail. The couple purchase
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Hamptons In The Hunter
The Spagnolos have always known how to create a modern, on-trend home without being caught by fly-by-night fads. With their new Hunter Valley home, they zeroed in on the Hamptons look, cleverly identifying it as a style that’s here to stay. Their las
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From Peter Maddison
This month we cover the five elements needed to create a home: time, money, design, build and joy. So how do you inject a positive spirit into a process that is inherently fraught with anguish? To build a home and instil a sense of excitement in the
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Bold BEAUTY
HOUSE Compound House LOCATION Brighton, Victoria DATE COMPLETED March 2017 Like many opulent suburbs, the Brighton streetscape is arguably closed off and unfriendly. With 2m-tall fences in your face and electric gates with security features as sop
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Green for All
If you’re hoping to save the environment or save some cash, the home is a great place to start. Sustainable living has well and truly become mainstream and in the ACT, all new homes are now required to meet a minimum energy-efficiency rating of six s
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