Australian Home Beautiful May 2021

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

2 min
editor’s letter

CREATING THE DREAM It’s nearly 17 years since we bought our semi near the sea, so I’ve had quite a bit of time to think about the home of our dreams. Back then, we had two little munchkins and after moving from our first home - an apartment - were thrilled with all that space. And there was more to love: the pool under the palm trees I knew the kids would never leave, the light pouring into every room, and that gum tree out front that had me at hello. It was the perfect home for our little family. Working for HB for nearly a decade, I’ve been incredibly lucky to see so many home dreams come to life. I’ve seen beautiful schemes created with soul, fabulous ideas and super-clever floorplans.…

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HOMEBEAUTIFULMAG @HOMEBEAUTIFUL HOMEBEAUTIFUL.COM.AU PINTEREST.COM/HOMEBEAUTIFUL HOMEBEAUTIFUL@BAUER-MEDIA.COM.AU THE DAILY HOME EDIT MEET THE HB TEAM KATRINA YAXLEY, SENIOR ART DIRECTOR How did you get your start in the home and interiors magazine industry? “I have worked on home magazines for almost 20 years now! I loved flicking through Dolly and Cleo magazine when I was younger, and after studying graphic design, I landed my first mag job.” What is your favourite section of HB? “Definitely our homes section! I love seeing the new and inspiring ways people are decorating their homes and how we bring them to life on the pages.” Tell us about your own home decorating style. “I would describe my home as relaxed contemporary Australian, with a subtle nod to tradition.” Do you have a favourite HB feature or cover? “I’m excited about next month’s cover – it’s layered, warm and inviting. So watch…

4 min
what’s hot

Spotlight on: the King’s gambit A nod to the laid-back luxury of the Australian lifestyle, the new Fleur collection from King celebrates the curvaceous form. With distinctive silhouettes, changeable covers and adjustable backrests, the sophisticated range is a lesson in timeless relaxation. From $290 for an ottoman, visit kingliving.com.au. Artists in residence CALLING ALL ART ENTHUSIASTS! GREENHOUSE INTERIORS HAS ADDED TWO NEW AUSSIE CREATIVES TO OUR WATCH RADAR: PAINTER, GEORGIE DAMM (PAINTINGS ABOVE) AND FIBRE ARTIST, ZOE JONES OF HANDS WEAVE HELLO (WALL HANGING ABOVE). VISIT GREENHOUSEINTERIORS.COM.AU. IN FULL BLOOM A SWEET ASSORTMENT OF PLAYFUL HUES AND CANDY-LIKE CURVES, THE NEW ‘BALANCE’ VASE, $129, FROM FAZEEK, MAKES MIXING FLORALS FUN. FIND YOUR PERFECT PAIR AT FAZEEK.COM.AU. BRICK BY BRICK LAY THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FLAWLESS DESIGN, WITH THE STUNNING NEW SAN SELMO ‘SK1N’ RANGE FROM BRICKWORKS. INFLUENCED BY…

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top 10: tea time

3 min
mornington peninsula, vic

With its rugged wilderness, coastal vistas and lush hinterland, Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, just one hour’s drive from Melbourne, is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle. Whether you want to breathe in the fresh sea air at a cute-as-a-button seaside village, explore the peninsula’s stunning national parks or go on a gourmet tour of artisan produce, wineries, breweries and distilleries, a trip to this little slice of heaven is in order. EAT 1. Doot Doot Doot at Jackalope Step inside and you can’t help but stare at the 10,000-globe ceiling installation by lighting designer, Jan Flook. The canopy, which is intended to evoke the sensation of fermenting wine, is just the start of your food journey in the one-hatted restaurant. Visit: 166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North. Bookmark: jackalopehotels.com. 2. Many Little Bar & Bistro Brought to…

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trend: floral fancy