Australian Home Beautiful December 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

To say I love Christmas is an understatement. The decorations, the food, the presents… but most of all I love celebrating with family and friends. One of my favourite things is to set up the guest room for out-of-town visitors. Fresh sheets, a spare blanket and both feather-and-poly-filled pillow options are standard, but it’s the finer details that I think really make people feel welcome. I love to put a framed photo of my guests on the bedside table along with a posy of flowers and a scented candle to add a fragrance memory to their stay. On the dresser, I always keep a box with amenities, such as a phone charger, toothbrush and torch – just in case. This issue, you’ll discover plenty of hosting tips, from how to create…

2 min

WHAT’S AT THE TOP OF THE HB TEAM’S CHRISTMAS MENU? “I always make room for the Christmas pud (a very boozy secret family recipe), followed by my mother-in-law’s pav – it’s perfection!” – Victoria Kingsbury, senior features editor“My husband’s fideuà, a traditional Spanish dish topped with a rich aioli sauce, followed by a chilled muscat.” – Paloma Garay, art director“The Christmas lunch playlist. It begins with Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and ends with everyone on their feet.” – Harriet Sim, writer“Definitely the trifle! It’s always a rush to fight off my siblings for the last serve.” – Katrina Yaxley, senior art director“A generous serving of my mum’s cold, rare roast beef with béarnaise sauce.” – Kate Barber, senior copy editor“Definitely the glazed ham – thinly sliced with a…

1 min
the edit

COLLECTION ANNIE SLOAN Let your walls do the talking with a paint colour that sings with life and inspiration. Annie Sloan’s latest range of vibrant hues embraces colour and patterns that reflect the people at the heart of the home. This Bright Green Wall Paint*, and sideboard painted in Chalk Paint in Oxford Navy with Old White detail, $54.95/1L, offers the perfect mix of old-world charm with a modern edge. With no need for sanding or priming, simply roll up your sleeves and apply directly to wood, metal or laminate. Explore the exciting new range at anniesloan.com. *THE BRIGHT GREEN WALL PAINT WILL BE RELEASED IN MARCH 2022 IN AUSTRALIA ACTUAL PAINT COLOUR MAYVARYON APPLICATION…

4 min
what’s hot

COLOUR THEORY IN A TRUE SIGN OF THE TIMES, DULUX’S ANNUAL COLOUR FORECAST REVEALS A MOVEMENT TOWARDS UNBOUND, BOLD DESIGN. FEATURING WARM TONES, DEEP, DECADENT HUES AND NATURE-INSPIRED PASTELS, THE RANGE OFFERS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO REFRESH YOUR HOME. PRICES START FROM $85.90/4L. VISIT DULUX.COM.AU. Home bound We love supporting local talent, and this collaboration between Adairs and Bundjalung artist Brad Turner makes for the perfect pair. Inject colour into your day with this joy-evoking palette and design. ‘Jalngay Ngahriyan’ yoga mat, $79.99, ‘Nyunga’ cushion, $79.99, ‘Dulgo Dumburru Chalahn’ indoor mat, $49.99, and ‘Jalngay Ngahriyan’ cup, $14.99. Visit adairs.com.au. GOLDEN TIMES INSPIRED BY THE RICH TERRACOTTA TONES OF THE AFTERNOON SUN, LAMINEX’S NEW COLLABORATION WITH YSG STUDIO RADIATES WARMTH AND ENERGY. BLENDING CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH PLAYFUL POPS OF COLOUR THAT REVEAL THEMSELVES WHEN CUPBOARDS AND…

4 min
against the tide

Anna Spiro doesn’t do minimalism. Inside her colourful world – be it her striking fabric patterns, distinctive interior design projects or her fabulous fashion choices – is a true testament to eclecticism, in the best possible way. Her trademark style is unapologetically free of whatever others may deem to be ‘on trend’ – far from it, but that’s why the celebrated designer is so successful. Anna possesses an extraordinary ability to see beauty in the off-beat and unexpected – layering patterns and patinas in unique ways, but never random or haphazard – and the results are always breathtaking, capturing one’s imagination, and often gracing the pages of magazines around the world. None more so than Halcyon House, a beach-front boutique hotel in Byron Bay, NSW, and arguably one of Anna’s finest…

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designer’s notebook: anna spiro

Where do you like to shop? “Lee Matthews, 1st Dibs, The Bay Tree, Elliott Clarke for fabrics, Liberty London, Matches Fashion, Anthropologie [1]. What do you have your eye on right now? “I’d love a Cecilie Bahnsen dress [6], a really big Ken Done painting [2] and an Annie Morris sculpture [3].” Your favourite artist/s? “Cressida Campbell, Nicholas Harding, Bronte Leighton-Dore, Lucy Culliton, Sally Anderson, Ken Done and lots more!” Where do you feel most at home? “At my home on Stradbroke Island.” And if you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? “Anywhere and everywhere, but Italy [4] always has my heart!!!” Your favourite restaurant? “Sean’s in Bondi, Sydney [5].” What do we need more of in the world? “Unity, compassion, colour and pattern!” What’s your favourite colour combination? “Hmmm, that changes constantly but at the moment I love…