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COVER STORIES51 Sensational
Outdoor Fabrics79 Top 50 Rooms165 Nailed It! New Homes
With Heart199 Narmbool: A Garden
For The People238 Bedroom Style File
SHOPPING35 Pop-Up Party Get set for summer
fun with these entertaining essentials, all priced under $150.
43 Cushions Plump them up.44 Watering Cans Pourers for thought.46 How To Shop For... Dishwashers.256 Keep Your Cool Beat the heat with
these beauties.259 Where To Buy Stockists details. 266 Things That Make Us Smile
DECORATING & DESIGN23 Inspired By The ideas and colours
behind our palette this month.24 Natural Tendency Sustainability
was top of mind for the architects ofthis budget-friendly Brisbane home.
51 Wonder Weaves Low onmaintenance, high on style.
60 Melissa Penfold Interior insights.73 Stone Age This trend rocks.74 Life Aquatic Homewares for those
who like to be beside the seaside.79 Top 50 Rooms The years most
INSIDER145 Nest Inside the Melbourne abode
of Marmoset Founds Cherie Slater.146 Insider Design news.151 Design Moment How a quest for
quiet changed architecture forever.153 Take A Seat The bentwood chair
reinvented for a worthy cause.158 Blooming Brilliant Aussie orists
making a splash on the world stage.
top 50 rooms
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HOUSES166 Return To Form For one
globetrotting family, buildingfrom scratch in Melbournemade for a perfect homecoming.
174 Easy Does It A slice of theMediterranean on VictoriasMornington Peninsula.
182 Character Study Prelovedmaterials give this new homein Perth a warm, lived-in feel.
190 Garden Centre This Melbourne home does outside-in with style.
GARDENS199 The Greatest Gift Narmbool,
a beautiful historical estate in Ballarat, provides fertile ground for young minds.
209 Smart Casual Theres more to this pretty Perth garden than meets the eye.
212 Sunny Delight Summer is just around the corner and the garden is alive with activity.
LIVING217 Love At First Bite Simple but
spectacular party starters from chef Jane Strode.
224 At My Table Time is of the essence when it comes to Christmas puds, so start baking with Jared Ingersoll.
226 Hops To It Tap into local beers. 228 All Suite In The City Of Light
Living it up in Paris. 232 Whats On Events in November. 233 Face The Fads If that weight loss
program sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
ADVICE16 Dear H&G Readers letters.144 How To Use viewa. 238 In Focus Bedrooms.
244 Smart Shopper Bedroom storage, sorted.
251 Ask An Expert Tips from those in the know.
262 Unchain My Heart The bene ts of leash-free parks for you and your dog.
264 Loan Rangers The pros and cons of brokers versus banks.
OFFERS & PROMOTIONS20 H&G Subs Club members could
win one of ve Miele S8 vacuum cleaners, worth $1199 each.
234 Subscribe to H&G and you will receive a Cabin Co cushion cover, valued at $55!
259 Bauer Media Privacy Notice.Vote now!
Nominate your favourite Top 50 Room and you could
win a $5673 furniture package from Blu Dot. Details on page 144.
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New sensationsThat spring feeling is most de nitely in the air, and I believe I can track its arrival to the day we saw the room that now graces this months cover. The tropical air conjured up by this breezy living space in interior decorator Sophia Camerons Brisbane home lift ed the energy of Team H&G in the midst of a grey old month.
Sophias spectacular sitting room is in great company, in what is a very personal edition of our annual Top 50 Rooms special. Many of the featured rooms are in the homes of the designers themselves: architect Stephen Whitings whimsical attic bedroom is a love letter to his son; Renee Coleman has layered eclectic pieces into a soft and heartfelt family living room in her home - a 1970s design by respected Perth architect Iwan Iwanoff . Theres a lovely intimacy in the smart dining room of a jazz enthusiast, heart-warming cross-cultural references in a home on Sydneys North Shore and a palpable serenity in designer Christian Lyons private study. What is also evident is the strong connection with the outdoors that exists throughout.
Design doesnt get more personal than building a new home, and our feature houses this month range from a sustainable new build in the hinterland outside Brisbane to a concept home with bespoke nishes in Melbourne and a Mornington Peninsula haven driven by local materials, designers and builders. A remarkable urban project in Perth, designed around salvaged materials, is also in the mix.
It all amounts to an issue bursting with ideas, grand and small, to implement in your home - including fab new outdoor looks on page 51.
Don't forget to have your say and vote for your favourite Top 50 room... Theres a fabulous furniture package from Blu Dot up for grabs. Just the thing to put a spring in your step.
THE JUDGES HAVE HAD THEIR SAY, NOW ITS YOUR TURN TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVOURITE TOP 50 ROOM. ENTER OUR PEOPLES CHOICE COMPETITION VIA VIEWA, BY POST OR ONLINE. FOR DETAILS, SEE PAGE 144.
One of the judges of our Top 50 Rooms, (page 79), Lucy found the calibre of this years work truly exceptional, she says.
Its a wonderful initiative, a chance to view some of Australias most talented designers and their inspiring projects.
GENERAL MANAGER, ISCD WRITER
Pulling together beautiful products for this months Smart Shopper (page 244) was an inspiration for regular contributor Leesa. In the past Ive coveted timber stools and upholstered beds. This time, it was a serious case of bedside table envy!
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Where else to send the creators of the 2014 Room of the Year than to a resort by renowned Italian designerPaola Navone? Our winners will enjoy a stay at the spectacular Point Yamu by COMO resort in Phuket, Thailand.
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COLOURS White and cream owers with deep green,glossy leaves.SHAPE The strongly perfumed owers have circles of petals radiating from the centre, and the leaves are diamond-shaped.LOOK FOR Bunches that are just opening, with some stillin bud, says orist Barnaby Wilshier from Sydneys Poho Flowers. Look for leaves without any sign of browning around the edges, and avoid owers that have turned yellow with age. BEST DISPLAYED On their own. Because their stems are usually quite short, they work well in bud vases and other small vessels, says Wilshier.If you nd longer-stemmed gardenias, they can be combined with other white owers for a fresh, summery bouquet, but dont mix them with other strongly scented owers. Poho Flowers, Potts Point, NSW; (02) 9331 4333or www.poho.com.au.To see Barnabys beautiful arrangements with gardenias, visit our Pinterest page in November.
FLOWER OF THE MONTH
Wow! What a feast for the senses your Design for Mirabel feature provided. The rooms showcased just how talented and unique Australian designers are. My perso