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Patchwork of the Past

After a lifetime of travel and adventure, Claire and Steve Ayling have put down roots in a colonial showpiece in Australia’s first inland city.

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Hampton Hideaway

Jen Ballard is a Francophile so it’s no wonder her Blue Mountains home has a Gallic accent. Jen was attracted to the hustle life in the western Blue Mountains.

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To Paris With Love with artist Jules François

Sydney artist Jules François has been a Francophile for as long time and now her passion has given birth to a book.

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Monochrome Magic in the Northern Rivers

A renovator finds her nest in NSW Northern Rivers, reviving an architect-designed home with her style and black paint.

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Poetry in Pastels

With her bowerbird instincts and a fantastic eye for colour, Beth Newton has transformed a modest worker’s cottage into a colourful home.

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Adelaide, A Place To Call Home

Deb and Scott McKay’s Adelaide home is the colourful culmination of 25 years’ travelling and collecting.

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At Home With History In Spring Park

Lil and Richard Westmacott have restored a remarkable slice of pastoral history on their southern NSW farm.

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HEAVEN ON EARTH IN GODSHILL

A weekender high in Queensland’s Bunya Mountains makes a great escape for the beautiful Austin family and their many friends.

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THE VINTAGE TREE

For as long as she can remember Ellie Collins has been inspired by nature. Now she’s used that muse to create an online business.

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FOR THE LOVE OF LAKEMBA

A pair of scientists left behind city life to head home to Ipswich, a Queensland city and pulled out all the stops on a huge renovation.

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TREASURE HUNTERS FIND BURFIELD HOUSE

A Toowoomba couple have brought the expertise of a lifetime’s collecting and dealing antiques to their Federation home.

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COLONIAL RENOVATION

Serial renovators Elizabeth and Patrick Brennan have found a wonderful new focus for their creative energies in a historic homestead in Sydney’s south-west

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A PEREGIAN HOUSE

The natural world provides inspiration to Sunshine Coast designer Lisa Day, to create jewellery and homewares with a rustic aesthetic feel.

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A PLACE IN THE UK COUNTRY

For Leiset Kemink moving from Belgium to the heart of the UK countryside has meant a simpler pace of life, which is reflected in the style and decoration of her home.

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WHEATBELT FARMERS

Country roots run deep for the Wiese family, who have lived and farmed in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt for four generations.

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A RENOVATED QUEENSLANDER IN BRISBANE’S OUTER SUBURBS

Moving to Brisbane’s outer suburbs was the logical step to accommodate Sally Carson’s expanding family and home business.

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COCO’S CARNIVAL OF COLOUR

Lisa Sheils lives with her family in a carnival of colour on Victoria’s Mornington peninsula. A texting typo for XOXO from her husband, Mike, changed her name to Coco.

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LAMB’S FAMILY OASIS

Leanne Duxbury lives with her family in an oasis in Melbourne’s southeast. Her sister’s kids couldn’t pronounce her name, so they called her Lamb. This is Lamb’s story.

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QUEENSLANDER IN THE HILLS

A relocated Queenslander in the hills behind Queensland’s sunshine coast is the perfect location for a new direction for an English family.

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A NEW-AGE BEACH SHACK

A new-age beach shack with a seventies vibe on the NSW south coast provides the perfect recipe for relaxation for a Canberra family.

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AN 18TH-CENTURY COTTAGE

Rupert and Henny Haworth-booth’s 18th-century cottage has been extended, yet retains its period charm to make a perfect Christmas setting.

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BOATSHEDS OF MELBOURNE

Colourful and quaint, the boatsheds and bathing boxes of Bayside Melbourne have been part of Victoria’s history for more than a century.

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A BUTTER FACTORY TO CALL HOME

An old Adelaide Hills cream and butter factory survived an arson attempt to become a charming family home.

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A HOME WITH HERITAGE

A splendid weekend in the country opened a whole new chapter in the lives of this Braidwood couple, Greg and Kerry Schneider.

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A COUNTRY HOME IN MILDURA

When Debra and Anthony Williams’ children came along there was no question they wanted to return to their hometown of Mildura.

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HISTORIC BRISBANE HOME

A young Brisbane family has taken the plunge, put in the hard yards and transformed a grand old historic home, giving it a new lease on life.

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A WELL DESIGNED COUNTRY HOME

Hugh and Gendy Parry Okeden have created an enviable work-life balance in a bucolic setting on Sydney’s outskirts.

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WHEN LOVE FINDS A HERITAGE HOME

They say that true love always triumphs. Graham Higgins is lucky enough to have seen the prophecy come true twice.

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BRISBANE HOME RENOVATION

This historic residence has had life breathed into it by the current owners, Susan and John Gallagher. They’ve taken a property and turned it into a family home

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FLEURIEU PENINSULA RESTORATION

An encounter at a picnic meeting culminated in the restoration of one of Fleurieu Peninsula’s homesteads.

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PORT PHILLIP BAY HIDEAWAY

The best of country and beach living, a love of fresh produce and plenty of space for their many commercial coffee machines drew this family to an old house perched above Port Phillip Bay.

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QUEENSLANDER RENOVATION

Fine architectural foundations, a talent for project management and diy, and access to dental tools have all contributed to this character-laden renovation of a classic Queenslander.

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A COLOURFUL SYDNEY HOME

The wonderful world of colour has opened doors to an absorbing new career for a former Sydney nurse. Colour is both a precise science and an absorbing career path.

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SUE CLOHESY’S MILDURA HOME

Sue Clohesy’s talent for interior styling has left its mark on many houses in her Victorian hometown of Mildura, with tourists who visit her landmark homewares store every year.

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DAYLESFORD RETREAT

Interior designer and stylist, Rachael Leslie, has redefined the notion of creative space in her Daylesford home and guest house. She is certainly expected to continue the tradition.

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NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST LADY OF THE KITCHEN

Whether she’s at home in Auckland or at her country bolthole overlooking Lake Wanaka, growing fresh produce and cooking it is in the dna of Annabel Langbein

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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

The doyenne of shabby chic, Rachel Ashwell, credits the inspiration for her bed and breakfast in the tiny Texan town of round top to part aesthetic from Marie Antoinette.

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MOUNTAIN HIGH HINTERLAND HOME

Sunshine Coast Hinterland residents Betty and Terry Stokes have transformed a bare block of land into a perfect pocket of paradise

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A REFUGE IN THE CITY

Margot and Andrew Perkins may live in the inner city, but above all else their hearts are firmly planted in the bush. Extensions and renovations created the house that would accommodate all their needs

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AN URBAN BARN

Serial renovator Vanessa Goulmy took inspiration from the resourceful Depression era for the renovation of her inner-Brisbane Queenslander.

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