Homes & Interiors

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Work in Progress

A South Australian couple got more than they bargained for when they went looking for a little weekender to do up.

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Alliance Française

Indulging her passion for French country style, Helen Matthews has decorated her seaside home in the WA.

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Thoroughly Modern Moree

After years of living in old homesteads, Barbara and Andrew Ball enjoy the mod cons that came with a move to town.

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At home in the hills

A nomadic couple is beckoned home from a dream post in Europe by the alluring hills and vast blue skies of Eumundi, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

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Pastiche of the Past

The much-travelled Brennan family and their menagerie of pets and livestock have come home to roost near Mudgee in the NSW central-western slopes

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Bellingen Bounty

Susan Weil believes in the power of simplicity and these days she is sharing her home and its sub-tropical largesse with visitors from all round the world.

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A resurrected manse

Chance led a couple of history buffs through the creaky front door of a heritage-listed manse in Ipswich, Queensland’s oldest provincial city.

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Coastal Collaboration

It was a meeting of like minds when Kristy and Matt Fong teamed up with interior designer Tess Beagley in their Western Australian hometown of Geraldton.

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Restoration Story

Rex Watson and Kate Pitt have spent the past 15 years turning their historic property into party central. The quarters are part of Rex and Kate’s grand plan for Moira.

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Artist in Residence

Paris and Los Angeles couldn’t compare with the laid-back loveliness of a Western Australian life for globetrotting couple Paul and Bonnie Atlan.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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COCOS CARNIVAL OF COLOUR

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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LAMBS FAMILY OASIS

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

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

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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FLEURIEU PENINSULA RESTORATION

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

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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