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Hello fellow property lovers – we’re back and very pleased to be unveiling the November issue of Belle, which is full of hot properties. This edition we launch our inaugural Luxe Coastal feature (p93) showcasing five envy-inducing waterfronts with interiors by some very talented Australian designers which will have you all racing to hit the real estate apps. We visit the ‘Creative Home’ of Barbara and John Hermon (p70) who have been stalwarts of the Australian interior design industry for half a century! It is so lovely to spend time in a space that is a true reflection of its owners – their divine Josh Yeldham collection and other treasures are exhibited and curated beautifully.
There are a couple of exciting Belle side projects we have been working on – firstly, our fabulous Belle Beautiful Australian Homes Volume II which shows off more than 40 homes. In the big, glossy format of the book, creative director Josh Morris has been able to feature larger, more lavish images. Our second major project is a collaboration with one of Australia’s leading design retailers and our partner in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards on a new decorating initiative called Belle Bespoke Interiors (p139). If you need some design help with your home you will love our new service where experts from the Belle team and Coco Republic Interior Design create a look and furniture plan for you from Coco Republic and other leading design stores and galleries.
Back to this issue and we take you to Miami and a house designed by Jean-louis Deniot (p156) which will have you gearing up for poolside summers. Our cover home, designed by Tamsin Johnson (p182) is a real beauty. Tamsin has created an eclectic yet refined and contemporary interior in this heritage house, and that wonderful green glasshouse on the cover seems so perfect right now. Landscaper extraordinaire and former Belle garden editor Will Dangar also has a new book about to hit the shelves, and we take a look at one of his expertly conceived and exceptionally verdant projects (p194). Our Chic Nomad, Sibella Court, goes on a fast and furious visit to Tokyo where there are just too many shopping and dining choices (p206). On the Spy pages (p39), style director-at-large Steve Cordony mixes things up with some Moorish patterns, and shows how deftly hot mustard can be applied. Vibrant new fabrics bursting with colour are popping up at our favourite fabric houses and interior design editor Lucy Mccabe serves up a fabulous selection on Cloth (p143).
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Lastly, at Belle we are always talking about designing the perfect sanctuary and a major part of that is being able to share that haven with your partner of choice and being allowed to marry them if you so desire – goodness knows it’s tricky enough tracking down that someone you really want to marry (!) – so it is my wish that in the coming weeks we give Australian marriage equality the big tick and therefore guarantee lots more happy creative couples – and homes.