Tanya Buchanan, Fol­low us


Belle - - Edi Tor’s L E T Ter - Edi­tor

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).

If you can’t wait to re­ceive your reg­u­lar is­sues of Belle you can stay in touch with us via our twice weekly e-letters edited by fea­tures writer, Harry Roberts. To sub­scribe for free and get all the Belle news go to Face­book – bellemagazineau.

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.

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