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While edit­ing the homes sto­ries in this is­sue, it struck me how much I love read­ing about the changes peo­ple make in their lives and their homes.

Will I ever live on a farm, have a goat called Billy and make pikelets on my Aga? I don’t know… I like to think I could and I en­joy dream­ing about it!

Imag­ine be­ing Nikki, who’s on this month’s cover. She and her fam­ily moved to the coun­try while their home in town was be­ing re­paired, and they’ve fallen so in love with it they’re not go­ing back to a chook-free life­style. On the other hand, newly re­tired Sue and her hus­band Ian no longer wanted to main­tain 10 hectares, so they’ve turned an old place by the beach into a light-filled mod­ern home. Big changes aren’t just about lo­ca­tion, of course. Julie and her fam­ily have built a new Queens­lan­der that’s to­tally dif­fer­ent to their pre­vi­ous sleek, con­tem­po­rary homes. Sell­ing all her fur­ni­ture to the buy­ers of her last prop­erty, Julie dec­o­rated and fur­nished her new home in a clas­sic French Provin­cial-meets-the Hamp­tons look. It’s ab­so­lutely stun­ning and hard to be­lieve she fur­nished the whole place for $15,000.

If I were mak­ing a toast to this is­sue it would be to new be­gin­nings. I’ll be get­ting comfy in my liv­ing room and dream­ing about what mine could be… even if it’s just a new soft and fluffy cush­ion or two for my sofa!

Fes­ti­val king sin­gle/dou­ble bed cover in Ge­lati, $299, from The Fam­ily Love Tree.

SUE’S JUNE PICKS Jac­ques 1 ta­ble lamp in Mint, $59.95, from Bea­con Light­ing.

North­cote Pot­tery Glow Vivo fire pit in Rust, $59, from Bun­nings.

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