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.