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Belle - - Editor’ S L E T Ter -

H ello read­ers, I hope you are some­where stress-free or on a glam­orous so­journ read­ing our new is­sue – the rst for 2018. Are you think­ing about res­o­lu­tions for the New Year? Search­ing for in­spi­ra­tion? Seek­ing tal­ent to col­lab­o­rate with to make your dream space come true? If so, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re look­ing for some­one to build your for­ever home – go straight to p73 where we re­veal the win­ners of our in­au­gu­ral Belle Lux­ury Home Build­ing Awards, spon­sored by Brick­works and Tongue N Groove. The win­ners are among an elite group of fas­tid­i­ous build­ing pro­fes­sion­als who turn the vi­sions of the de­sign com­mu­nity from ideas to re­al­ity. They are of­ten the un­sung he­roes of projects, and here we shine the spot­light on some of Aus­tralia’s best.

Are you con­sid­er­ing mov­ing from your house to an apart­ment or pent­house? I de nitely am! I’m go­ing to down­size in space but up­size in style and lo­ca­tion. Join the new lux­u­ri­ans who are among the grow­ing band of so­phis­ti­cates who want to be able to love it, lock it up and leave it on a whim. For th­ese cul­tur­ally-cu­ri­ous, mil­len­ni­ally-minded ad­ven­ture seek­ers home isn’t al­ways where the heart is! If this is where you’re head­ing, take a look at the di­verse spa­ces from p79, in­clud­ing the North Bondi apart­ment de­signed by SJB and recon­ceived by owner Dean Bialek of For­mer Glory and built by Ci­olino Con­struc­tions which was a joint win­ner of the Best Use of In­te­rior Ma­te­ri­als Al­ter­ations and Ad­di­tions cat­e­gory in our build­ing awards.

We all love look­ing at the spa­ces that cre­atives in­habit, and in­te­rior de­signer Nancy Nasa (p54), and Miriam Fan­ning (p62), of award-win­ning de­sign rm Mim De­sign, both have cre­ated en­vi­able en­vi­ron­ments.

Those of you with chil­dren will know that what is read­ily avail­able in bed linen and ac­ces­sories of­ten has had a se­ri­ous style by­pass or been hi­jacked by gaudy car­toon char­ac­ters and pat­terns. Don’t de­spair. On p58, our in­te­rior de­sign ed­i­tor Lucy Mccabe shrugs off the twee and OTT and presents some so­phis­ti­cated op­tions for young tastemak­ers.

As usual we have a line-up of out­stand­ing homes, start­ing on p123, from New York to Bali and back to Syd­ney and Mel­bourne.

Fi­nally I have come up with 10 res­o­lu­tions for 2018 that should be pretty easy to keep as they don’t in­volve giv­ing any­thing up!

1 Move to a glam Smart Space. 2 Buy a good­look­ing car to go with said Smart Space. 3 Do more yoga. 4 Eat more lo­cal pro­duce. 5 Travel any time the op­por­tu­nity pops up. 6 Stress less. 7 De­clut­ter. 8 Com­plete more re­ally long walks. 9 Read a lot, lot more. 10 Drink more (or­ganic) Cham­pagne!

I trust you en­joy the is­sue and here’s to an in­spir­ing and re­ward­ing 2018!

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