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I need to be here please ... with a cup of tea and soft music wafting in from another room. There needs to be a light breeze softly blowing through that lovely old blue door and a cat curling round my legs would be welcome too. My computer has blown up and I haven't backed up since May. I'm madly scrabbling to upload and download and survive on a laptop that is so dusty it's embarrassing. At least I know that any room by Sydney interior designer Karen Akers will calm me, uplift me. This is in the kitchen at The Abbey and you can see more of the project here. (Photography by Thomas Dalhoff.)
I always love the little sneak peeks inside my favourite magazine that Matilda Duffercy, Senior and Social Editor of Inside Out magazine, sends our way each month. September's Issue, out tomorrow, looks amazing! I'll let Matilda take it from here.
Spring has almost sprung here and the issue is all about fresh ideas for your renovation, with a 17-page outdoor special to boot. The cover alone brings a little of the outdoors inside, with soft tones and textures making this living zone instantly inviting. The whole home is really special – from the design-savvy kitchen to the considered palette enlivened by the homeowner's favourite tone – emerald green. Cover styling by Heather Nette King. Cover photography by Derek Swalwell.
I have included a shot of another brilliant home from the issue. The Sydney terrace was renovated in keeping with its heritage, but in a style that speaks to contemporary design. All in all, the home is totally wishlist. Styling by Claire Delmar. Photography by Felix Forest. (It's actually one of Inside Out's Open For Inspection homes and here's the video tour - Jo.)
It wouldn't be spring without a bit of bloom adoration! A beautiful feature styled by Matt Page, with floral styling by Caitlin Melling highlights lots of ways to display the season's best as well as a few tips for success. Photography by Sam McAdam-Cooper.
We're about to celebrate Father's Day, and we've whipped up a feast fit for a king! Here are some banoffee pavlovas, that are sure to pull a crowd long after Father's Day ends. Styling by Alicia Sciberras . Food styling by Kristen Wilson. Photography by Sam McAdam-Cooper. Production by Mia Daminato.
I hope you enjoy the new issue – Ii really love this one.
Don't get me wrong. It's the perfect marriage of old and new, of fabulous art and practical living, of the quest for the ideal home and the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Yes this heritage-listed home in the Brisbane suburb of New Farm by MMO Interiors may represent the perfect design marriage (and my dream home) but, if it was mine, I'd be taking the art in the event of a break up. Actually that's wrong. I'd want it all.