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Aesthetic incompatibility

Is your partner your interior design opposite?

Annie Stevens 12:02am Stylist Chris Carroll tells us how to overcome an aesthetic incompatibility.

Michelle Williams' New York mansion on the market as she heads to LA

<i>My Week with Marilyn</i> star Michelle Williams is reportedly moving to LA.

RACHEL CLUN After living in her beautiful Brooklyn townhouse for almost 10 years, Michelle Williams has decided to sell up.

Jackie French has gourd clean fun


Jackie French Gourds have a myriad of uses - they're fun, educational and good for storage and craft projects.

Make way for the baby: 10 space-saving hacks for your tiny home

There are lots of hidden storage spaces to be found in the nursery.

LIVIA GAMBLE Starting a family doesn't mean moving into a bigger house, not yet anyway.

Twice in one week

Naked intruder visits Keanu Reeves' home

Keanu Reeves has had a couple of uninvited guests at his home.

LIVIA GAMBLE Keanu Reeves' Hollywood Hills home - which has been described as being 'built like a fort' - has been broken into twice in one week.

11 home decorating mistakes

Make home decorating a breeze by avoiding these 10 common mistakes.

RACHEL CLUN Choosing the right décor for your home can be a tough job, but it's rewarding when you select items that fit perfectly into your home style.

Canberra's Rock Wall House sets energy-efficient standard


The Rock Wall House in Canberra is a clever use of a block, offering a beautiful combination of energy-efficient design and spacious living. The Australian Institute of Architects reveals how it was done.

Jackie French: How to garden when you're not at home


Jackie French Spring's bounty is best enjoyed at home, but there are other ways to get a soil fix if you are away.

Inside her stylish pad

Kirsten Dunst rents out her $3 million New York apartment

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

RACHEL CLUN Despite a recent nude photo scandal, actress Kirsten Dunst has a pretty enviable life.

'Urgent' recall

Ikea announces fourth recall of dangerous children's product

Ikea recalls children's swing

BEAU DONELLY Swedish furniture giant Ikea has issued an urgent recall for a defective children's swing that may break and cause serious injury, its fourth product safety recall of a dangerous children's product this year.

Martha Stewart isn't too keen on Gwyneth Paltrow and Blake Lively encroaching on her turf

Martha Stewart doesn't hold back in an interview with Porter magazine.

RACHEL CLUN American lifestyle queen Martha Stewart has made disparaging remarks about the actresses, saying Paltrow 'just needs to be quiet'.

Lisa Barrett's stylish Canberra home


Leanne Duck Daggy has become delicious in a grand Cook home with in-house design nous.

Jackie French's tips for growing salvias


Jackie French There is no time of the year when there aren't some salvias profusely in bloom.

Bring Floriade indoors with petal power

Variety: There is something for every taste if you look hard enough.

Emma Blomfield Bring a touch of Floriade inside with these ideas from stylist Emma Blomfield.

$25 million pad

Inside Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's New York home

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's New York townhouse

LIVIA GAMBLE Sarah Jessica Parker is packing up her closet and selling the New York home she shares with her husband, Matthew Broderick, and three children.

Top 10

10 spring cleaning hacks that will make your life easier

A shiny, sparkly, brag-worthy house is worth the hard work.

Annie Stevens So you’ve decided to spring clean your home. Here are 10 ways to make it easier.


How Jackie French deals with feral zucchinis


Jackie French There are many things you can do with an overgrown zucchinis, so don't fear them.

One of a Kind Apartments evoke Sustainable House Day

Recycled and re-purposed materials, a greenhouse, communal vegie patch and xeriscape gardens are features of a sustainable apartment block.

The difference between a collector and a hoarder


Marcus Lim There is a fine line between being a proud collector and an outright hoarder. But there are a few signs to help you identify which side you belong to.

Kate Bush's home could fall into the sea


LIVIA GAMBLE Kate Bush's home is in danger of falling into the sea.

When curvy is beautiful


Paul Best Wisely used, fluid design brings a point of difference to a building’s aesthetic, writes Paul Best.

Iceberg lettuce: Who needs it?


Jackie French Lettuces have come a long way since the 1950s, when it was iceberg, iceberg and iceberg, writes Jackie French.

Seven secrets to successful op shopping

Seven secrets to successful op shopping

MEX COOPER Once considered the domain of grandmothers searching for a second-hand crocheted doiley, op shops have become a haven for hipsters, fashionistas, avid recyclers and bargain hunters, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott as revealed by his wife on the weekend.

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Walcott garden earns stamp of approval


SUSAN PARSONS Rosalind and Benjamin Walcott's Red Hill property is a native wonderland that has starred in Open Gardens Australia and will now feature on stamps.

Heirloom vegetables: Harvest from Simon Rickard's book


KAREN HARDY Vegetables have interesting stories to tell, reckons author Simon Rickard, who combined his twin loves of gardening and history in a new book, writes Karen Hardy.

White minimalism makes way for opulent interiors

Jazz-era glamour: An art deco bronze of Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt with the face modelled on Greta Garbo.

Judy Barouch By paring back and working in select antiques, interiors are becoming more nuanced, imaginative and autobiographical.

Art Deco jewellery endures as a fashion item

Dazzling: A platinum Art Deco bracelet with a marquise cut diamond set within a cluster of emeralds, from Rutherford of Melbourne.

James Cockington Jewellery from the 1930s and 1940s continues to shine in the marketplace.

Vintage pens in demand from collectors

Still mighty: A 1930s Waterman Patrician (front) and a Waterman Ripple behind.

James Cockington Vintage pens are the write stuff for collectors who appreciate classic 20th century design, says James Cockington.

Public showing renewed interest in printed antiquities

Painted world: Fan Ho's Young Chinese Woman In Moonlight.

James Cockington The National Library of Australia's recent Mapping Our World exhibition of cartographic treasures was a blockbuster.

Urban beehives benefit Canberra's ecology

 Bees at work in a backyard hive.

KAREN HARDY Doug Purdie, founder of a backyard bee revolution, dispels the myths and shares amazing facts on our vital pollinators.


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