We all deserve to live unapologetically in homes that reflect who we are. Instead of a cookie-cutter approach, we crave spaces that make us feel secure and connected, nurtured and enriched. Individual journeys to fifteen truly unique homes that are authentic reflections of the people who inhabit them, from an art-filled city terrace to a magical seaside shack and a 1970s-era palace in the 'burbs. Practical tips on such topics as choosing a palette, balancing function and style, and living better with 'stuff' show you how to imbue your space - whether a rented apartment or a cottage in the country - with the essence of you. Individual is a stunning reminder that you don't need a bulging bank account or an award-winning architect to create an authentic space in which you can thrive.
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15 October 2019
Introduction 09 A city terrace infused with colour and faraway cultures / David 10 Your personal palette and why you should embrace it 24 Objects and colour in a constantly evolving space / Eddy & Eryca 26 New to you: living with vintage + antiques 42 A historical cottage thoughtfully preserved / Sarah & Phil 44 The beauty of old homes 58 Light and colour in a home among the trees / Cassy, Gil, Ivy & Gypsy 60 Live with children without losing your own style 74 A magical retreat inspired by the sea / Sarah 76 How to balance function and style in a small space 90 A wonky home, handmade with love / Annie, Genevieve, Olive & Oscar 92 How to harness the happiness of handmade 106 Retro style and room to breathe in a spacious split-level home / Dann, Arron, Molly & Lola 108 The secrets to vignette styling 122 A bright, welcoming tribute to art and heart / Sandra 124 How to add more texture to your home 138 Playful spaces in a warehouse-turned-cubbyhouse / Leah & Wally 140 What to do if you don't have a green thumb 154 An art-filled retreat where the kettle is always on / Gab & Mick 156 Hairy housemates: living with pets 170 A country homestead filled with family / Georgie, Matt, Donny & Ada 172 Your stuff and how to live better with it 186 A high-voltage creative world by the sea / Adam & Nick 188 The installation-artist approach to homemaking 202 A graceful cottage filled with traces of the past / Helene & Quilla 204 Rituals and how they connect you to your space 220 A rich oasis of curated objects / Matthew 222 How to stamp your story on a rental 236 The warmth of timber and lamplight in a hidden-away hamlet / Jess & Beau 238 The power of lighting in the home 252 Thank you ... 255
Jessica Bellef is the Head of Styling at Temple & Webster, Australia's largest online retailer for the home. Her writing and photographic styling have appeared in such major interiors publications as Inside Out, Home Beautiful and Real Living, and she has taught extensively on the topic of creative design.