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Want to peek in Amanda’s bathroom?

After 15 years of renovating, across two houses, we are finally done. Well, until Mr HerCanberra decides there’s something else he wants to do with the place. Or wants to build somewhere else from scratch. Whichever comes first. Until then, I’m relishing the fact that we have a pretty perfect place to live. As […]

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Home: Living on JStreet

Standing on the balcony of Beau and Sam Babic’s Jamrozik Street home, it’s tempting to pull up a chair and stay soaking up the view for hours. There, in the distance, is the unmistakeable spray of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet, the flagpole of Parliament House, and Telstra Tower’s spire—a vista framed by the lush carpet […]

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Photography: Andrew Campbell

Lumi lights up Gungahlin living

Buying a home is the largest purchase most of us will ever make. So it’s hard to wrap your head around the idea of parting with hundreds of thousands of your hard-earned dollars with only renders and colour schemes (and the hope that the finished product will look every bit as good as the artist’s […]

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Home Stories: Kate Fenning

Sometimes when you first meet a stranger, something clicks and you just get them. Kate’s hugely popular Yorkelee Prints business started on a chance encounter and I found Kate’s styling work on Instagram by fluke, so perhaps this alignment of great coincidences just follows her around. In looking at Kate’s aesthetic, it’s probably not a […]

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Bath to the Future with clever design pieces

Have you ever thought about the fact that we spend so much of our time in the smallest room of our house? Whether it’s a quick pre-work shower, an exhaustive beauty routine or quiet candlelit bath, it’s often the place we start or end our day—and the way we feel about our bathroom can make […]

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Home Stories: Kristen Henry

Do you ever wonder how I find people to cover in these Home Stories? Well, once I placed an ad in the local newspaper with a headline reading ‘subjects wanted for intimate home photography’ …but let’s just say that tactic delivered mixed results. Nowadays, I reach out to people I know, have heard of through […]

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Home Stories: Andrea Hutchinson

Standing in the doorway of her home in Braddon, Andrea Hutchinson put her hand on her hips. In her Swiss accent, she apologised; “Ash, we may have to do this all again another time, because the home is not really set up, sorry.” You would be surprised of how often I hear this from the […]

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Home Stories: Myles Chandler

Well it’s about time I came out the workshop closet …yes, it’s true; I have a thing for bikes. My love doesn’t extend to all bikes though; my loves are those with a more classic or vintage look, which I’ve saved from somewhere, fixed up and now feel as though they’re a part of me. […]

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Home Stories: Emma Batchelor

To get to Emma’s place in Harrison, I followed the construction path of the light rail project from Civic right to the doorstep of the apartment. Canberra is changing and seeing all the new developments along the way is testament to that (we just need to turn that Mitchell landfill into some kind of flower […]

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Home Stories: Emma Macdonald

I actually hadn’t met Emma until the moment she opened the door. Victor and I were half-way through saying ‘wait, are you sure we’re at the right place?’. To many of you, Emma needs no introduction. After more than two decades as a journalist at the Canberra Times and various other ventures, Emma is a […]

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