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Test of Time: The Journey Home, Reid

It’s a classic 1930s Reid cottage – white render, gentle arches, set well back from the road. But this Coranderrk Street example stands out from the suburban row with its vibrant red chairs and bold mix of red, green and black Kate Spade upholstery adorning its deep and wide front verandah. And that’s just the way […]

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Home Stories: Jo and Rob

I’m a sucker for praise, so when many of you responded so positively to the ‘bush living’ story the other week, I decided to surf the wave of popularity and write another piece. This time, Cass and I went to visit my friends Jo Elphinstone and the “simply irresistible” Rob Palmer at their home in […]

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Want to help decorate for a difference?

Back in 2016, we published an editorial on Canberra based charity raize the roof. An innovative fundraising project, raize the roof aimed to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages in Botswana. The project saw charity founder Danielle Dal Cortivo and co-founder Lincoln Dal Cortivo pair up to build a charity […]

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You, Me and the Sea Home

When you walk in the door of Tess Godkin’s home, it’s almost like a light and slightly opaque Instagram filter drops down over your eyes. There’s a soft whiteness to all that you see: clean lines, high ceilings, and an enormous square window into the bluest of pools. Everything looks slightly bleached— brighter and larger […]

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Home Stories: Regina Andracchio

Many of us love Canberra for its ‘bush capital’ status. But for some of us, the abundance of open plains and nature reserves are just not enough to fulfil our nature fix—so we decide to move just outside the border for the ultimate country life. Regina, her husband Scott and cat Ernesto have done exactly […]

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Corner of the World: Teresa Zarlenga

There is a voyeur in all of us. Come inside the private spaces and places of some of Canberra’s most interesting people. Teresa Zarlenga, couturier, gardener, charity supporter, opera buff. When Teresa Zarlenga bought her home in Red Hill in 1995, it was a small and rather uninspiring ex-govvie. She set about orchestrating a massive […]

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Home Stories: Laurence Kain

A few hours before heading to Laurence’s place, I got a message reading, “You know my house is pretty basic, right? I just don’t want you to be disappointed. There will be beer of course.” I responded by explaining this HerCanberra feature is just as much about him as it is his house—and then I […]

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Corner of the World: Anne Masters

There is a voyeur in all of us. Come inside the private spaces and places of some of Canberra’s most interesting people. Anne Masters, ceramicist and maker of AM PM Ceramics, Gallery of small things operator. Anne Masters thinks about ceramics all day and all night – hence AM PM Ceramics – the name of […]

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Home Stories: Sasa Sestic

It’s always inspiring to see how our heritage influences our home décor—not just for one generation, but also for those that follow. Walking into Sasa Sestic’s home in Weston, I was immediately taken back to my childhood memories of visiting my parents’ friends, many of whom were from an eastern European background. There is a […]

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