It’s the latest magazine for those of us who love interiors, exteriors, renovating or just nosing around other people’s homes! The Grand Designs Australia magazine launch issue came out this week and it’s one chunky publication!
If you loved the TV series (both UK and Australian versions, and I’m afraid, as a Pom, I’m going to have to say I prefer the original!), you’re bound to enjoy this. Its panel of expert contributors include Interiors Addict favourites Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer, as well as real estate boss John McGrath, architects Robert Harwood and Justin Quinlan, sustainability expert Emine Mehmet and more.
The first few pages discuss the latest trends in furniture, homewares and technology. Darren Palmer has written a fantastic feature on planning your interior. If you have no idea where to start, this is perfect for you and walks you through the entire process, whether you’re doing it yourself or getting a professional in to help. There’s a feature on the latest colour trends by managing editor Kate St James, and interior designers Greg Natale, David Hicks, Stacey Kouros, Alexa Nice and Shareen Joel are profiled as the taste makers of 2012. All that before you even get to the architecture!
As you’d expect, you can read all about some beautiful and interesting homes with great photography. Every one of these homes is a jaw dropper! And you can read all about each project with tips on how to get the look yourself.
There’s a pretty hefty section on kitchens and bathrooms which I skipped past but that’s just me, not my thing! And Shaynna Blaze writes on whether or not and, if so, how, you should employ an interior designer.
All in all it’s a LOT of mag for your $8.95 with a great mix of expert advice and beautiful homes.
Grand Designs Australia is a quarterly magazine published my Universal Magazines and available in news agencies nationally.