"Flowers, fruit and herbs make a house sing," says Sandra Rawlings, who runs @fridas.field along with her family in the idyllic Byron Bay hinterland. Now that may be true, but the fact that her grand kids (who live just down the hill on the very same property) can run up to her place in time for morning tea each day, must count for something! Tour the property, and take a peek inside not one, but two quaint cottages, by clicking the link in bio.
#growyourownfood #wickerfurniture #gardening
4,4214215 July, 2019
If you’re due for a holiday, now’s the time to enter Country Style’s 30th Birthday competition! Jet off to Rome in style onboard @Emirates’ exceptional Economy Class (featuring spacious seating, award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice, and delicious meals inspired by destinations on the airline’s global route network) from your choice of five Australian cities. From Rome, you’ll board a 12-night Mediterranean cruise courtesy of @CrystalCruises before returning from nice on the famed French Riviera. Find out how to enter by clicking the link in bio. *Terms and conditions apply
5301414 July, 2019
Our August issue is on sale now! Betty the beautiful basset hound warms up by the fire with one of her young owners, four-year-old Paddy Kaye, as Merino sheep graze in the background. The Kayes live at Ballakaye in Nowhere Creek, western Victoria, where his mum Kirby @settlerandsons hosts workshops.
Words @virginia_imhoff Photography @markroperphotography Styling @hannah.brady
2,4713312 July, 2019
In a one-hectare garden, where rows of manicured hedges give way to rambling roses and a pool-turned-pond, there is plenty to be admired. This little bench, shaded by the generous branches of a Manchurian pear tree, is the perfect place to sit and take it all in. Can you believe that when the owner took on this project, she hadn’t even owned as much as a single pot plant? Take a stroll through the garden by clicking the link in bio.
#garden #landscaping #gardendesign #pear
Words & Photography: @annabellehickson
Located in Cygnet, the heart of the #huonvalley in Tasmania – a town renowned for its artisanal #food , cool-climate #wines and incredible scenery – lies the ideal place for a cosy, countryside #wintergetaway : the @frenchmansrivercygnet Writer’s House. Situated on a 81-hectare working cattle farm, the #cottage boasts sweeping water and pasture views and luxurious interiors designed to help its guests relax and reconnect. #escapetotasmania#sp
3,129418 July, 2019
With a comfy window seat, garden views and a crackling fireplace, the dining room at @bushroses farmhouse is where the whole family comes together. It’s hard to believe that back when Sus and Derek Bush first purchased the property, it consisted of little more than sprawling paddocks and a tiny tin shed. With a salvaged window here, and reclaimed floorboards there, the pair defied the raised eyebrows of concerned family members to transform that little shed into a glorious home. Tour the home by clicking the link in bio.
#diningtable #farmlife #farmhousestyle
Styling: @becksimonstylist Words: @skye_manson
4,316387 July, 2019
Nestled among picturesque orchards and sheep-grazing country is the childhood home of Australia’s first female Foreign Minister @juliebishopmp. To this day, she loves coming home to the Adelaide Hills, where she says “The values and principles that I live by were obviously instilled in me.” Tour the property and hear all about Julie’s childhood, in her own words, by clicking the link in bio.
#farmhousestyle #farmlife #countryliving
2,758213 July, 2019
Don’t miss your chance to win a luxury Mediterranean cruise that will take you and a travel companion to explore the centuries-old seaside village of Italy’s Portovenere and Corsica’s Prunelli Gorge, experience the beauty of Barcelona and delve into Monte Carlo’s colourful history. You could be the lucky Country Style reader who jets off to Rome with @emirates, then boards the Crystal Serenity for a 12-night Mediterranean Impressions cruise thanks to @crystalcruises. Staying in a Deluxe Stateroom with verandah, onboard you’ll enjoy fine dining, 24-hour room service, musical entertainment, and activities such as yoga, pilates and golf tutorials. The total prize is valued at over $20,000 and the competition closes August 7th. Click on the link in our bio to enter. #CrystalCruises#CrystalSerenity ⠀
*Terms and Conditions Apply⠀
421529 June, 2019
There’s nothing like a coat of white paint to bring sunlight into a tired old space. That’s exactly what furniture restorer and paint-expert Sandy Palmer of @paintmewhite did when she snapped up and began renovating this classic Queenslander in Bundaberg. Today, the home is known as @goodwinrest and is a popular and inviting holiday home. Tour the house and learn how Sandy furnished the home on a budget (without compromising on style) by clicking the link in bio!
#monochromatic #queenslanderhouse #painting#vintagedecor
2,4923029 June, 2019
Is anyone else bracing themselves for wisteria-pruning season? It may take a lot of work, but the violet tendrils that bloom to life in springtime sure make the whole endeavour worth it. Masses of purple flowers bring this Blue Mountains cottage to life every year. Take a peek inside the home, decorated with antique furniture, paintings and family treasures by clicking the link in bio.
#wisteriahysteria #cottagelife #flowers#homedesign