As seen in Home Beautiful magazine this month

Our May issue is brimming with great reads and fresh decorating ideas for your home.
Blue contemporary coastal style kitchen.Photography: Ema Peter / Styling: Kelly Deck Design

Take a closer look at Home Beautiful magazine this month as we share wonderful design and decorating ideas to shop, style and create to make your house a home.

Our May issue has a bounty of decorating stories and ideas for you to sink your teeth into. Here’s a sneak peek.

From the editor

Home Beautiful Editor's letter May 2024

In our May issue, we take a stylish approach to Mother’s Day with our ultimate gift guide packed with fail-safe ideas to celebrate Mum. For home inspiration, we tour a variety of stunning abodes, including a refreshed Queenslander and nautical dream home in Canada. Meanwhile, our kitchen cabinet design tips will have you ready for a mini-renovation, along with our must-have homewares roundup.

“I like to get the whole house sorted before any special occasion.”

Elle Lovelock, editor-in-chief, Home Beautiful

Inspired by Canada’s coastline, this nautical abode is now perfect for its growing family

Blue contemporary coastal style kitchen.
Blues, white and natural timber are key to the home’s coastal-inspired style. (Photography: Ema Peter / Styling: Kelly Deck Design)

Located in a seaside suburb in Canada, this nautical abode faces a park and the ocean, and enjoys mountain views beyond. However, it did not always boast such grand proportions or pretty interiors. Originally two neighbouring homes, the couple who lived in one purchased the house next door to accommodate their growing family with interior designer Kelly Deck creating its timeless look.

A young family’s bright and playful Queensland cottage renovation

A traditional Queensland cottage with green cladding and white fretwork.
“We had that ‘this could be home’ feeling,” says the owner, Ainsley, charmed by the classic Australian architecture. (Photography: Hannah Puechmarin)

For years, the couple who own this East Toowoomba home were happy traversing the globe, but with three young children and a pet Beagle to boot, the desire for a place to call home grew stronger. When they came across this traditional Queenslander it was love at first sight, with the home now lovingly refreshed.

Your ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide is here

Home Beautiful Mother's Day Gift Guide

Whether it’s a mother, auntie, mother figure, or sister you’re shopping for this Mother’s Day, it’s hard to find a gift that shows them just how much you love them. To help you find just the right thing, we’ve curated the perfect gift guide for Mother’s Day, filled with our favourite picks. 

What you need to know before choosing kitchen cabinet doors

kitchen cabinet doors brass mesh inlays by Arrow Metal
Brass mesh inlays by Arrow Metal create this warm and delightfully tactile highlight, used by Naomi Nimmo Collective on this tall butler’s pantry cabinetry. (Photography: Jason Ierace / Styling: Alice Ierace)

Whether your taste leans towards traditional, minimalism, or any style in between, there’s a kitchen look to suit, and your choice of cabinet doors will play a big part in defining the look of your home.

What’s Hot: HB Editor’s pick of fab homewares we’re adding to our cart

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Mustard Made’s lockers bring effortless style to storage, now available in the prim pastel Butter colourway. (Photography: Zoe Lonergan)

This issue, Mother’s Day takes front and centre with some beautiful decorating ideas that are bound to delight Mum. For our May issue, the Home Beautiful team has gathered a comfortable but inspiring array of the latest homeware releases. Plus, we chat with Becca and Jess Stern, the founders of Mustard Made, about their beautifully bright storage lockers.

For more great ideas to relax with, pick up the May issue of Home Beautiful magazine, on sale now. Or subscribe here and never miss an issue.

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