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Stay warm this winter without using the heater

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To sell or not to sell?

Low-maintenance garden ideas for your investment property

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Dinner and Design

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Our edit of local interior stylists

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C O NT R IB UTO R S Amy Braddon Belinda Chamberlain

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Welcome Welcome to the third edition of Inspired Living Magazine, a showcase and guide to what is trending within homes around Australia, the nation’s capital, and what is also possible within your own abode. A seasonal magazine produced quarterly by Blackshaw Real Estate. Inspired Living offers you, our valued readers, a unique, behindthe-scenes insight into Canberra’s dynamic property industry and its talented collection of local designers, architects, developers, builders, stylists, photographers, artists and more. “2021 has brought record-breaking results for many homeowners across Canberra and the South Coast. So, with strong buyer demand, low interest rates and prices soaring to record levels, some might say there’s no better time to sell.” We look at the best ways to warm up your home this winter, without using your heater. We share our edit of Australia’s must-see local interior designers, show you how to maintain your gardens with ease, find your ideal home scent, and look at the top local restaurants and bars. We invite you to discover Inspired Living, take it home with you, share it with friends, and find inspiration in the possibilities of your own home.

Belinda Chamberlain, Managing Principal Blackshaw Real Estate

WELCOME

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Stay warm this winter without using the heater Winter is well and truly here, but as the cool weather settles in for the next few months, it doesn’t mean you have to resort to using the heater – at least not all of the time. When it comes to staying warm this season, there are many simple, affordable ways to keep the whole family comfortable, cosy and warm, even on the frostiest of nights.

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BY THE FIREPLACE What could be better than sitting by a warm, crackling fire on a cold winter’s night? A fireplace is an effective heat source for any home, while also adding ambience, character and creating an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. From gas, wood or electric, there are a myriad of fireplace options to complement your home and keep you warm during day and night, without having to touch the thermostat.

SOFT FURNISHINGS

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“A fireplace is an effective heat source for any home, while also adding ambience, character and creating an inviting and relaxing atmosphere.”

Turn up the heat on a chilly winter’s night with warm, wooly blankets and thick throws in your living room and bedroom. Even the heated kind, such as electric blankets and heated throws, will keep you warm for a fraction of the price of standard heating, costing less than five cents an hour to run, says Actsmart. Likewise, lounge cushions and pillows with soft materials can increase warmth too, so opt for thick, heat-trapping fabrics such as wool and velvet. A benefit of introducing stylish soft furnishings is that they will elevate your interior decor and keep you warm at the same time.

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“Tiled and wooden floors can benefit from thick rugs to trap heat and cover cold flooring.”

FURNITURE FABRICS

FLOORS AND RUGS

The type of fabric on your furniture can make

Heat loss can occur through any floor,

a big difference to how warm you are. On a

whether

cold winter’s night, a cold leather lounge is

or carpet, with poorly insulated floors

less likely to keep you as warm as synthetic

reportedly causing up to 15% of heat loss

materials such as velvet, wool, chenille or

in your home, says Actsmart. Check all

jacquard, which all have great insulating

skirting boards, as well as between tiles

properties. Recently, velvet has seen a

and floorboards and use gap filler, tube

resurgence and become a very popular

sealant or grout to eliminate air flow. Tiled

fabric choice, especially in the living room, so

and wooden floors can benefit from thick

why not consider a snuggly velvet armchair,

rugs to trap heat and cover cold flooring.

or a cosy yet sophisticated velvet sofa.

For carpeted areas, consider a carpet with

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SOAK UP THE SUN Canberra is synonymous for warm, sunny winter days so take advantage of this free and natural heat source when the opportunity arises. Open all of your curtains and blinds, especially north-facing windows, and let the sunshine stream in and warm up your home. Be sure to open up internal doors so the heat circulates from room to room. According to Actsmart, for every two square metres of window exposed to direct sunlight, the heat coming in is equivalent to having a one-bar radiant heater running. As the sun goes down, close the doors and draw the curtains and blinds to seal in the warmth for the night. Closed curtains at night can cut your heating bill by up to 10%.

“Remember good insulation will pay off in the future by keeping your home cool in the summer too.”

Photography by Dan Keavey

WINDOWS

BE SAVVY

According to Actsmart, poorly insulated

Staying warm can be easy if you are savvy.

windows can cause up to 15% heat loss in

If you get cold, opt for a hot water bottle or

your home. Look closely at all of the windows

add a few more layers of clothing. You’ll be

and reseal any visible gaps and cracks. For

surprised at how effective a pair of fluffy bed

window furnishings, ensure you have thick,

socks, a thick jumper or a dressing gown can

lined curtains, shutters, or energy-efficient

be to help increase your body temperature.

blinds, such as honeycomb or roman. Check

They will certainly use much less energy

that curtains touch the floor and wrap to the

than trying to heat your whole room or home.

wall on either side of your window. Likewise, pelmets at the top of your curtain rods can help prevent air movement around the window. If your budget allows, consider new windows or double glaze your existing glass, which can reduce heat loss by up to 60%. Remember, good insulation will pay off in the future by keeping your home cool during the summer, too.

Photography by Michael Oxendine

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“Closing doors is the easiest and most powerful way to keep your home warm by stopping air from escaping into other rooms, thereby conserving heat and reducing heat loss.” GET COOKING Take advantage of the warmth you can generate in your kitchen by cooking more and warming up the air in your home. Your oven and stove top generate an abundance of heat, so forget takeaway tonight and cook some lovely, home-cooked meals while warming up your home at the same time.

DOORS According to Actsmart, gaps and cracks around doors can cause up to 15% of heat loss in your home. Check under and around door frames and feel for any cool air coming through. Install weather strips, door snakes or draught stoppers to the bottoms of doors, and use gap filler for spaces in architraves. Alternatively, if your budget allows, consider installing new doors with built-in sealed frames. Remember, closing doors is the easiest and most powerful way to keep your home warm by stopping air from escaping into other rooms, thereby conserving heat and reducing heat loss.

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To sell or not to sell?

2021 has brought record-breaking results for many homeowners across Canberra and the South Coast. So, with strong buyer demand, low interest rates and prices soaring to record levels, some might say there’s no better time to sell – or is there? Selling a property is one of life’s biggest financial transactions; however, the days when people buy one home and live in it their entire lives are long gone. Now, we’re likely to own a number of properties at different stages of our lives. So, is now the right time to sell?

CONSIDER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES Despite a hot property market, when it comes to selling it’s vital that you make the right choice at the right time. So, what’s your motivation? And where will you go next? There are many factors that influence the decision to put your property on the market: a growing family, the need to downsize, or perhaps you simply want to make your dream home a reality. Whatever your reason, take the time to compare your ‘needs’ versus your ‘wants’ and list the benefits and drawbacks that a change in property and location might bring. Consider these questions: how will moving impact your life and your short and long-term goals? Do you want to stay local or are you open to moving to another suburb? If so, how will a new area affect your lifestyle? Consider everything – schools, sporting facilities, doctors, local amenities and transport options. Next, reflect on all scenarios. How will your new home be used in the short term, and could that change unexpectedly in the future? For instance, will you potentially

Here’s our essential guide to help you make the decision that’s right for you.

need more space for visiting grandchildren or to care for an elderly parent? Taking the time to identify the must-haves and the nice-tohaves, as well as setting clear goals and a realistic timeframe will help you to decide what’s best for you. Buying and selling property is an exciting time but it also requires good planning and careful consideration.

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“Taking the time to identify the must-haves and the nice-to-haves, as well as setting clear goals and a realistic timeframe will help you to decide what’s best for you.” ASSESS YOUR FINANCES

SPEAK TO AN EXPERT

One of the first things to do before

Before deciding to sell your property, it’s

embarking on any property journey is to

important to understand the market and how

assess your financial situation. Start this

it may impact you. This is where a property

process by speaking with your accountant

specialist comes in. Be sure to seek the

or financial adviser to ensure any decisions

expertise of a local agent who will help you

you are considering align with your short

understand your home’s potential market

and long-term goals. This is also the perfect

value as well as the value of comparative

time to speak with your lender. Here, you

properties in your neighbourhood. An

should discuss your borrowing capacity and

agent will also know how much interest

the amount of equity you have accumulated

your area is attracting and will likely know

in your property. It’s also important to

buyers who are ready to buy. Equally, a

understand all of the costs involved when

property specialist can help you understand

selling your home and if you’re buying

the market in the area in which you are

another property. For instance, if you are

looking to buy once you’ve sold your home.

upsizing, are you financially prepared for

Depending on your personal circumstances

larger mortgage payments? A bigger home

and the market, you may need to act quickly

might mean you need more furniture or that

or put your plans on hold until conditions

your utilities costs will rise. Likewise, have

are in your favour. Either way, an agent can

you considered other financial implications

make sure the timing is right to ensure you

such as stamp duty, legal fees, building and

get the best result. Arming yourself with

energy reports, agency fees, moving costs,

as much market knowledge as possible is

and other incidentals. Additionally, what

a vital aspect of the sale process and will

work do you need to do to your current

ensure you capitalise on buyer interest and

property before you put it on the market?

demand. Essentially, the more information

It might need essential repairs or some

you gather, the smoother the process will be

aesthetic touches to get it in the right shape

and ultimately, the better your result will be.

for sale. Once your home sells, are you then buying an established home or building

something new? Or could a smart renovation project achieve your desired outcome? It’s important to look at all possibilities. If you’re considering a new build, then ensure you account for expenses including construction, labour, legal, design, landscaping, building and/or development approval, as well as moving costs. Creating an accurate picture of your situation will pay dividends as you compare all scenarios and identify what’s financially viable for you.

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Our edit of local interior stylists A well-styled home should bring comfort, function and joy, and if you’re looking to sell, styling can help engage buyers, maximise value and make your property stand out from the crowd. That’s where a professional stylist comes in. So, if your home is in need of a makeover, or if you’re planning to sell, then interior styling will ensure that you make a first impression that lasts. Here’s our edit of interior stylists that will give your home the wow factor.

Canberra IMPRESSIONS PROPERTY STYLING Impressions Property Styling has been styling Canberra homes since 2009, from new builds, luxury

residences,

mid-century

properties,

suburban family homes, apartments, historic farmhouses and everything in between. Whether you are planning to sell or simply enhance your interior to live in, this local stylist offers a range of packages for the whole home or a partial service that includes furniture and accessories to complement existing decor.

Photography by Hausphotomedia

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Photography by Space Joy

TWEAK HOME STAGING Founded by local property stylist, Skye Mendl, Tweak Home Staging is a Canberrabased business that is passionate about helping people achieve their property goals. Skye and her team of creatives understand the critical element in property marketing: presentation.

Working

in

collaboration

with local agents, artists, photographers and homeowners since 2014, they have successfully styled hundreds of properties across the Canberra and surrounding region.

STAGED BY FLYNN Photography by Jason Briscoe

Born and bred in Canberra, fun and friendly local Flynn Dovey says, “Only 5% of people can visualise the potential of a space. That

SYMPATICO PROPERTY STYLING Sympatico Property Styling was launched in 2018 by mother-daughter duo Debra Nowell and Nicky Bush after six years as Sympatico Interiors. This local styling business has been featured on the cover of Allhomes magazine and profiled by The Canberra Times, the Real Estate Institute and the Master Builders Association. In the last two years, over 94% of homes styled by Sympatico Property Styling were sold at auction or within the two weeks following, with many breaking suburb record prices or selling well above expectations.

means 95% of people take a house at face value.” This is where Flynn’s home staging business comes in – she knows how to prepare each property for sale so it achieves its maximum market value. Flynn offers a range of styling and staging services to ensure you get the very best result.

FIFTH AVE PROPERTY STYLING Fifth Ave Property Styling is owned and operated by Canberra local Emily Casey. Emily is a qualified interior designer and home stager and has been styling properties for sale since 2014. Alongside her experienced team, Emily has a proven track record of achieving great results for her clients, whether it’s a high sale price, a quick sale, or both. Fifth Ave Property Styling’s aesthetic approach is inspired by New York – a mix of on-trend furnishings fused with a classic, high-end feel.

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“Only 5% of people can visualise the potential of a space. That means 95% of people take a house at face value.”

ELEMENTS PROPERTY STYLING Elements Property Styling was founded by qualified interior designer and property stylist Lynda Cheng in 2016. Lynda and her team pride themselves on being at the forefront of property styling and creating the perfect finish for any type of home. This well-known Canberra business offers a range of styling services, including complete or partial home packages or bespoke personal consulting sessions.

Photography by Space Joy

THE LOOK PROPERTY STYLING

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Local Canberra business, The Look Property

For over 10 years, The Property Stylists

offering full and integrated home staging

Styling, specialises in home staging for

Canberra has been styling homes across

to suit every property and taste, including

properties going to market. Owners Narelle

the territory. This experienced firm offers a

contemporary, classic, retro, vintage, country,

Bunday

range of services, including consulting on

coastal, industrial and tribal. This Canberra

comprehensive solutions for any size or style

decluttering and reorganising as well as

business, owned by local Karen Wheelright,

of home and manage the entire process

full and partial styling for properties going

was a finalist in the Canberra Business

from start to finish, from installing and setting

to market. Of the homes styled by The

Awards and styled the home that won the

up all furniture, to ironing bed linen, hanging

Property Stylists Canberra, 99% have sold

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artwork and styling decorative accessories.

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Sold on Styling is a boutique styling practice


South Coast SOUTH COAST PROPERTY STYLING South Coast Property Styling is based in Berry and prides themselves on creating emotional connections and enhancing the aesthetic appeal of every property they style. Owners Amy Bowe and Monica Willis bring a wealth of experience and passion for creating unique, effortless and contemporary interiors and offer their services to all areas of the South Coast.

Photography by Jorge De Jorge

ENHANCE HOME STYLING Enhance Home Styling owner Jem Crestani has lived in the Ulladulla area for almost two decades. Jem brings a wealth of knowledge in property styling and can help maximise your property's appeal, whether you are looking to sell or simply live in and enjoy the interior of your dreams. Enhance Home Styling is a stylist Photography by Jakob Owens

for Selling Houses Australia, exclusive to Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel, and has also featured in lifestyle magazine, South Coast Style, and consults for Haymes Paint on the South Coast.

VIBE PROPERTY STYLING

Vibe Property Styling is owned and operated by South Coast local Kim Powell, a graduate of the Interior Design Academy. Whether you’re looking for advice on choosing the right colour scheme, decluttering your home or simple landscaping solutions to boost your property’s outdoor appeal, Vibe Property Styling can help. This styling firm services the South Coast region, from Nowra to Batemans Bay, including Mollymook, Milton and Ulladulla.

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Low-maintenance garden ideas for your investment property Winter may not seem like the time to think about your garden, but despite the cool conditions there’s a lot you can do to brighten up your outdoor space while keeping maintenance at a minimum. Here are some simple, winter-friendly ideas that will ensure your garden thrives from lease to lease.

Photography by Freestocks

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“The best way to keep your lawn thriving in the cooler weather is by adding a winter liquid fertiliser to help strengthen grass and boost growth.”

LOVE YOUR LAWN A well-kept lawn can make a dramatic difference to the appearance of your garden without being a burden for you or your tenants. The best way to keep your lawn thriving in the cooler weather is by adding a winter liquid fertiliser to help strengthen grass and boost growth. If your lawn isn’t in the best shape, you could consider laying new turf. Winter is an ideal time to do this as there are no long periods of hot, dry weather often requiring additional maintenance and watering. For the most fuss-free option, opt for artificial turf, which requires no watering, mowing or feeding. Depending on the type of material you choose, synthetic lawns can cost between $30 and $49 per sq/m and can last upwards of 25 years. Alternatively, you can further reduce the maintenance hours in the garden by replacing some or all of your lawn with stylish pavers or a raised wooden deck.

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“If you want to brighten your outdoor space this winter, then opt for Snowdrops and Snowflakes.” PLANTS AND FLOWERS The quickest way to minimise garden maintenance is by removing needy flowers and plants that often require regular pruning, spraying and fertilising. Instead, replace them with perennials and hardy evergreen blooms that need minimal care and can withstand harsh temperatures. If you want to brighten your outdoor space this winter, then

Photography by Puck Milder

opt for Snowdrops and Snowflakes. These hardy flowers thrive in cooler conditions and are best planted under or around shrubs and trees where there is light shade. Other evergreen options include Lavender, White Rose, Daphne, Luculia and Lily of the Valley. Alternatively, if you want to reduce garden maintenance even more, then try planting shrubs or slow-growing hedges in all of your flower beds. If you’re considering some trees for your outdoor space, then opt for Japanese Maple, Manchurian Pear, Crab Apple or Crepe Myrtle. These colourful deciduous options are not only perfect for winter, but also hardy enough to withstand the Australian heat – but be sure to plant them before summer arrives.

Photography by Sharon Mccutcheon

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“Think of options such as well-placed outdoor lighting, decorative rocks, steppingstones or pavers, stylish pots or a garden path that really makes a statement.”

Photography by Hunt Han

SMART LANDSCAPING Low-maintenance landscaping doesn’t have to be bland or uninspired, with some creativity you can elevate the look of your garden and boost the value of your investment property. Think of options such as well-placed outdoor lighting, decorative rocks, steppingstones or pavers, stylish pots or a garden path that really makes a statement. Likewise, consider a fish-free natural pond, an effortless water feature like a bird bath, or structures such as arches, arbours or pergolas that can also pack a punch. The benefit of these additions is that once they are in place, they will instantly transform your garden with little to no ongoing maintenance.

Photography by Joey Genovese

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Photography by Emma Svalstad

FRESH MULCH New mulch is a simple, low-maintenance and effective way of making your garden look clean, fresh and well-manicured. Adding fresh mulch to flower beds and pots is also extremely cost-effective, as some options can reduce watering by up to 60 per cent. Mulch is also known for prolonging plant life, especially in the colder months as it helps to regulate soil temperatures, insulates plant roots from frost and prevents erosion. It is also your first line of defense against weeds. Mulches can come in a range of organic and synthetic materials, including straw, bark, scoria, gravel and stone river pebbles. Be sure to research the type of mulch that is best suited to your plants and flowers.

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Dinner and Design You don’t need to go far to find warm, cosy and architecturally impressive hospitality this winter because Canberra has it all. Here’s our pick of impressive local bars and dining destinations for you to enjoy and explore in your very own backyard.

MONSTER KITCHEN AND BAR The award-winning Monster Kitchen and Bar in the NewActon cultural precinct is the perfect spot to dine on a delicious meal or Photography by Dan Farrell

snuggle up by the circular fireplace with a drink in hand. This hatted plant-based restaurant sits on the ground floor of the Ovolo Nishi boutique hotel and has four separate spaces to relax and unwind. You’ll be impressed by Monster’s eclectic design, experimental materials and industrial decor throughout, from the woven rough formed concrete structural lintels in the Lounge, the original large-scale artworks in the Mosaic room, and the story of Australian immigration told in the Salon and Dining rooms.

“You’ll be impressed by Monster’s eclectic design, experimental materials and industrial decor.” MOLLY BAR Warm up with a whisky in Canberra’s authentic 1920’s speakeasy. This cosy bar isn’t easy to find, with no more than a set of coordinates that disclose its inconspicuous location, but once you’ve set foot in this hidden gem you won’t want to leave. Sit back and soak up the charming 1920s decor, filled with dimly lit lanterns, coffered ceilings, an art deco chandelier and 100-year-old grand piano, not to mention their live jazz music, impressive drinks list and delicious grazing plates.

Photography by Jirayu Koontholijinda

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SHAW WINES As you approach Shaw Wines in Murrumbateman you’ll be immediately impressed by the modern architectural splendour of its cellar door against a backdrop of vineyards and rolling hills. This family-owned business has been operating for over 20 years and grows around 70 acres of riesling, semillon, merlot, malbec, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon under vines. Here, you’ll enjoy award-winning wine, expansive vineyard views and delectable food at Olleyville restaurant around a crackling central wood fire.

Photography by Klara Kulikova

Photography by Adam Jaime

“The setting of Inka is something else.” INKA Inka is Canberra’s newest fusion restaurant offering a modern take on the traditional Japanese

Nikkei

style

cuisine

where

Japanese and Peruvian cultures combine. The setting of Inka is something else. Here, you’ll dine surrounded by a wall of Cuchimilco statues flown in from Peru, colourful traditional

lanterns,

exotic

handmade

artwork

Peruvian

and

Quipus

textiles hanging from the ceiling. This is one restaurant not to be missed. Photography by Mgg Vitchakorn

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“Escape the cold and snuggle up by the recently refurbished fireplace in the well-known Ostani Bar.”

Photography by Valentin B Kremer

OSTANI BAR Escape the cold and snuggle up by the recently refurbished fireplace in the wellknown Ostani Bar. This stylish venue set within the Hotel Realm precinct is the perfect spot to try oven-fired pizzas, tapas plates and a European-inspired menu with an emphasis on sharing with family and friends. You’ll also be impressed by their extensive drinks and cocktail menu. Once inside, you’ll really love the relaxed vibe, sleek furnishings, warm colours and comfortable leather lounges.

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FO L LO W US O N L I N E

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Photography by Julia Androshchuk

Light it up:

Our edit of favourite scented candles Scented candles can set a mood, calm the mind and soothe your soul. They have the power to make a home look and smell incredible and can warm up any space, perfect for the cooler months. Here are our favourites.

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Hutwoods WILD JASMINE & SANDALWOOD Hutwoods

creates

premium

handmade

scented candles, as well as reed diffusers, perfumes

and

luxurious

homewares.

Established in 2013, this small business proudly offers Australian made goods and is wholeheartedly committed to sustainability and recycling. Hutwoods is the creator of Blackshaw’s own candle, with their Wild Jasmine and Sandalwood candle as our signature scent.

Voluspa CRISP CHAMPAGNE The idea for Voluspa was born by artisans and entrepreneurs Traci and Troy Arntsen in their Californian kitchen nearly 20 years ago. Their luxury handcrafted candles are scented with botany and essential oils using the finest sustainably sourced ingredients from around the world. Try their celebratory scent Crisp Champagne, with notes of sparkling brut champagne, vanilla and barrel oak.

Photography by Mediamodifier

Lucian FRENCH PEAR IN MARBLE

“Lucian also hosts soy candle making classes where you can design your own signature scent.”

Lucian is a family-owned, Canberra fragrance company. This much-loved local business creates fresh, modern and vibrant scents made in a stunning range of copper, brass, marble, glass and tin holders. Lucian also hosts soy candle making classes where you can design your own signature scent. Try their French Pear candle with the scent of freshly picked autumn pears and sweet notes of vanilla bean and cinnamon.

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Photography by Taisiia Shestpal

Peli&Co CINNAMON COOKIES Peli&Co is a local Canberra business that makes hand-poured soy candles, jewellery, diffusers and other handcrafted products. Peli&Co also hosts workshops, birthday parties and creative art and craft programs in the school holidays. Try their Cinnamon Cookies candle with 30 hours of burn time – it’s the perfect scent for winter.

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“Try their Cinnamon Cookies candle with 30 hours of burn time – it’s the perfect scent for winter.”


Glasshouse ODE TO WOMEN Glasshouse Fragrances was launched by Nicole Eckels in 2006 and has fast become one of the leading brands in the Australian fragrance market. Try their limited-edition scent, Ode to Women, a triple scented oriental fragrance with notes of cashmere essence, wild lavender and warm musk, designed

in

collaboration

with

artist

“Glasshouse has fast become one of the leading brands in the Australian fragrance market.”

Weronika Anna Marianna.

Diptyque BERRIES Diptyque was created in 1961 in Paris by Christiane Montadre-Gautrot, Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet and 60 years on, this luxury fragrance brand has boutiques in 16 countries. The most well-known scent created by this French fragrance house is its Baies Candle (Berries Candle), a fruity, fresh, floral scent that will transport you to warmer days.

“Try their nostalgic Home candle encased in a beautiful amber jar and custom raw wooden lid.”

Photography by Ellieelien

The Commonfolk HOME The Commonfolk is an Australian fragrance brand inspired by beaches, surf, palm trees and incense. Their scented candles are created with fine fragrance oils, essential oils and Australian-made pure soy and coconut wax. Try their nostalgic Home candle encased in a beautiful amber jar and custom raw wooden lid, with over 40 hours of burn time.

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