Farmhouse Bathroom Redo on a Budget

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There are plenty of home decor items from the 1990s we love—hello, Monica’s purple apartment walls—but some ’90s looks haven’t aged as well as others. For Heather Cooke, who blogs at InteriorSwag, the 1990s-style master bathroom in her home was looking a little tired. “My home was built in the early 2000s, and it had a very traditional ’90s feel,” Heather says. “We fell in love with the size of the master bathroom and its large open windows. The space had a large long double vanity that was functional, just very dated. We wanted to update the space immediately to fit our personal style and make it feel more modern.”

Heather and her husband Jason knew there would be other home projects on their list, so they didn’t want to blow their

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Heide Museum of Modern Art Presents, Joy Hester: Remember Me

Australia’s modernists occupy a special place in the oeuvre of our cultural history, and the mythology of those bohemian artists lives are especially rich in the exhibitions held at Heide Museum of Modern Art. Now, in a long overdue survey show, one of the central figures of the revolutionary Heide set, Joy Hester, gets a solo exhibition.

In the melancholically-titled Joy Hester: Remember Me, 144 pieces have been gathered from private and public collections to showcase the spectrum of the artist’s avant garde work. Using the intensity of brush and ink drawings to delve into the body and psyche of the human form, Joy broke free from traditional artistic methods and teachings, establishing herself as unique even among the radicals she worked alongside.

From inside the male-dominated modernist movement, Joy’s determination to experiment with diverse and evolving styles brought important female perspectives to subjects like sex, love, death,

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An Artist’s Blissful Garden Wonderland In Daylesford

Lily Langham has been living on her sprawling Daylesford property with her partner Rodney Baker for around 13 years. The land was originally part of Rodney’s family farm, and was gifted to the pair by Rodney’s late grandmother. A small stone building, which is now Lily’s studio, a few very old pear trees, a yellow plum tree and a rose bush were all that existed on the site when Lily and Rodney first arrived. From this framework, Lily began gardening.

‘The first thing I planted was a little garden outside my studio. It was mainly dianthus. Then the sheep got in and ate it all!’ Lily recalls. Then, she moved onto trees. She planted a bunch of oaks (Quercus canariensis), which are now over four metres tall. She now has around 13 different oak species growing on the property. ‘I’m a bit oak obsessed!’

Once Lily had some structure

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