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DINING IN This month, HB junior
writers Harriet Sim and Kayla
Wratten were lucky enough to
join celebrity chef Matt Preston in
celebration of Marley Spoon and
Tanqueray’s new limited-edition
dinner party box. Flip to page 154 to
read Harriet’s interview with Matt. CO

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HOMEBEAUTIFULMAG @HOMEBEAUTIFUL HOMEBEAUTIFUL.COM.AU PINTEREST.COM/ HOMEBEAUTIFUL HOMEBEAUTIFUL@ PACIFICMAGS.COM.AU THE DAILY HOME EDIT

How long have you been at HB? Helen: “I’ve
actually been with HB for just over 11 years!
I first started out in magazines as a copy girl
at Woman’s Day when I was 16, under the
editorship of the legendary Nene King. By 18, I
was editorial coordinator of Dolly magazine and
also ended up being the Dolly Club president.
One of my highlights there was helping out with
the famous Dolly model search, which was when
Miranda Kerr was scouted for the cover.”
What is your favourite section of HB? “I really
love our homes section – it’s so interesting
to see how people inject their own style and
tastes into their home, as well as the history
and stories behind their own spaces.”
Describe your favourite style when it comes to
home decorating: “I would describe my home
decorating style as ‘relaxed boho’. I love lots of
indoor greenery and treasures from my life –
my partner calls it clutter but I call it memories.”
What’s been your most memorable HB feature?
“It would have to be the inspirational shoot
from our Christmas issue in 2017 with my two
gorgeous daughters Layla and Indie (below). The
shots are such a special memory and my girls
had the best time – they’re still talking about it.”
My favourite cover of the magazine: “I honestly
couldn’t choose just one, because there’s
something I love about each of our covers.”
Do you have any daily HB rituals? “After
turning on my computer, the first thing I do
every day is send a ‘quote of the day’ to the whole
team for some motivation, positive vibes or a
giggle. One of my favourites? Your best teacher
is your last mistake – Ralph Nader.”

HELEN PETROU, PHOTO EDITOR

MOST CLICKED:
WEB STORY
Bathroom tiles needing a little
TLC? We can tell, because our
‘Grout Cleaning Hack’ story
received the most clicks online
this month. To find out the
secret to sparkling tiles, head
over to homebeautiful.com.au.

“I’M IN THE MIDST OF RENO HELL AND AM
FINDING THIS PODCAST IS calming ME
DOWN. I DON’T FEEL QUITE AS ALONE!” -
The Daily Home Edit review via Apple Podcasts

BEHIND THE SCENES HB’s style editor
Fiona Gould and photographer Cath Muscat
(below, from left) were the dream team behind
this month’s cover shot. Explore this stunning
Hamptons-inspired home from page 166.

14 HOMEBEAUTIFUL.COM.AU I MAY 2020