Australian House & Garden

HAPPY PLACE

Good design opens the door to the little pleasures that ensure contentment resides in your home, writes Elizabeth Wilson.

Making a happy home is a universal aspiration. Personal relationships are pivotal to this, of course, but our homes themselves – the way they feel, smell, sound and interact with the elements – also contribute to that happiness.

Think about the simple things in your home that give you pause. It might be the way sunlight beams through a certain window, the satisfying flow of cross-breezes, or the garden views you take in while eating your muesli in

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