Australian Homes

Liane Rossler and family

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 27th April 2011

The Queens Park home of Liane Rossler and family!   The family have an incredible contemporary art collection – YES that’s a Rosalie Gascoigne (close up bottom left). Swooon.  All photo by me.
Dining / kitchen area – extensive collection of vases and vessels from Dinosaur Designs of course!

Amazing artworks on every surface – amongst cute creations by kids Lana and Scarlet.  Top left – a polka-dot piece by one of Liane’s all time favourite artists – Yayoi Kusama.

One of the very first interviews I ever posted on The Design Files was with Sydney designer (and last week’s supercycling guest blogger) Liane Rossler!  If you’ve been reading for a reeaaaallly long time, you might remember that interview, and you’d know I was more than a little starstruck at the time!  Since then Liane has become a wonderful friend and I have been extremely lucky to meet her family, and visit their incredible home!  I THINK I may have hyperventilated the first time I visited – hopefully I concealed it well enough.  :)

Liane lives here with her gorgeous girls Lana and Scarlet, and husband Sam Marshall – Sam is an architect and designed their amazing home.  Surprisingly, this home wasn’t built from scratch – it’s a clever (and very thorough!) re-model of an existing 1920’s brick bungalow.  Paramount to Liane and Sam was re-designing this home with sustainability in mind.  Doors and windows have been positioned carefully to protect the house from the sun, keeping the interior cool in summer, and the layout is designed to encourage natural ventilation.  Conversely, sunlight has been maximised efficiently to light interior spaces – the pixel-like skylights in the upstairs rooms are incredible!  Of course materials used throughout are all sustainable, and you can be assured there are water tanks, compost bins and a vegie garden out the back!

BUT I won’t harp on about the many GREEN credentials of this home – after all, an eco-friendly home shouldn’t be an unusual thing!  Liane hopes it won’t be too long before the words ‘sustainable’ or ‘green’ are simply implicit when talking about good, efficient design!  Hear hear!

HUGE thanks to the Marshall-Rossler clan for sharing their beautiful home with us today!  If you, too, are a Liane R fan, you can follow her on Twitter (she’s prolific!) and don’t forget to keep up with her Supercycling antics over here!

Glass vases by Dinosaur Designs in the bedroom – magically lit from behind in the afternoon sun!

Upstairs loungeroom… should I say ‘parents’ retreat’? Nah that sounds a bit cheesy.

Liane’s artfully displayed collections of woven baskets and beads

Handmade baskets created from plastic bags!  These incredible vessels created by Liane’s crafty pals Knitty Gritty and Loopy.

Playroom!  Dolls House!  Plywood!  Skylights!

Hello Kitty makes multiple appearances.

Upstairs hallway

Liane’s upstairs study – full of so many beautiful things!!  Painting on desk – I’m Rubbish by Tom Polo.

Beautiful artworks, books and trinkets collected by Liane.  Sculpture made from straws (top shelf) by Koji Ryui.  Artwork made from small spots (bottom right) by Hitesh Natawala.

More sweet details from Liane’s study

Lana and Scarlet’s bedroom.  Hot pink and a MAGNETIC WALL.  Oh yeah.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 27th April 2011


  • Jiah 6 years ago

    What an amazing home! It feels at times like a retail space or gallery in the thoughtfulness of display. I adore the girls bedroom. I will definitely be book marking this one for future inspiration.

  • Paula 6 years ago

    So amazing making all these collections work together. Love it!

  • Jil Casey 6 years ago

    Great vases and artwork!

  • michele 6 years ago

    Oh thank you so so much for this amazing post Lucy! Liane is such an amazing designer, artist and colourist!!! What an amazing arrangement of her collections…Inspiring x

  • cleamoureuse 6 years ago

    a magnetic wall?!?! How COOL!!! Beautiful collections!

  • maria villa 6 years ago

    Liane’s eye and soul is every where. We know she is, indeed a very cleaver cookie! LOVe all the little mini me objets!

  • Marjorie Rose 6 years ago

    How can one not wake up inspired? This place tickles me! There’s pure delight in every corner..

  • Tracy 6 years ago

    WOW! They way Liane displays all her collections is amazing. She has even made children’s toys look like artwork.

  • Hello Sandwich 6 years ago

    ohhhh i miss hanging out in that pretty home with the cute girls! xoxo

  • Ashley Stuart 6 years ago

    Wow, this is a spectacular home. The colors, symmetry, whew, I’m speechless!

  • Gaz 6 years ago

    i’m so confused. thought i liked neutral interiors but these colours rock. so optimistic and fun.

  • homestilo 6 years ago

    I’m with Jiah- I had to do a double take to confirm that it was home and not a retail space. Beautiful AND Green?!

  • Samone 6 years ago

    A phenomenon!

  • BusiChic 5 years ago


  • Christina 5 years ago

    Liane is a natural designer and her home is a reflection of her talent, interests and personality. I love the different styles and ambience throughout the home. Thanks so much for sharing – what a treat!

  • Tania 4 years ago

    OMG! LOve how Liane groups items through out her home,and love the wall storage and display units,really compliments all her bits and bobs!

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