Australian Homes

BEST OF AUSTRALIAN HOMES 2012 · Zoe Murphy and Family

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Friday 28th December 2012

The incredible Melbourne home of Zoe Murphy and family!  Wallpaper by Designers Guild. Fabulous diagonal shelves designed by Zoe.  Photos – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files

AMAZING master bathroom / ensuite (this is what happens when you turn a bedroom into a bathroom… so generous).   Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files

Today we’re re-visiting another magnificent Melbourne family home, which we originally shared in March this year.   The post was incredibly popular, with over 60 lovely comments from you all!  No surprise really – it’s a total stunner, styled with an inspired combination of colour, pattern and texture… hats off to graphic designer Zoe Murphy for creating such a special space to call home!

Zoe and husband Ben purchased the home in a very dilapidated condition in 2009, and undertook a major renovation with the expert assistance of Zoe’s brother Rodney Eggleston of March Studio (you’ve seen Rodney’s own home here and we recently interviewed him too!).  After a major overhaul which included re-wiring, re-plumbing, re-roofing and re-flooring – not to mention a complete re-working of the room layout, Zoe and Ben finally had their dream home.  And isn’t it magnificent!?

For the full story and many more pics, do pop over to the original post…!

Rear family room / living. Pendant light by Jielde (available from Euroluce), overdye vintage rug from Loom. Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files

Front door.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Friday 28th December 2012


  • Dan 4 years ago

    Nice house, but let down by a fake overstuffed Featherston

  • AB 4 years ago

    Dan, that’s the first thing I noticed too. Unfortunate, because the rest is beautiful!

  • absolutely love this home–especially the blue door and assorted plants!

  • That green rug is divine!

  • Tim 4 years ago

    I am in love with the blue bottom for the sink. That is gorgeous. I also think the blue door is amazing.

  • callie grayson 4 years ago

    loving the pops of colour at the entry to this gorgeous home!

  • krista 4 years ago

    Where do I find that blue chair?!

  • Rosie 4 years ago

    Very bold use of colour! Although that green is making my head explode..

  • Nike 4 years ago

    Are you kidding? The featherston takes it from ordinary to extraordinary! Love it, the colours look amazing,!

  • Nimi 4 years ago

    Where are the burger prints from and who is the artist they are great!

  • krista 4 years ago

    Seriously, does anyone know where to find a chair like that?

  • Victoria 4 years ago

    Everything about this house is perfect, I’ve been lucky enough to visit. It will certainly inspire me when I become a home owner.

  • Sabrina 4 years ago

    It is a lovely home, and I love the use of green, but, dare I say, I’m a little over seeing the replica Eames and Featherston chairs in modern homes…

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    Its all a bit hmmmmm

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