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Travel

Top Spots Along The Great Ocean Road With Jenna Densten

A roadtrip with the much-loved renovator, showcasing her favourite stops from Torquay to Apollo Bay.
Jenna Densten
  9 hours ago

Interiors

Modern Mediterranean Is Having A Moment

Our resident interiors expert translates the latest contemporary interiors craze, inspired by all things Mediterranean.
Lauren Li

Regional

In The Field With Australia’s Most Astounding Conservation Organisation

Bush Heritage Australia takes us through their new off-the-grid Michael Tichbon Field Station, perched in the remote Western Australian wild...
Elle Murrell

Every Painting Tells A Story

Uncovering The Hidden Symbolism In NGA's New Blockbuster: 'Love & Desire'

Our collaboration with National Gallery of Australia, celebrating their incredible new exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces from London...

Homes

A House With A Heart Of Gold

Real estate gold, in gold rush country! The hand-crafted country home and garden of Luke Mortimer and Steve Burley in Chewton, Victoria.

News

The 60s-Inspired Ceramic Homewares That Will Make Your Christmas List

Prominent Queensland design studio Marloe Marloe launches their foray into home decor!
Sally Tabart
  Less than an hour ago

Being Green

Bring Sustainability Into Your Kitchen In Time For Christmas

Generous gift-giving and conscientious home-making made simple, with our guide to sustainable utensils, cleaning products and storage soluti...
Elle Murrell

Architecture

A Concrete House In A Coastal Setting

Exploring Australian beachside Brutalism, with 'The Concrete House' by AuHaus in Torquay.
Miriam McGarry

Food

Alice & Marlon's Amazing Wholegrain Mustard

WHO KNEW it was so easy to make your own mustard? SO much better than the store bought variety – think Xmas and summer BBQ crowdpleaser!
Alice Johnson

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Homes

An Award-Winning Melbourne Home Inspired By Art Deco Design

From rundown 'railway cottage' to an award-winning double-dwelling for a grown-up family in Fitzroy North.

Homes

Lisa Marie Corso's Perfect Off-The-Plan Pad

Our former Managing Editor welcomes us into her Essendon apartment, and dishes the details on purchasing her first home!

Homes

A Spectacular Update For Mary Featherston's Iconic 'Featherston House'

Mary Featherston updates her iconic Robin Boyd designed home in Ivanhoe.

Architecture

Jungle Treehouse Meets Urban Brisbane Home

Inside the Terrarium House, an incredible extension of a 100-year-old cottage, by owner-architect John Ellway.
Elle Murrell

Interiors

The Trés Chic Paris Apartment Of Kenzo’s Design Director

Melbourne-based interior architect Pip McCully of Studio Wonder teams up with French architect Lauren Soler on this trés chic Paris apartme...

Regional

In The Field With Australia’s Most Astounding Conservation Organisation

Bush Heritage Australia takes us through their new off-the-grid Michael Tichbon Field Station, perched in the remote Western Australian wild...
Elle Murrell

Every Painting Tells A Story

Uncovering The Hidden Symbolism In NGA's New Blockbuster: 'Love & Desire'

Our collaboration with National Gallery of Australia, celebrating their incredible new exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces from London...

Homes

A House With A Heart Of Gold

Real estate gold, in gold rush country! The hand-crafted country home and garden of Luke Mortimer and Steve Burley in Chewton, Victoria.

News

The 60s-Inspired Ceramic Homewares That Will Make Your Christmas List

Prominent Queensland design studio Marloe Marloe launches their foray into home decor!
Sally Tabart
  Less than an hour ago

Being Green

Bring Sustainability Into Your Kitchen In Time For Christmas

Generous gift-giving and conscientious home-making made simple, with our guide to sustainable utensils, cleaning products and storage soluti...
Elle Murrell

Architecture

A Concrete House In A Coastal Setting

Exploring Australian beachside Brutalism, with 'The Concrete House' by AuHaus in Torquay.
Miriam McGarry

Food

Alice & Marlon's Amazing Wholegrain Mustard

WHO KNEW it was so easy to make your own mustard? SO much better than the store bought variety – think Xmas and summer BBQ crowdpleaser!
Alice Johnson

Round Up

Roundup

Top 10 Indoor Jungles

Our roundup of lush indoor gardens, from the TDF Homes and Studios archives.
Elle Murrell

Roundup

Highlights From The 2018 Houses Awards

The architectural homes that we can't stop swooning over, from a record number of entries this year!

Roundup

Our Favourite Kids' Rooms

Cute, colourful and creative kids' rooms from the TDF archives.

Roundup

8 Of The Best Productive Gardens

Brimming with fruits, vegetables, and rare plants, these gardens put substance (and sustenance!) over style!

Roundup

Perfect Pools

We're summer holiday dreaming again, with a round-up of our favourite pools from the archive!
Lucy Feagins

How To

Our Favourite Art Walls

Ideas from our archive to inspire your own in-home gallery!

Roundup

Our Best Bathrooms

Exceptional examples from our archive, to help transform your soak-space into an extra special sanctuary.

Roundup

Solutions for Living Small

Cancel those extension plans; we're sharing a selection of clever ideas for beautiful and functional compact spaces from the TDF archives.

Roundup

The Best of Outdoor Living

With summer holidays just around the corner, we share some of our favourite outdoor spaces from the TDF archive.

Homes

Mid-Century Magic In West Footscray

Swing into the best of the 60’s, with this timber-panelled, plant filled delight in Melbourne's west.

Homes

Bellissimo Penthouse Living In Fitzroy!

Explore the Italian-inspired apartment of butcher/architect (!) Marcello Donati in Fitzroy.

Being Green

Trade Your Single-Use Products For These Thoughtful Essentials

Keep your household waste and toxicity in check, with our edit of sustainable, locally-designed bathroom and self-care products.
Elle Murrell

Homes

The Sleekest Apartment In West Brunswick

Explore the exacting apartment of photographer Sean Fennessy and stylist Jess Lillico.

Homes

A Renovated Heritage Home With Heart (and Art!)

Explore the tiny, art-filled Cremorne home of James Vivian and Ben Esakoff.

Homes

A Hidden, Architectural Dream Home In Elsternwick

Nestled in an unexpected spot on the site of a former tennis court, this bold, contemporary home captures the discerning aethestic of owners...

Roundup

The Best Beach Houses

As we all count down the days 'til summer break, we revisit some of our favourite beachside homes.
Lucy Feagins

Interiors

The Trés Chic Paris Apartment Of Kenzo’s Design Director

Melbourne-based interior architect Pip McCully of Studio Wonder teams up with French architect Lauren Soler on this trés chic Paris apartme...

Gardens

Bill Henson's Post-Industrial Walled Garden

Questions of beauty, mystery, order and chaos abound in the acclaimed artist's Melbourne garden.
Georgina Reid

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Homes

A Home Designed From The Outside In

An ode to the Australian landscape, in the Wattle Glen home of landscape designer Sam Cox.

Architecture

Rob Mills' Choose Your Own Adventure House

The celebrated Melbourne article opens up his Victorian Architecture Awards shortlisted home of many personalities.

The Perfect Tipple

The 78˚ Negroni

The final instalment of our gin cocktail series – a distinctly Australian Negroni!

Gardens

A Perfect Family Garden In Camberwell

Not overdone, nor too sparing, tour an outdoor oasis designed by Ian Barker in Camberwell - and it’s only two years old!
Georgina Reid

Homes

Poppy Lane, Scott Gibson + Family

A ‘life sized treehouse' full of life and love, and layered with locally made furniture, homewares and artwork.
Lucy Feagins

TDF Films

Styled Settings

Styled Settings · A Garden Gathering

As part of our new series of inspired entertaining ideas, created in partnership with Jansz Tasmania, we share a how-to on styling a relaxed affair that incorporates our favourite ideas for outdoor gatherings.

TDF Podcast

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Podcast

TDF Talks With The Design Files Founder + Editor Lucy Feagins

We're closing our 2018 podcast season with a special guest – our very own boss-lady, Lucy Feagins!

Archives

Architecture

A 'Modernist Ruin' In Malvern

Figureground Architecture create a renovation that simultaneously harks back and gazes forwards.
Miriam McGarry
  1 hour ago

Travel

Top Spots Along The Great Ocean Road With Jenna Densten

A roadtrip with the much-loved renovator, showcasing her favourite stops from Torquay to Apollo Bay.
Jenna Densten
  9 hours ago

Interiors

Modern Mediterranean Is Having A Moment

Our resident interiors expert translates the latest contemporary interiors craze, inspired by all things Mediterranean.
Lauren Li

Art

Win An Artwork By Ali McNabney-Stevens

This vibrant original artwork by the much-loved Melbourne painter could be yours, thanks to Dulux.

Regional

In The Field With Australia’s Most Astounding Conservation Organisation

Bush Heritage Australia takes us through their new off-the-grid Michael Tichbon Field Station, perched in the remote Western Australian wild...
Elle Murrell

Modernist Australia

The Beachfront ‘McKay House’ Is Up For Auction This Weekend

A DREAM beach house in Mollymook, New South Wales, designed by one of the nation’s most beloved Modernist firms, Allen Jack + Cottier Arch...
Patricia Callan and Pete Bakacs

Being Green

Bring Sustainability Into Your Kitchen In Time For Christmas

Generous gift-giving and conscientious home-making made simple, with our guide to sustainable utensils, cleaning products and storage soluti...
Elle Murrell

Architecture

This Is No Ordinary Shed!

Exploring new forms in Australian vernacular architecture, with Atelier Andy Carson in Gerringong, NSW.
Miriam McGarry

Homes

A House With A Heart Of Gold

Real estate gold, in gold rush country! The hand-crafted country home and garden of Luke Mortimer and Steve Burley in Chewton, Victoria.

Architecture

A Home Designed For Connection

A dual occupancy sub-division results in a surprisingly roomy home for six (!) - the 'Connect Six' House in Brighton, by Whiting Architects....

Food

Alice & Marlon's Amazing Wholegrain Mustard

WHO KNEW it was so easy to make your own mustard? SO much better than the store bought variety – think Xmas and summer BBQ crowdpleaser!
Alice Johnson

Creative People

11 Great Craftspeople Who Can Make You A Table

A round-up of the best bespoke furniture makers and designers in Australia!

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