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About Us

The Design Files is Australia’s most popular digital design publication. We cover real Australian homes, gardens, art, architecture, interior design, furniture, textiles, homewares, food, and more!

Founded by Melbourne stylist Lucy Feagins in 2008, The Design Files is now a team of women with an amazing, highly engaged community of readers and social media followers.

With a passion for original content, high quality photography, videography and writing, we love telling great design stories, document beautiful spaces, and keeping our readers informed about creative happenings Australia-wide.

Outside of the web, The Design Files hosts regular art exhibitions, events, talks and pop-ups. We also have a regular column in Domain magazine (The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald).

The Design Files acknowledges that we work on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.


We publish personal homes across Australia, from architectural masterpieces, to suburban family homes, Victorian terraces, mid-century marvels, coastal shacks, city apartments, and everything in between.

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The best in Australian and New Zealand residential architecture projects.


Creative People

The Design Files is Australia’s most comprehensive resource for creative people and happenings. With our network of talented writers and photographers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, we document the workspaces and creative output of Australian artists, makers, and designers each week.



Australia’s most beautiful and productive residential gardens.

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Our popular weekly food column sees us partner with some of Australia’s most exciting chefs and home cooks to bring you original recipes and mouthwatering food photography. Our regular food columnist is the wonderful Julia Busuttil Nishimura, aka Julia Ostro.



In our monthly Family column, Australia’s most prolific and successful creatives share how they balance career, creativity, and family. The juggle is real!



Interviews and studio visits with Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists; exhibition listings; and awards highlights.



TDF Talks is our podcast featuring conversations with noteworthy Australian creatives, from designers to artists, makers, entrepreneurs, architects, and more.


The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email