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Travel

A Perfect Day in Daylesford & The Macedon Ranges, With Paul Bangay

Lucy joins legendary landscape designer Paul Bangay for a dreamy day trip in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, capturing the best that the
Lucy Feagins
  3 hours ago

TDF Design Awards

The Most Fabulous New Furniture Designs In The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021

There is no shortage of innovation and inspiration from the Furniture Design finalists In The TDF + Laminex Design Awards this year!
Lucy Feagins
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Interiors

11 Mirrors That Are Having A Moment!

Lauren Li's edit of her favourite mirrors out there right now, to take your space to the next level!
Lauren Li

Architecture

A New Zealand Villa Built For Hosting

Architecture firm Maud creates a home for a family of hospitality professionals, built around a generous kitchen, outdoor room + pétanque g...

Homes

A Remarkable Family Home Transformation

Maddie and Mike Witter transformed a mould-ridden, dilapidated house into a bright and breezy family home for six!

Interiors

A Before-And-After Interior Renovation That’ll Knock Your Socks Off!

AMA Studio Interiors transforms a rustic, wood-panelled cottage on the NSW Central Coast into dreamy family retreat.

Interiors

A Joyful Home, Full Of Whimsy + Glamour

Scalloped edges and vibrant colours have elevated this Sydney terrace by Arent&Pyke.

Architecture

A Modernist-Inspired Seaside Home

This adaptable, Victorian seaside home designed by Nest Architects and Placement blurs the line between modernism and contemporary design. ...
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Podcast

Country Road’s Managing Director On The Stickiness Of Sustainable Fashion, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, Elle Roseby talks leading one of the country’s most iconic brands through a new age in the fashion industry....

Interiors

A Glam ’60s-Inspired Makeover For A Drab Suburban Home

Kaiko Design transform a forgettable suburban space into a ritzy family residence, with big personality!

Gardens

A WOW-Factor 'Secret Garden' In Blairgowrie

Ian Barker Gardens creates a private outdoor sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula.

On The Market

A Light + Bright Beachside Home Hits The Market

This property in Sunrise Beach, Noosa is a full time home that feels like a holiday home - and it’s ready for new inhabitants!

Architecture

Everything You Need To Know About Working With An Architect

Four of Australia's best architects answer your frequently asked questions, from what an architect does, to how much they cost!

Homes

A Designer’s 1970s Bells Beach Dream Home!

The incredible eclectic home of interior designer Léo Terrando and Jessica Watts, on Victoria's surf coast.

Interiors

Get The Look: Dark + Moody Bathrooms And Kitchens

All the product and styling advice you need to achieve the dark, moody bathrooms and kitchen interiors trend, brought to you Oliveri.

Studio Visit

Two Best Friends' Lockdown Hobby Turned Cult Candle Business

Creative entrepreneurs Ruby Kannava and Emma Cutri pooled their respective small business knowledge to found Blazed Wax - a colourful, cult-...

Interiors

A Colour-Drenched, 'Grandmillennial' Home In North Sydney

Bold colour, and both English and Moroccan influences come together in this North Sydney home by Lisa Burdus.

TDF Design Awards

The Sensational Interior Design Finalists In The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021!

The 12 incredible residential projects in the running to win the Interior Design award at the TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021, presented by...

Indigenous Art

15 Excellent Indigenous Art Centres To Support And Celebrate!

We've spoken to some experts, and pulled together this guide on purchasing Aboriginal artwork ethically, and some ideas of where to find it!...

Creative People

The Mother and Daughter Duo Uncovering Perth’s Hidden Terrazzo Treasures

A community exhibition uncovering Fremantle residences containing terrazzo floors by master artisan, Giuseppe Scolaro - as part of the city'...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Textile Designer, Cassie Byrnes

The designer, mother and founder of Variety Hour walks us through 24 hours in her colourful (and hilarious!) shoes.

Architecture

A Clever Hobart Extension That Captures Mountain + Garden Views

A new extension by Preston Lane Architects opens this 1910 Hobart home to its established backyard and views of Kunanyi / Mount Wellington.

Homes

A Melbourne Family Home That Feels Like A Warm Embrace

With its warm, cosy feel, this Clifton Hill home is a true reflection of Rebecca Long, her children, and beloved late husband Tom.

Gardens

A Lush + Functional Queensland Courtyard

The Y3 Garden by Dan Young Landscape Architect unites the aesthetic and functional to make the most of a transitional outdoor space.

Studio Visit

Connecting With The Past + Grappling With History, With Painter Mia Boe

Butchulla artist Mia Boe has caught a lot of people's attention with her vibrant, political paintings. She's one of the most exciting young

Art

Duality And Reality With Artist Sally Lee Anderson

Layering the scenes of her immediate reality with those of others collected via social media, Sally Anderson's new exhibition questions the

TDF Design Awards

Introducing The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021 Residential Architecture Finalists!

Take a closer look at the 18 homes shortlisted in the TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021 Residential Architecture category, proudly presented
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Podcast

Jirra Lulla Harvey On The Intersection Between Commerce, Capitalism + Culture, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the Koorie woman and founder of Kalinya Communications highlights the way Indigenous ways of knowing and being...

Creative People

Beautiful New Botanical Art Prints From Textile Designer Georgie Daphne

Georgie Daphne launches 'Plant Gang' - a series of colourful, limited-edition art prints featuring everyone's favourite chums: houseplants.

Studio Visit

These Painterly Ceramic Pieces Make Every Day A Party!

How mum-of-three Kelly Murphy built her cult-status local ceramics brand in under four years.

Interiors

A Stylist’s Instantly Calming Northern Sydney Home

A former magazine editor turned interior designer takes on her most difficult client yet - herself!

Creative People

The Fun + Fantastical Inner-City Apartment Of Two Next Generation Designers

The high-rise apartment of Melbourne designers and Tik Tok stars Josh Jessup and Matt Moss is an explosion of colour and fun!

Creative People

Art, Activism And The Archibald

Julian Meagher promised Craig 'Fozz' Foster he'd paint his portrait every year until it was a successful Archibald finalist, to raise awaren...

Modernist Australia

This Vast 1960s Dream Home Is A Bushland Paradise

A Modernist home buried in bushland on the Northern Beaches of Sydney is up for sale (and living rent-free in our heads!).
Patricia Callan

Homes

A Slice Of Italy In Fitzroy’s Backstreets!

Situated around a lush European-style communal courtyard is the Fitzroy family apartment of Amara Speechley and Cal Watson.

Gardens

A Brazilian-Inspired Garden With Epic Bayside Views

Bates Landscapes looked to the surrounding scenery and a sub-tropical planting palette to connect the functions of this steep, windy garden

Architecture

Inside Australia’s Most Beautiful Live-Work Space

Jeremy Bull and Tess Glasson of Alexander &CO bought the house next door to their own, and turned it into their design studio's dreamy headq...

Interiors

A Beachside Home With Richly Layered Interiors + A Brand New View!

Duet have opened this 1930s Wollongong house to beach views and contemporary living.

TDF Design Awards

Announcing The FINALISTS For The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021!

Drum roll please... the shortlist for the 2021 TDF Design Awards is here!

Architecture

A Home Among The Gumtrees, Where Nature Is Everything

This modest but hardworking home in Killora Bay, North Bruny Island prioritises and protects the dense canopy of trees and wildlife that cam...

Dream Job

Defining Trends With Country Road's Head Of Homewares Design, Ty Symonds

Ty Symonds was so obsessed with Country Road, he manifested a job there. Now he manages a team of 6 to create industry-leading homewares for...

Stays

A Charming Coastal Cottage With Eclectic Interiors And Unbelievable Views!

Filled with secondhand treasures, and capturing breathtaking views across Great Oyster Bay, The Burrows in Swansea, Tasmania is the dream ge...

Travel

Your Chance To WIN A $2000 Travel Voucher!

Klarna is giving away a $2000 Luxury Escapes travel voucher to one lucky reader - start planning your next holiday now!

Art

A Milestone Retrospective Of Maree Clarke’s 30-Year Career

‘Ancestral Memories’ surveys the artist, designer and Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung woman’s epic career.

Homes

A Clever, Creative Renovation For This Compact Victorian Home

Designers Penny and Simon Barnes have extended their family's Carlton North Victorian home for added space, character, and energy efficiency...

Art

The Inspiring Story Of Kirsten Roberts’ Powerful Survival Paintings

After suffering a neurological condition in 2019, Kristen Roberts found strength in painting.

Food

Julia's Spinach And Feta Flatbreads

Inspired by the weekend ritual of visiting the farmer's market with a Börek or Gözleme in hand, Julia Busuttil Nishimura puts her own spin...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Architecture

A Refined Country Home That Celebrates The Seasons

A simple floor plan, tactile materials, and generous garden capture the changing seasons in Kyneton House by Edition Office.

Art

Seven Great Places To Buy Affordable, Original Art

From local galleries to online dealers, First Nations art centres, this is where to look for artwork under $1.5k!

Podcast

TDF Talks With Super Stylist, Jono Fleming

The TDF podcast is back, baby! We are joined by stylist, designer, podcaster + all-round creative whiz – Jono Fleming.

Interiors

Announcing The 2021 Dulux Colour Awards Finalists

From retro-inspired shades to cocooning earthy hues, the most colourful design projects of 2021 are here - and they’re as inspiring as eve...
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Travel

A Perfect Day in South Gippsland, With Andrea Moore

Designer Andrea Moore gives Lucy a guided tour of her favourite spots to eat, shop, stay and see in beautiful South Gippsland.

On The Market

An Architect’s Own Colourful House Hits The Market

The interiors of this contemporary family home in a Northcote laneway are inspired by the vibrant primary tones of a 1950s colour chart!

Family

Art Runs Generations Deep In The Family Of Molly Wattle Boney

We visit TDF Kids Art Awards winner Molly Wattle Boney and her creative parents, Tessa Nuku and Brendon Boney, at Ettalong Beach.

Interiors

A Forest-Like Makeover For A Poky Victorian Sharehouse

The owners of this single-storey Victorian cottage in Kensington engaged Kim Kneipp to transform it into a light-filled contemporary haven f...

Homes

A Vintage Seller’s Beautifully Curated Melbourne Home

A stellar secondhand furniture collection and small modifications have turned this Flemington rental property into a seriously stylish and c...

Creative People

A Powerful Group Show From Seven First Nations Artists

Curated by Jenna Lee, Craft Victoria's latest exhibition, 'Elemental', examines seven First Nations artists personal, spiritual and ancestra...

Interiors

Check-Mate! How To Bring On-Trend Stripes + Checks Into Your Home

Lauren Li shows us how to incorporate on-trend stripes and checks into any interior PLUS the best patterned pieces on the market right now!
Lauren Li

Architecture

A Richly Detailed Edwardian Makeover

A carpenter's square and the home's original Edwardian architecture are among inspirations behind Architects Eat's latest project in Caulfie...

Gardens

A Mediterranean Oasis In The Middle Of Sydney

With a tropical courtyard and sandstone cabana cave, landscape designer Antony Wyer’s own incredible garden is like a personal Greek islan...

Shopping

Seven Local Kids Design Brands We Can’t Get Enough Of!

Seven of our favourite local kids brands, and where to find them!
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Art en Route

A Visit to the Blue Mountains with Jono Fleming, and Ford Puma

Sydney stylist Jono Fleming is our tour guide for a dreamy day trip to the Blue Mountains, in the new Ford Puma!

Gardens

Three Trees + A Pool - The Love Story Of A Wild-Looking, Natural Garden

Mcnuttndorff Landscapes tamed this rambling Fairfield garden around a new pool and three majestic eucalypts!

Interiors

Everything You Need To Know About Working With An Interior Designer

What does an interior designer do, and how much does a residential project cost? Here's everything you need to know, with info from leading

Architecture

A Bushy Family Home That Brings The Outdoors In

You'd never know that this clever home by Anthrosite Architects shields its occupants from a busy motorway on one side of the house.

Homes

An Interior Designer’s Mini Converted Warehouse That Feels Like Home

In past lives, this little converted warehouse in Fitzroy has been a secret bar and a photographic studio. Now, it’s the charming rental h...

Interiors

A Peaceful, Pastel Transformation Of A Petite Art Deco Apartment

Rosanna Ceravolo creates a new, sympathetic interior personality for a two-bedroom flat in the leafy suburb of South Yarra.

Gardens

A Vacant Cow Paddock Turned Relaxed Australian Country Garden

Weeds and camphor are replaced by lush natives, a veggie garden and a hilltop plunge pool in this country garden by Fig Landscapes.

Architecture

An Architecture Power Couple’s Extraordinary Concrete Home

Inside 'La Scala’ – the contemporary, concrete Brisbane home of architects Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence, co-founders of Richards an...

Art

The Secret Mystical Paintings of International Art Sensation, Hilma af Klint

The visionary Swedish artist’s enormous colourful artworks were hidden from the world for decades. Now, they are on show at Art Gallery of...

Shopping

The Aboriginal-Owned Homewares Brand Bringing First Nations Art To Homes + Classrooms Across Australia!

Bundjalung/Minjungbal woman Emma Rolls of Emro Designs shares her collection of rugs, cushions and soon-to-be-released picnic mats featuring...

Architecture

An Architect’s Reworking Of Sir Roy Grounds’ Former Balmain Home

A heritage 1970s house in Balmain once owned by Sir Roy Grounds has been its re-engineered by its present owner, architect Conrad Johnston o...

Creative People

Andalusian-Inspired Lampshades, Handwoven In Sydney

Lana Launay makes her textured light covers from natural materials such as coffee-stained raffia, coconut shell rope and bamboo yarn.

Architecture

A Dessert-Inspired ‘60s Home Makeover!

From banana Paddle Pop yellow, to chocolatey timber, this 1960s home makeover by Wowowa brings colour and personality to this mid century ho...

Stays

A Quaint + Charming Holiday Cottage That Feels Like Home

Lotte's Hjem is a 150-year-old weatherboard nestled in the heart of Pambula on the Sapphire Coast.

Homes

A Modern Family’s Treetop Rental Property

The heartwarming North Warrandyte rental of Tilly Barber, her six-year-old son Mars, and friends Albee Barton and Justyn Burrow.

In Print

A Rustic Shed Accommodation On The Victorian Surfcoast Hinterland

Lose yourself in the classic Lynda Gardener aesthetic with her new book 'Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home' published by Hachette A...
Ali Heath

Gardens

A Grandmother's Accessible, Flower-Filled Dream Garden!

Outdoor Establishments have turned a barren acreage in outer Sydney into an elderly client's dream garden featuring Eco Outdoor products.

Architecture

A Malaysian-Inspired Adaptable House In Brisbane

'Three House' by architect John Ellway sees three pavilions brought together as one breathable, flexible home in Paddington.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life of ‘Hamilton’ Star, Chloé Zuel

We go behind the scenes of the Australian production of the most famous musical in the world - with Eliza Hamilton herself!

Interiors

This Revamped Edwardian Home Has A Different Mood For Every Room

Interior Designer Georgina Jeffries delivers a classic yet contemporary makeover of a heritage home – where moments of delight are everywh...

Studio Visit

The Amazing Art-Making Of Thea Anamara Perkins

The Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist is renowned for her vivid, personal portraits of prominent First Nations figures. We talked to the accompl...

Creative People

A Truly Magical Tapestry Collaboration Between Local Artists + Weavers

Works by Eugenia Lim, Atong Atem, Troy Emery and Hayley Millar Baker were recrafted as tapestries by weavers at the Australian Tapestry Work...

Food

Julia's Miso Salmon Bowl With Udon Noodles And Crunchy Greens

The onset of winter and lockdown in Victoria means we're back in comfort food mode – and this warm miso salmon bowl with crunchy greens h...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Creative People

A Heartwarming Flower Delivery Service That Makes A Difference

The Beautiful Bunch is a Melbourne-based floral delivery + subscription service, focused on creating opportunities for young women from refu...

Homes

The Gorgeous Family Home Of The Design Files' Advertising Manager, Chelsea Hall!

This dreamy renovation in Melbourne's suburbs is the ultimate Australian family home!

Architecture

A Minty Fresh Addition For A Beloved Family Home

This Flemington home in the hands of one family for 80 years has been given a sympathetic update by Lisa Breeze.

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: 'Here, In My Mind', By Amalia Keefer

We're so excited to be hosting the debut solo show from this promising young artist – and pre-sales are now open!

Architecture

An LA-Inspired ‘Floating’ Home In The Byron Hinterland

Designed in the style of the mid-century Case Study Houses, the Coolamon House by DFJ Architects uses glass and concrete to melt into its na...

Dream Job

Podcasting, Politics + Pop Culture, With Journalist Osman Faruqi

One of the most followed Australian journalists and head of audio at Schwartz Media on how he got his dream job as the host of 'The Culture'...

Interiors

An Adventurous Apartment Interior For Avid Art Collectors

YSG turn a dark and dated 90s apartment into an inspiring, character-filled home.

Art

The Astounding Finalists Of The 100th Archibald Prize

Australia's highest portrait honour counts Grace Tame, Rachel Perkins, Del Kathryn Barton, Ben Quilty, Craig Foster and more amongst its pai...

On The Market

An Architect-Renovated, Three-Storey Converted Warehouse Is For Sale In Collingwood!

This rare, architect-renovated, converted warehouse with three bedrooms and a garage is for sale in Collingwood!
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How To

Keeping Your Home Clean and Clutter-Free, with Jenna Densten

The interior designer, educator and former contestant on The Block shares her top tips for keeping any home clean, tidy and clutter free –...

Art

A Look Inside Patricia Piccinini’s Epic New Exhibition At Flinders Street Ballroom

The world renowned artist takes us through 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated', her immersive new installation in one of Melbourne's most iconic...

Homes

An Architect’s Breathtaking Mid-Century Home On The Great Ocean Road!

This mid-century Lorne home has been sympathetically updated by owner-architect Josh Crosbie, and the results are MAJOR!

Creative People

Fancy New Digs For Free To Feed

The social enterprise has just opened a massive new event space in Fitzroy North - and it's a beauty!

Interiors

An Eye-Popping Resort Style Homestead In Outer Sydney

House Thirteen by Three Birds Renovations is an epic semi-rural residence designed to take you on holiday!

Gardens

A Sub-Tropical Garden Wonderland In The Byron Bay Hinterland

Salvaged from environmental ruin, the Tyagarah garden by LANDstudio comprises ten acres of lush residential garden and 110 acres of reforest...

Interiors

17 Affordable Lights That Will Give Your Space A Glow-Up

Lauren Li shares a plethora of low-cost lighting options (we're talking under $500 each!), and shares her top tips on how to make a big impa...
Lauren Li

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