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Homes

An Expertly Renovated Edwardian Family Home In Northcote

The Edwardian home of Catherine Keating and family in Northcote has been given a fresh overhaul by Clare Cousins Architects.
Lucy Feagins
  6 hours ago

Architecture

The Epic Contemporary Revival Of A Pre-Federation Homestead

An 1839 Georgian-era mansion in Tasmania undergoes a specialist update and sympathetic extension by Cumulus Studio.
Sasha Gattermayr
  22 hours ago

Sustainable Homes

An Unbelievably Energy Efficient 100-Year-Old Workers’ Cottage!

With the expertise of Altereco Design, this cute cottage in Yarraville is now an ultra sustainable homed home, powered predominantly by sola...

Regional

A Micro Flower Farm In Trentham, Decades In The Making

A florist devoted to holistic botanical living has transformed this dilapidated miner's cottage into boutique accommodation - with its own f...
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Design Awards

Presenting The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020 Residential Architecture Finalists!

From an off-the-grid cottage to a sustainable urban commune, these are the best residential architecture projects in Australia.
Lucy Feagins

Modernist Australia

A Fond Farewell To Modernist Australia!

Going, going... GONE! We bid a sad adieu to Trish Callan, and look back at some highlights from Modernist Australia, the website that raised...
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

Two Buildings + Two Courtyard Gardens = One Clever Inner City Home

This Fitzroy North house by Rob Kennon Architects turns the traditional house and backyard model on its head!

On The Market

Permaculture Expert Ben Shaw's Gorgeous Geelong Home (+ Garden!) Hits The Market

A 1920s house with Geelong's best suburban garden (we're calling it!) created by permaculture expert Ben Shaw is up for sale.

Architecture

A Gloriously Verdant Inner-City Extension

BKK Architects design a contemporary addition around its luscious, sprawling garden for a pair of self-declared introverts in North Fitzroy....
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Totally Transfixing Concrete Retreat

This contemporary family home in Kew by Architects EAT is totally secluded, yet bright, breezy and open!
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Quirky, Contemporary Harbourside Penthouse, For Stylish Downsizers!

The Neutral Bay penthouse apartment of Tracy and Peter Fleming, renovated by their son Jono Fleming with Strutt Studios.

Shopping

A Sunny New Range Of Planters From Capra Designs

Capra Designs debuts a new collection of planters inspired by ancient Roman architecture.
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

TDF Collect Presents 'Devotions' By Lucy Roleff

The much-anticipated debut solo show from the Melbourne realist painter is here!

Architecture

Go Inside Australia’s Most Incredible Architectural Homes - For A Great Cause!

To replace their annual fundraiser, The Robin Boyd Foundation launches Virtual Open House, offering the chance to video-tour through award-w...
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Design Awards

Announcing Our 2020 The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards FINALISTS!

It's a big one today, people! From Architects, to Landscape Designers, Furniture Designers, Craft practitioners and more... say hello to the...

On The Market

A Charming Victorian Cottage, Turned Contemporary Family Home (With Two Rooftop Terraces!)

A sleek renovation in one of Melbourne’s most coveted inner city locales revives this heritage home - and it's on the market!
Sasha Gattermayr

Family

Designer, Businesswoman and Mother Fatuma Ndenzako Weaves Dual Cultures Into Something Beautiful

We chat to one half of the sister-duo behind Collective Closets about motherhood, her thriving fashion label, and growing up African in Alto...
Ashe Davenport

Studio Visit

Ornate, Oozing Ceramics By Ebony Russell

A Sydney artist exploring the space between decorative art and feminine power.
Sasha Gattermayr

Stays

A Modernist-Inspired Getaway On The Mornington Peninsula

This architecturally-designed getaway nestled in the sand dunes behind St Andrews beach is your next holiday destination!
Sasha Gattermayr

Work Space

A Monumental New Headquarters For Fashion Trailblazers Incu

Take a tour of Incu's dreamy new headquarters in Sydney, incorporating retail store and head office, designed by Akin Atelier.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Photographer’s Rustic Country Home (With Its Own Private Bar!)

The charming Macedon Ranges home of photographer Marnie Hawson, and her husband Ryan.

Architecture

A Legendary Local Design Writer’s Renovated 1930s Home

Two art deco apartments in South Yarra owned by reverred Melbourne writer Stephen Crafti have been transformed into one unified home, by Rob...

Creative People

Terrazzo Queen Tantri Mustika's New Shop + Studio!

The big-dreaming Melbourne ceramicist has just opened the doors to her new retail store in Collingwood Yards, Melbourne!

Gardens

A Cascading, Compact Garden That Envelopes This Sydney Home

Greenery spills in from every angle in this suburban garden designed by Bell Landscapes!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Dazzling (Yet Inviting!) Family Home

Brutalist inspired architecture meets contemporary Australian style, in this WOW-factor Melbourne home by Kennon Architects.

Shopping

July Is Bringing The Sights Of Overseas Travel Into Your Home!

The Melbourne-based luggage company have teamed up with five Australian photographers to offer high-quality travel prints – framed and de...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Artist, Designer And Small Businesswoman, Rachel Castle

The bubbly, effervescent design icon takes us through a day in her heavenly Marrickville studio - plus how she built her business from the g...
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

Showstopping Ceramic Lamps And Sculptures By Sarah Nedovic

This Melbourne maker's handmade ceramic lamps and sculptures are a perfect study of balance and form.

Architecture

This Lorne Home Is A Dream Collaboration Between Two Architects

Architect Roger Nelson teams up with Ben Shields of Dreamer to design this serene family holiday home, on the Great Ocean Road.

Architecture

A Sustainable, Responsibly Dense Townhouse Project In Elwood

HIP V. HYPE in collaboration with Fieldwork have created Ruskin Elwood – four townhouses with solar panels, battery storage, and powered b...

Homes

An Artist’s Art Deco Apartment With Incredible Views Of Bondi Beach!

Daimon Downey and Georgia Gorman live above a surf shop, with sweeping views of Bondi Beach. Does it get any more Sydney than that?!

Shopping

This Travel-Inspired Ceramics Collection Will Whisk You Away!

In this new ceramics collection from Jumbled x Robert Gordon, each handpainted piece is reminiscent of a faraway place!
Sasha Gattermayr

Interiors

16 Of The Best Statement Armchairs

From chubby style, 70s-inspired, timeless and most importantly... comfy! Our interiors columnist Lauren Li shares her edit of some of the be...
Lauren Li

Interiors

A Compact Terrace, Custom-Made For Two

Dan Gayfer Design turn a small, nondescript North Melbourne home from drab to fab!

Gardens

A Landscape Designer’s Relaxed Family Garden in Elwood

Kate Patterson of KPLA took her time designing her own backyard, but it was worth the wait!
Sasha Gattermayr

On The Market

Victorian Grandeur Meets Modern Convenience In Primo Location!

This renovated Victorian family home in Fitzroy North is looking for new custodians.

Dream Job

Bringing Stories Out Of The Shadows With The Artistic Director Of The Sydney Biennale, Brook Andrew

The esteemed multidisciplinary artist brings new perspectives to Australia's largest and oldest Biennale – on now in Sydney!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Mindful, Minimal Take On Modernist Design

Studiofour design a thoughtful, contemporary family residence, amongst Beaumaris' iconic mid-century homes.

Travel

Simone Haag's Guide To Mount Buller + Mansfield

Mount Buller is opening on June 22nd (!!), and Simone has got the hot tips for all the best places to eat, stay and shop on the slopes!
Simone Haag

Art

A Cross-Country Collaboration Between A Saddler + A Contemporary Furniture Maker

'Partu' is an exhibition of conceptual furniture created by WA-based saddler Johnny Nargoodah, and NSW-based designer Trent Jansen – showi...
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

The Colourful Melbourne Home Of Two Art & Design Aficionados!

The owners of Melbourne vintage store Smith Street Bazaar, Eddy Opmanis and Eryca Green, reveal their wonderfully maximalist home – owned

Architecture

A Striking Sydney Home Designed For Book-Lovers

This contemporary extension to a Federation-era cottage was created by Sibling Architecture for a client and her vast collection of books!
Sasha Gattermayr

Gardens

A Lush, Layered Family Garden in Hawthorn

Kate Seddon Landscape Design update a Hawthorn backyard, to suit a new phase of family life.

Architecture

The Best Tasmanian Architecture Projects Of 2020

The winners of the Tasmanian Architecture Awards were announced last week, today we reveal our highlights.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Faithfully Updated Mid-Century Melbourne Home

A restrained renovation for a 1960's home in Frankston South by MRTN Architects.

Shopping

A New Design Concept Store In Melbourne, From Two Likeminded Brands

In Good Company and Banded Together bring furnishings and fashion under one roof, with a new combined concept store in Armadale!

Interiors

4 Low-Cost Ideas To Update Your Home This Weekend!

Sick of your house? Four design experts share their super easy, low cost ideas to add a little pizzazz to your interiors!

Architecture

A Breathtaking Lake House Completely Open To Its Natural Surrounds

A robust regional dwelling surrounded by acres of native bushland in Northern New South Wales, by Matthew Woodward Architecture.
Sasha Gattermayr

Giveaway

WIN A Fenton & Fenton Interior Design Consultation + $5000 To Spend!

Enter here for your chance to WIN a Fenton & Fenton design service experience, along with $5000 to elevate your home for winter!

Architecture

An Elegant Modern Home That Balances Indoor and Out

Travis Walton Architecture delicately balances innovation with tradition (and a healthy dose of green technology!) in this Caulfield North h...
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Perfectly Pint-Sized, Art Deco Sydney Pad!

Interior architect Sophie Bowers and fashion stylist Josh Climpson share their renovated one-bedroom apartment in Sydney's Kensington.

On The Market

This Octagonal Home Maximises Every Angle – And It Could Be Yours

This cabin-like home in Sydney’s North Shore was designed by a pioneering member of the Sydney School. And now, it’s on the market!
Sasha Gattermayr

Food

Julia's Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls With Cabbage Salad + Pickled Carrots

A bright and healthy rice bowl with plenty of colour and crunch for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Art

Dreamy Landscape Paintings By Ileigh Hellier

A closer look at the work of the Newcastle-based emerging artist Ileigh Hellier - one to collect, while you still can, art lovers!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Bold, Playful New Addition For An Edwardian Home

Studio Bright restore a heritage home in Northcote, and add a contemporary and characterful new extension.

On The Market

A Handball Court Turned Architect’s Residence Hits The Market!

An 1860s building converted into a home in the 1970s by architect John Mockridge is for sale in Carlton.

Shopping

10 Of The Best Blankets To Get You Through Winter

Feeling the cold this week? Us too. Layer up with a cosy new blanket by one of these (mostly local!) brands.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Small Footprint, Japanese-Inspired Home in Sydney

The architect-owner used traditional machiya architecture to enhance the efficiency of this small house!
Sasha Gattermayr

Interiors

'High-Low’ Home Styling Done Right, With Lauren Li

Our interior design columnist shows us how to pair investment pieces with simple, great value furniture options - in a way that makes the mo...
Lauren Li

Shopping

Bespoke Terrazzo Furniture From Mortadello

The Melbourne-based one-man-show handmaking cold-cut terrazzo furniture in every colour.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Renovated Blue Mountains Home With Soul

A rundown fibro house in the Blue Mountains transformed into a joyful home for a family of six!

Interiors

A Mid-Century Inspired Prefab Extension!

Modscape design a modular extension to suit a mid-century Elsternwick house.

Gardens

A Majestic Restoration For A Legendary Heritage Garden

This 150-year-old garden in Deepdene is listed on the National Trust and is rumoured to have been originally designed by the creator of the
Sasha Gattermayr

Interiors

The Best Australian Interiors Announced!

The Australian Interior Design Awards 2020 winners are revealed.
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

TDF Collect Presents ‘Different Sorta Colour’ – An Online Exhibition

Get to know the five artists in our Indigenous group art exhibition, 'Different Sorta Colour'. Sales are open now!

Architecture

An Extraordinary Transformation For This Heritage Sandstone Home

A dilapidated 1870's home in Sydney's Balmain East is restored and extended, with a new concrete addition by Benn + Penna Architecture.

On The Market

An Interior Designer’s 1930s South Yarra Home Is Up For Sale!

One of South Yarra’s tightly held 1930s homes has hit the market, featuring a masterful renovation by its interior designer owner.

Gardens

A Suburban Backyard Transformed Into A Lush Garden Retreat

Mud Office complements a modern Ivanhoe extension with this magnificent green retreat!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Contemporary Farmhouse In Suburban Melbourne!

MRTN Architects design a farmhouse suitable for suburbia in Melbourne's Fairfield!

Art

This Sculpture Collaboration Is A Match Made In Heaven!

Artist Kate Florence and sculptor Lucas Wearne of Neighbourhood Studio collaborate on a collection of hand-painted, one-off sculptures.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Waterfront Home In Sydney That Defines 'Approachable Luxury'

The 1880s sandstone home of interior designer Linda Habak and family in Hunters Hill, faithfully extended by Campbell Architecture.

Art

Paul Maher’s Paintings Dwell On The Fringes Of Urban Wilderness

The Newcastle artist paints calm, reflective scenes of life on the edge of human habitats, for his second solo exhibition at Saint Cloche.
Sasha Gattermayr

Shopping

Sounds Like Home - WIN The Ultimate Home Sound System From Sonos!

To get you through winter we’ve teamed up with Sonos, with a huge prize worth $2936 – Including Sonos' new premium new soundbar, Arc!

Architecture

An 'Upside Down' Family Home Floating Among The Treetops

A tired 1980s residence in Sydney has been transformed into a serene family home, at the hands of Nobbs Radford Architects.
Sasha Gattermayr

Times Like These

Times Like These... With TDF Editor-In-Chief Lucy Feagins

Our very own founder and editor shares some of the ups and downs of the last few months.

Shopping

Krof Cutlery Brings The Elegance Of Fine Dining To Your Home

A design expert and restaurateur join forces to launch a sleek, high-quality Australian cutlery brand.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Voluminous, Contemporary Home Behind A Modest Heritage Facade

A heritage weatherboard is extended and transformed by Tecture, future proofing this home for a family of six.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Home Purpose Built For A Woman And Her Cat!

A heritage cottage in Fitzroy North carefully restored and renovated by Atlas Architects.
Sasha Gattermayr

Gardens

A Fresh Courtyard Garden In Paddington With Californian Vibes

Garden Life update a tired inner-Sydney courtyard with a textured, elegant design that begs for a sunny afternoon Spritz!

Studio Visit

The Painted Papier-Mâché World Of Morgana Celeste

The multi-disciplined creative and emerging artist shares her process ahead of her first solo exhibition, online now at pépite.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Warm And Wonderful 1950s Home In North Warrandyte

Vy and Andrew Costen share their charming mid century family home, in near original condition!

Architecture

An 1850s Horse Stable Turned Stunning Guest House

Renato D’Ettorre Architects reinstate the charm of an 1850s horse stable, turning it into an inviting guest house in Surry Hills.

Food

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Boozy Pear And Polenta Tart

Pears poached in Italian red wine and spices form the basis of this scrumptious, simple fruit tart.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

On The Market

An Expertly Updated 1970s Masterpiece Is On The Market!

Built by renowned Melbourne homebuilders Fasham Johnson, this lovingly restored mid century home in Hurtsbridge is one of the best we've see...
Sasha Gattermayr

Times Like These

Times Like These...With Musician And Writer Clare Bowditch

The award winning musician and author shares her thoughtful outlook on the future of art and creativity after COVID-19.

Gardens

A Tale Of Two Trees In This Lush Inner-City Garden

This verdant inner-city garden is a hotspot of diversity, nestled between two trees: a gnarly, twisted frangipane at the front and a stately...
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Former Trouser Factory Turned Intimate Sydney Home

A 1909 former factory in Annandale has received a sophisticated yet family-friendly renovation by Josephine Hurley Architecture.

Architecture

The Best New Architecture Projects In Victoria Revealed!

The 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist has been announced, including these standout residential projects.

The Good Room

An Interior Designer's Grand Good Room

Cameron Kimber's comfortable yet grand 'Good Room' in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
Lisa Marie Corso

Shopping

A Vibrant New Rug Collection From The Duo Behind Dinosaur Designs

Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen of Dinosaur Designs launch a vibrant new collection with Designer Rugs.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

Revisiting A Magical Inner City Treehouse

Empty nester Fleur Glenn's brilliantly unconventional Clifton Hill home, designed by architect Murray Barker.

Architecture

A Majestic Heritage Home In South Yarra Gets A Masterful Update

Robson Rak restore and extend one of South Yarra's grand, heritage listed Victorian Italianate houses, originally built in the 1800's.

Giveaway

How To Transform A Room With Rich Colour + Dulux Paint Giveaway!

Colour expert Bree Leech shares her top tips for creating a warm and decadent interior - and you could WIN Dulux paint for your own project!...

Architecture

A Classic + Grounded Subtropical Renovation!

A traditional Queensland stilt dwelling gets a contemporary update (while keeping the best bits of the original) by DAH Architects.
Sasha Gattermayr

Times Like These

Times Like These... With Artist, Rone

The Melbourne-based artist on how he's been getting through this time... and the surprising new venture to come out of it!

Interiors

An Ultra Sophisticated Family Home

Mim Design with AdeB Architects seamlessly combine old and new in this extended Albert Park home.

Mothers Day

Comforting Words From Six Mums Who Know Best

We all need a Mum right now. So we asked Courtney Adamo, Cassie Byrnes, Jenny Kee, Hetti Perkins, Julia Busuttil Nishimura + Yumi Stynes if
Sasha Aarons

Textiles

Fun + Sophisticated Textile Designs By Annie Coop

The young Australian textile designer creating vibrant, geometric furnishings fabrics, designed from her home studio in Richmond!
Sasha Gattermayr

Shopping

Keep Calm + Cosy Up With The Ultimate In Bed Giveaway!

Win a bedding and sleepwear prize from IN BED, worth over $1500!

Interiors

13 Of The Best Bedside Tables!

The search for your perfect bedside table is over.
Lauren Li