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Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!
Lucy Feagins
  7 hours ago

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.
Sasha Gattermayr
  23 hours ago

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Compact + Colourful Extension Of A Fun Family Home

Foomann Architects replaced this Melbourne home's dated extension with a personality-filled renovation, behind a vibrant pink door!
Christina Karras

Interiors

A Mediterranean-Inspired Holiday Home Right On The Water’s Edge

CLO Studios styled the interior of this new Noosa home (dubbed Sky Garden) with earthy tones and pieces by local artists.

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Interiors

A Green New Addition For An Ageing Edwardian Home

Brave New Eco revitalises an existing Brunswick home for multiple generations with a new extension, natural material palette and clever use

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Costume + Production Designer, Catherine Martin

The four-time Oscar winning designer shares insights from her career working alongside husband Baz Luhrmann, and how she helped bring 'Elvis...
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Kelly Thompson’s Playful Preston Showroom Clashes Colour In The Best Way

The clever creative behind online store, Makers’ Mrkt, gives us an inside look at her fun Preston stockroom-turned-store!
Christina Karras

Homes

A Creative Couple’s Loft-Style Pad, With Brooklyn Vibes!

Designer Phi Do and his husband Yaniv Brayer give us a tour through their warehouse-style Richmond townhouse.

Interiors

Two Sleek + Stylish Side-By-Side Homes On One Block!

This dual-occupancy build by Boutique Developments proves developments don't have to be generic, with each unit offering up its own contrast...
Christina Karras

Stays

A Dreamy Getaway With Panoramic Views In The Heart Of Hobart

Edwardian architecture meets a Japanese-style extension at this peaceful Tasmanian retreat, complete with spectacular views of the city, riv...
Christina Karras

Interiors

The 2022 Australian Interior Design Awards Winners!

From Troye Sivan's divine Flack Studio residence to a converted warehouse abode, the industry’s best designers and projects have been reve...
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Timeless Renovation Incorporating Three Eras Of Design History

The Autumn House by Studio Bright unites a Victorian terrace with its 1980s renovation by architect Mick Jörgensen, in one contemporary des...
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Inside Look

Behind The Scenes At The NGV’s Epic New Picasso Exhibition

Exhibition designer Allie Mactier takes us through one of the National Gallery of Victoria's biggest exhibitions ever.

Gardens

A Cottagecore Folly Buried At The Bottom Of A Grand Garden

Cameron Kimber’s pocket-sized patch contains a folly and a sweet guest cottage mirroring his stately home in the Southern Highlands.

On The Market

Simone Haag's Magical Mid-Century Home Hits The Market

The renowned interior decorator has listed her renovated family home in Ringwood.
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Sweeping + Secluded Suburban Home

An old family home in Glen Iris is transformed into a sleek modern haven by Luke Fry.

At Home With Sheridan

Interior Designer Natalie Walton’s Restorative Cottage Escape

'The Still House' is designer Natalie Walton's shed turned self-contained studio, styled to perfection with Sheridan textiles.

Creative People

Helen Redmond’s First Solo Exhibition Explores Light + Modernist Architecture

The artist explores Brutalist and Modernist architecture through her mysterious paintings in a new Melbourne solo show this month.
Christina Karras

Homes

This Rustic Melbourne Apartment Is A Zen Retreat From Inner-City Life

Content creator and creative director Loui Burke has created the perfect rustic retreat in the heart of a bustling CBD.

Sustainable Homes

A Striking Sustainable Family Home In Flinders

Nestled on the Mornington Peninsula, the 7.5-star home proves you don't have to compromise on design when it comes to sustainability.
Christina Karras

How To

How To Upcycle A Timber Cabinet Into A Luxe Home Bar

Lucy's step-by-step guide, transforming a timber cabinet into a beautiful home bar, using Feast Watson's range of timber coat and care produ...

Studio Visit

Stained-Glass Artist Poppy Templeton On The Finding The Beauty In A Lost Craft

The Melbourne-based creative shares the intricate process behind her beautiful retro glass art!
Christina Karras

On The Market

A Heritage Home With Tropical Gardens For Sale In Carlton North

This family home pulls together past and present with a taste of 'tropical Queensland', tucked away Melbourne's inner north!
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Mid-Century Brisbane Home Redesigned For Modern Life

A subtle renovation by Kin Architects has enhanced this mid-century home, making it functional for years to come.

Architecture

A Compact Wellington Home Built Around A Flowering Internal Courtyard

Spacecraft Architects design a compact home in Wellington, New Zealand, surrounding a cosmos garden in Finally A Court House.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of ABC Radio Host, Lisa Leong

The host, presenter and author shares the positive affirmations and productivity hacks she uses to get through a busy day in her life.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Indivi Sutton’s Ethereal Paintings Capture Emotion Through Colour

An inside look at Sydney-based artist Indivi Sutton's enchanting works and her creative journey (so far!) ahead of her latest solo show.
Christina Karras

Homes

An Interior Designer’s Playful Family ‘Art House’

The playfully decorated Toorak home of interior designer and stylist, Zoe Murphy, and her family.

Exhibition

An Immersive Exhibition Celebrating First Nations Collectives + Creatives

'Collective Movements’ brings together diverse works from across the Koorie community for the Monash Museum of Art!
Christina Karras

Travel

Kyal and Kara Demmrich’s Family-Friendly Guide To The NSW Central Coast

The former Block contestants and Central Coast locals share their favourite activities that promise fun for adults and kids alike!
Christina Karras

Stays

A Cosy New Getaway Surrounded By Forest In Denmark, Western Australia

Stillwood Retreat, a holiday home designed by Studio Atelier on Western Australia's south coast, is now open for bookings!

Studio Visit

Inside A Perfumer’s Fragrant Cape Schanck Garden Studio

Sondrine Kehoe took a love of creating 'fairy potions' as a child and became a self-taught perfumer with her own business, Cygnet Perfumery....

Exhibition

22 Artists Pair Up In An Experimental New Exhibition, ‘Between Painters'

See the culmination of an experimental art project curated by artist Charlotte Alldis! Featuring works by Emma Creasey, Minna Leunig, Amalia...
Christina Karras

On The Market

For Sale: A Converted Collingwood Warehouse Inspired By Opéra Garnier

A three-storey apartment in Collingwood's Foy & Gibson complex is for sale, featuring an Opéra Garnier-inspired renovation!

Interiors

Hunker Down This Winter With Modern Cabin Style

Modern cabin style takes everything we love about cosy cabins and ramps it up a notch! Lauren Li shows us how.
Lauren Li

Interiors

The 2022 Dulux Colour Awards Winners!

Australian and New Zealand design projects showcasing the most ambitious and innovative use of colour have been awarded at the 2022 Dulux Co...

Win A Sleek, Chrome Prize Pack From Frank Green!

In honour of the new collection, five lucky readers will win a Frank Green Chrome Collection prize pack! Enter here!

Giveaway

Win A Sleek, Chrome Prize Pack From Cult-Status Brand, Frank Green!

A very shiny give-away, from the Melbourne brand that made the humble water bottle a social media sensation!

Exhibition

5 Remote Indigenous Art Centres Come Together In A Collaborative New Exhibition: ‘Our Country’

'Our Country' showcases work from five remote Indigenous art centres in a new exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery, co-curated by Ngukurr
Christina Karras

Homes

Dee Tang + Desmond Sweeney’s Fremantle Family Home

The creative 1940s family home of Dee Tang and Desmond Sweeney, aka 'The Lady California'.

Shopping

5 Local Female Artists We're Loving!

This list of local female artists we're loving could be 10 times as long, but if you're looking to expand your art collection under a price

Architecture

Inside Toorak’s Amazing, Coral-Coloured Caringal Flats!

An exclusive look at the late-1940s apartment complex that's been recently restored to its former glory, and the homes of two young architec...
Christina Karras

Shopping

Breville Brings Aboriginal Art Into The Kitchen With A Landmark Collaboration

Breville’s new collection, an Aboriginal Australian Culinary Journey, adorns six everyday, kitchen objects with incredible Aboriginal artw...
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Sensitively Rebuilt ‘Mr Fluffy House’

A compact, new house in Canberra built on a tight budget to heritage specifications by Sans-Arc Studio.

Stays

A Beautifully Restored 1890s Victorian Home In West Hobart

Book a holiday to Lumière Lodge — a restored 1890s Victorian home full of charm and history in West Hobart.

Sustainable Homes

An 8.4 Star Home In Australia’s Most Sustainable Housing Development

A South Gippsland home by EME Design that proves sustainable design can beautiful, clever, and cost effective.

On The Market

A Stylishly Renovated Family Bungalow For Sale In Brunswick

An elegantly transformed, family-friendly Melbourne bungalow has hit the market at 36 Fourth Avenue, Brunswick!

Food

Julia's Hand-Rolled Cavatelli With Clams + 'Nduja

Julia's latest heart-warming dish combines all the best things; hand-made pasta (if you please), fresh seafood and smoky, spicy 'nduja (a sp...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Architecture

A Thoughtful Northcote Renovation Brings Family Together With An Open Backyard Kitchen

Fireside House by Breathe architects draws on the homeowners' upbringing in the country, and their love of spending time outdoors by the fir...
Christina Karras

Homes

A Retro Templestowe Rental, Complete With An Indoor Pool!

Vintage furniture seller Carrissa Leary's retro family home, filled with incredible vintage pieces, and complete with an indoor pool!

On The Market

A 1970s Beauty Heads To Auction In Balwyn

A 1970s home in near original condition designed by architect Kenneth Edelstein has hit the market in Balwyn. And, it's for sale for only th...

Studio Visit

Inside That Paper Joint's Playful World Of Collage + Creativity

Maximillian Malone and Zoe Crook run the collage studio, workshop and gallery space ‘dedicated to all things paper and scissors’.
Christina Karras

Stays

Shop (Or Stay!) At Melbourne’s Latest Creative Concept Space, Ours Fitzroy

The new space is a shopfront, gallery, and unique accommodation space all-in-one, designed to showcase 'nice things'.
Christina Karras

Stays

Lucy's Best Tassie Holiday Itinerary Ever!

Our editor Lucy Feagins shares the full itinerary from her recent family trip to Tasmania.

Architecture

This New Northcote Home Takes Its Cues From Italian Villages

Think of West Bend House — a new Northcote home designed by MRTN Architects with Brave New Eco — as an ‘inhabited pathway,’ inspired...

Travel

Eleanor Pendleton’s Guide To The NSW Central Coast

The best places to eat, drink and shop according to Gritty Pretty founder, beauty influencer and Central Coast local, Eleanor Pendleton!
Christina Karras

Gardens

An Abundant Biodynamic Flower Farm Guided By The Cycles Of The Moon

An inside look at Alchemilla in the foothills of Victoria's Otways, where Phoebe East cultivates her organic farm by the lunar cycles!
Christina Karras

At Home With Sheridan

Interior Designer Brahman Perera + Restaurateur Jason M Jones’ Luxe Melbourne Terrace

The West Melbourne home of interior designer Brahman Perera, styled with personal heirlooms and luxury Sheridan bedding.

Studio Visit

Chef Turned Ceramicist Claire Ellis’ Amazing, Experimental Practice

She got her start working as a chef at Attica, but has since developed a range of beautiful stoneware, with sustainability front of mind!
Christina Karras

Homes

An Architecturally Superb Melbourne Home By Sean Godsell

The meticulously considered home of Mandy Wilton in South Yarra, renovated by Sean Godsell Architects.

On The Market

A Mid-Century Masterpiece Hits The Market In North Warrandyte

The ‘Wright House’ has been named as one of Robin Boyd's most iconic designs, and it's for sale for the first time in over a decade!
Christina Karras

Architecture

An Architect’s Own Tranquil, Terrazzo-Filled Home

Melbourne architect Lisa Breeze is the master of taking unremarkable homes and making them unique - including her own family home in Northco...

Architecture

Restoring A Mid-Century Apartment In Brisbane’s Famous Torbreck Building

A sympathetic renovation inside Brisbane’s heritage Torbreck building, brought back to life by Kin Architects and the owners.

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: ‘Martumili Artists’

Introducing a group show in collaboration with the incredible Martumili Artists from Newman, Western Australia!

Shopping

Bold + Funky Rugs From Local Creative, Objects By Kit

Melbourne designer Katie Ford launched her lockdown-inspired furniture business with a duo of funky rugs, designed to brighten up our living...
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

Two Sustainable Rental Properties In Melbourne’s Middle Ring

Bardolph Gardens by Breathe Architecture is an environmentally-sustainable and well-designed rental housing project in Melbourne's Glen Iris...

Architecture

A Compact Modern Treehouse In Otford, NSW

A man and his dog's treehouse-inspired timber home designed by Barnacle Studio and located south of Sydney.

Stays

6 Dreamy Luxico Stays To Bookmark For Your Next Winter Escape

We've pulled together our favourite Luxico stays from across New South Wales and Victoria, so you can start planning your next getaway!
Christina Karras

Interiors

A Perfectly Polished Fitzroy Apartment With Soaring 6-Metre-High Ceilings

Inside the thoughtful Edition Office-designed apartment of Apostrophe.xyz creative director, Crystal Fong.
Christina Karras

Homes

A Spanish Mission Wonderland In Tamarama

A rental like no other! The stunning Sydney apartment of film and TV directors Jordana Johnson and Charlie Ford.

Creative People

Sustainability-Driven Photographer Marnie Hawson On Forging Her Own Path

The B Corp certified photographer shares how she came to focus on sustainable architecture, and the power in saying no to jobs unaligned to
Christina Karras

Stays

A ‘Magic’ Tiny Beach House In Unspoiled Walkerville

A new tiny beach house in south-west Gippsland, Victoria, by the team at Jacky Winter Places - and its available for holiday rental!

On The Market

A Surprisingly Contemporary Victorian Terrace For Sale In Fitzroy North

This striking workers' cottage hides an impressive renovation by Anon Studio and Freadman White inside - and it's on the market!
Christina Karras

Interiors

Interior Stylist Steve Cordony Elevates a Dreamy Mosman Home, With Seed Heritage’s New Home Collection

Steve Cordony shares his styling tips, using ceramics, soft furnishings, bedding, and tableware from Seed Heritage's Home collection.

Architecture

A Fresh Update For This Incredible Plant-Covered, Small Footprint Home

David Luck's famous 'Grass House' in Fitzroy North has been given new life by architecture studio Multiplicity.

TDF Kids Art Awards

The 2022 TDF Kids Art Awards WINNERS!

We've once again been blown away by the incredible creativity of Australia's budding artists! Here are the winners and runners up of the TDF...

Exhibition

See The Inspiring Finalists Of The 2022 Archibald Prize

Australia's most celebrated art award is back for its 101st year! See the 52 incredible finalists, including TDF favourites Vincent Namatjir...

Architecture

A Fijian Resort Meets Australian Barn In The Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Barn by Sparks Architects is a new off-grid home on the Sunshine Coast inspired by Fijian resorts and country Australian barns.

Studio Visit

Studio Elke Relaunches With New Ceramics, Hand-Made In Her Off-Grid Studio

Studio Elke made waves as a successful jewellery designer more than a decade ago, but after a two year hiatus she's back - and with a new ra...
Christina Karras

Homes

Influencer Maxine Wylde’s Playful Melbourne Apartment

The colourful and fashionable apartment of one of Melbourne's most loved fashion influencers - this is Maxine's world, we're all just living...

On The Market

For Sale: A Beautifully Renovated Worker’s Cottage in Kensington

This former Kensington worker's cottage for sale has balanced its modern renovation with championing a few nods to its past.

Studio Visit

Inside The Charming Studio Of Ceramicist + Flower Farmer, Janae Paquin-Bowden

Flower farmer Janae Paquin-Bowden is finally realising her oldest passion; ceramics. Take a tour around her sun-filled garden studio.

Shopping

An Eclectic New Wallpaper Collection Designed To Clash

Co-founders and artists Louise Fernando and Shelley Steer's Hidden Wildflower brings vibrant botanical landscapes into your home with their
Christina Karras

Architecture

An Exhilarating Melbourne Home That Embraces The Great Outdoors

An inner-north Melbourne home firmly connected to nature, designed by Ben Callery Architects.

Shopping

Windflower Is Ballarat's One-Stop Shop For Flowers + Thoughtful Gifts

The colourful retail space is the sister store to regional flower farm, Soho Rose Farm - helping you 'buy local, buy seasonal’ with a rang...
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Light-Filled Frankston Home Producing Negative Power Bills

This Frankston home proves sustainable building and materials can produce a home that's just as charming and comfortable than the next - and...

Stays

A Restored ‘60s Beach House On The Mornington Peninsula

Book your stay at Coota – a restored 1960s house in Capel Sound on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula now open available to rent on Airbnb....

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Warringah MP, Zali Steggall

We caught up with the Olympic medallist and former barrister turned independent politician ahead of the upcoming Federal Election, to see ho...
Christina Karras

Shopping

Bonnie and Neil's Colourful New Range Will Brighten Winter Days

The much-loved Melbourne textile and homewares brand's 'Dandelion' collection is here, filled with checks, bold stripes and florals!
Christina Karras

Homes

A Handcrafted Hurstbridge Home With History + Heart

The mud brick home of Susie Silverii and Laurence Parisi, designed by Alistair Knox’s right hand man John Pizzey.

Shopping

CLO Studio Brings Tactile, Tunisian-Made Homewares To Australia In Their Latest Collection

The creative mother-daughter duo behind Noosa-based store and design studio CLO Studios are shining a spotlight on a new creative, all the w...
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Sydney House Designed To Hero Its Calming Gardens

Retallack Thompson reimagine a Federation era bungalow in Sydney's inner west, aiming for 'more garden and less home’.
Christina Karras

Gardens

A Dreamy Dahlia Garden On A Regional Family Farm

Daylesford Organics farmers Kate Ulman and Brendon Eisner live on a 50 acre farm in regional Victoria, which also boasts an incredible flowe...
Christina Karras

Mother's Day Must Haves

Spoil Your Mum This Mother's Day With 20% Off Robert Gordon

Treat your mum to a selection of beautiful Robert Gordon pieces this Mother's Day with our exclusive 20% off discount code!

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Retreat In Rural Queensland Inspired By Classic American Glass Houses

Drawing inspiration from famous American projects the Glass House by Philip Johnson (1949) and Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe (1951),...

On The Market

Acclaimed Artist David Bromley’s Eclectic Family Home Hits The Market

The unique Hepburn Springs home of one of Australia’s best-known creative duos, David and Yuge Bromley, is for sale!
Christina Karras

Mother's Day Must Haves

Find The Perfect Book For Mum With 20% Off From Thames & Hudson!

Shop the curated selection of tomes celebrating the best of art, food, nature, and travel. After all, everyone loves a good book - and a goo...

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