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Homes

Louella Boitel Gill's Loved And Layered Bungalow By The Beach

Interior and furniture designer Louella Boîtel-Gill has turned her former Airbnb in the Northern Rivers into an idyllic family home.
Lucy Feagins
  6 hours ago

Architecture

This Couple's Home Is Two Houses In One!

Coy Yiontis Architects have designed this home with separate areas for a couple who have been living together for 50 years. His and hers goa...
Amelia Barnes
  22 hours ago

Stays

This Revitalised Motel With Old Hollywood Vibes Is Byron Bay's Newest Design Destination

A little bit Los Angeles, a little bit Ibiza, this beautiful new accommodation in the heart of the Northern Rivers is a showcase of local de...
Sasha Gattermayr

Furniture

The Tradie Brotherhood Behind Our Newest Furniture Obsession

Brothers Jack and Mark Fearon combine their experience as a plumber and boilermaker to create the most colourful, characterful furniture goi...
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

Dive Into The Colourful, Creative World of Melbourne's Designer-Of-The-Moment, Danielle Brustman

Know her name but not her story? Welcome to the vibrant world of designer Danielle Brustman, at her incredible studio in Collingwood Yards!
Sasha Gattermayr
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Podcast

TDF Talks with Plant Designer, Jenna Holmes of Plant Mama

In this podcast conversation, Jenna of 'Plant Mama' and 'Pasta Mama' shares how she has built and grown two very different businesses from t...

Architecture

A Victorian Terrace That Plays Design Gymnastics!

Melbourne's colour masters Wowowa are back with another clever Victorian renovation!

Architecture

A Sleek, Surprising Reworking Of A Victorian Cottage

A humble but innovative extension by Blair Smith Architecture has totally modernised this Victorian cottage in Brunswick.

Studio Visit

Inside The Dreamy Garden Shed Studio Of Emerging Ceramic Artist, Anni Hagberg

Introducing the graduate artist who was the recipient of The Design Files Emerging Maker Award at Craft Victoria's annual 'Fresh!' exhibitio...
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

An Innovative New Collaboration From MIMCO, Featuring Boundary-Pushing Sustainable Materials

As a result of their longstanding partnership with the NGV, MIMCO has teamed up with biomaterial designer Alice Potts on a limited-edition c...

Homes

A Blissful Art Deco Apartment Up In The Trees

This carefully curated rental in East Melbourne of friends Lauren Everett and Frances Normoyle is the ultimate 'grown up' share house!

On The Market

Mid-Century Magic On A Bushland Block (And On The Market!)

Originally built in 1967, this absolute dream home features terrazzo floors and an entire facade of floor-to-ceiling windows!
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

The Young Designer Using Traditional Leather-Working Techniques To Create Accessories Inspired By The Australian Landscape

Leather craftsman Liam Dillon shares the detailed history behind an ancient trade - and the ways he uses traditional techniques in his moder...
Sasha Gattermayr

Gardens

An Equally Functional + Lush Suburban Garden Makeover

The stunning garden of landscape designer and owner of Ballast Landscape, Julian Bombardiere, in Kings Langley, NSW.

Stays

A Moody Slice Of Paradise In The Byron Hinterland

The Dairy is a magical accommodation that feels like it could be in Tuscany...but in reality, it's only 15 minutes away from some of Austral...

Creative People

Keep Your Eyes On These 8 Emerging Makers!

From a magazine editor-turned ceramicist, to a fashion and homewares brand using fabrics direct from Africa, these were some of our favourit...

Roundup

Your Favourite Mid-Century Modern Homes Of 2020

The eight most popular mid-century homes published on The Design Files last year!

Gardens

The Greatest Gardens Of 2020

From rooftop pools to centuries-old acreages, these are the best pockets of private wilderness we visited in 2020.
Sasha Gattermayr

Sustainable Homes

The Most Inspiring Sustainable Homes Of 2020

From retro-fitted period houses in the country, to inner city apartments, these were the standout sustainable homes we shared in 2020!

Tiny Homes

The Most Sensational Small Spaces Of 2020

The creme de la creme of tiny homes and pint-sized apartments we saw this year.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

The Most Maximalist Spaces Of 2020

From terrazzo palaces to Mediterranean-inspired terraces, these are the homes with the biggest energy we visited this year!
Sasha Gattermayr

Food

Five Fail Safe Cakes From Julia Busuttil Nishimura!

The most popular recipes of 2020 were these simple cakes and sweets, from our star food columnist!

Roundup

The Top Ten Homes Of 2020

From retro rentals, to art deco apartments, and a rammed earth house rebuilt after a fire, these were the most popular homes on The Design F...

Roundup

The Greatest, Escapist Homes Of 2020!

Admit it, we all dreamt of escaping the city this year. Today we revisit the best sea-changers and tree-changers of 2020!
Sasha Gattermayr

Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter & Recap On 2020 - The Longest, Shortest Year

Today is our last day of regular programming for 2020 - so we're taking a moment to recap what has been one seriously strange year.

Homes

A '70s Farm Shack In New South Wales Transformed Into A Idyllic Family Home

A 1970s farm shack in Broken Head, NSW, turned into a dreamy family home by builder Troy Wilkinson and artist Jordana Henry.

On The Market

A Visionary Roy Grounds Mansion Is On The Market!

The undisputed master of Australian modernist architecture has few residences to his name, and this is one of his best!
Sasha Gattermayr

Family

Two Inspiring Single Mums, Parenting Under The One Roof!

We chatted with these two super mums and founders of Goodspace vintage furniture about sharing the parenting load, going into business, and
Ashe Davenport

Interiors

An Un-Beachy Beach House On The NSW Central Coast

A luxe beach house by Decus Interiors and Square Design worthy of its stunning NSW Central Coast location.

Interiors

A Natural, Textural Living Room Makeover

We teamed up with Koala furniture to transform a simple country weekender into a textured, tactile heaven. click through to see the transfor...
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Podcast

TDF Talks with Florist Gina Lasker of Georgie Boy

Lucy chats with one of Melbourne's most talented florists about her career journey, and the pivot project that re-energised her floristry bu...

Shopping

Eleven Candles That Bring The Razzle Dazzle To Your Dining Table

The candles of 2020 are colourful, kooky, and so fun you'll never want to burn them. We're here for the candle renaissance!

Design Eye

Jono Fleming On The Ultimate Outdoor Room (+ WIN A Kun Design Outdoor Bar Cart!)

Stylist Jono Fleming shares a contemporary edit of outdoor furniture and decorative details in this stunning courtyard garden in Sydney.

Homes

A Fashion Designer’s Crisp And Fresh California Bungalow

The stylish Brunswick Californian bungalow of Andy Paltos, co-founder and designer of Rolla’s Jeans, and Kasia Zachwieja.

Creative People

A Very 2020 Creative Collaboration

Artist Jasmine Mansbridge, stylist Megan Morton and photographer Zan Wimberley have collaborated on an abstract series of images that would

Architecture

A Shed-Inspired Home, Designed To Age Gracefully

The debut project of Wiesebrock Architecture is a brilliant shed-inspired home divided into two pavilions, located just off the Great Ocean

Gardens

A Productive Acreage Turned Residential Swimming Hole!

A pool realised from a converted dam is the centrepiece of this Terrey Hills landscape project by Landart.
Sasha Gattermayr

Stays

Two Idyllic Beach Retreats On Kangaroo Island, And A Love Story

Emily and Richard Young have opened up their incredible homes in Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, where their families have been holidaying for 50
Sasha Gattermayr

Interiors

A Wow-Factor North Bondi House That Brings The Outside In

A spectacular family home where an innovative lap pool (!) solved major design concerns, designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop and Jase

Studio Visit

Behind-The-Scenes Of The Online Store With ALL Our Favourite Makers!

If you ever think you've discovered a new creative talent, chances are Makers' Mrkt founder Kelly Thompson is already all over it!

Stays

Get Back To Nature At This Hemingway-Style Rainforest Cabin

The Otways Loft is a fully restored home made from train carriage parts and salvaged church ceilings - and could be your next holiday destin...
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

An Architectural Gem, Designed Around An Oak Tree

A problematic oak tree has been embraced in this clever, nuanced Victorian house renovation and extension by Kennedy Nolan.

Work Space

Inside Interior Designer Chelsea Hing’s Brand New Studio In Daylesford

The lauded interior designer (and TDF Design Awards judge!) walks us through her enviable new outpost in regional Victoria.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Spectacular Northern Rivers Home Built By The Whole Family!

A very special NSW Northern Rivers property spanning four very different houses, 20 acres, and three generations!

Architecture

A Modern Update To One Of Melbourne’s Most Iconic Converted Warehouses

A converted warehouse apartment in Collingwood's former Foy & Gibson department store gets a modern update by Rob Kennon Architects.

Food

Julia’s Perfect Tropical Summer Pavlova

The queen of deliciousness shares her recipe for a zesty twist on an Australian Christmas classic!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Creative People

Nicole Lawrence Is Making The Coloured, Curvy Furniture Blowing Up Your Instagram

Melbourne-based industrial designer Nicole Lawrence launches her eponymous furniture brand with a range of powder-coated steel shelves.
Sasha Gattermayr

Mid-Century Modern

This Unparalleled Mid-Century Masterpiece Is The DREAM Home

The Bruce Rickard-designed Mirrabooka House in New South Wales is a bona-fide bombshell - AND it’s for sale!
Sasha Gattermayr
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Podcast

TDF Talks With Ceramicist Extraordinaire, Tantri Mustika

In our latest podcast episode, Tantri shares how she made the giant leap from hairdressing full-time, to launching her successful ceramics b...

Architecture

Reimagining The Suburban Townhouse

A responsible townhouse project for three generations, designed by Fowler and Ward.

Creative People

Making Blankets That Last A Lifetime, With Curio Practice

The new checkered blanket brand you've been seeing everywhere on Instagram that celebrates the local knitting industry!

Mid-Century Modern

This Ritzy Mid-Century Palace In Caulfield North Is On The Market

A marble dressing room and terrazzo patio? This 1960s mansion had us at ‘for sale’!
Sasha Gattermayr

Small Business

This Dynamic Duo Joined Forces During Lockdown, To Create The BEST Kids Prints Going Around!

V. Happy Co is new Melbourne start up creating personalised kids' Art Prints that bring life to every letter of the alphabet!
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Gardens

A Video Tour Of Paul Bangay’s Own Legendary Garden

Can’t get enough of the iconic landscape designer’s famed garden, Stonefields? We made a video to give you even more!
Sasha Gattermayr

On The Market

A Florist’s Secluded Bush Cabin Is On The Market!

Butterland founder and florist Katie Marx is selling her *dream* country retreat in the Hepburn shire, handbuilt over the last two years by
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

The Ultimate Melbourne Penthouse Of Bruce + Chyka Keebaugh

The maximalist inner city apartment of power couple Bruce + Chyka Keebaugh – co-founders of The Big Group!

Interiors

A Nostalgic Renovation To A Grand Heritage Home

This grand heritage home in Armadale, Victoria, has been completely transformed through interior design by Studio Tate.

Tiny Homes

A Tiny Handmade Home Built By A Father-Daughter Duo!

With home ownership out of reach for Camilla Walker, she and her dad Patrick hand-built this tiny one-bedroom home at the bottom of the fami...
Sasha Gattermayr

In Print

The Cookbook You Need For Summer Entertaining, From Melbourne’s Newest Food Writer

The Melbourne Instagram food phenomenon behind Some Things I Like To Cook is releasing the cookbook of the summer - and we can't wait to get...
Sasha Gattermayr

Gardens

A Landscape Designer's Own Sumptuous Green Wonderland

Sam Crawford has been tending to her symphonic garden in the Macedon shire for the last 8 years. Step inside her paradise!
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

The Construction Specialist Turned Conceptual Sculptor!

Brisbane-based sculptor Hailey Atkins' takes her background in industrial roofing and applies it to her abstract art practice.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

From Unliveable To Unbelievable!

BayleyWard have brought this Elsternwick Edwardian back to life, and added a swoon-worthy double-height contemporary extension!

Architecture

A Childhood Home Revived For The Next Generation

A single-storey home in Toorak is transformed into a contemporary family retreat by Melanie Beynon Architecture + Design!
Sasha Gattermayr
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Art en Route

Art en Route : A Visit to Mitchelton Estate + Gallery Of Aboriginal Art, With Ford Puma

A day trip featuring iconic Australian Architecture and Indigenous Art, in the stylish new Ford Puma!

Design Eye

Lauren Li on Contemporary Curves

Square, blocky shapes are out, and CURVY furniture is in - Interior designer Lauren Li gives us the lowdown.

Homes

A Pascoe Vale South Home With Palm Springs Flair

The delightful family home of Jake Cassar and Naomi Jankowski in Pascoe Vale South, Melbourne counts Palm Springs and David Hockey as design...

Shopping

Radiant New Table Linen From Bonnie + Neil, Just In Time For Summer Entertaining!

Elevate your summer dining table with ‘Clover’, the new summer collection from beloved Melbourne design duo, Bonnie and Neil.
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

A Studio Visit With One Of Australia’s Most Exciting Young Architecture + Design Firms

Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo have been married for 10 years, and together, they have created some of the most impressive architec...

Architecture

A Coastal Family Home Without Any Coastal Cliches!

A contemporary home for furniture designers - meet Coastal Pavilion by Mim Design, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Studio Visit

Designing Vibrant + Joyous Clothes With A Cross-Continental Perspective

Dinzi Amobi unites the London of her upbringing with the Nigeria of her heritage through her fashion + homewares label - Ulo Australia.
Sasha Gattermayr

On The Market

This Grand 1860s Terrace In Melbourne’s Inner North Is Up For Grabs!

An original Victorian gem with all the modern updates in one of Melbourne's most coveted inner-city locations has hit the market - and it wo...
Sasha Gattermayr

Christmas Countdown

Get The Best Drinks Delivered For Christmas With A 10% Discount!

Stock up your fridge and get your Christmas shopping sorted with 10% off our favourite drinks from Diggin’ In The Cellars.
Lucy Feagins

Family

BE. Founder Grace Dlabik On Smashing Stereotypes + Parenting A Child With Disability

Grace's son 17-year son Elijah was born with a complication that led to quadriplegia Cerebral palsy. Despite the significant challenges they...
Ashe Davenport
01:00

Gardens

See Inside Victoria’s Great Private Gardens + Art Collections, From Home!

Garden and art enthusiasts, unite! The NGV Women’s Association offers a look inside some of Victoria's most intriguing private gardens, vi...
Sasha Gattermayr

Christmas Countdown

The Dinosaur Designs Gift Ideas We Are Adding To Cart This Christmas!

Shop the best Christmas gift ideas from Dinosaur Designs' new 'Wildflower' collection, and get a free gift when you spend over $300!
Lucy Feagins

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents 'Walk These Streets' By Marc Martin

The talented artist and illustrator returns to TDF Collect for his second solo show, 'Walk These Streets', an exhibition of 14 watercolour p...

Christmas Countdown

Shop These Brilliant Country Road Gifts With An Exclusive Christmas Discount!

We've teamed up with the Country Road to bring you a curated guide to their best gifts at a discounted price!
Lucy Feagins

Homes

An Artist's Brilliantly Colourful Art-Filled Home!

Artist Katie Eraser and her partner Jay Longworth have covered almost every wall in their beautiful Brunswick East period home with colourfu...

Christmas Countdown

Get Your Christmas Bling On With 20% Off Jewellery At Medley!

New local jewellery brand Medley are the masters of simple sparkle that doesn’t break the bank – for the all-important 'present-to-self'...
Lucy Feagins

Interiors

Hit The ‘Reset’ Button On Your Home With These Fresh Colours + WIN A Colour Consult and 20L of Dulux Paint!

Three rooms transformed, using not much more than a paintbrush and the Dulux 'Reset' Palette for Summer!

Christmas Countdown

Get Your Christmas Shopping Sorted With 25% Off All Thames & Hudson Books!

Get 25% off all Thames & Hudson books this Christmas with our exclusive reader discount!

Christmas Countdown

ANNOUNCING The Design Files Christmas Countdown!

We're making Christmas easy this year with a SHOPPABLE gift guide with exclusive TDF Reader deals and discounts - shop NOW from Country Road...
Lucy Feagins

On The Market

This Elegantly Renovated 1930s Family Home In Toorak Is For Sale

The brand director of James Richardson Furniture is selling her stunning 1930s Toorak house - with a Hecker Guthrie renovation!

Architecture

A Compact Perth Home Filled With Arches + Innovation

This impressive North Perth home by Nic Brunsdon is varied, characterful and has plenty of unexpected details.

Interiors

More Is More, On The Floor!

We're here for the revival of patterned flooring – Lauren Li shares some of her favourite projects where the floor takes centre stage!
Lauren Li

Textiles

A Landmark Exhibition of First Nations Fashion

Bendigo Art Gallery hosts 'Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion' - a world-first exhibition curated by Shonae Hobson that celebrates our
Sasha Gattermayr

Food

Julia's Picnic-Perfect Marinated Zucchini And Feta Crostini

Show up to your next socially-distanced outdoor gathering with THIS knockout dish! It's not a competition, but it also is.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Gardens

A Journey Through The Seasons At Paul Bangay's Monumental Private Garden

The esteemed landscape designer tours his jaw-dropping private garden in Daylesford in a new book, 'Stonefields: By the Seasons'.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Designer’s Richly Layered Rental!

Designer Sarah Shinners from Simone Haag and husband Patrick worked with their landlord to cosmetically transform their rented home in Melbo...

Architecture

A Masterful Queenslander Renovation With A Next-Level Garden

Less is more in this Queenslander renovation by Lineburg Wang, located in Brisbane’s Yeerongpilly.
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TDF Design Awards

Introducing Nik And Harry Robinson - Two Good Citizens And The Winners Of The 2020 TDF + Laminex Design Awards Sustainable Design Category!

Meet the father-and-son duo on a mission to transform discarded plastic bottles into 100% recycled sunglasses - from their home in Sydney!
Sasha Gattermayr
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TDF Design Awards

Fowler + Ward Are The Next Bright Young Things In Australian Architecture!

Introducing Jessie Fowler and Tara Ward, whose fledgling practice took out the Emerging Designer Award at the TDF + Laminex Design Awards 20...

Point of View

The Artists And Designers With 65,000 + Years Of Experience

In recognition of NAIDOC week, Ngugi woman, weaver and TDF Design Awards judge, Elisa Carmichael, describes the rich involvement of First Na...
Elisa Carmichael

TDF Design Awards

The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards Newspaper Is Out NOW!

Grab a free copy from selected locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane - or, read it online right now!
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TDF Design Awards

Meet Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studio – the 2020 TDF + Laminex Design Awards Interior Design Award Winner!

Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studio shares her award winning interior project, Budge Over Dover, and her design philosophy.
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TDF Design Awards

The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020 WINNERS Announced!

After celebrating last night at our Awards ceremony via livestream, we are so excited to share the WINNERS of the TDF + Laminex Design Award...

Studio Visit

Inside Meg Walter’s Lyrical Landscapes

We visit the artist's rainforest-surrounded studio, ahead of her new solo exhibition at Michael Reid in Sydney.
Sasha Gattermayr

Giveaway

WIN A Bespoke Painted Pet Portrait!

We’ve teamed up with artist Kate Sellars-Jones of Fetch Dog Portraits to give one lucky reader a custom portrait of their beloved pet!

Art

Ceramic Artist Nicolette Johnson Gives Us 'High Spirits'

The Brisbane-based artist talks create revelations and new ways of working in 2020, ahead of her show 'High Spirits' at Sophie Gannon Galler...
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

An Artful Way To Live!

Every surface in Nick Edwards and Amanda Hall's South Yarra apartment is covered with incredible art!

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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 – we would love to hear from you.

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