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Amelia Barnes

Staff Writer + Researcher

Amelia is a writer and holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Monash University. Her work has appeared in The Age, Domain, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, SBS, and more.

Architecture

A Japanese-Inspired Heritage Home Transformation

Ha Architecture overcame heritage restrictions to transform this Hawthorn home into a Japanese-inspired tranquil space.
Amelia Barnes
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Architecture

A Flood-Proof Transformation Of A 1960s Brisbane Home

Lineburg Wang saved a 1960s Paddington, Brisbane home from future flood damage, and added an inspired indoor-outdoor extension.

Designers At Home

At Home With Architect Shin Kil + Visual Merchandiser Jessie Choi

The minimalist Fitzroy apartment of architect Shin Kil and visual merchandiser Jessie Choi, featuring the sleek Samsung The Serif TV.

Interiors

Summer 2022 Colour Trend Predictions + WIN Dulux Paint & A Rachel Castle Artwork!

Get inspired by these vibrant and joyous Dulux paint colours set to take over home interiors this summer. Plus, your chance to win 20 litres...

Architecture

An Equally Practical + Aspirational Family Home

A transformed St Kilda West home by Lucy Clemenger Architects, that takes advantage of its park-side site.

On The Market

This Eclectic Terrace House Opposite Edinburgh Gardens Is For Sale!

Live opposite Edinburgh Gardens in this Victorian terrace, featuring an architect-designed renovation with sustainable features.

Architecture

A Truly Sympathetic Mid-Century Home Renovation

Pop Architecture returned this 1960 mid-century home in Ivanhoe East to its former glory through interior alterations.

On The Market

A Masterfully Renovated Victorian In Kensington Is For Sale

This four-bedroom Victorian home with an extension by Nicholas Murray Architects has hit the market in Kensington.

On The Market

This Architect-Designed Family Home Is For Sale In Brunswick

This deceptively roomy architect-renovated Victorian has hit the market in Brunswick.

Architecture

A Cottesloe Family Home That Revolves Around The Sun

Gabled House by Clayton Orszaczky is a dreamy family home bathed in natural light and gardens.
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Shopping

Nami By Nau Is Australian-Made Furniture Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Strong, beautiful, solid and... flat-packed? Meet the new NAMI furniture range by nau, designed by Tom Fereday.

Art

Celebrate 100 Years Of The Archibald Prize At Archie 100

Celebrate 100 years of the Archibald Prize at the Archie 100 exhibition, opening November 6 at Geelong Gallery. Tickets on sale now.

Architecture

An Unconventional Country Home In The Southern Highlands

Highlands House by Other Architects turns it back on the quintessential modern Australian country home, instead exploring the idea of living...

Architecture

This Inner-City Melbourne Home Unfolds Like A Garden Path

A remarkable Melbourne home that references the mountain ranges of rural New Zealand, and the beaches of South Australia - by Architecture A...

On The Market

This Ultra Luxurious Ascot Vale Family Home Is For Sale

This five-bedroom, architect-renovated Ascot Vale home has it all, and it's on the market!

Architecture

This Blushing Bondi Apartment Makes The Most Of A Narrow Space

Built-in furniture and an art deco inspired palette have transformed this Bondi apartment by Studio Weave Architects for entertaining.

Shopping

Nau Releases 2021 Australian-Made Furniture Collection

Cult’s in-house Australian-made furniture and lighting brand, Nau, releases it 2021 collection designed by Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, Adam...

Architecture

A Remarkable Reworking Of A Humble Gold Coast Shack

ME Architects have extraordinarily reworked and extended this humble 1970s Gold Coast home.

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