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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.


A Curvaceous + Calm Edwardian Home Renovation

Working within the exisiting footprint, CJH Studio transformed this Melbourne home with smart planning and minimalist interiors.


An Elwood Bungalow That Draws From Within

A innovative extension around a circular garden creates an inward focus to this California bungalow extension by Rob Kennon Architects.


A Mid-Century Reimagining Of A Bells Beach Home

Bones House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects is a mid-century inspired makeover of a brick veneer home facing Bells Beach.


Five Mindful Spaces To DIY At Home

Get inspired with tips for creating mindful zones at home using Dulux paint – from cosy reading nooks, to calming corners for meditation....


A Modernised Melbourne Edwardian + Lush 'No Lawn' Garden!

The architectural expertise of Buck & Simple and garden prowess of Inge Jabra Landscapes has transformed this Edwardian home in Fitzroy Nort...


A Camping Inspired Holiday House, Shared By Three Families!

The local campsites and beach shacks of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) inspired this holiday house by Refresh Design.


Dulux Reveals The Colours Of 2022

Dulux reveals the must-have paint colours for 2022 in their annual Colour Forecast.


The 2021 Dulux Colour Awards Winners!

Out of 437 entries and 105 finalists, the eight winners of the 35th Dulux Colour Awards have been announced!


A Teeny Tiny Sydney Terrace Under 70m2!

The footprint of this innovative Newtown terrace by Architect George is smaller than most one-bedroom apartments.


A Serene, Geoffrey Bawa-Inspired Auckland Home

Geoffrey Bawa's tropical modernism inspired this Edwardian home renovation in Auckland by Jack McKinney Architects and Katie Lockhart Studio...

Tiny Homes

A Game Changing Apartment-Sized, Transportable Tiny Home

Introducing The Brook – an 'apartment-sized' tiny house from the new Victorian-based business, Small.


A ‘60s Home Makeover For A Family + Their Cats!

The client’s cats were just as important as the human family members in this Melbourne home renovation by Maike Design – hence the proje...


A Tasmanian Glass House Designed To Inspire

Introducing Glass House by Room 11 Architects – a private retreat on the Tasman Peninsula.


A Designer’s Mid-Century Inspired Coastal Family Home

Cassandra Dillon's self-designed family home on the Mornington Peninsula, which draws inspiration from the 1967 Boyd Baker House.


A Sydney-Meets-Melbourne Family Terrace

Full of Grace Interiors bring Melbourne design influences to this breezy Sydney home.


A Minimalist Home Where The Landscape Takes Centre Stage

This Mount Mellum, Queensland home by Sparks Architects is all about its incredible views, taking in the ocean and D'Aguilar Range!


A 90m² Inner-Suburban Block Turned Multipurpose Family Home!

MRTN Architects have designed family home, office, and granny flat on a mere 90m² Brunswick East block!


A Joyful Home, Full Of Whimsy + Glamour

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

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