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Amelia Barnes

Staff Writer + Researcher

Amelia is a writer and holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Monash University. Originally from Wagga Wagga, NSW, she has been living in Melbourne for the past eight years. Her work has appeared in The Age, Domain, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Australian Women’s Weekly, Delicious and SBS. She loves Taylor Swift.


A Multigenerational, Modern Farmhouse

Two houses are better than one, in this beach house for two families by Tom Robertson Architects.


An Old School Campground Transformed Into A Beachside Paradise

A tired holiday camp in Esperance, WA, is now a picture-perfect boutique accomodation offering.

Sustainable Homes

The Perfect Prefab Home in South Gippsland

Prefabricated construction is behind this sustainable home designed by Pleysier Perkins, and built by Prebuilt, in Bena, South Gippsland.


An Out Of The Ordinary Beach House in Phillip Island

Inside Casa X by Branch Studio Architects – a courtyard home in Phillip Island, inspired by the native landscape.


A Curvy, Unexpected Renovation For A Heritage Home

Bryant Alsop Architects introduce light, space and surprising features to this suburban Melbourne home.


A Monolithic Yet Sensual New Furniture Collection From Sarah Ellison

Stylist-turned-furniture-designer has released her third collection, SOL, inspired by sensual 1970's shapes.


An Architect’s Self-Designed Butterfly Home!

The family home of Pleysier Perkins director, Simon Perkins. We've said it before, we'll say it again – architects always have the best h...


A Renovated 1930s Home Overlooking Brisbane River

This Brisbane home better embraces its riverside location, thanks to an innovative new design by Owen Architecture.


A 1940s Darling Point Home With Elegant New Interiors

Alexander &CO build on the grandeur of this heritage home in Sydney, with sleek new interiors that expertly balance old and new.


A Sleek, Shed-Style Home In Rural Victoria

Inside Lovell Burton's refined Macedon Ranges home.


An 1853 Daylesford Homestead Turned Charming Holiday Rental

Theresa Albiloi and Tony De Marco have transformed an 1853 Daylesford house into the beautiful accomodation, The Station House.


Is This Australia's Answer to Palm Springs' Iconic Kaufmann House?

A seriously impressive home in Toowoomba, Queensland by Shaun Lockyer Architects, inspired by mid-century architecture.


A Contemporary Home Inspired By Heritage Architecture

Wolveridge Architecture balance contemporary design and art deco references, in Melbourne's Ascot Vale.

Dream Job

The Perks Of Being a Food Writer, According To One Of Australia’s Top Restaurant Critics!

Senior restaurant critic at The Age, Gemima Cody, shares what it's really like to be a food writer.


A Layered Garden, Designed Around A Liquidambar Tree

Ben Scott Garden Design have created richly layered garden in Camberwell, tailored to a Victorian home with a contemporary extension.

Sustainable Homes

A Heritage Home, Retrofitted To The Highest Sustainability Standards

The ‘Passive Butterfly’ house - a renovated weatherboard home, with 90 per cent reduced heating and cooling costs.


A Nearly Demolished Home Turned Interior Masterpiece!

Junctions90 have redesigned this 1850s Melbourne house so it will never be demolished.


The 10 Most Marvellous Modernist Homes Of The Year

The most popular mid-century homes featured on The Design Files this year!