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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, Australian Women’s Weekly, Delicious and SBS. 


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.
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From Unliveable To Unbelievable!

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

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...


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.

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!


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.


A Masterful Queenslander Renovation With A Next-Level Garden

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

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.


A Family Home That Mirrors Nature

Moving through this sloping Red Hill home by InForm with Pleysier Perkins is designed to feel like a hike in the bush!


A Mood-Enhancing Melbourne Home

Kennedy Nolan have knocked it out of the park again, transforming a Victorian house with a dated extension into a cohesive home, with uplift...

On The Market

The Colourful Beach House Of Kip&Co’s Co-Founder Is For Sale!

The renovated 1970s beach house in Sorrento, Victoria, of Kip&Co's Kate Heppell has hit the market.


A Stunning Coastal Home, Created From A Revolutionary Building Material

This house by FMD Architects is built using CLT (cross laminated timber) – a revolutionary, sustainable building material.


This Sydney House Takes The High Ground

A previously granted development approval allowed the sandstone ridge on this Seaforth site to be cut away, but Stafford Architecture had ot...


The House That Lived

When bushfires ravaged the NSW South Coast this summer, this house by Collins Pennington Architects survived.


A Victorian Terrace Renovation Inspired By Feng Shui

Using feng shui principles, Steffen Welsch Architects have reimagined a functional and beautiful terrace home in Melbourne's inner-north.


A Luxe Sydney Home With Jaw-Dropping Views

Decus Interiors and Luigi Rosselli Architects have taken this stunning new Bellevue Hill home to the next level.

On The Market

This WOW-Factor Penthouse Apartment In Fitzroy’s Former Confectionary Factory Is For Sale!

One of Melbourne’s best original warehouse apartments has just hit the market, in Fitzroy's iconic MacRobertson building.


This Non-Conventional Holiday Home Is Mostly Underground

This coastal home by Rob Kennon Architects was built three quarters of the way underground to overcome its challenging site.

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