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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.

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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...
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Architecture

A Remarkable Reworking Of A Humble Gold Coast Shack

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

Stays

A Contemporary Reimagining of Robin Boyd’s Fenner House

Las Palmas by DUO Architects in association with Davis Architects is a Byron Bay hinterland home inspired by the owner's upbringing in Robin...

Building Better

Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Builder

Where do you find a good builder? How long will it take them to build my house? How much will it cost? We answer these FAQs more.

Architecture

The Australian Architects Designing New Houses For An Affordable Flat Fee

Purchase environmentally-friendly, architectural house plans for an affordable flat fee by new Australian business, Architopia.

On The Market

A Historic Italianate Mansion Hits The Market In Kew

Built in 1889, Ross House (formerly called Charleville), is a heritage-protected Italianate mansion in Kew designed by local architect Henry...

Architecture

A Spacious Renovation That Makes The Most Of Every Inch

Built-in furniture has unlocked the potential of this Victorian home renovation in Fitzroy North by Architecture Architecture.

Interiors

A Slice Of Paris In South Yarra

A Victorian home in South Yarra brought back to life with textured, luxurious finishes by AKI Design Studio.

On The Market

This Classic Victorian With An Architect-Designed Extension Is For Sale

A sleek and spacious North Melbourne terrace renovated by Francis Wai Architects has hit the market.

Architecture

An Intimate Inner-City Home + Secret Garden

A serene Abbotsford home by Ha architects that draws the garden in.

Interiors

An Elevated Take On Old Meets New

A 1950s Brisbane house meets a new addition by designers Wrightson Stewart and architect Barbara Bailey, connected by a transparent breezewa...

Interiors

A Curvaceous + Calm Edwardian Home Renovation

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

Architecture

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.

Architecture

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.

Interiors

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....

Architecture

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...

Architecture

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.

Interiors

Dulux Reveals The Colours Of 2022

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

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