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Bea Taylor

Managing Editor

Bea is a writer, editor and content producer. She studied a Bachelor of Communications and Journalism at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand and since graduating in 2015, has been working for some of Aotearoa’s top interior and architecture mags. That is, until she jumped the ditch to join the TDF dream team in 2022!


A Playful Renovation + Extension Of A 1910s Edwardian Weatherboard Cottage

This once lacklustre Edwardian cottage has been given new life thanks to a renovation and extension by Architect George Meek, of Studio Meek...

Studio Visit

Di Lunedi’s Nostalgic Ceramics Serve Up A Slice Of Coastal Italy!

Step inside the Northern NSW studio of De Lunedi's Elise Eales, who creates one-off ceramic pieces inspired by her love of Italy's seaside.


The Bountiful Country Garden of The Design Files' Alice Ziebell!

Take a wander through the magical Korumburra garden of The Design Files' partnership manager Alice Ziebell, and see the unbelievable 'before...


A Playful, Sub-Tropical Take On A Mid-Century-Inspired Home

CG Design Studio transformed a dilapidated Brisbane cottage into a mid-century-inspired home, complete with a rooftop garden and pool!


This 1980s Stay In Torquay Is A Feast Of Colour + Pattern

Take a look inside this groovy new stay in Torquay, Victoria, swathed in bold wallpaper, eclectic art and references to its 1980s roots.

On The Market

A Robin Boyd Mid-Century Masterpiece Hits The Market!

A slice of Victoria's mid-century architectural history has hit the market. Take a look inside Robin Boyd's 'Boyd Baker House'!


Pieces Of Eight's New Melbourne Store Is A Life-Sized Jewellery Box

Melanie Katsalidis' new Pieces of Eight store in Melbourne's Royal Arcade, is a treasure trove of Australian-made pieces. Step inside!

Sustainable Homes

How This Family Transformed A 100-Year-Old Edwardian Into An Energy Efficient Home

A sustainably-minded renovation of an old Edwardian home in Preston, Melbourne, respects the old whilst celebrating the new.

Creative People

The Zero-Waste Event Decoration Business Putting The Sparkle Into Sustainability

Sarah Borg of Bangin Hangins offers her clients a brilliant alternative to single-use party decorations - with hand-made, zero-waste event s...


10 Emerging, Affordable Artists You Need To Have On Your Watchlist!

From ethereal still lifes to striking ceramic work, and meticulous soft pastel drawings, these are the artists to start collecting now!

Studio Visit

The Playful + Surreal Ceramics Practice of Hilary Green

From her shed-turned-studio, Hilary Green creates sculptural, whimsical ceramics inspired by seaweed, ironwork and the charming illustration...


A Magical, Layered Melbourne Garden - With Giant Metallic Mushrooms!

How artist Kate Ballis and photographer Tom Blachford created a whimsical suburban garden of 'secret rooms'.


A Coastal Oasis Designed + Built By The Owners

Lauren Patista-Trickey and Jonathon Patista admit being both client and builder/designer was 'a journey', but the result made it all worth i...


A Clever Reworking Of A 70sqm Cottage In Hawthorn, Melbourne

Despite being limited to this home's tiny frame, interior designer Rosanna Ceravolo has impressively made the most of its diminutive size.


Say Hello To Your New Favourite Summer Shoes With This FRANKiE4 Giveaway!

Everything you need to know for your chance to win one of five pairs of shoes (of your choice!) from Australian label FRANKiE4!


These Deliciously Colourful Picnic Rugs Are Made From Recycled Plastic!

The season of picnicking has arrived, and we've found the best rugs to see you through pizzas in the park and fish and chips on the beach.

Christmas Countdown

The Best-Smelling Self-Care Gifts For Friends + Family This Christmas

With an epic 20% off when using our exclusive TDF discount code, these beautiful Leif products will be your go-to gifts this Christmas.

On The Market

For Sale: A New York Loft-Style Penthouse Inside A Converted Collingwood Factory

Manhattan-meets-Melbourne in this penthouse apartment inside Collingwood's converted Foy & Gibson factory.

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First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email