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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!


See The Inspiring Finalists Of The 2022 Archibald Prize

Australia's most celebrated art award is back for its 101st year! See the 52 incredible finalists, including TDF favourites Vincent Namatjir...

On The Market

For Sale: A Beautifully Renovated Worker’s Cottage in Kensington

This former Kensington worker's cottage for sale has balanced its modern renovation with championing a few nods to its past.

Studio Visit

Inside The Charming Studio Of Ceramicist + Flower Farmer, Janae Paquin-Bowden

Flower farmer Janae Paquin-Bowden is finally realising her oldest passion; ceramics. Take a tour around her sun-filled garden studio.

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Light-Filled Frankston Home Producing Negative Power Bills

This Frankston home proves sustainable building and materials can produce a home that's just as charming and comfortable than the next - and...

Studio Visit

Brutalist Architecture Meets Contemporary Art In The Paintings Of Annalisa Ferraris

A fascination with architecture informs the bold, colour-blocked paintings of Sydney artist Annalisa Ferraris. She takes us inside her spaci...

Mother's Day Must Haves

Win A Beautiful Prize Pack Of Design Pieces With Our Mother's Day Must Haves Giveaway

This Mother's Day we have an epic giveaway to WIN a prize pool featuring gorgeous pieces from Country Road, Robert Gordon, Thames & Hudson a...


TDF’s Top Picks For Parrtijma 2022, A Festival In Light

Parrtjima, A Festival in Light, kicks off on Friday, April 8 for a 10-night celebration of Country and culture with a program packed with li...


Beci Orpin Brings Her Iconic Designs To Life With This Adorable Myer Collab

Beci shares the inspiration behind the designs, plus her favourite piece in the Milkshake collection with Myer.


A Local Business Championing Sustainable Construction Wins The Melbourne Design Week Award 2022

Managing director of Revival Projects, Robbie Neville, talks to us about his mission to bring change to the construction industry.

Sustainable Homes

This Thoughtful Mt Eliza Home Was Designed For 'Ageing In Place'

BENT Architecture designed this Mt Eliza home to accomodate its owners comfortably and securely, with an infallible connection to nature.

Studio Visit

Woodworker Olive Gill-Hille Creates Incredible Timber Sculptures That Double As Functional Furniture

Sculptor and woodworker Olive GIll-Hille creates breathtaking and evocative timber pieces that challenge the distinction between art and des...


A Former Self-Storage Warehouse Turned Light-Filled Courtyard Home

Architect Kyra Thomas saw potential in a dilapidated self storage warehouse, which she masterfully transformed into a light-filled family ho...

On The Market

Two Renovated Victorian Townhouses For Sale (Right Next To Each Other!)

The former homes of Fran and Tim Wilson (Folk Architects) have seen multiple iterations - and these side-by-side buildings are now on the ma...

Sustainable Homes

An Elevated 100sqm Beach Shack That Champions Passive Design

The Eucalypt House by Not All Architecture creates space beyond its modest footprint, whilst evoking a strong sense of nostalgia.


An Impressive Multigenerational Home That Blurs Indoor + Outdoor Living

Beyond the street, this Mount Waverly home expands to encompass an oasis of indoor/outdoor living.


YSG Studio Creates A Striking Living Space (With Hidden Study!) For Laminex

Step inside this dreamy living room from YSG Studio, which balances on-trend design, Laminex surfaces + essential work-from-home needs.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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