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Lucy Feagins

Editor

Lucy studied Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne. In a former life, she worked as a set dresser in the film industry, and as a stylist.  Lucy has contributed to titles including Inside Out, The Age and The Saturday Paper.

Homes

An Incredible 1896 Waterfront House, Accessible Only By Boat

Garden designer Richard Unsworth shares ‘Trincomalee’ – his magical 1896 waterfront home in northern Sydney, accessible only by boat.

Homes

The Experimental Melbourne Home Of Two Artists

The 'warped maximalist colour feast' home of artists Nabilah Nordin and Nick Modrzewski in Newport, Melbourne.

Family

Artist Miranda Skoczek On Single Parenting, Smelling The Roses + Spontaneity

Artist Miranda Skoczek shares her multigenerational family life in the Dandenongs with son Harper and aunt Margaret.

Homes

Designer Anna Spiro’s Heavenly Island Home

The celebrated interior designer shares her relaxed yet luxurious Minjerribah/North Stradbroke holiday house.

Creative People

Seven Standout Emerging Creatives of 2021

Discovering talented new creatives is our favourite thing we do – here are the artists, designers and makers who got us talking in 2021.

Homes

The Design Files' Top Ten Australian Homes Of 2021

It’s official – these were our most popular Australian homes stories of 2021!

Homes

A Delightfully Cheerful Melbourne Family Home

Artist Madeleine Stamer's bayside Melbourne family home is filled with colourful art, vintage furniture, and treasures by local makers.

Homes

A New Era For Melbourne’s Iconic Featherston House, Designed By Robin Boyd

A sensitive update to one of Melbourne’s most architecturally significant homes, weaving together past, present and future.
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One Room Wonders

A Timeless Heritage Bedroom Makeover

It's our final room makeover in this series! Watch us transform this traditional bedroom in a heritage home.

Homes

Poppy Lissiman + Harrison Kennedy’s Fashionably Rustic Fremantle Home

The renovated Tuscan villa-style home of fashion designer Poppy Lissiman and Harrison Kennedy in Fremantle.

Homes

A Perfectly Personalised Art Deco Rental

The colourful, art deco South Yarra apartment of Skinny Wolf owner and florist Leila Sanderson, and sound engineer Tony Espie.
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One Room Wonders

A Classic, Colourful Kids Room Transformation

We transform a simple baby's bedroom, with Surround by Laminex wall panelling, and a playful injection of colour, pattern and texture!

On The Market

A Chic Family Home In The Heart Of Fitzroy Is For Sale!

A unique renovated home with crazy paving, double height ceilings and a north-facing backyard in the most tightly held pocket of Fitzroy.

Homes

An Art Deco-Meets-Warehouse Apartment With A Private Rooftop!

Charlotte Ree's Potts Point apartment is a unique mix of art deco architecture and warehouse features, with one very enviable rooftop!
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Travel

A Perfect Day In Melbourne, With Melissa Leong

Food writer, TV presenter and judge of MasterChef Australia Melissa Leong shares some of her absolute favourite spots in Melbourne CBD.

Christmas Countdown

Tick Off All Your Christmas Shopping With 25% Off Thames & Hudson Titles + Games!

Thames & Hudson is your one-stop shop for any gift giving occasion, and they're offering a site-wide discount exclusive to TDF readers as pa...

Homes

This Family Home Is A Slice Of Europe In The Perth Hills

Classical Greek, French and English influences all come together in Bronte Taton and Joshua Casey's dreamy home, in Darlington, Western Aust...

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