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Lucy Feagins


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. She is currently a regular columnist for Domain magazine.


A Glamorous Update For An Exemplary Ernest Fooks Mid-Century Home

Modernist architect Ernest Fooks designed some of Melbourne’s outstanding mid-century properties, including the 1960s home of Ilana Moses


A Tiny Slice Of Japan Inside A Pink Darlinghurst Terrace

Ceramicist Laura Butler shares her 1890s Darlinghurst pink terrace, renovated by Trias in accordance with Japanese design principles.


How To Turn Home Inspiration Into Reality, With Style Sourcebook

This free web-based mood board tool is the perfect place to refine your interior design vision. We show you how it's done!

Design Eye

Architect Luke Fry, On Modernising A Heritage Home

Architect Luke Fry shares his advice on sensitively balancing old and new, when modernising a heritage home!


A Melbourne Family’s Ever Changing ‘Light House’

An innovative, sculptural screen invites dynamic shadows into the family home of Andrew Jaques, and Christina Chiodo, renovated by Layan.


A Reservoir Home Created By Family, For Family

Elissa Robustelli lives in a Reservoir, Melbourne townhouse built by her dad, on the site of her grandparents’ former home.


A Sydney Family Home Inspired By Wes Anderson, Art Deco + English Country Gardens

Olli Ella founder Chloe Brookman reveals her newly-renovated South Coogee family home!

At Home With Sheridan

The Breezy, Coastal Family Home Of A Designer + Restaurateur

Interior designer Xanthe Highfield and her husband Sam Clayton share their dreamy renovated home in Avoca Beach.

Christmas Countdown

Shop The Design Files' 2022 Christmas Gift Guide!

Holiday gifting is sorted with our epic Christmas Countdown gift guide, featuring awesome present ideas from local businesses - plus exclusi...

How I Host

An Award-Winning Tasmanian Airbnb Listing, Complete With A Private Chef!

The ex-restaurateurs named Airbnb’s best new hosts. Meet Peter Clarke and Charlie Ebell of The Little Seed in Franklin, Tasmania.

One Room Wonders

Before + After: Kids Playroom To Stylish Study Makeover

See how we transformed a kids playroom into a stylish home office (in just one week!) with Surround by Laminex.


The Enchanting Mudbrick Home That Found Its Way Back Into The Family

Xan Balding lives in a classic mudbrick North Warrandyte home, built by his parents in the 1970s!

How I Host

The Clifftop Tasmanian House Named Airbnb’s Most Unique Stay

Journalist Quentin Dempster shares how he made The Winged House in north-west Tasmania Airbnb’s most unique stay.


An Artfully Kitsch Melbourne Warehouse

The vibrant converted warehouse of hairdresser Neel Moorley, decorated with artist murals and 250+ hanging masks!


Review Team Up With Local Australian Artists For A Beautiful Collection Of Wearable Art

Go behind the scenes of Review's latest artist collaboration for their summery capsule collection – curated by us at The Design Files!


A Storybook Cottage Designed by Alistair Knox

Floral artist Kayla Moon shares inside her circa 1960s Eltham hexagonal cottage, designed by Alistair Knox.

How I Host

A Spectacular Barn In Victoria’s High Country Named Airbnb’s Best Designed Stay

The owners of a 160-year-old barn turned luxury retreat share how they became an award-winning Airbnb - and how you can host one too!


Before + After: Inside The TDF Office's Dreamy Kitchen Transformation!

See the transformation of our office kitchen, with a warm terracotta + pink palette, inspired by a Lucy Roleff painting!

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 email