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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. She is currently a regular columnist for Domain magazine.

At Home With Sheridan

A Unique 1950s Brisbane Home, Transformed To Bring The Outdoors In

Artist Pip Spiro and family's 1950s Brisbane home (with unusual art deco-style features) meets a stunning modern addition embracing lush New...
Lucy Feagins
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Homes

A Newly-Built Coastal Home Filled With Character + Colour

From an inner-city Melbourne rental to coastal Anglesea, see how these sea-changers designed and built their dream family home.

Homes

A Very 'Melbourne' Warehouse Renovation In Fitzroy’s Former Chocolate Factory

Lauren Bruce and Hannah McNeill have turned this Fitzroy warehouse apartment into a warm and personalised home.
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One Room Wonders

Before + After: An Arty + Eclectic Kids Bedroom Transformation

See how we transformed a simple space into a fun and colourful kids bedroom (in just one week!) with Surround by Laminex.

Homes

An Elegant Art Deco Apartment Rental With Water Views

Jill McCormick's fashionable home for one, in Sydney's dreamy Elizabeth Bay.
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Art

The NGA’s Cressida Campbell Exhibition Celebrates Her Glorious 40-Year Career

A studio visit with Cressida Campbell, ahead of her exciting survey exhibition at the National Gallery Of Australia.

Homes

An Under-The-Radar Modernist Masterpiece In The Dandenongs

Janine and Sam Harris live in an incredible architectural home on the edge of the Dandenongs, complete with an indoor garden!

At Home With Sheridan

A Mediterranean-Inspired Home In Melbourne’s Beverley Hills Flats

A 1930s Melbourne apartment updated on a budget with a hand painted mural upcycled furniture, and playful Sheridan bedding.

Homes

A Thornbury Cafe Turned Delightful DIY Home

Sculptor Lucas Wearne of Neighbourhood Studio and social worker Lucy Hyslop bought a gutted cafe and turned it into their charming home!
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One Room Wonders

A Luxe Parents Retreat Makeover

Watch us transform an under-decorated bedroom into a luxe parent's retreat - with hotel room vibes!

Stays

WIN A Dreamy Tiny House Stay & $500 French Linen Voucher Thanks To In2TheWild and ​​Carlotta + Gee!

​​In2thewild tiny holidays and linen label Carlotta + Gee have teamed up to deliver the ultimate cosy giveaway. Enter here!

Homes

Comedian Aurelia St Clair’s Eclectic Melbourne Apartment

The colourful, rented #regularapartment of Melbourne comedian Aurelia St Clair!

Homes

A Noughties Northcote Townhouse Turned Beautiful Family Home

A notice to vacate their previous rental prompted Patrick and Ally Smith to buy a drab 2009 pad, and transform it into an inviting home!

Homes

A Historic Melbourne Apartment With Artful, Lived-In Interiors

Interior designer Leigh Ellwood invites us inside her 1930s Beverley Hills apartment in South Yarra.

At Home With Sheridan

The Minimalist Inner-City Sanctuary Of Skincare Guru James Vivian + Ben Esakoff

A Prahran Edwardian cottage meets a minimalist architectural addition, with exposed materials, an impressive art collection, and textured Sh...

Homes

An Artist’s Spanish Mission Home In Newcastle

The recently-renovated home of artist Annie Everingham and family feels like a piece of California… in Newcastle!

Homes

A Refined Bronte Beach Apartment Rental

The Bronte apartment of Monica Colla and architect Ben Feher is equal parts refined home, design studio, and weekend surf shack!

Homes

A Bright + Happy Family Beach House

The Palm Springs-inspired beach home of Wowhaus artist Kate Jansen and family in Mount Martha.

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 bea@thedesignfiles.net