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Homes

Architectural

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

Renovated

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.

Renovated

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.

Homes

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.

Renovated

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!

Homes

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!

Homes

An Artfully Kitsch Melbourne Warehouse

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

Mid Century

A Storybook Cottage Designed by Alistair Knox

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

Architectural

The Sophisticated Sydney Apartment Of Two Furniture Designers

Influences from their lives across the globe come together in the apartment of Koala furniture designers Alexandra Owen and James Whitta.

Coastal

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.

Apartment

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.

Apartment

An Elegant Art Deco Apartment Rental With Water Views

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

Mid Century

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!

Renovated

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!

Apartment

Comedian Aurelia St Clair’s Eclectic Melbourne Apartment

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

Renovated

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!

Renovated

A Historic Melbourne Apartment With Artful, Lived-In Interiors

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

Renovated

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!

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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 bea@thedesignfiles.net