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Homes

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!

Coastal

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!

Coastal

A Bright + Happy Family Beach House

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

Victorian

An Adults Only Terrace, Channelling Mid-Century Party Houses!

The home of Hugh Crothers and Matt Badura playfully champions the couple’s lifestyle and sexuality, eschewing heteronormative ideals withi...

Apartment

A Very Melbourne Share House Rented By Creative Beekeepers!

The sprawling open-plan Fitzroy apartment of beekeepers and artists, Samantha McIntyre and Elsa Bryant.

Homes

The Charming Fitzroy Rental Of Two Artists

Artists Jordy van den Nieuwendijk and Kate Isobel Scott have made their rented Fitzroy property a warm, eclectic home… without a single st...

Coastal

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!

Homes

A Creative Couple’s Loft-Style Pad, With Brooklyn Vibes!

Designer Phi Do and his husband Yaniv Brayer give us a tour through their warehouse-style Richmond townhouse.

Apartment

This Rustic Melbourne Apartment Is A Zen Retreat From Inner-City Life

Content creator and creative director Loui Burke has created the perfect rustic retreat in the heart of a bustling CBD.

Victorian

An Interior Designer’s Playful Family ‘Art House’

The playfully decorated Toorak home of interior designer and stylist, Zoe Murphy, and her family.

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