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A Dreamy, Nostalgic Family Home in Melbourne's Suburbs

Sympathetic renovations featuring recycled materials have made the 1930s Malvern East family home of Josh and Anastasia Elias even better th...


A Boarding House Turned Gorgeous, Rambling + Indestructible Family Home!

The warm and inviting family St Kilda West home of Keryn and Stephen Nossal.


A Designer’s Colourful + Curvaceous Coogee Rental!

Inside the Coogee home of Reliquia Jewellery founder, Ana Piteira, and her husband Jonathan McFarlane.


Jenna and Josh Densten’s Dreamy New Family Home

The new North Melbourne family home of serial renovators Jenna and Josh Densten combines calm serenity, and practicality.


A Heartwarming Home Of A Stylist (And Family!)

Justine and Bob Murphy's warm and welcoming family home is like a slice of the country... in Northcote!

Mid Century

A Magical Alistair Knox-Designed Rental In Eltham!

The seriously dreamy 1970s rental home of Pop and Scott trade manager Lucienne Van Sebille, and her partner Sebastian.


This New York-Style Warehouse Apartment Is The Dream Melbourne Rental!

The converted warehouse apartment of writer and founder of beauty brand Fluff, Erika Geraerts, located in Collingwood's old Foy & Gibson com...


The 'Stuff'-Filled, Off-The-Plan Fitzroy Apartment Of Two Architects!

The personality-filled, one-bedroom Fitzroy apartment of architects Kim Lai and Tom Orton, founders of We Are Humble.


A Rock Star + Fashion Designer’s Mini Californian Ranch... In Suburban Melbourne!

How Andria Kiefer of Limb The Label, and Cook Craig of King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, transformed their Reservoir house through DIY cos...


A Leading Architect’s Compact And Clever Fitzroy Family Home

Architect Karen Alcock and her partner Jojo bought the cheapest house in Fitzroy 15 years ago. See how the family have made it their own wit...


A Biophilic Family Home Among The Trees

The newly-renovated Warrandyte family home of Millie and Dave Wells perfectly blends indoors and out!


Emily Green's Joyous Family Home, Filled With Local Makers’ Work

The fun and colour-filled Reservoir family home of designer and Pinky's store co-owner, Emily Green, and teacher Louis Turner.


A Sydney Warehouse Apartment With NYC Vibes

The stylish converted warehouse apartment of Ines English and Caleb Harrower, located in the iconic 1915 Griffiths Building in Surry Hills.

Family Homes

An Ultra Stylish Rented Family Home, That Brings A Little NYC Glam to Melbourne

Interior designer Tali Roth has updated her late grandmother's Caulfield North home with treasures sourced over many years.


This Brand New Home Looks Like A 100-Year-Old Greek Villa... In Northern NSW!

Using recycled timbers, salvaged windows and antique tiles, Anna and Andrew Swain have created an Australian beachside home with an authenti...


An Owner-Built, Architect-Designed Renovation Of A Charming 1920s Melbourne Home

Lauren Egan and Glenn Hester collaborate with Project 12 Architecture on a thoughtful update to their 1920s Preston home, with interiors by


Louella Boitel Gill's Loved And Layered Bungalow By The Beach

Interior and furniture designer Louella Boîtel-Gill has turned her former Airbnb in the Northern Rivers into an idyllic family home.


A Blissful Art Deco Apartment Up In The Trees

This carefully curated rental in East Melbourne of friends Lauren Everett and Frances Normoyle is the ultimate 'grown up' share house!

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