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A Designer’s 1970s Bells Beach Dream Home!

The incredible eclectic home of interior designer Léo Terrando and Jessica Watts, on Victoria's surf coast.


A Melbourne Family Home That Feels Like A Warm Embrace

With its warm, cosy feel, this Clifton Hill home is a true reflection of Rebecca Long, her children, and beloved late husband Tom.


A Slice Of Italy In Fitzroy’s Backstreets!

Situated around a lush European-style communal courtyard is the Fitzroy family apartment of Amara Speechley and Cal Watson.


A Clever, Creative Renovation For This Compact Victorian Home

Designers Penny and Simon Barnes have extended their family's Carlton North Victorian home for added space, character, and energy efficiency...


A Vintage Seller’s Beautifully Curated Melbourne Home

A stellar secondhand furniture collection and small modifications have turned this Flemington rental property into a seriously stylish and c...


An Interior Designer’s Mini Converted Warehouse That Feels Like Home

In past lives, this little converted warehouse in Fitzroy has been a secret bar and a photographic studio. Now, it’s the charming rental h...

Family Homes

A Modern Family’s Treetop Rental Property

The heartwarming North Warrandyte rental of Tilly Barber, her six-year-old son Mars, and friends Albee Barton and Justyn Burrow.


The Gorgeous Family Home Of The Design Files' Advertising Manager, Chelsea Hall!

This dreamy renovation in Melbourne's suburbs is the ultimate Australian family home!


An Architect’s Breathtaking Mid-Century Home On The Great Ocean Road!

This mid-century Lorne home has been sympathetically updated by owner-architect Josh Crosbie, and the results are MAJOR!

Mid Century

The End Of An Era For This Impeccably Styled Mid-Century Melbourne Rental

Friends and business partners Holly Thompson and Stephanie Lane parent their respective daughters in this 1960s Kew East home... one of the


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.

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