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Sustainable Homes

A 1980s Bushland Home Built Entirely From Recycled Materials

A mudbrick home in Healesville, Victoria handmade by the owners using salvaged materials.
Amelia Barnes
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A Coastal Oasis Designed + Built By The Owners

Lauren Patista-Trickey and Jonathon Patista admit being both client and builder/designer was 'a journey', but the result made it all worth i...


A Clever Reworking Of A 70sqm Cottage In Hawthorn, Melbourne

Despite being limited to this home's tiny frame, interior designer Rosanna Ceravolo has impressively made the most of its diminutive size.


The Central Coast Home Of The Block Alumni Kyal + Kara

The Australian coastal meets Mediterranean family home of former The Block stars Kyal and Kara Demmrich, on the NSW Central Coast.

How To

How To Turn Home Inspiration Into Reality, With Style Sourcebook

This free web-based mood board tool is the perfect place to refine your interior design vision. We show you how it's done!


A 1915 Horse Stables Turned Family Home In The Adelaide Hills

SpaceCraft transformed a circa 1915 horse stable into a family’s elevated version of a traditional farmhouse in the Adelaide Hills.

Design Eye

Architect Luke Fry, On Modernising A Heritage Home

Architect Luke Fry shares his advice on sensitively balancing old and new, when modernising a heritage home!


A New Kitchen Designed To Look Old, With No White Joinery In Sight!

A Reservoir, Melbourne kitchen with the look of the past and functionality of the present.


A Charming Victorian Cottage, Reorientated + Optimised For Decades To Come

Pipkorn Kilpatrick goes back to basics to enhance the interior and natural light of this Victorian cottage.


A Charming Creekside Cabin, Immersed In Nature

Discover the delightful Upper Wilsons Creek home of Jessica Blume in this extract from Natalie Walton's new book, 'Home by the Sea'.
Natalie Walton


Revive Your Home With The 2023 Summer Colour Trends + WIN Dulux Paint & A $2000 Castle Voucher!

Discover the 2023 Dulux summer trends + your chance to WIN 25 litres of Dulux paint and a $2000 Castle voucher!


A Considered Reworking Of A Mid-Century ‘Lowline’ Home

This Geelong home's renovation by Genevieve Wallis Studio and Studio 101 Architects draws on its original mid-century design.

One Room Wonders

Before + After: Kids Playroom To Stylish Study Makeover

See how we transformed a kids playroom into a stylish home office (in just one week!) with Surround by Laminex.


A Sydney Home, Redesigned For Dining Among The Treetops

After a few unsympathetic renovations, this Sydney home has finally got the perfect re-design - including a new contemporary extension.


A Beachside Home Beautifully Transformed With Timeless Design

In this extract from Arent & Pyke's new book 'Arent & Pyke: Interiors Beyond The Primary Palette', we take a look at a family's sea change.
Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke

How I Host

8 Simple Tips On How To Set-Up + Host An Airbnb

We’ve compiled the basics to start your hosting journey, along with excellent advice from award-winning local hosts!


Danish Design Brand HAY Opens Its First Melbourne Store!

Design lovers rejoice—the Danish home and furniture brand has officially arrived in Melbourne.


Inside A Bold, LA-Inspired Townhouse Filled With Colour + Art

The old-world charm of a 1930s mansion gets a contemporary makeover in the interiors of this Melbourne townhouse!
Christina Karras

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