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Creative People

An Illustrator’s Delicate Wallpaper That Looks Like Art

Sarah Hingle's hand-drawn textiles and wallpapers are designed in Burleigh Heads, QLD and manufactured locally under her brand, 'These Walls...
Sasha Gattermayr
  9 hours ago

Gardens

A Rambling Garlic + Dahlia Farm In The New South Wales Hills

Tenterfield Creek Organics is a productive farm, a Mediterranean-inspired garden, a yoga retreat (!) - and home to lifelong gardener Rose Ha...
Sasha Gattermayr
  17 hours ago

Architecture

A Spectacular Central Otago Home That Retreats Into The Landscape

On an exposed Central Otago, New Zealand site with historic mining tailings lies Black Quail – a breathtaking new home designed by Bergend...

Studio Visit

Inside The Delicious, Uncanny World Of Painter Emma Creasey

The emerging artist invites us into her studio to learn more about her narrative-fulled, distinctive painting style.

Art

An Epic New Exhibition Celebrating The Women Bark Painters Of Arnhem Land

A conversation with Myles Russell-Cook, Curator of Indigenous Art at NGV, about 'Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala', which is on now...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Food Entrepreneur + Media Mogul, Marion Grasby

The internet-famous chef, author, product developer and media mogul (of Masterchef Australia acclaim!) takes us behind the scenes of her ube...

Interiors

A Peachy, Beachy Apartment On The Sunshine Coast

CG Design Studio gives this Mediterranean-style pad on the Sunshine Coast from the late 80s an aesthetic update!

Shopping

Excellent Ideas For The Ultimate Stylish Summer Dining Table

Up your entertaining game with these on-trend tablescaping ideas, filled with pieces from local creatives!

Shopping

Fill Up Your Fruit Bowl With These Remarkably Lifelike Candles From Nonna's Grocer!

Inspired by her great grandparents' grocery store, Madeleine Hoy creates fruit and veg candles that look exactly like the real deal!

Homes

A New Era For Melbourne’s Iconic Featherston House, Designed By Robin Boyd

A sensitive update to one of Melbourne’s most architecturally significant homes, weaving together past, present and future.

Interiors

An Inspiring Renovation Of A Post-War Melbourne Home

Director of Maike Design, Mairead Murphy, saved a post-war Brunswick East house from demolition, and transformed it into her beautiful famil...

Interiors

A London-Inspired Victorian Terrace With 'New Classic' Charm

Interior architect Sophie Davies transforms this 19th-century Melbourne residence into a contemporary family home in a New Classic style. It...

Architecture

A Fremantle Home Addition Immersed In Nature

Over a 12 year period, Simon Pendal Architect extended this 1940s Fremantle home with a series of ‘cave-like chambers' and luscious garden...

Creative People

Making Accessible Gardens That Enhance Your Life, With Miniscapes!

Clea Cregan of Miniscape Projects is passionate about creating green spaces that offer a powerful remedy to the stresses of modern life.

Architecture

A Perfectly Proportioned Marrickville House

The Marrickville House by Aileen Sage sees a sympathetic renovation of a heritage home turned from dilapidated to luminous!
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One Room Wonders

A Timeless Heritage Bedroom Makeover

It's our final room makeover in this series! Watch us transform this traditional bedroom in a heritage home.

Architecture

A Dreamy Interior Update For A Coastal Summer House

Arent&Pyke steered clear of the typical beach-house aesthetic when creating this layered holiday house in Palm Beach, NSW.

Words From The Wise

Finding Your Groove In A Creative Career With Artist + Professor Callum Morton

Renowned artist Callum Morton's brilliant wisdom for emerging artists and creatives - in partnership with Monash University.
Grace Slonim

Interiors

Interior Stylist Steve Cordony’s 19th Century Country Home

Inside Rosedale Farm – the restored 1877 country property of interior stylist Steve Cordony and Michael Booth in Orange, NSW.

Homes

Poppy Lissiman + Harrison Kennedy’s Fashionably Rustic Fremantle Home

The renovated Tuscan villa-style home of fashion designer Poppy Lissiman and Harrison Kennedy in Fremantle.

Architecture

A Quietly Robust Brunswick Home That Fits Together Like A Puzzle

Brunswick House is a quietly robust project by Placement Studio, utilising joinery that fits together like a puzzle to cleverly define rooms...

Food

Julia's Summery Mango And Passionfruit Semifreddo

Summer festivities are upon us and as usual, Julia Busuttil Nishimura's got us covered!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Shopping

An Impeccably Styled Showroom For Vintage Furniture Opens In Essendon

LH Design Hub has recently opened the doors to their new by-appointment shopfront, a constantly evolving showcase of secondhand treasures.

Architecture

A New Chapter For An Eclectic 100-Year-Old Cottage

A subtle update to an eclectic 100-year-old cottage in Ivanhoe, designed by Inbetween Architecture.

Architecture

A Japanese-Inspired Heritage Home Transformation

Ha Architecture overcame heritage restrictions to transform this Hawthorn home into a Japanese-inspired tranquil space.

Family

Finding Harmony In Life, Business And Family, With Meg Tanaka Of CIBI

CIBI's Meg Tanaka on growing up in Japan, running a family business with three young boys, and living life the CIBI way.

On The Market

Victorian Charm Meets Dramatic Modern Luxury In This Princes Hill Home For Sale

Featuring so many modern, custom made elements, every room in this house has its own distinct personality!

Shopping

11 Curated, Independent Homewares Stores We're Obsessed With!

The gifting season is upon us, but these local stores have an impeccable selection of items all year round!

Architecture

A Breathtaking Coastal Home On The Tasmanian Shoreline

This serene holiday home by Tanner Architects makes the most of its rugged Tasmanian outlook.

Homes

A Perfectly Personalised Art Deco Rental

The colourful, art deco South Yarra apartment of Skinny Wolf owner and florist Leila Sanderson, and sound engineer Tony Espie.

Shopping

Shop Local At This Fabulous Pop-Up, By Four Of Our Favourite Creatives

Hattie Molloy, Sunday Salon, Curio Practice and Nicole Lawrence Studio come together for a month-long retail residency in Fitzroy. Retail is...

Architecture

A Flood-Proof Transformation Of A 1960s Brisbane Home

Lineburg Wang saved a 1960s Paddington, Brisbane home from future flood damage, and added an inspired indoor-outdoor extension.

Modernist Australia

A Pristine Mid-Century Family Home Buried In Greenery

A North Balwyn home designed by architect Alan Nance and built in 1957 is on the market, and it's amazing!
Trish Callan

Designers At Home

At Home With Architect Shin Kil + Visual Merchandiser Jessie Choi

The minimalist Fitzroy apartment of architect Shin Kil and visual merchandiser Jessie Choi, featuring the sleek Samsung The Serif TV.

Podcast

Cormach Evans On Creating Space For Aboriginal Excellence, On TDF Talks

In our podcast season finale, Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans talks to host Lucy Feagins about the two organisations he founded and directs: S...
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One Room Wonders

A Classic, Colourful Kids Room Transformation

We transform a simple baby's bedroom, with Surround by Laminex wall panelling, and a playful injection of colour, pattern and texture!

Shopping

Greenhouse Interiors Have Transformed This Heritage Warehouse Into A Fully Shoppable Interiors Mega Space!

Julia Green’s latest venture is her most ambitious yet - a completely shoppable interior project spanning 600 square metres and two floors...

On The Market

A Chic Family Home In The Heart Of Fitzroy Is For Sale!

A unique renovated home with crazy paving, double height ceilings and a north-facing backyard in the most tightly held pocket of Fitzroy.

Interiors

Summer 2022 Colour Trend Predictions + WIN Dulux Paint & A Rachel Castle Artwork!

Get inspired by these vibrant and joyous Dulux paint colours set to take over home interiors this summer. Plus, your chance to win 20 litres...

Stays

A Secluded Alpine A-Frame In The Kangaroo Valley

At every opportunity the choice is to be unplugged rather than switched on in this architecturally designed accommodation in New South Wales...

Homes

An Art Deco-Meets-Warehouse Apartment With A Private Rooftop!

Charlotte Ree's Potts Point apartment is a unique mix of art deco architecture and warehouse features, with one very enviable rooftop!

Architecture

An Equally Practical + Aspirational Family Home

A transformed St Kilda West home by Lucy Clemenger Architects, that takes advantage of its park-side site.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Writer + Fearless Feminist Advocate, Clementine Ford

We spend a day with author, broadcaster and public commentator in the midst of the release of her new book - 'How We Love'.

On The Market

This Eclectic Terrace House Opposite Edinburgh Gardens Is For Sale!

Live opposite Edinburgh Gardens in this Victorian terrace, featuring an architect-designed renovation with sustainable features.

Architecture

A Truly Sympathetic Mid-Century Home Renovation

Pop Architecture returned this 1960 mid-century home in Ivanhoe East to its former glory through interior alterations.

On The Market

A Masterfully Renovated Victorian In Kensington Is For Sale

This four-bedroom Victorian home with an extension by Nicholas Murray Architects has hit the market in Kensington.

Christmas Countdown

Stuff Your Stocking With Some Suave Staples + Score 10% Off At Designstuff!

We’ve curated the perfect gifting lineup from the Scandinavian-focussed design store including Ferm Living, Købn and Krof!
Lucy Feagins
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Travel

A Perfect Day In Melbourne, With Melissa Leong

Food writer, TV presenter and judge of MasterChef Australia Melissa Leong shares some of her absolute favourite spots in Melbourne CBD.

Christmas Countdown

Tick Off All Your Christmas Shopping With 25% Off Thames & Hudson Titles + Games!

Thames & Hudson is your one-stop shop for any gift giving occasion, and they're offering a site-wide discount exclusive to TDF readers as pa...

Studio Visit

This Emerging Textile Designer Creates Handcrafted Homewares That Feel Like Future Heirlooms

Megan McNeill started her textile brand Trinket Solo just over a year ago, and she's killing it!

Christmas Countdown

Get The Bottles On Ice From Archie Rose Distilling Co. This Christmas!

Stock up your fridge and get your Christmas shopping our favourite drinks from the local distilling company!
Lucy Feagins

Homes

This Family Home Is A Slice Of Europe In The Perth Hills

Classical Greek, French and English influences all come together in Bronte Taton and Joshua Casey's dreamy home, in Darlington, Western Aust...

Christmas Countdown

Sort Your Christmas Shopping Today With 10% Off Country Road!

Country Road is our go-to gifting destination, and they're offering TDF readers 10% off everything this Christmas.
Lucy Feagins

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: 'My Life' By Maggie Green

An exhibition of 13 glowing, vibrant works from Mangala artist Maggie Green of Spinifex Hill Art Centre, 'My Life' tells the story of the ar...

Christmas Countdown

Give Christmas A Glow-Up With MECCA + WIN A $1,000 Voucher

There is something for everyone in our crowd-pleasing Christmas wishlist from these makeup masterminds!

Christmas Countdown

Announcing... The Design Files Christmas Countdown 2021!

We're making Christmas easy this year with a SHOPPABLE gift guide plus exclusive TDF Reader deals and discounts - shop NOW from Country Road...
Lucy Feagins

Podcast

Stylist Turned Designer Sarah Ellison On Building A Cult Status Furniture Brand, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the insanely popular Byron Bay-based creative talks transitioning from stylist to designer, the value of being...
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One Room Wonders

A Serene & Stylish Sitting Room Transformation

We transform a simple art deco room with Surround by Laminex wall panelling, a rich colour palette, and a mix of vintage and new design piec...

On The Market

This Architect-Designed Family Home Is For Sale In Brunswick

This deceptively roomy architect-renovated Victorian has hit the market in Brunswick.

Words From The Wise

Chelsea Hing's Pearls of Wisdom On Building A Successful Career in Interior Design

Words from the Wise is a new series of career inspo from Australia’s leading creative makers, thinkers and professional practitioners -
Megan Phillips

Architecture

A Radical Reimagining Of The Suburban Family Home

PW Studio set out to design a house that integrated the two fundamentals of architecture, humans and nature, into one calm family home.

Homes

An Idyllic Family Home On The Mornington Peninsula

Interior designer Billy Innes joined forces with her father (a semi-retired architect) to design her family's dreamy coastal home.

Architecture

A Cottesloe Family Home That Revolves Around The Sun

Gabled House by Clayton Orszaczky is a dreamy family home bathed in natural light and gardens.
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Shopping

Nami By Nau Is Australian-Made Furniture Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Strong, beautiful, solid and... flat-packed? Meet the new NAMI furniture range by nau, designed by Tom Fereday.

Art

A Colourful Collaboration Between A Cape York Artist + MECCA

Southern Kaantju/Umpila woman Naomi Hobson’s original artwork will be realised as packaging and window features in 100 of the beauty brand...

Shopping

Fenton & Fenton Has Your Design-Savvy Gifting Sorted With This $5,000 Giveaway!

‘The Art of Gifting’ by Fenton & Fenton brings together a stellar edit of art and design presents - PLUS one seriously epic give-away!

Art

Celebrate 100 Years Of The Archibald Prize At Archie 100

Celebrate 100 years of the Archibald Prize at the Archie 100 exhibition, opening November 6 at Geelong Gallery. Tickets on sale now.

Architecture

An Unconventional Country Home In The Southern Highlands

Highlands House by Other Architects turns it back on the quintessential modern Australian country home, instead exploring the idea of living...

On The Market

The Last Remaining Robin Boyd Home In Beaumaris is On The Market

Featuring the first example of Robin Boyd's iconic 'window wall', The Browne House is looking for its next custodians!

Food

Julia's Hazelnut Meringues With Roasted Rhubarb

Party season is ON and these nutty meringues are what we're bringing out at our next dinner party!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Architecture

A 3-Metre-Wide Micro-Terrace Inspired By Its Redfern Surrounds

Architect Adele McNab makes a case for compact, inner-city living with her own serene family home on a 62 square metre site!

Homes

A Tropical Family Retreat In The Northern Rivers

Cheryl and James Kitchener turned a 1980s brick home in Suffolk Park, NSW into a luxe family home with resort vibes!

Family

Photographer, Storyteller + Solo Parent Bobbi Lockyer On The Importance Of Birthing On Country

The artist, photographer and designer lives on Kariyarra Country (Port Hedland, WA) with her four boys Sebastian (13), Zenith (9), Lawrence
Ashe Davenport

Stays

A Mediterranean-Style Farmhouse Accommodation With Incredible Views

The Casa sits on seven acres of property in the lush Kangaroo Valley, two hour’s drive south of Sydney.

Architecture

This Inner-City Melbourne Home Unfolds Like A Garden Path

A remarkable Melbourne home that references the mountain ranges of rural New Zealand, and the beaches of South Australia - by Architecture A...

Podcast

BuildHer Collective Co-Founder Rebeka Morgan On Empowering Women In Construction, On TDF Talks

In this episode of TDF Talks, BuildHer Collective co-founder Rebeka Morgan shares her experience as a woman in a male-dominated industry, an...

Gardens

An Hidden Flower Garden In Suburban Melbourne

From her Ivanhoe home Petrina Burrill has created a sustainable micro flower farm.

Studio Visit

The Physical And Emotional Intimacy Of Caroline Walls’ Paintings

From her studio in Northcote, the visual artist toggles between figurative and abstract modes to realise her large-scale, gestural works.

Architecture

The Union Of Two Weatherboard Cottages Into One Tactile Family Home

Anthrosite joins two neighbouring properties into one U-shaped home, encircling a verdant central courtyard.

On The Market

This Ultra Luxurious Ascot Vale Family Home Is For Sale

This five-bedroom, architect-renovated Ascot Vale home has it all, and it's on the market!

Homes

A Florist’s Sentimental Hobart Home

The South Hobart unit of florist Eliza Hobart is a romantic, lived-in space surrounded by greenery.

Stays

A Transportable, Off-Grid Tiny Home Made From Shipping Containers

Capturing incredible views towards Mount Buller, Victoria, life in this pair of tiny homes is about as close to nature as it gets!

Shopping

Celebrate Christmas With Kip&Co's New 'Golden Hour' Collection + WIN A $1,000 Voucher!

The local homewares brand is giving away a whopping voucher to celebrate the beginning of the festive season!

Architecture

This Blushing Bondi Apartment Makes The Most Of A Narrow Space

Built-in furniture and an art deco inspired palette have transformed this Bondi apartment by Studio Weave Architects for entertaining.

Studio Visit

Inside The Fremantle Studio Of Legendary Ceramicist, Pippin Drysdale

For a new exhibition at Linton + Kay, the 85-year-old ceramic artist has shifted her focus from vast desert landscapes to the minutiae of th...

A Longer Read

Design-Led Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Is Not New

Jirra Lulla Harvey - Koorie woman, First Nations business strategist, and judge of the TDF + Laminex Design Awards Collaboration category ...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

TDF Design Awards

ANNOUNCING The Winners Of The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021!

Last night we announced the winners and commended projects in the TDF + Laminex 2021 Design Awards in our online awards ceremony! Drum roll

On The Market

A Santorini-Style Oasis (And One Of Our Fave Ever Homes) Is On The Market!

Artist Phoebe Rolleston’s architect-designed, breezy family home in Glen Iris, Melbourne is for sale. And we are so jealous of the new own...
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One Room Wonders

A Contemporary Chic Bedroom Makeover

A gorgeous, achievable room transformation - in partnership with Surround by Laminex.

Shopping

Nau Releases 2021 Australian-Made Furniture Collection

Cult’s in-house Australian-made furniture and lighting brand, Nau, releases it 2021 collection designed by Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, Adam...

Homes

A Photographer + Art Director’s Alistair Knox Home

Photographer Sean Fennessy, and art director Jessica Lillico's heart-warming Warrandyte mid-century family home, designed by Alistair Knox!

On The Market

An Iconic Melbourne Art Family’s Richmond Home Is For Sale

The family of beloved artist Mirka Mora are selling their contemporary, multi-level home, featuring a pool-with-a-view!

Shopping

An Epic Collaboration Between Two Local Icons, David Bromley + Review!

David Bromley collaborates with much loved local fashion label Review on a colourful new collection of apparel and accessories.

Architecture

A Remarkable Reworking Of A Humble Gold Coast Shack

ME Architects have extraordinarily reworked and extended this humble 1970s Gold Coast home.

Studio Visit

P0LY Designs : The Ultimate Pandemic Pivot Project

How Lara Fisher and Andy Kepitis turned their lockdown hobby into full-time business!
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Podcast

The Unconventional Career Path Of Interior Designer Yasmine Ghoniem Of YSG Studio, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, host Lucy Feagins talks to the founder of YSG Studio and so-hot-right-now visionary leading the Australian int...

Creative People

Building A Family Legacy On Local Manufacturing, With Abode Living

Creative director Amelia Marasco Adair takes us on a tour of the company's Camberwell HQ - featuring their production warehouse, offices +

Stays

A Contemporary Reimagining of Robin Boyd’s Fenner House

Las Palmas by DUO Architects in association with Davis Architects is a Byron Bay hinterland home inspired by the owner's upbringing in Robin...

Studio Visit

This Cheerful New Textile + Homewares Label Brings The Sunshine We Need Right now!

Hannah Veikkanen used Melbourne's extended lockdowns to develop and launch her own textile label, creating handtufted cushions and artwork f...

On The Market

The Perfect Architect-Designed Family Home Is On The Market

The Kingsville House by Olaver Architecture is potentially the closest thing there is to a perfect family house. And it could be yours!
Sasha Aarons

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