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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.
Amelia Barnes
  7 hours ago

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
  9 hours ago
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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.
Lucy Feagins
  17 hours ago

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 Enchanting, 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

Homes

Poppy Garbin + Scott Gibson Of Pop And Scott’s Dromana Dream Home

The renovated '80s home of Scott Gibson and Poppy Garbin, founders of Pop and Scott.

Creative People

The Earthy, Abstract Art Of Asha Holmes

Inside the textured, tonal and intuitive practice of a Northern Beaches-based painter whose star is well and truly on the rise!

Building Better

Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Builder

Where do you find a good builder? How long will it take them to build my house? How much will it cost? We answer these FAQs more.

Architecture

The Australian Architects Designing New Houses For An Affordable Flat Fee

Purchase environmentally-friendly, architectural house plans for an affordable flat fee by new Australian business, Architopia.

Gardens

A Beautiful New Life For A Generous Family Garden

The Haberfield Garden by Fieldwork Associates in Sydney unites multiple green zones under a canopy of excitement + abundance!

On The Market

A Historic Italianate Mansion Hits The Market In Kew

Built in 1889, Ross House (formerly called Charleville), is a heritage-protected Italianate mansion in Kew designed by local architect Henry...

Interiors

How To Make Wallpaper Work!

Lauren Li of Sisällä Interior Design shares her tips and tricks for wallpaper that really works - and where to get it!
Lauren Li

Architecture

A Spacious Renovation That Makes The Most Of Every Inch

Built-in furniture has unlocked the potential of this Victorian home renovation in Fitzroy North by Architecture Architecture.
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Food

Julia's Pillowy Ricotta Tortelli With Butter And Asparagus

It's asparagus season and Julia Busuttil Nishimura has the best pasta recipe for this sweet, seasonal stalk!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Interiors

A Slice Of Paris In South Yarra

A Victorian home in South Yarra brought back to life with textured, luxurious finishes by AKI Design Studio.

Homes

A Stylist’s Charming Country Home

Stylist and Read&Hall co-owner Emma Read shares her 1920s family home filled with vintage pieces in Willunga, South Australia.

Modernist Australia

A Glittering, Glamorous Mid-Century Pad Is For Sale

This apartment in Caulfield North retains all its charming, original trimmings. Even with herringbone floors, steel-framed windows and bambo...
Patricia Callahan

Regional

The Love Story Behind An Edible Flower Farm In South-East Queensland

How Simone Jelley left behind a career in photography to open her own flower farm, Pretty Produce.

On The Market

This Classic Victorian With An Architect-Designed Extension Is For Sale

A sleek and spacious North Melbourne terrace renovated by Francis Wai Architects has hit the market.

Architecture

This Graceful, Sculptural Home Is Like A Work Of Art

This villa in inner-city Melbourne by Susi Leeton is perfectly choreographed and mimics the flow + form of a Brancusi sculpture.

Podcast

Ultimate Creative Freelancer Kelly Thompson On Finding Your Place In The Industry, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the founder of Makers’ Mrkt gives our managing editor Sally Tabart nuggets of wisdom about the creative hust...

On The Market

A Rare Warehouse Conversion In The Heart Of Fitzroy Is On The Market

The architect-renovated home of renowned local film producer is for sale, and it’s a good one!

Architecture

An Intimate Inner-City Home + Secret Garden

A serene Abbotsford home by Ha architects that draws the garden in.

Stays

A Converted Train Carriage Turned Breathtaking Off-Grid Cabin

The Greenly Carriage accommodation is on a semi-remote farm on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, offering views over the Southern Ocean, M...

Family

The Show Must Go On, With Photographer Sarah Collins And Family

Our beloved former TDF photographer on the highs and lows of pandemic parenting, and the challenges facing the performing arts community.

Interiors

An Artist's Minimalist, Yet Personalised Apartment

Folk Studio create a carefully customised apartment for painter Ash Holmes in Curl Curl, New South Wales.

Homes

Yasmine Ghoniem’s Fabulously Eclectic Bondi Apartment

YSG director Yasmine Ghoniem's deliciously compact Bondi apartment – created with paint, 2pac joinery, and a whole lot of love!

Gardens

A Modernist Front Garden On Sydney’s North Shore

In an extract from his new book 'The City Gardener', Richard Unsworth shares the Mid-Century Modern garden designed by his practice, Garden
Richard Unsworth

On The Market

A Perfectly Preserved Mid-Century Marvel On The Banks Of The Yarra Is On The Market

This architecturally-designed house was built in the 60s and has barely changed since it was last sold in 1968. Did someone say dream home?

Interiors

An Elevated Take On Old Meets New

A 1950s Brisbane house meets a new addition by designers Wrightson Stewart and architect Barbara Bailey, connected by a transparent breezewa...

Shopping

A Childrenswear Label That Takes Us Back To The Golden Years - WIN With Goldie + Ace!

Get ready to send the kids back to school in style with the Golden Years collection from Goldie + Ace!

Interiors

The Timeless Update Of A 1950s Portsea Beach House

Pipkorn Kilpatrick improve the flow and functionality of this 1956 home originally designed by Robin Boyd, ensuring its legacy remains in ta...

Architecture

A Grecian-Inspired Update For A California Bungalow

Alcorn Middleton update a 1980s family home with arches, white-washed columns and a inspired by quintessential Santorini architecture.
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Interiors

YSG Studio Brings 'Afternoon Delight' To This Dreamy Kitchen Design for Laminex

We take a closer look at YSG Studio's stunning new collaboration with Laminex!

Architecture

A Minimalist, Semi-Prefabricated Beach House

Architect Hannah Tribe of Tribe Studio developed a prototype for a partially prefabricated kit home for her own family beach house in Bundee...

Homes

A Cheerful Beachside Retreat

Virginia Morris' colourful 1980s Anglesea home, located just 100 steps from the beach!

Interiors

A Curvaceous + Calm Edwardian Home Renovation

Working within the exisiting footprint, CJH Studio transformed this Melbourne home with smart planning and minimalist interiors.

Creative People

The Trailblazing Couple Behind Brisbane's New Indigenous Art Centre

Amanda Hayman and Troy Casey are the entrepreneurial couple behind Brisbane's most exciting new art gallery and retail space!

Shopping

The New Ceramics Studio Built On Centuries Of Inherited Knowledge

The debut collection from new ceramics studio House Editions by Claudia Lau brings porcelain bowls, plates and vases in experimental glazes

Architecture

An Elwood Bungalow That Draws From Within

A innovative extension around a circular garden creates an inward focus to this California bungalow extension by Rob Kennon Architects.
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Podcast

Dinosaur Designs Co-Founder Louise Olsen On Building An Iconic Australian Brand, On TDF Talks

Lucy Feagins talks to the legendary designer and artist about building an iconic Australian design brand.

Architecture

A Mid-Century Reimagining Of A Bells Beach Home

Bones House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects is a mid-century inspired makeover of a brick veneer home facing Bells Beach.

TDF Design Awards

11 Brilliant Lighting Designs That Will Light Up Your Life!

From delicate frosted tubes to sculptural glass chandeliers, these are the finalists in the Lighting Design category of The Design Files + L...

Interiors

14 Brands Making Waves With The Wiggly Trend

From undulating limestone vases to wiggly steel coat-stands, here are 14 wavy furniture pieces and homewares we love!

Interiors

A Dreamy Seaside Artist’s Studio On A 19th Century Farm

Watts Studio and Amiconi Architect collaborate on a new artist's studio on historic Spray Farm on the Bellarine Peninsula. It's a work of ar...

Homes

Stylist Nat Turnbull’s Serene Melbourne Home

Stylist Nat Turnbull and photographer Sam Wong turned a rundown Melbourne property into this seriously stunning home, with the help of archi...

Architecture

A Poky Post-War Cottage Becomes A Mediterranean-Inspired Delight

The Green House by DOOD Studio achieves perfect synchrony between its retro roots and contemporary renovation.

Shopping

This Stunning New Outdoor Furniture Collection Celebrates The Stories And Skills Of First Nations Artists

Made-to-order with high quality, environmentally  friendly materials by local craftspeople, the 'Woven Skies' collection is something spec...

Shopping

Bonnie And Neil's Nostalgic New 'Goldie' Collection, Plus 2 x $1000 Giveaways!

Be transported to the summer days of yesteryear through Bonnie and Neil's new 'Goldie' collection. Plus we've got two $1000 vouchers to give...

Interiors

Five Mindful Spaces To DIY At Home

Get inspired with tips for creating mindful zones at home using Dulux paint – from cosy reading nooks, to calming corners for meditation....

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