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About Us

The Design Files is Australia’s most popular design blog. We cover real Australian homes, gardens, art, architecture, craft, interior design, furniture, textiles, homewares, food and more!

Founded by Melbourne stylist Lucy Feagins in 2008, The Design Files has grown to a team of nine people, and has built an amazing, highly engaged community of readers and social media followers.

With a passion for original content, high quality photography and videography, we love telling great design stories, documenting beautiful spaces, and keeping our readers informed about creative happenings Australia wide.

Outside of the web, The Design Files hosts regular art exhibitions, events, talks and pop-ups. We also have a weekly column in Domain magazine (The Age/Sydney Morning Herald).

The Design Files acknowledges that we work on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.


We photograph a great variety of homes across Australia, from architectural masterpieces to suburban family homes, Victorian terraces, mid-century marvels, coastal shacks, city apartments, and everything in between.

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Award-winning Australian architecture, inspiring architect-designed homes, and interviews with Australia’s top architects.


Creative People

The Design Files is Australia’s most comprehensive resource for creative people and happenings. With our network of talented writers and photographers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, we document the workspaces and creative output of Australian artists, makers and designers each week.



Australia’s most beautiful and productive residential gardens.

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Our popular weekly food column sees us partner with some of Australia’s most exciting chefs, food bloggers and home cooks, to bring you original recipes and mouth watering food photography every Tuesday.



In our monthly Family column, Australia’s most prolific and successful creatives share an insight into how they balance career, creative output and family. The juggle is real!



Interviews and studio visits with Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists, exhibition listings and awards highlights.



TDF Talks is our fortnightly podcast, featuring conversations with noteworthy Australian creatives, from designers, artists and makers, to successful creative entrepreneurs, architects, and more.


The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files – we would love to hear from you.

Please email us here.