A 1980s Bushland Home Built Entirely From Recycled Materials

December 8, 2022

This mudbrick Healesville, Victoria home is completely one of a kind—a product of its entirely recycled material and handmade construction by owners Robert and Judy Holland.  The couple purchased the bushland block in the mid 1980s as a completely blank slate. ‘Its appeal was obvious with its abundance of wildlife and stunning landscape with views […]

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Balancing Form + Function In Gardens, With Peachy Green’s Frances Hale

For landscape designer Frances Hale, a good garden is all about balance. It needs to have a mixture of hard elements and soft textures; wild and organic plantings alongside more curated corners; and ultimately, spaces that are equal parts practical and beautiful. It’s a thoughtful design approach that she’s refined since starting Peachy Green back […]

December 7, 2022

Bonnie & Neil’s New Collection Is Inspired By Mediterranean Beach Clubs

Even this year’s La Niña can’t spoil our excitement for summer. The warmer season brings opportunities for outdoor dining at colourful tables, lounging in the backyard and carefree get togethers under the sun. Bonnie & Neil’s new Beach Club collection is a celebration of all these quintessential summer moments – combined with dreamy motifs from […]

December 7, 2022

A Glamorous Update For An Exemplary Ernest Fooks Mid-Century Home

After years of searching for a property to buy, Ilana Moses, founder and owner of fashion boutique Grace, and her family discovered this original home in Caulfield North designed by Austrian-trained architect Ernest Fooks. ‘We were fatigued from the search, but the house, which hadn’t been lived in for years, just felt right,’ says Ilana. […]

December 6, 2022

Christmas kitchen decor to bring holiday joy to your home

The Christmas season offers a unique opportunity to decorate your space in an equally festive and appealing manner. It’s easy to get started in your living room and doorways, but the real secret to creating that holiday magic is in your kitchen. How can I decorate my kitchen for Christmas? One way to decorate your […]

December 6, 2022

A Coastal Oasis In Conneware, Victoria Designed + Built By The Owners

When planning their dream home, building designer Lauren Patista-Trickey of Section Studio and her husband, builder Jonathon Patista had all the tools to create a house with all the bells and whistles. Instead, they opted for simplicity. ‘Simplicity in both layout and construction,’ explains Lauren. ‘We wanted to keep things aligned and simplified from a […]

December 6, 2022

A Fitzroy Home, Inspired By The Candy Colours Of Italian Dessert

From the street, this charming Edwardian facade doesn’t give much away. But a closer look reveals a coral door, which is just a hint of the weatherboard’s true personality, and the candy-coloured renovation hidden within. It’s the Fitzroy home of a couple, their young son, and beloved cat, Gnocchi. After a decade of living in […]

December 5, 2022

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

This Victorian era cottage in Hawthorn, Melbourne, seems to extend well beyond its petite 70 square-metres. Interior designer Rosanna Ceravolo worked within the home’s existing pitched-roof addition to create a space that is open and connected to the garden beyond.  ‘Since this was an interiors-only project, we were constrained by the existing building envelope,’ Rosanna […]

December 5, 2022

Designer Jordan Fleming Makes Playful ‘Creatures’ That Double As Lamps

It doesn’t take much imagination to see why Melbourne designer Jordan Fleming’s pieces are often referred to as ‘creatures’. Her sculptural mushroom lamps and their gangly legs have an intriguing quality about them, standing in slightly wobbly poses that suggest they might ‘scuttle away’ at any moment. Since debuting these distinctive Bright Things at Melbourne Design […]

December 4, 2022

The Central Coast Home Of The Block Alumni Kyal + Kara

On the same day that Kyal and Kara Demmrich’s prize money from The Block settled into their bank account, a beach shack in Bateau Bay was being sold at auction. After looking in the area for years, the couple took it as a sign. ‘The house was meant to be ours,’ says Kara. It was […]

December 2, 2022