As the heart of many homes, where we come together with family and friends to dine on delicious food and thirst-quenching drinks, how a kitchen is styled and structured is an important reflection of the household as a whole. These days, as new houses are raised and...
Nature can sometimes be unforgiving. Particularly in Melbourne, where winters are chilly and summers are sweltering, it can feel like there’s only a handful of months throughout the year that can be enjoyed outside without some form of discomfort.
As a luxurious design feature and value-adding asset to your home, residential elevators are a shining addition to any renovation or new build. They’re perfect for those looking to future-proof, increase accessibility or simply create a more liveable home environment.
Gentle brilliance is at the very heart of this welcoming contemporary abode.
Expertly placed lighting can entirely transform your space and bring your project to life. By balancing light and shade to create dimension, depth and height, enriching energy is injected into a home in ways other design elements can’t achieve on their own.
How you incorporate storage into your home can completely change the way you experience your space and navigate your everyday life. Considering the functionality of your home is paramount, and storage spaces can exponentially enhance how you move through your space, whether you own your home or are renting.
When it comes to home renovations, bathrooms and kitchens are often top of the priority list.
With a unique and innovative business model, McPhails furniture has hit the market by storm and in just a few short years has become a go-to for many Australians looking to uplift their interiors to suit the latest trends.
Nothing is quite as comforting as waking up to a warm house on a chilly Melbourne morning, and underfloor heating is the best method on the market to battle the cold in your home.
From a young age, most Australians have imagined and reimagined their ideal home, daydreaming about all the extravagant extras and grand features that their perfect abode would include.
If you’re a car enthusiast or mechanical hobbyist, you understand the time and dedication required to modify or fix treasured vehicles.
Ceilings in some homes can be treated as an underwhelming afterthought – and often greater focus is placed on the elements that sit in front of you.
Not too long ago, ultra-sleek stainless steel, razor-sharp joinery, dark timber and neutral colour palettes commanded every design showroom across Australia. Now, dear reader, there is an equally powerful chief in town: vintage everything. Here, we throw out the new and bring in the old, with the help of Better Bathrooms & Kitchens’ Design Specialist.
With a world that is embracing the future of modern living, finding ways to hold on to and blend in the beautiful details of rustic or heritage homes can create a revolutionary balance within your home design.
Now considered future-forward and innovative homing for dependent loved ones on your property, ‘granny flats’ have gone through many iterations throughout history. They first came into fruition during the Victorian era, then known as ‘dowager houses’, as an alternative living option for widowed wealthy and noblewomen.
A TOAST TO THE COAST From the relaxing sounds of waves softly breaking on the shore, to beautiful views that sweep across blue waters to the distant horizon, and even the myriad lifestyle benefits offered, so many innate qualities of seaside living are treasured by...
Kirrily Ireland speaks with Jake Wilson, architect and design manager of graham jones design, to explore the benefits of using straight and angled lines in building design.
Kirrily Ireland gets the latest insights into curved kitchens from the wonderful Jane Smith, designer at Smith & Smith Kitchens.
A Natural Born Home For lovers of nature and the environmentally conscious alike, living in a completely self-sufficient countryside haven is a dream come true. But turning this fantasy into a reality requires careful forethought, planning and of course the help of a...
Bethany Hayes speaks with Dianne Bayley, director of Pasco Design, and seeks her advice on evoking a sense of luxury within the home, when starting from the very basics.
Bethany Hayes explores the ins and outs of home fireplaces; from unique tips, essential accessories and how you can ensure your flame burns brightly all winter long.
Your home’s façade is the first thing everyone sees, whether they’re friends and family visiting or merely onlookers driving past on the street.
As populations grow and the demand for land rises, multi-storey homes are catching the eyes of more and more Australians.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THEHOME AUTOMATION SITUATION In an ever-evolving world, our society has undergone significant restructuring since the turn of the century. In a world where working long hours has become standard for many families, individuals are striving to savour...
I GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT I GET UP AGAIN The dream of becoming a homeowner is an achievement deeply embedded in our psyches, but once attained, more challenging still can be converting your newfound residence into the place of your dreams. Here, Emma Warner Allen chats...
Every year, architects and building designers alike stand shoulder to shoulder in Melbourne at the Design Matters National Building Design Awards, which recognises the talent and vision of both industry professionals and emerging designers.
by Natasha BrennfleckDulux’s Colour Forecast for 2021 asks homeowners across Australia to redefine their homes, which have nurtured us throughout this year of unprecedented uncertainty. Bringing muted tones across aptly named palettes- Retreat, Reset, and Nourish –...
Katie Livingston chats with company director of SWALE Modular, Chris Clarke, about the rising prevalence of tiny homes and their place in the modern market.
Australia is blessed with some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches. To learn more about the environmental advantages and impact of building in these areas, Tristan Lott sits down with Glen Wood, co-director of Coastal Haus
SONOS TRIED AND TESTED: A BETTER WAY TO LISTEN Home audio is a rapidly expanding market, with a legion of consumers seeking new, simple ways to integrate audio products and equipment into their home and lifestyle. As a pioneer of wireless speaker technology, Sonos...
Bethany Hayes sits down with Rob Insoll, director at Black Door Building, to discuss the most effective ways to modernise a heritage abode, while still maintaining the building’s existing integrity and historic beauty.
Tegan Lyon sits down with Marque Property Group’s dual occupancy specialist, Travis Arthur, to discuss the lucrative investment opportunities associated with dual living dwellings and how this style of home might be perfect for your family.
Natasha Brennfleck speaks with Grant Jennings, managing director of Jigsaw Projects, to take you through the worst types of damage and the best solutions to recreate your home.
Despite Melbourne design trends changing and evolving, stone remains an enduring choice in home design. With many different stone types and palettes available to utilise in your kitchen and bathroom, it is important to consider which stone type is right for you and...
by Sally O'Brien Modern homes typically feature open-plan spaces as the ultimate entertaining staple that allows ease for family interaction and communal living. These open-plan areas appear heavily in modern minimalist design, which can leave smaller additional...
There is something so enticing about hosting a gathering or throwing a party from the comfort of your own home.
With the rising popularity of Airbnb accommodation, homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more guest friendly. Whether you’re looking to create additional space for family visits or want to obtain some extra income on the side, building an additional...
Modern design favours seamless and uncluttered finishes, so it is no surprise that the painted feature wall has fallen from grace.
A beachside property view is a luxury of its own. Simi West speaks with Graeme Alexander, founder and owner of Graeme Alexander Homes about the pros and cons of building a coastal property, and how to make the most of the bountiful views when living by the seaside.
Each year, Dulux’s Colour Forecast predicts the trends and styles we’ll see in colour use throughout the home.
Design Matters, formerly the Building Designers Association of Victoria, is an industry body which acts for building design professionals and celebrates excellence in building design. On the evening of July 27th, building designers from across the state gathered at...
Now in its 33rd year, the prestigious Dulux Colour Awards celebrate courageous and innovative uses of colour in the home-design industry. With a record of more than 430 entries, the 2019 awards drew emerging and established designers and architects from across...
The state of Victoria is replete with once-stunning period homes that, with the right TLC, can be transformed into a truly spectacular modern residence. Peter Lo Bartolo, the managing director of APC Build, speaks with Pamela Hale about the benefits of restoring old...
Over the past several years, industrial-inspired architecture has become increasingly prominent within residential designs; however, achieving this sought-after aesthetic without sacrificing character and warmth is easier said than done. Here, Amy Hart, the director...
Timber is a simple, adaptable and timeless product. For millennia we have utilised wood in built spaces, and while its structural properties are well-known, it seems its strength and versatility aren’t the only things it has to offer, as Lucy Mackey discovers in...
From graceful curves and sleek integrated stoves to natural stone benches and burnished metallics, Lucy Mackey discusses current home design trends with Daniel Mazzei – the managing director of Mazzei Homes.
FrancoCrea has been crafting bespoke furniture since 2013. Here, Annie Slevison speaks with the company’s founder
Pamela Hale speaks with Porter Davis Homes Queensland about the critical considerations to make before you build.
Georgia Jordan discovers the four distinct palettes – Repair, Wholeself, Legacy, Identity – in Dulux’s 2019 Colour Forecast.
Georgia Jordan delves into the construction of an eco-conscious home designed by Archilux.
Jacqueline Maya explores how to design the perfect inner-city dwelling on a small suburban block.
Jacqueline Maya reveals how the unsung heroes of the kitchen and bathroom have evolved.
Georgia Jordan explores the playful shade of Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019, Living Coral 16-1546
Jacinta Walsh speaks with Englehart Homes about its 40 year anniversary and the secrets of its enduring success.
Annie Slevison chats with Outdoors Domain about creating the perfect outdoor space for the whole family.
Georgia Jordan speaks with Independant Builders Network about its specialised housing range, Adaptable Living.