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A Tactful + Light Sydney Cottage Transformation

The brief for this residential project, known as House Lupe, stipulated three key priorities: nurse the damp, old building back to health; clarify its floor plan; and find opportunities to imbue the home with ambitious design and architectural merit. ‘The client wished to untangle their overcomplicated floor plan and to reconvene with the outdoors once […]

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This Family’s Perfectly-Sized Party House Nods To 1950s Architecture

From the street, Home Pavilion by MRTN Architects is both simple and striking. But the way the house’s character subtly catches your eye wasn’t a happy accident. It was all part of director Antony Martin’s vision from the very beginning when MRTN was engaged to design a new family home in Northcote. The brief was

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How Connie Cao Can Reduce Her Home Energy Bill To Just $250 A Year!

Connie Cao is a passionate gardener (who’s gained more than 10,000 Instagram followers for her inspiring gardening content) and has also studied permaculture design and a sustainable living diploma. That’s why she and her husband have always taken a sustainable approach to improving their Melbourne home since purchasing it about six years ago. ‘Our gas

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10 Events You Don’t Want To Miss At Melbourne Design Week 2024!

Other places in Australia might have more famous landmarks and (arguably) nicer beaches, but Melbourne is famous for its creative culture — and Melbourne Design Week is when our city really comes alive. Delivered by the NGV, the eighth edition of Australia’s largest annual design festival kicks off on May 23, with more than 300

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How Interior Decorator Lauren Egan Built Her Biz From The Ground Up

Behind any small business founder, you’ll find passion, creativity, and a healthy dose of trial and error. This was the case for Lauren Egan, who left her career as a food scientist to pursue her long-time passion for interior decoration in 2018. ‘I was always one of those kids that moved their bedroom around on

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A Modernist-Inspired Farmhouse In The Byron Bay Hinterland

The brief for this farmhouse in Brooklet stipulated a ‘simple, special and functional’ home. Given this and the Northern Rivers site with expansive rolling hill views, Seven Mile Architects identified mid-century modernist architecture as a suitable style for the new house. Their list of references spanned from the 1959 artist Pierre Soulages designed by Jean

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Renovation Diaries: The Cost Of A Colourful Scandi-Inspired Kitchen

To say Emily Green’s kitchen is bold would be an understatement. The compact 12-square-metre space has been cleverly redesigned to maximise every inch with custom butter-yellow joinery, patterned purple tiles and a contrasting blue tap. But she has not one regret about the recent makeover, which cost a total of $39,924. ‘Our decision to do

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