Quaint exterior belies light-filled family home behind

Set amongst a tree-lined street in Sydney’s Queens Park Heritage Conservation Area stands a quiet Victorian cottage hiding a hard-working revitalised family home.  The project by RUN Architecture began by removing a series of dark extended rooms from the original gable roofed building and marrying this with a light-filled contemporary extension. The new two-storey volume […]

A Shared Vision: IDEAL Restaurant by Lorenzo Botero & Martin Mendoza.

  Colombian architects Lorenzo Botero and Martín Mendoza have collaborated on this warm and textural restaurant in Bogota. With Lorenzo on architecture and Martín on the interiors, the space flows into a harmonious concept grounded in a shared focus on materiality. Located in an eclectic three-storey house, featuring a highly compartmentalised mishmash of renovations, the […]

Young couple pull off stunning unique kitchen

Young couple Nina and Dylan Meehan decided to reject the safe all-white kitchen and go against the grain (or rather, embrace it!) when designing for their seventies bungalow in Newcastle NSW. Together since their teens, the couple, a site foreman and a digital marketing manager, have embarked on their first, but they say definitely not […]

Creating a spa at home: how technology is evolving the bathroom

By Kate McGlone The latest bathroom technologies and designs are enabling Australians to focus on wellness. The pandemic led us to reinvent everyday rituals, which we are now seeing in the smart technologies and designs making their way into bathrooms. From shower heads with wellness functions, to extra large freestanding baths that offer a more […]

Making your airbnb stand out: an airbnb transformed with art

Art and colour have a remarkable power to transform and enhance any space and where better to really have fun and make a statement with these things than a holiday rental? To stand out from the seemingly endless listings, it’s becoming essential to make your Airbnb stylish or ‘Instagrammable’ to help attract visitors. Alexandra Guglielmino […]

2023 Victorian Architecture Awards residential winners

The winners of the 2023 Victorian Architecture Awards were unveiled last week, celebrating collaboration and sustainability in design and paying tribute to the influential role of architecture in shaping the way we live, work and play across Melbourne and regional Victoria. Sunday by Architecture architecture. Photo by Tom Ross Today, we’re looking at some of […]

Designer accepts challenge to fully furnish home in 4 weeks!

By Hayley Griffiths Having lived in Texas for the past 17 years, interior designer Skye Bryant’s clients were relocating home to Australia and craving a calm coastal home. They engaged Skye to transform a duplex into a space that felt elegant yet welcoming with considered style, so they could move straight in. And she only […]