New find: Gorgeous vintage inspired, timber serving boards

After a decade working in HR and administration, Adelaide’s Melissa Wandless was seeking a more flexible career after entering a new phase of life. “I wanted a job that allowed me to look after my daughter and not just cross paths with my husband on the weekend,” says Melissa, who has since launched a collection […]

One half of the duo behind Miss Amara online rugs 10 years on

In what must have been a whirlwind of a decade, Alexandra Tanya Weller, creative director and co-founder of Miss Amara, has seamlessly blended the worlds of motherhood and entrepreneurship, turning a passion for interiors into a business that turns over in excess of $20 million annually. “We believed in our business enough that I didn’t […]

Inside childhood sweethearts’ mid-century inspired new build

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s Northcote, this mid-century modern inspired oasis was designed by Petridis Architects and developed by childhood sweethearts Stevie and David Cox. Originally built as a forever home, the couple have decided to relocate to Byron Bay after health problems, so recently listed the property for sale. Front elevation With over […]

Berry and Chocolate Interiors

Lately, “dark red and brown interiors” have been catching my eye everywhere I turn. This specific chocolate-meets-berry hue keeps popping up on my feed and, I have to admit, I’m completely enamoured with it. There’s something about the richness of this colour that adds so much sophistication and warmth to a space. The moodiness and […]

Three bathroom renovations inspired by luxury hotels

Located inside a heritage home in the heart of Surrey Hills, Melbourne, this renovation saw a series of nineties wet spaces (a bathroom, ensuite and powder room) turned into three luxury bathrooms under the talented eye of interior designer Jasmine McClelland. The challenge was to bring hotel-style luxury into these spaces, creating an atmosphere of […]

How to create that holiday feel, even in your own home

Embarking on the journey to create your dream holiday home is an exciting adventure, and when executed skilfully, a winning formula promises relaxation, comfort, and unforgettable moments. Whether it’s all year-round vacation vibes you’re looking to create in your home or to maximise the benefits of a ‘home away from home’, a few simple design […]

Marble accessories: Our favourite affordable pieces

There’s no doubt that natural stone is having a bit of a renaissance of late and marble is arguably the king pin. And while an all-marble bathroom or kitchen might be out of reach, there are plenty of affordable marble accessories that will help you bring a designer touch into your home without the hefty […]

From Jen’s desk: what’s new in homewares February 2024

In this new monthly feature, Jen dives into her inbox to bring you her curation of the latest and greatest in homewares, furniture and renovation products. Mocka’s latest collection, Mini Mocka, expands its chicest bestselling styles and designs into a range of stunning minis for your little one’s playroom or bedroom. “It’s important that the furniture […]

Dutch kit home given new life in Melbourne

Located in the Melbourne suburb of Kilsyth, this house has undergone such a radical transformation that it’s hard to believe it was once a 1950s kit home shipped in from The Netherlands! “Being from Holland, it had very interesting architectural features but was a very rundown, untouched home in need of much love,” says interior […]