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16th June 2016

Last week I wrote about an amazing warehouse conversion in Melbourne, Richmond Residence, which was shortlisted in the residential decoration category of the Australian Interior Design Awards. The winners were announced on June 10 – the Richmond Residence picked up a commendation in its category – and I wanted to share another project, this time from the residential design category.

Like Richmond Residence, Double Life House is located in Melbourne, and this project also picked up a commendation. I was intrigued by its description on AIDA: “A house for two introverts living in a world of extroverts. Double Life House is an attempt to keep them sane, to protect their true identities from the outside world. It’s their hideout, their fortress of solitude. A mild mannered exterior, but an interior made of steel and strength.”

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7th June 2016

I first came across the Australian Interior Design Awards a few years ago, doubtless scrolling for inspiration online, and I’m pretty sure that Vogue Living was the source of that initial encounter. Covering categories from retail and workplace design to hospitality, the residential design and residential decoration shortlists are always the must-see categories for me as both showcase some of the most exciting domestic architectural and interior projects in Australia.

This year’s winners will be announced later this week on June 10, and I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos from one of the projects listed in the residential decoration category: the Richmond Residence designed by We Are Huntly, with gorgeous photography by Brooke Holm.

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11th April 2016

I’ve been a fan of the Melbourne-based development company Neometro since I came across their development on Smith Street, Fitzroy, which was completed in 2013. Neometro is one of Melbourne’s most design-focused and socially-led developers – the company has been involved in developing and supporting social and community initiatives since launching in 1985. Their residential projects are both beautiful and timeless, as evident by their latest (dare I say lustworthy) development at Six Brookville Road in Toorak in Melbourne.

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9th January 2015

As much as my default mode for International Fridays posts leans towards Scandinavian homes – the palette, the familiar cool light – I must admit, at this point in January, after three long months of short days and elongated nights, I’m yearning for daylight and warmth. I’m longing to be living some place with an entirely different climate. Winter: enough already. Continue Reading…



22nd July 2014

Let’s blame the summery weather here in the UK for my current obsession with houses that open up to the great outdoors, where the design is about the indoor-outdoor flow of space and an interior that feels, well, dare I say cool, both physically in terms of the finishes used and also aesthetically. Continue Reading…



7th April 2014

A few weeks ago I posted about this compact and clever urban house in Victoria called Lightbox, which has been shortlisted in the Residential Category in this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards. Needless to say, perhaps, this wasn’t the only project to have immediately caught my eye while scanning through the images of the shortlisted projects on the AIDA website. This project, called Swinging Seventies (great name, right?), literally popped out from the screen, thanks in no small part to the fantastic images by Derek Swalwell. Continue Reading…