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Category: Australia

Timber Tones on the Sydney Harbour

A mix of timber tones backed with white is the primary palette for this beach house on the Sydney Harbour. There are so many details in this home that make it extra special. The shelving in the kitchen is from reclaimed wood in Oregon, the wood step in the kitchen…

An Old Factory in Melbourne Turned into a Super Cool Contemporary Home

It was not love at first sight for this couple when they came across a run down warehouse in a suburb of Melbourne. They agreed however, that they’d just discovered their next project and together with architect Gail Long of Stoll Long Architecture, they drew up plans to restore…

Spectacular Waterfront Home in Sydney

You couldn’t find a better ‘fixer-upper’ than this spectacular waterfront home overlooking a marine sanctuary on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Interior designer Sarah Davison radically redid this house with her staple blend of vintage, contemporary, functionality and eclecticism. Photographed by Prue Ruscoe &nbsp…

Down By The River Sits This Weekender

  In Australia, a weekender is a place to come together with extended family and friends. Having lots of places for people to sleep overnight can help extend the festivities. That was something that this team was trying to accomplish when they took on this project. Here, was a funky…

Hoarder’s Home Transformed into a Beautiful Beach House

  Previously inhabited by a hoarder, the pictures are a bit disturbing and sad so I have posted just a few ‘before’ pics to give you a sense of what the ‘Three Birds Renovation’ team had to deal with. They removed most of the walls and…

Tim Ross’s Mid Century Home in Sydney

This is an Atherton House in Hunters Hill, Sydney. Built in 1959, Atherton House is regarded as a classic of mid-century architecture, complete with a kidney-shaped pool, red linoleum floors, and features enough Eames chairs for the entire cast of Mad Men. Self-confessed ‘nutty modernist’ Tim Ross…

Luxe Bohemian Aussie Shop Spell & the Gypsy

Meet sisters Elizabeth Briedis & Isabella Pennefather~ the founders of cult Aussie label Spell & the Gypsy Collective & their new bridal line Spell Bride. The sisters created the concept of their brand in a home office 8 years ago and now, largely because of their bridal gowns, are becoming…

Australian Design at it’s Best

Walter Barda Design is based in Sydney, offering consultancy services in planning, architecture, landscape and interior design. Their diverse portfolio of work is amazing and so very diverse. Walter, himself, is a well known visual artists and has shown his collections globally. Within Sydney’ s Northern Beaches and Eastern Suburbs…

Remarkable Sydney Home Renovation/Before & After

Best friends, Bonnie, Erin & Lana, walked away from their corporate careers in pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Together they created Three Birds Renovations, based in Sydney – a boutique renovation company where they buy, renovate and sell suburban homes. The home below belongs to Lana and this isn&#8217…

1940’s Inspired Spanish Villa in Palm Beach, Australia

Villa Gaelforce~  In the hills of Palm Beach, an hour’s drive north of Sydney, a 1940’s Spanish-mission-inspired house sits discreetly behind a brush fence, tucked into the hillside overlooking the magnificent panorama of Pittwater. Entwined with angophoras trees that hug the shores of Sydney’s…