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Interior design

September

First she cracked the US homewares market, now she’s banking on brown

Designer Sarah Ellison found success by ignoring traditional marketing and distribution models. She’s flouted convention again by teaming up with Pantone on a hue for the times.

  • Eugenie Kelly

August

Second act for Victoria’s Portarlington Grand Hotel

A $10 million refresh has restored not only the grandeur of this 1888 building but aims to put its quiet seaside location on the tourist map, too.

  • Paul Best

Why it can pay to let your architect decorate the house, too

Bass Coast Farmhouse, on the dunes behind a 12-kilometre stretch of pristine East Gippsland coast, might be John Wardle’s finest creation.

  • Luke Slattery

Design studio founder reveals her signature style favourites

Yasmine Ghoniem, of interior design agency YSG Studio, loves a cohesive clash, whether it’s decor, fashion, furniture or art.

  • Eugenie Kelly

July

Cool, calm and collected with Sydney’s IT girl of classic design

Interior designer Lucy Montgomery eschews trends (like boucle) for functional pieces that elevate the everyday.

  • Eugenie Kelly
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Inside the apartments at Australia’s most exclusive address

Designer Daniel Goldberg complements a sublime outlook from One Sydney Harbour with a fitout ‘conducive to becoming a great home’.

  • Stephen Todd

How two foreign-born designers are remaking Parisian style

Israeli Raphael Navot and Italian Fabrizio Casiraghi are spinning the best of the city’s craft traditions in radical new ways.

  • Stephen Todd

June

A tin of Dulux costs $80. Discerning buyers pay this company $130

The founder of Porter’s Paints, a company that redefined Australian paint finishes and colours in the 1980s and ’90s, has a new focus.

  • Jemima Whyte

ANZ’s flexible branch kit wins sustainable architecture award

In a world where property lease terms last longer than a bank can predict how its retail model will work, flexibility is key.

  • Michael Bleby

How tiny property developer Milieu is influencing the big guys

“I guess where we add value is in our finer-grain approach,” says Michael McCormack of the boutique firm he co-founded a decade ago.

  • Stephen Todd

May

At home with a maestro of colour (just don’t call him a photographer)

Renowned in interior design circles in Paris, London and New York, Martyn Thompson has settled back in Sydney – by accident.

  • Eugenie Kelly

Is this Australia’s finest private collection of contemporary art?

Grand Victorian Gothic architecture, harbourside position and works collected over four decades by gallerist Roslyn Oxley combine to make Carthona a house like no other.

  • Brook Turner

April

This designer makes ‘terrazzo’ from ocean waste. Sotheby’s came calling

The auction house’s London arm will showcase environmentally friendly works by Brodie Neill as part of its move into design.

  • Stephen Todd

March

India Mahdavi creates beautiful everyday objects for everyone

The renowned interior designer is as proud to “make the banal beautiful” as she is to design for exclusive hotels and restaurants.

  • Stephen Todd

Welcome to Koskela’s new harbourfront HQ

Located at a former naval depot, the space evokes an elegant Australian home, filled with beautiful First Nations wares.

  • Stephen Todd
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The furniture designer who says comfort isn’t king

Gaetano Pesce is a force of the design world, upending norms and defying the status quo.

  • Stephen Todd

Exhibition: Relatively Useful objects that transcend their time

Twenty-five beautiful interior pieces designed by architect John Wardle and craftsman Simon Lloyd are about to dazzle Melbourne.

  • Stephen Todd

Warning, warning: interior designers are embracing brown

Grey is out when it comes to decorating our living spaces, say the experts.

  • Theo Chapman

February

Interior designer Tamsin Johnson finds a spiritual home

The Australian creative has won acclaim overseas. But Sydney is the location of her practice and a whole new venture: antiques.

  • Dan F. Stapleton

Choose your architectural adventure at Hobart’s newest luxury hotel

After pandemic delays and great anticipation, The Tasman is finally open.

  • Rebecca Holland