Nic Graham & Associates ‘pushes the boundaries of design’ for W Brisbane

Australian interior design agency Nic Graham & Associates has designed the interior for the W Brisbane hotel mixing unexpected design with laidback Aussie vibes.  Based on the design narrative, ‘A River Dreaming’, the design is an ode to the hotel’s location on the banks of the Brisbane River and an appreciation of the historic connection to […]

SITE Architecture Studio’s design for school ‘supports multiple modes of learning’

SITE Architecture Studio’s design for the redevelopment of Hale Junior School in Perth aims to realise its vision of ‘Prepare, Teach and Connect’. Following an extensive master planning process, it was clear the original 1960’s school buildings needed to be rebuilt to meet the vision and future needs of the school. A new pre-primary facility […]

Beatrix Rowe designs a light-filled interior for this Melbourne home

Embracing the tenets of modernism to create a contemporary home, Beatrix Rowe has transformed Caulfield house, writes inside co-editor Gillian Serisier. Starting with the beautiful bones of a 1960s home, Beatrix Rowe Interior Design’s (BRID) construct is very much in keeping with the tenets of modernist design – light-filled, calm, without clutter, where materiality is […]

Ewert Leaf reimagines the bohemia of Buenos Aires

Melbourne architecture, interior and urban design agency Ewert Leaf has designed an Argentinian restaurant with bold interiors that reimagine the bohemian cobblestone streets of Buenos Aires through a contemporary lens. The client, San Telmo Group, briefed Ewert Leaf to design a space that reflected the robustness of its famous gauchos (cowboys) and the country’s vibrant culture. […]

At home with: Yasmine Ghoniem

Half of one of the most extraordinary young design practices, Amber Road, Yasmine Ghoniem takes us inside her beachside apartment. inside: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Yasmine Ghoniem: We purchased the property in November of 2017. We spent six months renovating, then work commitments had me in […]

ISH restaurant’s design is an intersection of old and new India

Designed by Indian interior architect Annu Bains, contemporary Indian restaurant ISH sits at the intersection of traditional and modern. Located in Melbourne’s Fitzroy the restaurant is split across two levels: downstairs, the moody dining room features a palette of tan, warm timber and black. A black leather banquette wraps the floor to ceiling windows at […]

KEM STUDIO aims to redefine the fitness studio typology

Kansas City-based KEM STUDIO has designed the latest location for Health House, a dedicated rowing studio mixing rowing and strength training. At first glance, Health House does not resemble a typical fitness studio. With a 58-foot wide digital wall, it is closer in appearance to a movie theatre than a rowing studio, which is exactly […]

Creating a spacious home through innovative design

Vancouver-based Falken Reynolds Interiors has implemented innovative design strategies to create space and serenity in a house that sits on a 6m x 60m plot, which is typically the size of a back lane.  “The unique site of the 204 square-metre Saint George Street house inspired us to get creative with our design process and […]

Sophie Safrin and Karen Daroff on what makes good design

As the two Australian winners of the 2018 Shaw Contract Design Awards prepare to depart for their winners trip to this year’s Art Basel Miami, two of the program’s Final judges, Karen Daroff of Daroff Design and Sophie Safrin of Hot Black weigh in on their definition of good design, observed trends and the future […]

A life in design: Sandy and Peter Geyer

Over the past 40 years Sandy and Peter Geyer have made a tremendous mark on the A&D industry. The recent winners of the 2018 IDEA Gold Medal, the couple notes that their legacy is helping people to realise that interior design isn’t just superficial application but rather a change in the way companies operate. Take […]

Ballarat’s Heritage-listed Provincial Hotel undergoes transformation

Located in Ballarat, The Provincial Hotel has reopened for business as a destination for boutique accommodation and fine food. The Provincial Hotel was originally built in 1909 and is within the portfolio of the National Trust. At various times the ‘grande dame’ has been home to many publicans and their clientele, however, this latest renovation […]