“We’re constantly inspired by the power of design and its ability to affect lives” – Pattern Studio

The directors at Pattern Studio share a few traits with Goldilocks: they are young and keen to try new things. But they’re worldly-wise too. Just look at their projects. Lily Goodwin and Josh Cain have tried working in large and small practices, operated from remote and local studios, and created ephemeral and enduring projects. And […]

Getting to know Melbourne interior designer Nickolas Gurtler

Discovering designers like Nickolas Gurtler is perhaps one of the most exciting perks of being editor of ADR. When his name crossed my desk a couple of weeks ago, I thought, ‘I’ve met Nickolas before’. The affable Melbourne designer was behind Design Donated, an online platform started earlier in the year as a way of […]

Getting to know Melbourne-based designer Brahman Perera

Known to most as Brem, designer Brahman Perera is inspired by travel, fashion and art, and seeks to work with clients’ most treasured pieces to create designs that are unique and bespoke. ADR: Hi Brem! Could you give us a quick introduction? Brahman Perera: After finishing school, I earned a Bachelor of Architectural Design and […]

“I am a better person, and a better mum, if I can keep my identity and be creative” – Lara Staunton, LAHAUS

At the helm of the strong female-led LAHAUS, Lara Staunton is bringing bespoke design to the West, one soft-toned and bold-textured space at a time. Interior designer Lara Staunton knows the challenges of being a mother and a working woman. She remembers working on the design for Coco & Lola, a boutique womenswear store in […]

Getting to know Gillianne Griffiths from Melbourne’s Studio Griffiths

With a master’s degree in music, majoring in conducting, Gillianne Griffiths began her career as a professional musician before transitioning into interior design. She now heads up Studio Griffiths in Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula, with the philosophy that simplicity, style and elegance are key to successful design. Griffiths orchestrates single and multi-residential spaces with a […]

Getting to know Melbourne furniture, product and interior designer Thomas Coward

Thomas Coward isn’t just a bathware designer. The Cornwall-born, Melbourne-based creative who grew up on a farm dreaming of being a tractor has spent years designing everything from interior fit-outs to furniture, tiles, and even the bathroom sink. He’s currently creative director at Artedomus, where he recently collaborated with IDEA 2020 judge and style maven Hana […]

Hare + Klein Interior book celebrates home as “more than mere shelter”

We sit down with Sydney interior design doyenne Meryl Hare’s newest book Hare + Klein Interior to while away a few carefree hours immersed in homes that perfectly encapsulate their inhabitants. Hare + Klein is synonymous with uncompromisingly comfortable, liveable interiors made exceptional by deceptively effortless styling. Whether it’s for a stark inner city warehouse […]

Getting to know Sydney interior designer and stylist Claire Delmar

STUDIO CD‘s Claire Delmar shares the details about her latest project in Collingwood and provides a peek into her journey from style director to interior designer and stylist. The self-described food-obsessed Sydneysider is a jack of all trades, applying her inimitable style to residential and commercial interiors, food, cookbooks, concept stores, merchandising and advertising campaigns. […]

Five Australian houses architects have built for themselves

Architects have designed these five houses for themselves, applying their exacting design standards to their own home sweet homes, whether that be a converted warehouse in Melbourne or a weatherboard cottage from the 1920s. Bondi Beach apartment by Adele McNab Caught up in a Miami Vice fantasy, Adele McNab couldn’t resist this apartment, stripping the space back […]

Getting to know Brisbane-based interior designer Alicia Holgar

You mightn’t have heard of Alicia Holgar just yet, but the Brisbane-based interior designer’s latest project has made her the darling of the local design media. Holgar has us swooning over Avian Apartment – a fluid and flowing Brisbane apartment that is all curves, cantilevers and custom-designed furniture perfectly suited to the Harry Seidler building […]

United in Design sets out to make interior design more diverse

Two UK designers have come together to launch United in Design, an organisation that aims to increase racial diversity in the interior design industry. Founded by Sophie Ashby and Alexandria Dauley, United in Design seeks to provide an “actionable road map” for design studios, magazines and suppliers to address the lack of representation and make […]