Made For uses pink and green for Frank Body warehouse in Melbourne

Made For has paired pink and greyish green in a bold warehouse renovation for Melbourne brand Frank Body. The Australian beauty brand founded in 2013 makes and sells clean, cruelty free body, skin and hair care online and in stores like MECCA, Sephora, Urban Outfitters and Bloomingdales. Based in Cremorne, the new 565-square-metre warehouse houses […]

Woods Bagot takes top prize at Shaw Contract Design Awards for Perth office fit-out

Woods Bagot’s ABN Group HQ in Perth has won the Large Workplace category in the 2021 Shaw Contract Design Awards. With more than 700 entries from 37 countries, this year’s Shaw Contract Design Awards was judged by a global group of esteemed jurors, who, for the second time, met virtually to select the five final winners. […]

10 of the best designed Australian restaurants of 2021

From lush silks in Sydney to warm Japanese-inspired interiors at a Melbourne surfpark and the farm-to-table delights of an Adelaide eatery, 2021 saw its fair share of restaurant openings, even as many states went in and out of lockdown. In this special end-of-the-year lookbook, ADR shares some of its favourite hospitality interiors from designers across […]

Nest Architects and Placement clad Victorian home in white bricks and spotted gum

With a feeling of lightness and stillness, Florida house from Nest Architects and Placement is anything but an empty nest for a semi-retired couple living in coastal Victoria. Haven is the first word that comes to mind when you stumble across Florida house. Seeking sanctuary in a seaside suburb two and a half hours from […]

Luchetti Krelle mixes ‘mod’ and retro futurism in Melbourne hotel

Designed in 2019 and constructed throughout 2020, Ovolo infuses retro-plush,with accents of chrome and colour with the signature finesse of Sydney studio Luchetti Krelle. “The original intent for a micro hotel of shared room-type accommodation quickly went out the window as we waved goodbye to backpackers,” says Luchetti Krelle principal Rachel Luchetti. Instead, Luchetti Krelle […]

Sans-Arc seeks raw imperfection in Adelaide cafe

Sans-Arc transforms an old tram shed in an industrial pocket of Adelaide’s inner west into a new café that celebrates the grower-to-plate ethos. Having grown up on farms in the country, the owners of Bloom wanted to showcase links to fresh produce, local farmers and growers. The newly opened café sits beside Karrawirra Parri/River Torrens, […]

Brahman Perera brings caramel walls and lush silks to Paddington restaurant

Melbourne interior designer and IDEA 2021 judge Brahman Perera brings whimsy and elegance to new Paddington restaurant Ursula’s amid a backdrop of bold coloured walls. Opened in October 2021, chef Phil Wood’s first independent restaurant is named after his mother-in-law and features a menu of modern Australian favourites. Perera completed the project under the limitations […]

Decus Interiors designs beach home around “impressive art collection”

The client’s love for contemporary collectible design and their impressive art collection are the centre of this Tamarama Beach house by Decus Interiors. Just south of Bondi Beach, the family home eschews the typical beachside aesthetic in favour of a “more eclectic and refined expression. “We believe homes should respond to the identity of their […]

Tzannes brings smart design to Sydney journalism school

To enhance the public purpose of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, Tzannes designed an interior that tells a story of time past and present. Completed last year, the JNIJI has been shortlisted for IDEA 2021, the winners of which are set to be announced in person in February 2022 at the IDEA […]

Fiona Lynch brings taste of Italian trattorias to Parramatta restaurant

Fiona Lynch has infused the materials of Italian trattorias, but “with a rebellious edge” in the latest offering from restauranteur Maurice Terzini. Cicciabella opened its doors in Parramatta at the start of 2021, promising “spontaneous aperitivo hours after work” alongside its pizza, pasta and panini menu. Part of the new $3.2 billion Parramatta Square development, […]

Buchan completes Australia’s first standalone children’s library

A giant timber tree sits at the heart of a newly unveiled children’s library by Buchan, located in the centre of the Queensland city of Ipswich. The purpose-built library is part of a $250 million CBD redevelopment that includes new council buildings, an adult library and carpark facilities. Drawing from its surroundings near Bremer River […]