Doherty Design Studio creates baby heaven for Marquise flagship

Well-known for its online presence and product availability in exclusive selected outlets, Marquise has opened a flagship retail outlet in Melbourne. Jan Henderson takes her first small steps into a world where baby fashion and interior design coalesce in perfect harmony. As baby fashion boutiques go they don’t come any better than the new Marquise […]

studiofour creates stripped back Melbourne home

Inspired by hygge and the beauty of the unadorned, studiofour transforms a 1970s brown brick building into a home filled with depth and soul. The 5263-square-foot Central Park Road Residence in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern evokes the heritage of its Danish owners, starting from the exterior bricks, which were repainted charcoal black. This colour […]

Minimalist design dominates as Coy Yiontis Architects revitalises an old project

A subtle interior scheme makes landscape the focal point in St Vincent’s Place, a Melbourne family home designed by Coy Yiontis Architects. The practice was familiar with the property, having worked on the original build in 2010. At that time, a rundown 1930s Art Deco dwelling was demolished and replaced with a contemporary build, although […]

Studio CD designs Sydney family home to be a “visual feast”

Custom furniture and an abundance of contemporary art capture the eye in this Sydney home, designed by Studio CD last year. Interior designer Claire Driscoll Delmar says the young family was looking for “an expressive city home” that doubled as a “calming space”. The five-bedroom property, with its 1880s facade, has heritage features, like corniced […]

“Interior design is about connecting people with pieces and trying to honour their personality” – Simone Haag

“No one answer fits all” when it comes to juggling a client’s personality with the curatorial eye and style of the interior designer, says Simone Haag. The interior stylist spoke to ADR about styling considerations and working with architectural typologies after recently completing a series of two-and three-storey townhouses in the Melbourne suburb of Balaclava. […]

Muted desert hues enliven Studio Tate’s destination spa in Hotel Chadstone

Inspired by “a polished gem emerging from the rough”, Studio Tate’s interiors for Hotel Chadstone’s newly opened spa are awash in blush tones and soft lighting. Conceived as a “an urban sanctuary”, Holism Retreat is located on the mezzanine level of the new MGallery by Sofitel Hotel Chadstone, located almost 20 kilometres to the south-east […]

Mim Design balances raw and refined in Cobild Melbourne office

White perforated screens and concrete are paired with tobacco leather and black mirrored coffee tables in this Melbourne office, designed by Mim Studio. Home to the building company Cobild, the interiors draw inspiration from the mesh cladding that lines the building’s exterior, designed by Fieldwork, in the suburb of Cremorne. “Clear sightlines, visual connections and […]

Greg Natale shows off signature style in flagship store

Sydney designer Greg Natale has opened his first flagship store – a highly polished space in the city’s Potts Point’s Gowrie Gate building. Built in 1938 and designed by architect Dudley Ward, the Gowrie Gate building has a distinctly Art Deco look. Natale wanted the store’s interiors to accentuate that design era, while also making […]

Bijl Architecture reimagines the suburban kitchen

A track-based copper work table is at the heart of this thought experiment by Bijl Architecture, which unites the kitchen and garden in a cramped Australian suburban block. Designed through HouseLab’s digital platform ConceptSpaces, the kitchen is part of a series of design challenges presented to Australian designers, asking them to redefine the traditional spaces […]

Mim Design delivers conceptual forest in Melbourne office

Charcoal logs and blackened foliage transport Woodcut’s new Melbourne offices to the birch forests of the former Yugoslavia, designed by local studio Mim Design. A family-owned timber flooring company, Woodcut’s founders wanted the space to reflect days spent exploring the forests of their grandfather’s property in Eastern Europe. Laid across one long floor in Richmond, […]

Travis Walton Architecture’s minimalist cafe plays with light and shadow

The harsh local sun is put to good use in the external overhead canopy that covers the Sibling Espresso courtyard, casting the brand’s graphic motif throughout the space. Located in Seminyak, Bali, Sibling Espresso is part of the destination’s “inevitable evolution from beachside Bali to luxury resort town”, infusing it with “a love for fine […]