Versatility meets simplicity - Matt White Tapware by VOLA

 
Matt White Tapwear

VOLA Matt White tapware has just launched in Australia, it is beautifully pure and unmistakably matt, it is the perfect addition to their range of 14 colours.

Inspired by the tactile forms found in nature, VOLA believes that its new finish will increase design versatility, enabling specifiers to use VOLA in different environments, easily pairing with a variety of creative themes and materials. Months of meticulous testing, comparing and reviewing colour, finish and durability have resulted in this final true ‘bright white’ colour, now part of VOLA's carefully curated palette.

VOLA take pride in their sustainable manufacturing process which allow ‘extreme personalisation’ - their colour and production approach is unparalleled. Every single product configuration, of which there are approximately 100,000 possible combinations, is available in each of the 28 finishes they have available.  This commitment to sustainable, beautiful and modular design is the foundation of the VOLA approach. 

See the full collection here.

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Matt White Tapwear
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Rogerseller launches Claybrook - bringing its bespoke stoneware designs to Australia

 
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Rogerseller is thrilled to launch a new luxury brand to the Australian market, partnering with British bathware icon Claybrook to bring its exclusive portfolio of natural stone and MarbleForm baths and basins to Australia for the first time.

The exclusive European bathroom brand is a welcome addition to the Rogerseller range. It combines the finest materials with an innovative approach to design, uniting the quest for physical balance and beauty with a truly British understanding of quality and craftsmanship.

With over 30 years experience in the stone industry, Claybrook creates luxury products that refer to the past, yet have a uniquely timeless appeal. Its in-house product designers draw their inspiration from classic British bathroom interiors to create an inspiring, holistic collection that is thoughtfully considered and masterfully executed.

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Claybrook’s high quality, handcrafted products use the finest materials sourced from around the world. Created by highly specialised artisans, its bathware is made from eco-friendly natural stone and recycled materials in a low impact emission-free production process, using environmentally sustainable products, materials and manufacturing methods wherever possible.

With a London-based design team and its own manufacturing facility, Claybrook has greater control over the manufacturing process. This means better lead times and guaranteed supply dates for Rogerseller clients as well as bespoke solutions and an extensive variety of sizes, shapes and finishes.

“When Claybrook approached us to partner with them as their exclusive Australian distributor we realised we shared a number of synergies – both companies are family owned and run, have a history and expertise in their chosen field, directional designs, exacting quality standards and clientele from some of the best design practices in the world,” says Jo Jackson, Rogerseller’s Group Manager of Design.

Rogerseller suggested small but significant design changes to a select range of Claybrook’s products to ensure they resonated with the discerning Australian market. The bespoke Australian collection now features slimmer, tapered edges for Claybrook’s Ellipse and Skye baths and Ellipse, Orbit and Soho basins with a lightened overall appearance and contemporary style that doesn't compromise on strength and quality.

The result is refined and elegant styling combined with the warmth and tactile nature of Claybrook’s MarbleForm material, producing distinctively superior designs both in quality and aesthetic.

Shop the collection here.

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Meir Manufacturing – Watch the flawless precision that goes into manufacturing their stunning tapware.

 
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Tapware: Meir Australia | Design & Build: Scope Building Solutions | Photographer: Aspect11 | Styling: @trestylist


Meir is an Australian tapware company who specialises in the design and manufacture of modern tapware with an emphasis on clean lines and bespoke finishes. Personally we have loved Meir’s products ever since their first collection of matte black tapware and they have continued to impress us year after year with their innovative and stylish designs. Meir is focused on quality craftsmanship, flawless precision and are dedicated to crafting every product with world class engineering to stand the test of time.

As Meir's anniversary approaches they are inviting people to step inside the world of Meir and join them on their manufacturing journey. Each and every piece is beautifully designed, brilliantly engineered and finely crafted with incomparable precision. And you can experience exactly how these bespoke tapware pieces are made by watching their wonderfully insightful and educational video below.

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Tapware: Meir Australia | Design & Build: Scope Building Solutions | Photographer: Aspect11 | Styling: @trestylist

Tapware: Meir Australia | Design & Build: Scope Building Solutions | Photographer: Aspect11 | Styling: @trestylist


As a design and renovation lover, I am always in awe of the stunning fixtures and fittings that come across my desk, however I don’t often think about how exactly these pieces are made. Watching and understanding the craftsmanship, how these pieces are handmade and created with such care and precision is quite extraordinary and I’m so happy to have more of an understanding of how these pieces are created, it really does make you appreciate the product even more!

With new product ranges and finishes in the works for 2019, we can’t wait to see what Meir crafts next!

See Meir’s full collection here!

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

Photographer: Dave Kabii

 
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Remodern's bathroom collection: Good for the body and soul

 
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Remodern is redefining the face of progressive international design. This innovative Australian company has tapped into a new world of creation from emerging design centres such as China, where a new band of designers are breaking the mould with their authentic, high-quality and internationally acclaimed products.

Remodern was formed by siblings Jennifer and Timothy Schilbach, who believe that design should fulfil more than a utilitarian function. Inspired by designs that enhance everyday living and push the notion of modernity, they have scoured the globe for established and emerging designers who share this ethos – and who like to do things differently.

From mirrors and wall tiles to basins and accessories, Remodern has products that are good for the body and soul.

 
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REECE UNVEILS LATEST ISSY COLLECTION WITH ZUSTER

 
 

IN THEIR SECOND COLLABORATION, WE MEET THE ISSY HALO RANGE, INSPIRED BY LUXURY FASHION

Following the success of the ISSY Z1 Ballerina and Z8 Butterfly bathroom collections, Reece has once again commissioned talented design duo, Fleur Sibbel and Wilhelmina McCarroll to create a striking new bathroom furniture range. The luxurious new collection, entitled ISSY HALO, is inspired by the pleats that graced catwalks during the time of creation, and is made with American Oak in natural, hazelnut and charcoal hues or a striking deep black. As with the first ISSY collection, the ISSY HALO range is fully customisable - designed and handcrafted in Australia to customers’ bespoke requirements.

“The ISSY HALO collection – like its predecessors – brings together state of the art materials and striking finishes to create a stunning product for the bathroom. As women designers, we are continuously influenced by nature, the elements, design and fashion. For this collection, we wanted to pay homage to the iconic pleat, and create a product a woman can enjoy, befitting her personal sanctuary and retreat.” Zuster Creative Director, Wilhelmina McCarroll said.

 
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The standout feature of the ISSY HALO vanity is its distinctive ‘HALO’ ribbed timber façade, accentuated with optional Corian handles and a Corian surface in Glacier White, Sonora, Oyster or Deep Night Sky. Ranging from a single door unit to a four-door unit with customisable options in-between, the collection also features Blum soft-closing drawers or touch release doors. Designed by women for women, ISSY HALO balances style and functionality to create a bathroom centrepiece.

“One of the hallmarks that we are proud to offer our customers is the option of a bespoke customisation service. The beauty of the ISSY HALO range is that it is designed and made in Melbourne, allowing us to create an exquisitely crafted product that fits the customer’s space – be it an existing nook or a new build. With ISSY HALO, our customers can have a designer product made to their requirements without any limitations.” Reece’s Bathroom Marketing Leader, Daniela Santilli said.

 
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ISSY by Zuster is designed and made in Melbourne and is available exclusively from Reece. For more information on the ISSY by Zuster collection, visit www.reece.com.au.

Designer: Wilhelmina McCarroll, Creative Director, and Fleur Sibbel, Managing Director, Zuster

 
 
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Studio Griffiths | Women in Design

 
 

WOMEN IN DESIGN SERIES

THE LOCAL PROJECT & DOT + POP

“Simplicity, style and elegance are the signature of the most successful design ideas and will always remain the cornerstone of my approach to design” Gilliane Griffiths

 

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Studio Griffiths is an interior architecture and design practice based in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria established in 2014. Headed up by Creative Director Gillianne Griffiths with the philosophy that simplicity, style and elegance are key to successful design.

As a trained musician turned designer, Griffiths orchestrates single and multi-residential spaces with a focus on composition, rhythm and harmony, creating interiors that are considered, uncomplicated and highly sophisticated.

With a master’s degree in music, majoring in conducting, Griffiths began her career as a professional musician. “As a musician I also learnt about architecture and art, and these became a driving force in my creative expression, as they do for many composers. The volumes and forms of buildings, sculptures and paintings can inspire and shape a line of music,” Griffiths says.


 
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There are many qualities in the language of music that are resonant in design, and music thus defines Griffiths’ work as a designer.

For me the two disciplines go hand in hand. Composition, shapes, rhythm and form are used to create harmony in music as they are in design,” Griffiths describes. “I am accustomed to bringing black-and-white notes to life in the same way I can envision a room.” 

 

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Griffiths creates interior spaces that are modern, sophisticated and uncomplicated. Studio Griffiths’ work exudes a feeling of peace and calm, whether it’s a high-end home in Melbourne or a more organic abode on Mornington Peninsula. With restraint and attention to detail, rooms are carefully composed with all elements working together in perfect harmony.

“Any project will have endless possibilities, as long as you search for them. Our role is to realise our client’s dream home,” Griffiths says.

 

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Griffiths takes a purist approach to the forms in a room before layering it with warm and natural textures, jewel-coloured accents and shimmering metallic finishes. Custom elements add one-of-a-kind detail, and clients are always left with space to add their own personality and expression.

“It’s rewarding to see the joy and satisfaction clients get from living in their home and making it their own,” says Griffiths.

Offering a full interior architecture, design and decoration service for single and multi-residential projects, Griffiths takes a hands-on approach from the commencement to completion of the project. She leads a talented and professional team of designers with the studio consistently delivering spaces that exceed client expectations. Gilliane’s philosophy is to approach design with transparency and without constraints that limit a space to just one style.

 

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“In a nutshell, my style is understated luxury, sophisticated, elegant, considered and effortless. I am renowned for my uncomplicated and considered approach to intelligent design. I love minimalist and clean design, so my spaces are restrained but extremely functional and exudes warmth.”

The studio’s signature colours are Black, Charcoal, Greys, White and tonal variations. In addition, neutral earthy tones layered with accents of muted colour, unique objects and textural elements are always layered into the design.

“Using natural elements makes us feel calm, grounded and, above all, relaxed and connected with our surroundings”. 

 


 

Main Ridge House is one of Studio Griffiths most applauded projects to date. Located on a quiet hillside in the idyllic Victorian town of Main Ridge, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom modern English farmhouse is casual, sophisticated and timeless. The rolling green countryside and lush vineyards that surround this family farmhouse inspired the approach to the interior design.

The idea was to merge the forms of traditional farmhouses with clean contemporary lines whilst offering visual continuity with nature. The result is a modern interpretation of traditional English barn architecture. It strikes a balance between natural textures and materials, earth dark-stained furniture and black-stained panelling, juxtaposed against floor-to-ceiling panelled clinical white joinery.

 

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The open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area is at the centre of the house where it opens to outdoor living spaces and the landscapes to the north and south. The kitchen with its new three-metre-long central island bench, black stone and timber panelling is a focal point and juxtaposes the clinical white joinery behind beautifully. This central space leads to the bedrooms, bathrooms and utility zones and the consistent use of materials, colours and finishes creates cohesion throughout.

Floor to ceiling glass doors and windows offer a strong connection to the outdoors and frame views of the surrounding farmland so the expansive landscape can be enjoyed from every angle of the spaces throughout the house. A structure that provides room to breathe, see, hear and experience the surroundings, Main Ridge House delivers understated luxury and an exciting play of form and function.

 

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‘Women in Design’ Series by DOT + POP & The Local Project


Edition 1: MELISSA BRIGHT ON EMPOWERMENT | WOMEN IN DESIGN

Edition 2: DESIGN BY GOLDEN | WOMEN IN DESIGN

Edition 3: CASSIE JAMES-HERRICK ON SELF-BELIEF | WOMEN IN DESIGN

Editions to be released every Monday and Wednesday, watch this space!

 
 

Minimalist and taking over Instagram - Nichba Design

 
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If you follow us on Instagram you will have no doubt seen us posting images of this stunning brand… just quietly, we are a little bit obsessed!

Nichba Design is a Scandinavian interior design concept from Aalborg in northern Denmark created by Nichlas B. Andersen. The young label combines the Scandinavian design tradition with today’s requirements for modern living. Space-saving living ideas with sophisticated details and modern designs - that is the philosophy of the Danish label.

The label is known for simple and minimalist products. Powder-coated iron and an innovative use of magnets are the main features of these unique designs by Nichba.


 
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Our top 6 bathrooms from the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards...

 
Hornsby Residence by Conrad Architects | Photography Derek Swalwell

Hornsby Residence by Conrad Architects | Photography Derek Swalwell

 

 

The Australian Interior Design Awards recognise and celebrate interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program, which is backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the professional body representing Australian designers. 

We love scouring the entries and seeing what the best in the business are creating! There are so many incredibly talented people within the design industry in Australia, I wish I could show you everything but for now, here are our top 6 bathrooms, selected from Residential Design category

 

 
Concrete Conceal House by Tecture Architecture and Interior Design with Swee Design | Photography Shannon McGrath

Concrete Conceal House by Tecture Architecture and Interior Design with Swee Design | Photography Shannon McGrath

Canning Cottage by Bicker Design | Photography Nikole Ramsay

Canning Cottage by Bicker Design | Photography Nikole Ramsay

Clark House by SJB | Photography Nicole England

Clark House by SJB | Photography Nicole England

Gordon House by Austin Design Associates | Photography Armelle Habib

Gordon House by Austin Design Associates | Photography Armelle Habib

Oreo House by Taylor Pressly Architects | Photography Tom Blachford

Oreo House by Taylor Pressly Architects | Photography Tom Blachford

 
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Home Tour | The Ivy Home by Seidler Group

 
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The Ivy Home by Seidler Group in South Melbourne is a masterpiece in architectural design for small homes. South Melbourne has traditionally narrow Victorian homes and Seidler's solution to combat this was to combine landscape architecture and clever fabrication to create a spacious oasis of white and green, within the confines of the narrow block.

 

 
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The interior is bright and airy with a raw, neutral colour palllette and each space is open and filled with light, giving this home fresh new life. The styling was undertaken by the clients themselves who have added beautiful furniture pieces and injected each space with colour and character, giving a real sense of style to the home.

 

 
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A custom designed floating staircase maximises the outlook through a glazed southern perimeter overlooking an Ivy garden, offering a green backdrop against the adjoining boundary wall. The garage extensions timber facade references coastal tones injecting warmth into the outdoor entertaining space complete with a spa. Exposed timber fins direct views from the upper entertaining room into a lush backyard complete with a floating weatherboard bathing box, a further extension from the original home.

 

 
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Home Tour | Refined Luxury by Studio Tate

 
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Studio Tate have completed The Melburnian II, another stunning complete renovation of an entire apartment, following on from the success of The Melburnian renovation.

The overall aesthetic is one of refined luxury, an overall monochromatic palette with subtle touches of brass and stone. 

"Acknowledging that good things can very often come in small packages, we borrowed the idea of a jewellery box to create a compact and fabulous space filled with many special elements."  says Studio Tate.

 
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New shop alert... AURA opens the doors to it's first concept store!

 
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Melbourne’s newest inspirational shopping experience is now open!

 

If you’re the kind of person who’s spent hours drooling over Aura's Instagram feed, or finding yourself inspired by their stunning seasonal photoshoots, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that Tracie Ellis and her talented team have just opened their first concept store in Malvern, Melbourne.

The beautifully refurbished, heritage-listed building features a series of individual room spaces, impeccably styled by the team. For the first time ever, fans of the brand can see, touch and feel products as they stroll through the store, moving between the dining and living rooms, and on to the bedroom and bathroom area.

Inspiration abounds amid the Aura team’s expertly curated spaces, where the current collection of bedlinen, cushions, throws, towels, natural rugs, baskets and stoneware are showcased, all in the latest, on-trend tones and textures.

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To create the full experience of walking through an ‘Aura Home’, the team have hand-selected a range of sublime furniture pieces, lighting, design books, travel guides, jewellery, wallets, tote bags, candles and bath & body products from local and international brands, including the most darling handmade wooden toys for the littlest Aura Home customers.

And with Summer just around the corner, shoppers will also find inspiration for garden and outdoor-entertaining, with a curated selection of planters, uniquely stylish beach umbrellas and beach bags in the latest shades. 

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The new Aura Home Concept Store in Malvern is sure to become one of Melbourne’s hottest homewares destinations.

OPEN NOW: 1371 Malvern Road, Malvern VIC 3144 03 9822 6980 

 

Home Tour - Green Gables, Mt Martha by Studio Tate

 
Photography | Sharyn Cairns

Photography | Sharyn Cairns

We love a home tour, a little sneak peak into the beautiful homes of amazing people, and today's tour is one you will want to add to your Pinterest inspo board for sure! 

Green Gables House in Mt Martha is a heritage Tudor-style beach house which has been completely renovated and restored by Studio Tate. One of the main goals of the renovation was to stay true and respectful to the original heritage architecture and to add a sense of casual luxury, something which was suitable to the beach side location. 

Overall it oozes coastal vibes, with plenty of texture, nude and grey tones,  soft furnishings to die for and the use of robust durable materials to keep it balanced - and we just love the luxe beach side house vibe they have created - can we move in for summer please?!

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Home Tour - Foote House by McKimm

 
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There is so much to love about Foote House #project341 by McKimm - be it the stunning black and marble kitchen with over sized linear pendant light (above), the modern and super luxurious bathrooms or the fact the whole house was created in a U shape around the mind blowingly beautiful pool, so you can catch a glimpse of the glistening water from all angles and many rooms.

Material selection is key to this home being an absolute stand out, McKimm's use of concrete, feature brickwork and timber have been layered with architectural finesse, creating a different textural experience at every turn.


We would love to know what your favourite feature is, comment below! 

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"Conceptually, the architectural composition of the home sits in a u-shape formation, flanking the pool as the centrepiece and integrating the indoor and outdoor spaces with ease. The luxury of a northern orientation floods the open plan living spaces with an abundance of natural light, including the underground basement where light dances through via a landscaped glass atrium that falls from the main entrance." says McKimm

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Modern and Fresh - Caufield North Project by Joy Design Co

 
Interior Design & Styling Kristel Marshall - Joy Design Co | Built by NuScope Constructions | Photography Stephanie Rooney

Interior Design & Styling Kristel Marshall - Joy Design Co | Built by NuScope Constructions | Photography Stephanie Rooney

We love seeing home renovations and we love this modern, fresh, minimalist and super divine home designed by Joy Design Co

Situated in Caufield North, this 1980’s home renovation was dedicated to elevating it’s gallery-like living spaces with the new kitchen and bathrooms sitting quietly and elegantly alongside.

Joy Design Co's brief was to evoke calm and restraint in these rooms, to create a scheme that didn’t compete with the layered feel of the rest of the home. The kitchen and bathrooms were designed with a minimalist and timeless aesthetic with white joinery and quartz stone in subtle greys. They added small accents of black to anchor the look and compliment the artworks.

The lighting choices were chosen to honour the artwork throughout the home, hand-blown glass modernist pendants by Mark Douglass feature over the island bench in the kitchen and a single hand made porcelain pendant crafted by Porcelain Bear in the powder room.

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Check out one of Sydney's most Instagrammable new apartments...

 
1788 Residences Double Bay

Introducing Double Bay’s most beautiful address. Moments from one of the world’s greatest cities Sydney, 1788 Residences by SJD Property are designed with the utmost care, inspiration and appeal.

This elegant harbour-side enclave with its distinct European sensibility has been known and loved for generations. An exclusive sanctuary, it is a place to have it all and get away from it all.

Refined, convenient and beautifully conceived in every aspect, these custom-made residences are blessed with perfect proportion and a timeless aesthetic. Every element, every facet in these extraordinary residences is simple, beautiful yet highly crafted – there is no compromise on space, materials or detail.

The building is designed to reflect its privileged position at the very heart of the village. From the finishes and fixtures, to the lighting and walk in wardrobes, this is the apartment all influencers and celebrities would love to live in!

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1788 Residences Double Bay
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1788 Residences Double Bay
1788 Residences Double Bay
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Houseboat Heaven... if you've ever wanted to live on the water, I've found your new home!

 
Project by Infinite Design Studio | Photographer Prue Ruscoe

Project by Infinite Design Studio | Photographer Prue Ruscoe

Is this the dream house we have all been searching for? It's on the water, has beautiful interior design, a deck to watch the sunset and drink vino and you can move it to a new location whenever you feel like a change of view... I'm sold! 

Infinite Design Studio has restored and redesigned a house that has prime position on Sydney Harbour. The two-storey houseboat moored in Pearl Bay, Mosman, was once the permanent home of the client and their children.

Infused with new life, it is now their holiday retreat and entertaining space, afloat on Sydney Harbour.  “I am a big believer in spending time on site to immerse myself in the location and to understand how best to integrate the qualities of the surroundings into the design,” says Michelle Macarounas, Principal and Lead Designer at Infinite Design Studio. “This property sits in such a fabulous location that we created an extremely pared-back palette so as not to compete with the views and environment.

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The restored and redesigned houseboat has an open living and kitchen area and deck on the first floor, as well as a double bedroom and ensuite. The master suite is upstairs, with a large bathroom, reading area and entertaining deck. Light, ventilation and openness are of vital importance for life on the water, fostering a sense of spaciousness and connection with the stunning surrounds. Infinite Design Studio transformed the interior and exterior living spaces with a soft palette and natural materials that reference the natural environment. Inside, French oak flooring, cream-coloured travertine tiles, contemporary joinery and custom-made furniture are a lighter counterpart to the darker weatherboard exterior.

Views of the harbour are captured through timber-framed windows, and circular mirrors throughout the house reference portholes and enhance the natural light and openness. The houseboat was originally constructed from parts of a barge built in the 1800s, which transported produce across Middle Harbour before construction of the Spit Bridge in the 1950s. To preserve this history, Infinite Design Studio restored the heritage features, including the timber window frames and leadlight window and the benchtops that date back to the original barge.

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Marine grade components ensure the houseboat is watertight, and all mechanics, hydraulics, electrical and facilities were upgraded, as were the finishes and fixtures. Infinite Design Studio creates sumptuous and sophisticated spaces with warmth and soul. A unique and exceptional project, the design of Mosman Houseboat pays respect to the vessel’s history, takes advantage of its privileged location and provides for contemporary luxury living on one of the world’s most dazzling waterways.

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You will be drooling over this gorgeous home...

 
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Architecture: Madeline Blanchfield

Photography: Prue Ruscoe

If you follow me on instagram (if you don't, you can here) you would have seen me gushing over the stunning bedroom of this home a few weeks ago... and since then I can't stop thinking about it! 

This beautiful home was designed by Architect Madeline Blanchfield and is located in Sydney's Clovelly. It has sweeping ocean views, an incredible amount of windows which bathes the home in natural light, the most beautiful textures, materials, fittings and fixtures and just has an overall sense of softness that I have fallen in love with.

Scroll down to be inspired and to add some of these incredible design ideas to your wish list... I'll be adding the brass framed shower screen to my mood board!

 

Wheatland House, Neil Architecture...

 
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Images Neil Architecture - Builder Hoodcon - Consultants Struct Plan, POMP, Eckersley Landscape - Photographer Hilary Bradford.

We love a traditional heritage home with a super modern and contemporary extension and 'Wheatland House' by Neil Architecture is a winner in our books!

The Edwardian home, located in Malvern ticks all of the boxes and has been restored and renovated thoughtfully and meticulously.

"The double storey form, framed with contrasting timber and metal cladding, is punctuated by large windows set deep in to the façade providing solar protection whilst directing views into the backyard and parklands beyond."

 

Jason Grant's debut tile collection...

 
Photography by: Jacqui Turk

Photography by: Jacqui Turk

Interior designer, stylist and product designer, Mr Jason Grant has just released his own collection of handmade tiles and we think that they are heavenly!

Jason joined forces with tile company Di Lorenzo to design the encaustic tile collection that is inspired by his love for Bondi and Byron Bay which has been appropriately named 'New Paradise'

The range is available in four shapes - hexagon, mini brick, diamond and square - and comes in seven beautiful pastel hued tones. Perfect for your bathroom, kitchen, laundry or for your floors, New Paradise will add a touch of the beach life into your home. 

“In this new range you’ll find subtle, muted pretty shades and neutrals, perfect for any space,” says Grant.

 

Jackalope Hotel, Mornington Peninsula...

 
All Photography  Sharyn Cairns

All Photography Sharyn Cairns

The Mornington Peninsula has a new luxury hotel - Jackalope. Situated in Merricks North, on an 11-hectare winery planted in 1989, Jackalope has redefined boutique accommodation. 

46 designer rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, some with private terraces overlooking the vineyards. Each and every room has a rain shower which is complimented by custom-made bath products by Hunter Lab, with larger rooms also containing deep-soak luxury Japanese baths.

The exceptional rooms and architecture were created by Carr Design Group, who worked in collaboration with Fabio Ongarato Design on the branding and graphics. One of our favourite Melbourne furniture designers Zuster created the elegant handcrafted furniture housed in the rooms and public spaces.

And for an added wow, the hotel entrance welcomes guests with a seven-metre-tall Jackalope sculpture by Melbourne artist Emily Floyd - see above image. 

Outside there is a super serene 30-metre infinity pool that offers views out to the vineyard and surrounding gardens - landscaped by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. See below image.

There are two restaurants – a fine dining room, Doot Doot Doot and a more casual restaurant and cellar door, Rare Hare; with interiors designed by Projects of Imagination. The Edwardian homestead 'McCormich House' situated on the property houses the hotel’s bar, Flaggerdoot.

For those unfamiliar with the name, a jackalope is a mythical rabbit-like creature with antlers.

"If luxury is defined by rarity, what is more luxurious than a creature so rare that it exists only in legend,” 

The eyebrow-raising names are all in keeping with the central theme: a Flaggerdoot being the collective noun for a group of jackalopes, with the Doot Doot Doot being the leader of a Flaggerdoot.