Drake House - Austin Design Associates

All images courtesy of  Austin Design

All images courtesy of Austin Design


Originally a 1990’s Neo-Spanish, yellow rendered house with a terracotta roof and dated interior, this stunning home has been renovated inside and out by Austin Design Associates to become an elegant town house.

With an excellent client brief, Austin Design Associates were inspired and encouraged to really transform this home. Externally, the house was painted a concrete grey and the terracotta roof tiles were replaced with slate, a new front door was installed along with steel windows across the rear which gave the house a whole new aesthetic.

Inside, dark parquetry flooring was replaced with large pale oak floorboards and the walls were painted a crisp white. A new kitchen with a refined layout introduced Carrara marble to the black steel window, oak floor and white wall scheme.

Austin Design were able to make small but significant changes to the floor plan, enabling them to enlarge the kitchen, create a butler’s pantry, add extra windows, enlarge existing window openings and create a window seat in the living room.


Backyard oasis... Elwood Pool House

Designed by  Pipkorn Kilpatrick  | Photography by  Martina Gemmola  | Landscape Design by  Kate Patterson Landscapes

Designed by Pipkorn Kilpatrick | Photography by Martina Gemmola | Landscape Design by Kate Patterson Landscapes

We featured this stunning home on our instagram this week and you all LOVED it - the response was so incredible and you all wanted to see more, so here it is.

Behold the Elwood House by Pipkorn Kilpatrick, which features stunning landscape design by Kate Patterson Landscapes... and what an absolute beauty, I could easily spend my days lounging around in this beautifully thought out home. 

Pipkorn Kilpatrick says: "Our inspiration was the main house - a beautifully kept, originally ornate Californian bungalow. We wanted to compliment its beauty without trying to mock or compete so for the pool-house, the design was a simple form with clean lines and a pitched roof to accommodate storage. The feel is raw and relaxed with smooth concrete floors with exposed aggregate running into the stone tiles that surround the pool, large timber joists with exposed steel support and enormous aluminium sliding doors that disappear into the wall cavity. The theme is replicated in the dining room - panelled raked ceiling with the same sheer curtains dropping from a concealed pelmet cavity and soft Terrazzo tiles with large sliding doors - and in the fireplace/bbq with its clean lines, textured natural blue stone and bbq bench area concealed behind. We love way the dining room sits happily against the backdrop of the original house, showing off and enhancing its iconic features without competing."

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Blushing beautiful... check out this new retail space

Photogrpahy -  Jake Roden

Photogrpahy - Jake Roden

We love interiors and we love shopping, so when we discovered Rebecca Vallance's new Melbourne boutique we were ooohhing and aaahhing over the fit out and the clothes!  

Located on Armadale’s prestigious High Street, this is the brand’s new flagship store. Designed by local Interior Architect Shareen Joel , the space is light filled, modern, with the perfect amount of classic features. Timber parquetry flooring, stone benches and antique brass clothing rails are used as the stores’ foundations with complementary soft furnishings, ceiling-to-floor thick velvet curtains, leather seating, and antique silver mirrors, echoing the brands effortless elegance.

"The chic architectural interiors and natural light that fill the space are a perfect canvas to showcase our collections.” Rebecca Vallance, Designer


Au79 Cafe by Mim Design Studio...

Images via Mim Design Studio - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

Images via Mim Design Studio - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

We are in cafe heaven looking at Au79 Cafe in Abbotsford, Melbourne. Our style crush Mim Design Studio created this inner city oasis and we are drooling over the interiors, and the menu too! 

The indoor garden creates an instant wow factor and a lovely relaxed garden feel - this paired with polished concrete, marble, brass and leather and timber detailing forms the perfect Melbourne cafe vibe!


Studio Tate - PDG Melbourne

All Images from  Studio Tate  - Photography by  Peter Clarke Photography

All Images from Studio Tate - Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

We love everything Studio Tate do here at Dot + Pop, and their latest collaboration with their long term client PDG is incredibly beautiful. PDG wanted their headquarters to feel more like a home or hotel rather than an office space and that's what Studio Tate have delivered!

Studio Tate said: "Paying tribute to PDG’s emphasis on high-quality projects and lasting relationships, our concept teased out the subtle sophistication of the tailored suit – made to fit an individual’s exact proportions using the finest fabrics, with every last detail considered, from the hand-stitching to button selection."

The design is split into three main areas: the entry and reception, Managing Director’s office and the work space. The materials range from stone floors, to hexagonal floor plates, to walnut timbers, tan accents, brass detailing and stone cladding. LOVE!


Wheatland House, Neil Architecture...

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

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.


Fibonacci Stone Glass House by Sarah Waller...


Architect Sarah Waller spent 20 years conceptualising her dream home and found the perfect location in Noosa for her light-filled, midcentury-inspired design. Its chic, monochromatic palette is enhanced by Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles, which extend beyond the interior to blur the lines between inside and out.

Melbourne-based Fibonacci Stone is renowned for the design and production of beautiful terrazzo tiles and their application in Sarah Waller’s Glass House adds even greater sophistication to her home. Manufactured to last, each tile is highly durable and individually made to size, which means they are thinner and more versatile than other tiles.

Sarah Waller leads the multi-award winning residential design studio, Sarah Waller Design, which is location in Noosa on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Nestled in the scenic Noosa Valley, the Glass House features the clean lines and minimalist details of a midcentury modernist home, such as a near flat roof and long expanses of full-height glazing, which help to create a wonderful sense of transparency. The monochromatic palette of the finishes includes black timber joinery and Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles from Fibonacci Stone, which extend from the interior floors to the floating patio to create a seamless connection between the two spaces.

Featuring a unique spectrum of pale greys and cool blue accents, Fibonacci Stone’s Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles provide a subtle and versatile finish suited to a wide range of interior colour schemes where a neutral, cool and textured finish is desired. Sarah Waller’s Glass House is an example of architectural simplicity at its very best. The addition of Fibonacci Stone’s Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles brings an extra layer of elegance to this midcentury inspired home.

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Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects...


I've been crushing on the Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects hard, so it's time to share this absolute beauty with you! 

'The building sits on the edge of a links style coastal golf course, tucked in behind a stand of Cypress trees. The house benefits greatly from the golf course outlook, but in its own way, it also contributes to the landscape experience from the golf course side as well.

The house is a single storey holiday home of efficient proportions which favours simplicity over size. A single living/dining/kitchen space, 2 bedrooms, a sitting room and a double garage make up the main areas. The tight planning carries on into the disciplined detailing of the spatial sequence. Restraint is evident in the neutral palette of materials: silver stained blackbutt timber, grey cement render, dark grey steel, oak floor boards and ceiling finishes are used throughout.' says Inarc.

Now hands up if you need a holiday house like this one?!


Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects...

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon McGrath

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon McGrath

Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects is our Tuesday house love... Light filled with clean lines and the most beautiful materials and textures. 

Keep scrolling for some serious house inspo! 


Tamarama Home via Est Living...

ARCHITECTURE: Porebski Architects | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander

ARCHITECTURE: Porebski Architects | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander

We've just stumbled across another absolute beauty of a home on Est Living... keep scrolling for some super interior inspo!

This gorgeous beachside home is from Porebski Architects and it is sitting in prime position overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney.

"The design embraces bold proportions with the curving black and white exterior. The sweeping white render suggests a modernist sensibility, but counterbalanced by natural materials like stone and timber (not to mention the lush greenery around the home) it becomes something more unique, assured in its style. Helped by interior design from one of our favourite local talents Decus Interiors, this is the beach house we could easily spend all year at." via Est Living.


Fitzroy House by Fiona Lynch Interior Design...

Interior Design - Fiona Lynch | Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Interior Design - Fiona Lynch | Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Here is some super luxe and super divine Interior Design inspo for your Wednesday...

Fiona Lynch Office does it again with The Lara Boot Factory in Fitzroy, Melbourne. The space was originally converted into a living space by Ivan Rijavec in the 1980s - most recently Fiona Lynch Office was approached by the new owner "to create a private and relaxing retreat, one that offered space and storage for his extensive collection of books and art, in the midst of a bustling neighbourhood".

Blending old and new, the house embraces a refined interior, with bold use of materials and bespoke joinery, while respectfully preserving the original architectural elements. The darker tones, materials and textures are such a beautiful contrast against the concrete and white walls within the space, it makes me want a black kitchen with black stone so much.

Fitzroy House was awarded a High Commendation in the Single Residential category at the 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in Sydney. Fitzroy House was also awarded the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Award for Best Bathroom in 2016.


Fiona Lynch Office here - Facebook here - Instagram here  - Pinterest here

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Stunning Mutina Tiles from Urban Edge Ceramics...


We think of tiles for use in mostly bathrooms but trust me they can make such an incredible impact in so many space of your home - think kitchen splash backs, floors, laundry's, fireplaces, table tops... the list goes on.

Our latest tile crush is Mews by Mutina at Urban Edge Ceramics. Mews is industrially made in porcelain stoneware with a coloured mass dough. The collection has been designed with both contemporary and traditional use in mind. The variety of neutral tones allows the tiles to be a focal point or a backdrop in any interior scheme.

The Mews collection is inspired by the landscape, the history and the personality of the British capital, and by the huge variety of textures characterising its infrastructures, such as bricks, wooden floors and irregular geometrical patterns. The collection consists of 6 base colours: chalk, fog, pigeon, lead, ink and soot, each of which contains a palette of 15 different shades. This wide colour range adds depth and movement to the tiled surface making it rich and remarkable. 

Urban Edge Ceramics here - Mews by Mutina Tiles here - Facebook here - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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Surry Hills House - Benn + Penna Architecture...

ARCHITECTURE   Benn + Penna   | PHOTOGRAPHY   Tom Ferguson   All images -  Est Magazine


All images - Est Magazine

We couldn't resist sharing this absolutely stunning home that was featured on Est Living today. The Surrey Hills house is an inner city terrace that has undergone extensive renovation to bring in light and space. Architect Benn + Penna have created a two story floor plan that provides an open plan kitchen and dining space which seamlessly flows into the courtyard through bi-fold doors. Natural light streams into the home through a large skylight positioned above the staircase in the middle of the house. Oak flooring and cabinetry are further complemented by the choice the subtle natural toned furnishings. 

The A Joints Bench Seat and Dining Table by Henry Wilson feature in the open plan living and dining area.

The A Joints Bench Seat and Dining Table by Henry Wilson feature in the open plan living and dining area.

Benn + Penna here - Est Living here - Facebook here - Instagram  here - Pinterest here

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Quantum Six Porcelain Sheets...


The latest sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to marble and stone finishes, QuantumSix+ porcelain sheets, has just hit the Australian market. Light, versatile and strong with extraordinary aesthetic appeal. At just 6mm thick, they are a more flexible, durable and affordable option than natural stone. Made in Italy, QuantumSix+ porcelain sheets feature all the beauty of natural marble in a stunning array of colour combinations and finishes, allowing homeowners to mix and match to suit their individual style.

Better still, Q6+ porcelain sheets don’t need to be sealed, so they’re effortless to use in a wider range of applications. Relatively unknown in Australia, there are so many reasons why Q6+ porcelain sheets are a superior alternative. They’re easy to handle and cut to any size on site. Sheets also come in an astounding 3200 x 1600 x 6 mm – the largest ever seen down under – or 2400 x 1200 x 6 mm. 

Some veined colours can be book matched or vein matched for perfectly seamless splashbacks, indoor and outdoor cladding, feature walls or beautiful, hardwearing floors.

Made from all natural materials, QuantumSix+ porcelain sheets are also naturally stain and mould resistant, which is great for wet areas and stairs. As they’re flameproof, heat-resistant and UV stable, they can be used for fireplace surrounds, behind your cook top as well as BBQ areas and outdoor wall cladding. Q6+ can even be cut to create sophisticated marble and stone-look furniture.

QuantumSix+ porcelain sheets are available in three collections – marble, stone and industrial – presenting over 20 colour combinations and come with a 10-year Manufacturers Warranty for added peace of mind. With such great features on offer, it’s clear they’ll soon become a fixture on the Australian design market.