Home Tour: Bright Melbournian Home

Like so many Victorian homes, this was in need of some serious attention before the owner Marni could move in, so the following eight weeks were spent replacing floorboards, and gutting and replacing the kitchen and the bathroom.

Keen to create a neutral backdrop for her fledgling collection of artwork, textiles and props snaffled from various shoots, Marni selected a basic palette of crisp white walls, subway tiles and whitewashed floors. ‘I really wanted to keep things simple, but maintain a young and fun environment’ she states.

Bright and inviting, the space balances the bubbly, personalities of its occupants with a sense of calm sanctuary, helped along by an jungle of lush indoor plants. It’s a fun, creative space but it’s also a quiet and peaceful home. Nice work ladies.


Get The Look: Hanging Plants

One of the easiest ways to turn your house into a home, add colour, visual interest and character into your space is to bring in the outdoors by adding plants. Are you stuck for space? Hanging plants should be right up your alley as they take up no floor space. Now while I don’t necessarily have the greenest of thumbs, I do find that having real flowers and plants in the home brings a welcoming breath of fresh air on any given day.

Make sure to water your plants regularly, remove dead flowers and leaves, dust leaves, check for pests and make sure to position your hanging darlings away from air vents and ducts, we don’t want to fry them! Designers are finding beautiful ways to hang them in homes with clever configurations and unique products. Let’s take a look:


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I love the idea of introducing hanging succulents into a workspace. They require minimum care and instantly add life to a space.

Would you love to have hanging plants in your home or office?

Home Tour: Melbourne Residence With Danish Flair

Home to a young couple, this Melbourne home is jam packed full of character! After buying this then dilapidated little house when he was just 20 years old, landscape gardener Daniel Stray renovated this super cute little Victorian cottage into a eclectic space that homes some very interesting items.

"At the moment I think we are going through a style change" says Daniel. "We used to buy a lot of stuff from op shops and auctions, only to change our minds and try and get rid of it a year later" he explains. "These days we are trying to be a bit more restrained, and focus on more of a Danish / Industrial look, with pieces that are timeless and we know we’ll love forever’.

Via: The Design Files

Modern Living: Green Living

Mamun Residence is a residential project completed by Shatotto Architecture For Green Living.

From the architect: Chittagong a southern city located in the tropical area of Bangladesh. the heavy south west wind flowing from the bay of Bengal and round the year scorchy sun are two major considerations for the design.

The use of layered parasols and gardens along with exposed concrete not only justify the climate, seismic situation and lateral load as context but also won over the structural system and elements of nature. Shatotto