Photography Felix Forest

How the other half live, right? These incredible bathrooms belong to various Sydney homes by design duo Tania Handelsmann and Gillian Khaw. As Handelsmann and Khaw (now that’s couple of surnames just made for eponymity) Tania and Gillian’s spaces share a signature grace and stature, but also have a sense of spontaneity and fun about them. You’ll see just what I mean if you go and explore their portfolio, here.

When it comes to sinks and faucets, I really dig the unexpected – like this kitchen situation, via architects Contekst

More unexpected sinks from Contekst – I adore this monolithic-looking kitchen island, the extra-thick concrete top, the style of those hobs, the unexpected positioning of the sink, all that concealed storage…

With the fridge and other appliances all hidden away on the left there, and that huge stone fireplace, this reads more like a dining room than a hard-working kitchen

And space down this end to sit

Details, friends. Details.
The master bathroom from this same house.

Told you I love an unexpected faucet (and in this case mixer) situation

Please don’t do your new bathroom in these tiles, because I’m reserving them for my next house.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Bagsy. Beautiful bathrooms by Studio Griffiths. See the full home tour over at The Local Project


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Photography by Thomas De Bruyne

Belgian Farmhouse by the master Pieter Vanrenterghem. See much more of this home over at Est.

From the A Girl Can Dream pile, this bathroom by Melbourne architect Paul Conrad, which shows how richness and restraint can play nice together.

So much to dig in this Chicago home by Pernille Lind Studio. While many of the design features are sympathetic to it’s 1920’s European history and Colonial Revival style, I love that the finished aesthetic is definitely eclectic and not easily definable undefinable. They’re layered lots of cool, chubby new-post-modern pieces in, too – items like the curvy black dining table, stone slab coffee table and that huge graphic artwork in the lounge room above.

Walk through this gorgeous moody passageway (with loads of tucked away storage), and you come upon:

This gorgeous moody kitchen

Designed by Atelier Barda

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Well and Good – Hana Space

Handmade ceramics by Waiheke Island’s Thea Ceramics;
naturopathic organic teas from Mayde Tea

Forever florals by Mark Antonia

Artwork by The Hera Series

I love that they’ve left the floor perfectly imperfect

Gorgeous custom shelving unit that echoes the curvature seen throughout the space.

Arch mirrors by Sunday Homestore feature throughout the space; beautiful arched towels by Baina

Photography by Jono Parker

In Auckland’s Grey Lynn, the developer behind Ponsonby Fire Station, City Works Depot and Osbourne Laneways has turned an old industrial scrapyard into a series of organic, character-filled spaces. And the newest resident of The Scrapyard is this incredible wellness business, Hana.

Hana founder Sara Higgins’ worked as a pharmacist for over a decade, fuelled by a passion for helping people on their wellness journeys. When faced with her own health struggle, she began to focus more on the root causes of illness and how to support the body to repair itself. She discovered for herself the healing power of infrared saunas and red light therapy, and set about creating a space to offer these world-class treatments to others (along with massage and pilates), within a sanctuary that would encourage deep relaxation and self-care.

This quiet chrysalis in the city was designed by interior architects Pennant and Triumph (who also created much of the custom cabinetry and seating), in collaboration with Sara.

HANA website  /  HANA Instagram




Soft and simple, by Australia’s Pierce Widera.

A double-height kitchen in an historic home, with an Aga built into the fireplace cavity, and it’s own rail ladder? Heck yes.

A converted warehouse home in Melbourne, by interior stylist Lisa Koehler. See more over at Est Living, here

The S trifecta of Simple, Soft but Sculptural seems to be becoming a common thread around here. The combination just works so well – a soft and simple colour and material palette, but layered with art and objects that are really sculptural and bold of form. Chic, but curvy in all the right places.

Tiles like these typically get laid vertically, but I appreciate a little 90-degree switch-up.

This scullery moment is part of the beautiful Beach House by Studio Esteta.

Yes, yes I did include this primarily for the dining table – it’s by Studio Henk and I WANT ONE.


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