Photography Sean Fennessy

Would you feast your eyes on this! The rendered beige wall; the crazy paving taking me straight to Rome (it’s about time we came up with a better name for that, guys); that beautiful white olive plant pot; the heavy stone table topped with smokey glass; the olive colour they’ve chosen for the bar stools; those white tiles laid vertically in the corner there… shall I go on? All these details in just in one photograph. This is Via Porta, a new Melbourne deli and eatery. Designed (and co-owned) by Sarah Cosentino of Studio Esteta – with her three brothers – as a homage to their Italian heritage.  There’s so, so many more delicious details for you to see over at The Design Files.

Masc, moody and grounding bathroom space with a custom concrete trough (Custom Concrete Trough is one of my favourite phrases in the English language) and blackened timber. Designed by The Simple Collective, who’ve responded sublimely to their brief of New York Loft meets Japanese Wabi Sabi.

Photography by Cricket Saleh

Aaaaaand here’s a peek at the kitchen. See more of this home over on The Local Project.

My obsession with a holiday in Italy grows daily, and this all-white modern farmhouse in Puglia isn’t helping matters.

Styling Annie Portelli; Photography Caitlin Mills for The Design Files.

The beachside home of former Real Living Editor Deb Bibby is inimitably inspiring, which is no surprise, but what is more of a surprise – and what’s refreshing and encouraging to hear – is that she lived here for 20 years before renovating it to this level. Like cheese, good things take time. I especially adore the kitchen – conceived by Noek Design – with its fat oak worktops, open shelving and limestone tiles, and the bathroom, featuring the world’s most incredible bathtub, the Ottocento by Agape. This is just a little tease – go see the rest over at The Design Files.

Photography Shannon McGrath

Love the large format floor tiles here with that huge rug – clean and simple yet elegant and above all, not typical. Also love the timber ceiling which warms the whole space, the pivoting doors (‘Pivoting Doors’ is another of my favourite phrases in the English language) and the massive low sofa – which I think is the Tufty Time by B&B Italia. See more of The White House by Robson Rak here.

Something that’s been on my mind a lot lately: a modular sofa, with pieces arranged back-to-back to create different zones in the room.  Pretty sure this soft grey beauty is the Extra Soft by Living Divani – love the XL seams. This family home in San Francisco is by young architect Ryan Leidner

Dem Bones.

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