Celebrating Australian Design


As Australia day is approaching, I thought it is a good time to share my love of Australian Interior Design. (Did I mention my husband is Aussie and my children are half Aussie?)

I am a bit addicted to Yellowtrace. If you are in design, and you haven't subscribed to their newsletter, you absolutely should! They offer a perfectly curated modern design inspiration of interiors and architecture - a lot of them Australian but not all of them. Without Yellowtrace, I wouldn't have known Australia has become such a power house in producing talented designers.

Here are my three personal favourites.


1. Flack Studio

Undoubtedly, Flack Studio is the most famous of all three, but I love their very recognisable aesthetic.


I first came across with their work with this project in Vogue Living (Australia) in 2015. It's bold, elegant and tactile.


And this! Again, bold and elegant.

If this bookcase looked familiar to you, yup, this influenced the design of a media unit we designed to our client.


And this kitchen! It is at the other end of the same space.

Their work is utterly gorgeous and I already have a list of commercial spaces they designed that I want to visit next time we are back in Melbourne.

Flack Studio in Australia

2. Decus Interiors

I love how they use materials and how they connect indoor with outside (and it helps if your climate actually allows you to keep the boundary open).

Decus Interiors - Design from Australia
Decus Interiors - Design from Australia

I love the vein of marble... I could even sleep in this room... maybe good for an open plan ensuite?

And I love this 'invisible' frameless balustrades!

Decus Interiors - Design from Australia

3. Handelsmann+Khaw

Last but not least, this Sydney-based studio contrasts refined and contemporary design with rustic architecture in this project. Love it!

Australian design inspiration
Australian design inspiration

Look at this giant velvet upholstered headboard contrasting against the exposed wooden beam!

They probably don't describe their design as 'Australian' as they all cracked their signature style. I find them super fresh and exciting.

You can discover more Australian architects and designers from this Dezeen article.

Happy Australia Day!