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The inspiring melbourne home of two architects

Friday? Woah! It doesn't seem fair that time flies when you're having fun does it?! Despite spending our summer holidays in Sweden and Denmark I love to travel abroad in the winter given the chance. And high up on my list is Melbourne, Australia (I've never been, have you?). Not only have I got some great friends living there, I also love the design aspect that's taking the city by storm. Take this lovely Victorian terrace house captured by Derek Swalwell, as an example. The black floors, the art and way it's been hung on the wall, the suspended fireplace....that entrance! Just about everything about this wonderful Melbourne home of architects Annick Houle and Stephen O'Connor is so inspiring! Let's take a tour....

Source: photography - Derek Swalwell (shared with kind permission), found via The Style Files with thanks.

What a great home!

Is there anything that catches your eye in particular?

Get the look: office - your local DIY store should have the wire and hooks you need to hang art in this way, rustic stool, Tom Dixon beat light, source a Beni Ourain rug here. Sitting room - lampe gras (light on wall), Ergofocus fireplace.

Other Melbourne spaces which have caught my eye in the past include an artist's home in a former factorythe home of an illustrator and bargain hunter, and a Scandinavian inspired home. I told you they've got it going on down under!

A little weekend link love:

10 unexpected places to add a spot of colour to your home.

This bath, that wall

Each of these beautiful rugs tell a story. 

How living like a Danish woman can make you happier. 

I can't stop looking at this image of snow and sea.

20 photos that will inspire you to visit Norway (as if we needed convincing?) - although I'm not sure about having my picture taken on that 'hanging stone' *shivers*.

Right guys. I'd better be off. But I'll be back tomorrow with a special reader offer, so do stop by! See you then!


  1. Oh my goodness, that suspended fireplace is incredible. I need!

  2. I thought the same thing - fireplace is fabulous. Not sure about the shower in the bath. One of the problems I've found with clawfoot tubs is that the shower curtain tends to get 'sucked' in and there's no room to shower. But the house is lovely overall.

  3. Stunning! I love those fireplaces! I've just come back from a short stay in Melbourne for a friends engagement party. I'm from Tasmania, right down the bottom :D

  4. Hi, thanks for the link to how to live like a happy dane.
    Enjoy your holiday :)

  5. The sunlight, the office and that sense of peace caught my eye!


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