Home Design

Issue #24.1 2021

Home Design is committed to bringing readers great ideas, products and services from the best of Australian and international design, building, architecture, and decorating. With a strong editorial team, headed by editor, April Ossington we continue to ensure the delivery of only the latest news, features and profiles giving both our consumer and industry readers the information they need to keep up to date with the latest trends and design directions. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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2 min
ed’s letter

I did a full kitchen renovation at the start of the year and boy has it made a difference. Not only did it make a difference aesthetically, but also to the way our home functions and the way we feel about it. Now I can see my son playing when I’m preparing food at the benchtop, where previously my view was blocked by a wall. This also means there’s now plenty of light. Even though we didn’t have oodles of room for more bench space, the addition of an island has meant we have much more usable bench space and more than one person can use it at a time. Ultimately, it’s made my husband and I feel good about living in our home and I think that’s the best part.…

2 min
design society

FOLLOW US facebook.com/homedesignmagazine @homedesignmagazine_au LIGHT IT UP Inspired by the Northern Lights, award-winning Danish designer Sofie Refer has crafted the Apiales and Miira collections for Nuura, offered in new brass and satin black finishes. Filling living spaces with soft, sophisticated ambience, the lights are created to radiate positive energy, manifesting the joy and abundance found in nature. The Apiales 9 chandelier explores Sofie’s fascination with umbellifer flowers, while the Miira product family is a coherent and balanced series of lights characterised by a timeless design aesthetic. greatdanefurniture.com GLOBAL TREASURES Faina by Yakusha Design is putting Ukrainian design back on the map and breathing life into traditional ancient crafts. Defined as a “live minimalist” design collection, the range by architect Victoria Yakusha spans furniture, decor and lighting. Founded on her love and respect for nature, sustainable design…

1 min
primary schooled

2 min
out & about

PACIFIC PALM BEACH, GOLD COAST Incorporating dynamic form and sliding floor plates to mirror the rhythmic rolling waves of the ocean, Pacific Palm Beach comprises 13 designer luxury apartments, a double-storey beach house and a penthouse with rooftop terrace. Wraparound balconies cocoon each opulent apartment. Inside, premium finishes dominate the modern interior design and an open floor plan provides framed views of the beachside setting. Carefully designed by a team of world-class architects, it’s the ideal spot for a weekend getaway. plusarchitecture.com.au; pacificpb.com.au STONEY RISE CELLAR DOOR, TASMANIA Expressed through simple architectural gestures such as plinths, edges and blade walls, the Stoney Rise Cellar Door by Cumulus Studio was designed to put the visitor experience at the forefront. Capturing views of Kanamaluka (the Tamar River) to the east and views to a new…

2 min
eugenia wilson

Eugenia Wilson has had a colourful and diverse career. She started out as a lawyer and then worked for the United Nations in New York as well as with refugees in detention centres across Australia. Now Eugenia heads up an inspirational art gallery that helps clients source beautiful pieces of art. “I was on a trip to Germany when I came across a LUMAS showroom and I instantly fell in love with it,” says Eugenia. She opened LUMAS Galleries in Melbourne six years ago after looking for a business opportunity that would allow her to operate independently. “I just knew it was going to be a perfect fit for Melbourne and Australian audiences,” she shares. On offer at LUMAS is a diverse array of art to suit any taste. The gallery specialises…

2 min
michael chazan

When crafting his distinct and unique pieces, Michael says his inspiration is drawn from life and all that it encompasses. “It could be a piece of art or sculpture, the silhouette of a city building, a crack in the pavement or a conversation with a friend,” he explains. His core focus is to offer value and sustainability through quality, timeless pieces. From a very early age, Michael had a clear vision: he wanted to be an architect. “I’d spend my pocket money on architectural magazines and dream of designing and building my austere and minimal modernist-inspired dream homes,” he recalls. He started a degree in architecture, but a family friend dampened his enthusiasm with tales of tedious renovations and restrictive budgets. So he switched to the corporate world before being drawn…