interior design

Belle magazine 40th birthday

Today Belle magazine celebrates its 40th birthday. The Belle team thought it would be great to have a collection of Australia's best interior designers and a selection of international designers, who have been featured in the magazine, to produce their creative interpretation of a Belle cover to celebrate their 40th birthday.

The 40th birthday marks the fabulous Neale Whitaker’s last issue before handing over the reins...

Australian tropics

Designed by Australian studio Charles Write Architects their approach was to develop new ways of living in tropical latitude, by providing secure yet flexible open areas for all functions including living, entertaining, dining, recreation & swimming, which are completely naturally ventilated and further enhanced with integrated building systems. These flexible main living areas oscillate around the feature central...

tranquillity in urban Melbourne

The Fitzroy North House was born from the concept of melding modern urban living with the rich history that is Fitzroy in Melbourne. Designed by Woods Bagot from the street, the unassuming Victorian single-front terrace home occupies a double-fronted block bounded tightly by its neighbours. Inside tells a story of contemporary design, reflecting...

Lofty Ambitions

If you’re going to live in a New York loft this this is definitely the way to do it. Amazing location: yes. Incredible ceilings: yes. Roof terrace: yes YES! Turett Collaborative Architects were given the brief to explore how to use the huge volume of the space and in doing so have explored the interplay between the private...

larger than life

Turkish boat manufacturers Alen Yacht teamed up with renowned international architects Foster + Partners to create a new 68-foot motor yacht. The new Alen 68 merges innovative construction technology with Alen Yacht’s boat-building expertise to create a fast, agile craft. With a streamlined form and refined materials palette of...

Silver Factory

Standing at the threshold of this property in Paris; the drama, vibrancy and energy is what is first noted. The Napoleon III moldings, strips, rods and Second Empire cornices of the entry covered in platinum leaf speaks to the Silver Factory of Andy Warhol in a hybrid of pop culture and Parisian chic. Architect Charles Zana has designed a...

Uber Minimalist

I would not call myself a minimalist, at all. So stumbling upon Lukas Machnik was a happy accident. Machnik has described his design philosophy as "uber-minimalist" with clear modernist and strong Bauhaus influences. Originally from Poland, Machnik is an interior and product designer and self-proclaimed minimalist. After studying and working in New York, he moved to Chicago where he...

don’t take the stairs

Swiss architecture studio Halter Casagrande designed the Twin House in Kastanienbaum, Switzerland. The Semi-detached house is located in Chestnut Tree Lucerne in the vicinity of Lake Lucerne. The new building sits within a picturesque landscape with a continuous glass facade on...

seventy squares

Hailing from Brazil, architect and interior designer Diego Revollo has dealt a stunning hand to this loft style apartment renovation/conversion. This apartment feels livable and cozy while maintaining a sense of modern glamour. The materiality is kept neutral with polished plaster on the walls and ceilings and concrete on the floor. Shades of purple are layered atop this with...

white out

Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei as minimal as possible so it can be easily reverted to its original state. The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, whom asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.This property...