Japanese style bungalow renovation in Sydney’s North Shore. Angelo Candalapas embraced “Universal” architecture without a sense of time. Pure forms, natural palette of finishes and restrained aesthetic with plenty of warmth – gorgeous. Producer/ Writer – Helen Redmond. Photography – Prue Ruscoe.


 Former “Sunrise Confectionaries” factory building in Melbourne becomes a family home & an office for architect Stephen Jolson. Producer/ Writer – Helen Redmond. Photography – Earl Carter.


Restoration of 17th-century-style Melbourne home by Kennedy Nolan is seriously beautiful. I love the geometric pattern making in the external herringbone paving {not shown here} and the grid of the new glass wall. Writer – Annemarie Kiely. Photography – Derek Swalwell.


Whoa! Is it just me, or is the latest Vogue Living Special Edition {Autumn/ Winter 2010} totally ace? Have you seen it?

I picked up my copy a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to share it with you guys ever since, but it took me this long to scan all the images in. It was so difficult to narrow down my selections – I was tempted to scan the entire issue cover to cover, but I realised half way that I should contain my excitement… So I did. Errr, well kind of. My poor little scanner almost broke down with the amount of images I’ve scanned to share with you here. Anyway, this is such a great practice for me and the one I’ve attempted to adopt for a while – scanning all the images I like before throwing out my enormous magazine pile. So expect more of these things as I start to cull my hard-copy magazine collection in order to reclaim precious bookshelf space.

Back to Vogue Living… This is a fantastic issue for all of you obsessed with renovations and home improvements. Which I’m guessing is almost every single person on this planet. Some fantastic before and after shots, and my personal favourite – old and new floor layouts. Fab.



This conversion of 1880s Melbourne brick stables is on the cover, and no real surprises there – this home is to die for. So much grain and character. Interior designer Jane Charlwood is very clever {quick Jane – get a website. I want to see more of your work please!} Producer/ Writer – Helen Redmond. Photography – Mikkel Vang.


This is not normally my style, but I really love the rich colours in this 1970s Sydney home interior by Michael Bechara. Writer – Stephanie Epiro. Photography – Justin Alexander.


This unconventional renovation of an 1840s terrace in Sydney’s Redfern has won the prestigious State Heritage Greenway award for the young practice Welsh + Major. I love, love, love the yellow{trace} sliding door! Producer/ Writer – Helen Redmond. Photography by Prue Ruscoe.


This one if my absolute favourite. Extreme love. A conversion of a 1920s Melbourne warehouse by interior designer Susie Cohen of Made by Cohen. I die! I love everything about this place. And how fantastic is the pop of yellow{trace} sculpture?! It’s just perfect! Producer/ Writer – Annemarie Kiely. Photography – Shannon McGrath.


This image is here purely because I love poppies. Aren’t those colours just brilliant? Photography by Lisa Cohen.

About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
Founder & Editor

Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

8 Responses

  1. Kirsty P

    I’m with you Dana – I’m carrying my copy round with me! (and dreaming at the same time!) K

  2. Hannah W

    I have read and re-read this vogue about a trillion times since it came out! A fantastic issue. Made by Cohen was my absolute favourite… just a divine space to live in. I also liked the paint colour tips – it almost made me want to paint over one of my white walls… almost…

  3. katrina

    Thank you SO much for showing these pictures. i missed this issue when it came out (didn’t appear in UK) I have every other issue since 1996! Vogue living has to be the most inspirational magazine for interiors out there.

  4. kate

    I am trying to find out the source/maker of products in one of the vogue living design features, does anyone who to contact to find out? Writer is Annemarie Kiely


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