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Lucy  The Design Files is Australia's most popular design blog. TODAY - Melbourne's best kept secret: the Lyon Housemuseum.

What is Melbourne’s best kept secret? This question is one we often pose to our interviewees. Today, I have my own response - The @lyonhousemuseum in Kew. This remarkable Australian home is both an public art museum and a private family home. Both Conceptually and aesthetically, this place is JAW-DROPPINGLY AMAZING. Read the story and Watch our VIDEO by @_sirap_ on the site today - Link in bio👆

TODAY it’s ME again (Lucy) sharing my twist on the classic Caesar salad for TASTY TUESDAY! Like all the great salads, this dish is all about a rich, seasoned dressing, big bits of bacon, and crunchy croutons 👌🏻 Pics @evegwilson, styling assistant @natturnbull - THANKS to @est_studios for the beautiful props for this shoot! Recipe link in bio 👆!

TODAY we share the latest body of work from amazing Sydney artist Julian Meagher aka @julianmeagher. ‘There is Hope to the Last Flower' opening tomorrow at @olsen_gallery brings together unique portraits and luminescent still lifes on poignant themes, from addiction to Sydney’s lock-out laws, the environment, and love - words by @ellesappelleelle, pic by @mimimalism. Link to full story in bio👆.

Such spectacular detail in these paintings on canvas by @adrianapicker, for her upcoming solo show with us in 2 weeks time in Melbourne! Check for a peek at this incredible, painstakingly-detailed body of work - pictured is 'Nasturtium', 60cm x 60cm👌🏻 link in profile 👆🏻

SUPER EXCITED to announce our first TDF Collect art exhibition for 2017, opening in two weeks time! ‘A Brightness Falls’ is the first exhibition of paintings on canvas by Sydney artist and illustrator @adrianapicker - a lush, vibrant and joyously colourful body of work which celebrates the botanical form in meticulous detail. All works are viewable at from today - link in profile👆! Photo by @nik_to.

Today we revisit an artist we have long admired – Sydney painter Leah Fraser aka @lelefraser! Leah’s latest works are more haunting and complex than ever. We adore her naive, intuitive painting style, and those intense layers of flora and fauna. Spectacular stuff! Leah’s latest exhibition, ‘Within You Without You‘, opens March 2 at @arthousegallery. This pic by @nik_to - link to full story in profile 👆.

Still swooning over the Mount Martha beach shack of Jeff Provan ( @jaypee1 and @openjournal_neometro !) and Mariko Provan , which we shared earlier this week - such a sweet and humble yet perfectly pieced together little pad.👌🏻 shots by the master @evegwilson 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Today we take a look at ‘trace patterns’, the latest exhibition of vibrant painting, sculpture and installation from Melbourne artist @emma_coulter, now on show at @palmerartprojects in Sydney. Emma’s work first caught our eye back in 2011, and it’s incredible to see how her practice has evolved! Link to full story in bio 👆 with words by @ellesappelleelle and pics by @nik_to.

Today, we profile the beautiful, bare-bones little beach shack of Jeff Provan (@openjournal_neometro and @jaypee1 !) and his wife Mariko in Mount Martha. This relaxed family weekender is the ultimate summer sanctuary, and a case study in understated styling. Stunning shots by @evegwilson - link to full story in profile 👆.

Oh hello it’s ME again (Lucy) sharing another deliciously simple green salad for TASTY TUESDAY. Whenever I am called on to ‘bring a salad’ - this is it. Mixed leaf salad with pistachios and pomegranate dressing - 15 mins prep time, tops! Shot by @evegwilson with styling by me and @natturnbull - thanks to @est_studios for supporting this series! Link to recipe in profile 👆🏻

Drum roll… it’s CARNIVAL time! Today we’re showcasing a new line of home textiles by Kate & Kate (@kateandkatehome) x Arent & Pyke (@arentpykestudio / @arentpyke_inout). The ‘Carnival’ winter 2017 range includes bedlinen, blankets and table linen - we love the ‘Pom Pom’ printed linen throw with its bold, painterly pattern. See more on TDF (link in profile👆). Story by @ellesappelleelle, pics by @jasonloucas, and styling by @clairedelmar.

Once a chook pen and slimy-bricked space, David Whitworth’s inner-Sydney share-house garden is today a densely lush labour of love. For this young green thumb, the joy of gardening is found in the process – whether that be adopting ailing plants or searching for new ways to fit them in! Our gardens columnist Georgina Reid aka @theplanthunter gives us a tour on TDF today, with pics by @daniel_shipp - link in bio 👆.