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Lucy  The Design Files is Australia's most popular design blog. TODAY - Unique retail showroom and event space Franque.

Painterley perfection in the gallery today with @adrianapicker ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป huge thanks to her wonderful helpers @caitlin_she @jessicaannestyling @georgiaharveycreative ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ 'A Brightness Falls' opens next Saturday, join us!

Our beautiful POSTCARDS for 'A Brightness Falls' by @adrianapicker just arrived - graphic design and hand modelling by the legend @annieportelli ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ more info about this stunning show at !

Today we chat with Sarah Hook of @franque11, a Melbourne antiques and fine art business. When we last caught up with Sarah in 2011, Franque was a private retail showroom in a beautiful 1930โ€™s apartment suite overlooking Port Phillip Bay. In partnering with local entrepreneur, Pitzy Folk, Sarah has relocated and expanded her concept - Franque is now an open-to-the-public store and unique event space in Toorak. Pic by @caitlinmillsphotography - link to full story in profile๐Ÿ‘†.

Today our FAMILY columnist Emma Eldridge (@emmajapan) chats to Jeremy Wortsman, founder and director of @jackywinter, and Dad to Winifred (3 yrs) and Jeronimo (3 months). Jeremy shares his favourite children's apps, his thoughts about parenting โ€˜imposterโ€™ syndrome, and the man-to-man vs. zone defence approach to child rearing! This story is accompanied by stunning pics by our newest photographer, Sarah Collins aka @workandcophotography โ€“ link in profile ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

Did you catch our newest video on TDF today? 'A Life Individual' is our new film series in partnership with @spacefurniture ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ first episode features amazing Melbourne interior designer Andrew Parr of @aboutsjb , and his beachside home in Blairgowrie. SO EXCITED to launch this series, after many months in development ! Watch the full vid on TDF today - link in profile ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป film by our video partners @_sirap_ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

EXCITED to launch a brand new video series today! A Life Individual is a new 6-part video series created in partnership with @spacefurniture, showcasing a diverse group of Space clients - people from all walks of life, who share a passion for great design, and an inherent understanding of what makes a uniquely personal home. First up, we introduce the Blairgowrie home of interior designer Andrew Parr of @aboutSJB and his partner Stacey Pavlou, a hairdresser and salon owner. They have the most amazing master bedroom we've seen - 3 walls of glass, surrounded by beautiful garden! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Film by @_sirap_ - link to full story in profile ๐Ÿ‘†

SO chuffed with the response to our story about Melbourne's best kept secret, @lyonhousemuseum on TDF today! Here's an amazing aerial snap from @johngollings ,depicting a colossal new @rekorennie artwork commissioned by the Lyon family - this 'foundational artwork' is the size of an Olympic swimming pool (!!) and was created using 600 litres of paint donated by @duluxaus ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ the artwork will be gradually concealed, leaving only a small section visible, as the new Housemuseum Galleries are constructed directly top of this painting over the next 12 months ๐Ÿ˜ฑlearn more about this remarkable project on our site today - link in profile๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

What is Melbourneโ€™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 bio๐Ÿ‘†

TODAY itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป Pics @evegwilson, styling assistant @natturnbull - THANKS to @est_studios for the beautiful props for this shoot! Recipe link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†!

TODAY we share the latest body of work from amazing Sydney artist Julian Meagher aka @julianmeagher. โ€˜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 Sydneyโ€™s lock-out laws, the environment, and love - words by @ellesappelleelle, pic by @mimimalism. Link to full story in bio๐Ÿ‘†.

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 60cm๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป link in profile ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

SUPER EXCITED to announce our first TDF Collect art exhibition for 2017, opening in two weeks time! โ€˜A Brightness Fallsโ€™ 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 profile๐Ÿ‘†! Photo by @nik_to.