PaulHecker_portrait1One of our favourite blogs for interior inspiration is the Design Files, the perfect place to soak up some Australian design. The home of interior designer Paul Hecker caught our eye because of the beautiful mix of Scandinavian style with sleek, Italian furniture. The effect is a contemporary style that is elegant but still feels at home in a sunny, relaxed environment such as St Kilda, Melbourne.

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Designed by the Finnish interior magazine Deko as part of the Housing Fair Finland, this home is the epitome of Scandinavian style. The look is dominated by a monochromatic colour scheme with white, black and wood. The furniture channels the same look, adding minimal and functional design. Between the furniture and the high ceiling, the overall effect is one of understated luxury.

The furniture used predominantly to create this look is by the German manufacturer e15. Their Backenzahn stools, a classic e15 design,  are here being used as side tables and the beautiful wooden armchair is the Eugene.

aspire_3Show flats always look like the most perfect place to live. They are tidy, peaceful and full of promises of a better, more fulfilled lifestyle. We all dream of that perfect home, but what is it like to create one? Our interior designer Joanne has worked closely with the Quartermile development for 10 years now, designing and creating their interiors. She shares with us her motivations and thoughts when furnishing a show apartment.