15 of Our Most Popular Home Tours of 2021
Here at Bed Threads, we're extremely fortunate to be able to privately tour inside the homes of some of Australia's (and now America's) most talented and stylish artists, entrepreneurs and creatives. Our weekly series The Makers has become one of our favourite parts of the week, and we love sharing all of the stunning interior inspiration we come across with you.
While every home we've showcased in 2021 has been beyond inspirational, there are a few tours our readers have absolutely adored on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and our newsletters. So, we thought we'd round them up here to provide you with the very best interior inspiration.
15 Most Popular Home Tours in 2021
Founder of Church Farm General Store, Amanda Callan, restored an old church in the small town of Billinudgel in northern New South Wales, into a home for her family.
Eight years ago, it was nothing but an empty hall with a tiny bathroom, but Callan had a feeling. After some much-needed renovations—raising the church from the ground to protect it from flooding, adding a deck, a mezzanine, more bathrooms and a bedroom space—the church became a home for their family of six. Callan kept the majority of the church’s interior open — her sprawling living, kitchen and dining area continue to stun on our Instagram feed.
Located only an hour and a half drive away from the couple’s Ringwood residence in Melbourne (which we previously toured here) and a stone’s throw from the beach, interior designer Simone Haag has created a breathtaking weekender on Phillip Island. Lovingly dubbed Angler’s Shack, it's a sanctuary reminiscent of the perfect Australian holiday retreat – one she knows will continue to remain a family heirloom where memories are made and laughter is shared. Also, with over 26k likes on Instagram for one of the Shack's bedrooms, three's no denying we could all learn a thing or two from this breathtaking home.
Located in Daylesford, Victoria, renowned interior designer, stylist, boutique hotelier and now author, Lynda Gardener, has turned a little "slice of land" — an old driveway, in fact — into a dreamy space. Dubbed 'The Barn', this luxury holiday accommodation is perfect for a couple or a single person looking to lounge around, laze about and generally just relax. With no doors – except for those leading to the pod bathroom – the space is designed to be open and inviting, with plenty of light and airflow to promote relaxation.
We all know 'beige interiors' is one of the biggest trends of 2021, so it makes sense as to why everyone's obsessed with ceramicist Caitlin Robson's calm minimalist home. Located in the Sydney suburb of Petersham, the space is simple but impactful made possible with natural light, open space and an air of freshness.
Robson has added intrigue to each room in her house through lamps (you need to see her Caprani lamp in her living room), rugs, soft furnishings and special objects, especially ceramic pieces that are interchangeable throughout the house.
With the global pandemic putting a (longer than anticipated) halt on international travel, the hopes of travelling abroad have become a distant dream. However, one step inside Madeline Jovicic’s Sydney rental apartment and the sounds and sensations of a European summer holiday instantly come alive.
If you picture yourself sitting on her fresh white boucle armchair with her sand-coloured rug, a gallery wall of her own pastel paintings and natural sunlight beaming in through the open glass doors, you could almost be relaxing beachside, indulging in scoops of gelato and sipping on Limoncello. It's really pure bliss.
If there's one thing you do today, make sure it's checking out Bobby Clark's incredible statement art wall in her living room. And while you're there, you'll also want to take a look throughout the artist's entire space.
A plush velvet couch in the living room complements the matching dining chairs, her own statement artworks are hung on walls throughout the space, and the bedroom decor is kept simple with subtle pops of colour.
Just over three years ago, Bobby and her partner moved into a "cold" house located in Melbourne's Thornbury, but somehow, they managed to turn it into a magical home – without a single renovation.
It's difficult to scroll past a plant-filled room on social media and not stop to take a minute to admire the beauty.
Photographer, strategist and all-round creative Jess Tran converted a warehouse home into one filled with pots (and pots) of house plants, "a billion paintings" and reclaimed furniture. Oh, and a disco ball. Yes, really.
Interior designer Tali Roth and her husband and children moved back to Melbourne after living in New York for a few years, and settled into their new home. No renovations, no touch-ups, no little projects. Just straight into the space in Caulfield North, which used to belong to Roth’s grandmother. In the space of just four months, Roth transformed the old building into a family home, purely off the back of the furniture, artwork and decorating accents that she previously owned in New York.
The result is a testament to Roth’s eye as a designer, that she has been able to so seamlessly translate her Manhattan-cool interior style into a fresh and modern Melbourne home. From the airy living space with its portrait gallery of pictures hanging above the sofa – her favourite room in the house – to the bedroom, it's the definition of chic and serene.
Ceramicist and holistic health coach Teya Kepila, decorated her Brooklyn, NY, apartment with nature-inspired colours, carefully-selected secondhand furniture and plenty of her own hand-thrown ceramics. The finished product is equal parts studio and living space, complete with a pottery wheel and a cosy bedroom that has gained quite the attention from Bed Threads readers.
If you ever imagined what your dream living room would look like, there's a good chance it would be somewhat similar to Josh and Jenna Densten's. The crafty couple of The Block fame have built a brand new home in North Melbourne, styled with a soft colour palette, curves and calm vibes.
Again, the living room (which is Jenna's favourite space in the house), is fitted with a delightful Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair and sprawling vintage leather sofa, sourced through En Gold.
Over the past ten years, painter Jessalyn Brooks has transformed a sprawling warehouse into a creative hub, both for her painting and artworks, and for her life.
“It was just raw studio space when I first moved in,” she recalls. “[I] built all the walls, all that stuff. I used to work at an old architectural wrecking yard when I first moved in and the owner was kind enough to give me a bunch of junk to furnish my place with.” However, her incredible bookshelf the bedroom looks anything but "junk".
For the last five months, social media-famous duo Josh and Matt, have created all of the pieces that you’ve seen on their Instagram and TikTok – candles, artwork, homewares, wall hangings, all rental-friendly, colourful and full of fun – out of their home.
The pair moved to Melbourne in February and fell in love with this inner-city flat because of its space to create, its soaring windows and its second-to-none view over the city.
Honestly, we regularly dream about lounging on their twin squidgy red armchairs by Togo (one of the most sought after interior pieces of 2021!).
Ah, yes, another plant-filled home we (and you) can't get enough of.
Artist Abbey Rich and their partner Sam, styled their Melbourne home with furniture that was either found in secondhand stores or off the street. Their most treasured items, though, are artworks by their favourite creatives including Julia Trybala, Felix Atkinson and Joy Yamusangie.
Plants, vintage furniture and art? Do we need to say more?
You can see the bones of stylist and writer Jessica Bellef’s house—which date back to 1976—everywhere you look.
There's a vintage bedroom suite, travertine coffee table and a standout red velvet sofa, handed down from her grandparents.
Moreover, there's also art sourced from secondhand stores or Instagram, which adorn several walls, while most corners are filled with potted house plants, bending towards the sun.
It's a true mix of mid-century charm and contemporary comfort.
The co-founder and designer of Melbourne-based fashion brand Collective Closets, Fatuma Ndenzako, is colourful and eye-catching, yet still relaxed.
Throughout Ndenzako's home are bright, patterned works that nod to the statement-making styles she creates for her fashion brand. It's this unique style that has many intrigued with her home tour.