Working from home with Lucy Feagins

Discover the Melbourne home of The Design Files founder and editor, Lucy Feagins, as she shares a few tips to make the most out of your space.

Lucy wears Aje dress alongside Brian Tunks vase, Brian Tunks tumbler, Maison Balzac grande candleholder and petite candleholder

As the woman behind Australia’s most popular design blog, Lucy Feagins knows a thing or two about maximising your space. From settling into the right set-up to reclaiming your dining table at the end of the day, here we unpack the touches that help elevate the everyday.

Set yourself up for success

Brian Tunks vase, Brian Tunks tumbler and Belkin wireless charging stand

Iittala bowl, Bang & Olufsen portable speaker, Lamy ballpoint pen and Lamy notebook

When it comes to defining your workspace, let portable tech and a few style signatures lead the way. Thoughtful touches like Maison Balzac’s J`ai Soif Carafe Set make for mindful moments during the workday while elegant and efficient pieces such as Belkin’s Wireless Charging Stand work to streamline your routine. While it’s a good idea to have one main workstation, Lucy recommends re-energising by changing up where you work once or twice throughout the day.

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BANG & OLUFSEN

Beosound Balance Speaker with Google Assistant

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IITTALA

Alvar Aalto Paris Bowl

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BEATS BY DR DRE

Studio Buds True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones

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MAISON BALZAC

J`ai Soif Carafe Set

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Level up your coffee break

Alessi electric kettle, Brian Tunks bowl, Delonghi coffee machine and Royal Doulton mugs

“Leveling up your coffee game is definitely worth doing if you’re working from home all day,” says Lucy, pointing out that making a café style coffee at home has become one of the joys that matter so much right now. Bonus points for an ultra-sleek espresso machine that looks great in the kitchen.

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DELONGHI

EC9155MB La Specialista Arte Manual Pump Coffee Machine

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BISONHOME

Ori Vitreous China Cup & Saucer Set

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ALESSI

Michael Graves Bird Kettle


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DAVID JONES FOOD

Sensory Lab Steadfast Coffee Beans

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Elevate your everyday

Iittala bowl, Brian Tunks vase, Maison Balzac grande candleholder, petite candleholder and tapered candles
Lucy at work from her Melbourne home

On the note of mindful moments, design details that spark joy can have a profound effect on the way you feel in your space. Whether it’s the perfect vase to hold some springtime blooms or a modern take on candleholders for a dose of calm, look to the little touches that reflect your tastes.

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TOM DIXON

Bash Vessel Tall

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MORTADELLO

Round Terrazzo Board

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IITTALA

Nappula Candle Holder

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DINOSAUR DESIGNS

Large Pebble Vase

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Reclaim your dining space

Maison Balzac glass plate, Iittala dinner set and Brian Tunks tumbler set

In a time where our worlds are blurred, mastering the five-minute pack down is essential. Drawing a line between desk and dining can be as simple as elevating the way you do dinner time. Start by ensuring you’ve well and truly packed the workday away. From there, let an elegant dinner set, coloured glassware and joyful accents do the heavy lifting. After all, little luxuries go a long way.

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BISONHOME

Cucina Platter

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COUNTRY ROAD

Nolan Graphite 16 Piece Cutlery Set

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IITTALA

Kartio Pitcher

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BRIAN TUNKS

Cut Glass Mini Bowl

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