13.2 Design: A Look into my Design Practice by Ilsa Melchiori


This is the start of  a new series of design posts I'll be doing, in order to document my design growth and evolution.

Design is just another facet of my creative addiction. Hope you enjoy.

Please contact me with freelance work enquiries, including Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interior Styling, Logo Design, CAD drafting, or Renders.


PROJECT: The Idea(l) - Micro Apartment Design

How much space to do currently have? How much of that do you actually use? Could you have less space? My answers... More than I need. Less Then I have. Yes, very easily.


The old 'Australian dream' of owning a large house in the suburbs is fast fading, due to financial reasons, due to a shift mentality, due to a strong desire to live in the inner city areas. There are many reasons one might ‘blame’ this change on.


The next step? How do we create the most out of the smaller, possibly more unconventional, inner city spaces? These are the areas we no longer have room for the McMansions of the suburbs, so now we have to get creative.


As an Interior Designer I examined different ideas of micro living from around the globe. From the slightly insane, to the pure design genius.

This post contains images, from design sketches, to final renders that show one outcome for a very unconventional site, beneath a heritage listed bridge. Each apartment is made up of highly functional modules to make the most of a small space.

The Home Office 


The Pivot Flexi


The Entertainer


Which apartment style would you pick?

11.12 What have I been doing...? by Ilsa Melchiori


Failing to blog... sorry internet people. I really am off to another great start.

But let me explain what has been taking up all my time.
  1. End of year assessments for University. I'm currently 2 years into a 4 year interior design degree. This is my second degree.
  2. House renovations. I've had to commit any extra time to working on the house renovation. We now have windows! House update post coming soon.
  3. Work. Unfortunately I've still got to make those $$$ in order to live.

So I do apologise and I hope you will all forgive me. I will be aiming to post every Tuesday from now on.

What has been consuming your time recently?

15.9 My Home Renovations Update: Demolition, Second Floor & more by Ilsa Melchiori


I moved into my house back in 2012. I loved my little terrace house, however, over time it started to crumble and was in desperate need of some structural and cosmetic attention. So with quite a few delays involving Council planning, 2016 finally became the year we could start works!

Quick disclaimer: I do not own this property, my family does. My boyfriend and I rent it off my parents. 


So this is where we are right now. As I am writing this post, I can hear workmen out back banging away, I believe they are putting on the roof! I've never been more excited about a roof.

Have you ever undergone major home renovations? I'd love to hear about your experience.