Expert Eye

Our experts discuss all topics art and interior design

Expert Eye: Perfect Matchmakers

Rebecca Gross speaks to three art and design experts who show how artworks can be curated to create feeling, mood and diversity throughout spaces in your home.

Expert Eye: How to buy authentically

A residential art collection is often best when it is deeply personal, reflecting the lived experience and values of the collector. Margaret Hancock Davis talks to Penny Craswell about her collection.

Expert Eye: Ramping up the sensory pleasure of your home

From the touch of a silk rug underfoot to the feeling of being enveloped by a chair lined in fur, interior design can create immersive environments for all the senses. Penny Craswell speaks to interior designers William Smart and Simone Haag about two projects that do just that.

Expert Eye: Art and Wallpaper

Maximalism is making a serious come back. But how do you ensure patterned walls don’t overpower your art? New Zealand-based interior designer Evie Kemp talks us through the process.

Expert Eye: The Poetry of Space

Juliette Arent from Sydney interior design studio Arent&Pyke and Miriam Fanning from Melbourne design practice Mim Design share their tips on how to make an interior sing, and the role that art can play in the process. Penny Craswell writes.

Expert Eye: Art and Colour

Colour is deeply personal and can change how you feel within a space. Whether it is the art you bring into your home, or the walls and furniture you pair it with, how and where you add colour can be a daunting decision. Interior designer and colour expert Julia Green talks us through her top tips.

Expert Eye: In With the Old

What happens when you move into a new home but have an existing art collection? Penny Craswell chats to interior designer Kerry Phelan for her tips on how to hang old art in a new interior.

Designer's brief

Our design experts give their tips on styling these works into your home.

Designer’s Brief: Carmel Boone

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we've selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Brooke Aitken takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Roy B Wilkins

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Heidi Savage

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Lihong Zhang

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Sarah Haegens

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the four artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Jacqui Armstrong

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the five artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designers Brief: Janno Mclaughlin

Julia Green, founder and director of Geelong-based Greenhouse Interiors creates bespoke looks for these five works of art. Scan the QR codes to see these looks come to life.

Designers Brief: Vanessa Maver

Julia Green, founder and director of Geelong-based Greenhouse Interiors creates bespoke looks for these five works of art. Scan the QR codes to see these looks come to life.

Designers Brief: Jane Millington

Auckland-based interior designer Natalie Parke of Dessien Parke interior design studio creates bespoke looks for these five works of art. Scan the QR codes to see these looks come to life.

Designers Brief: Leonie McIntosh

Auckland-based interior designer Natalie Parke of Dessien Parke interior design studio creates bespoke looks for these five works of art. Scan the QR codes to see these looks come to life.

Designers Brief: Fiona Gavino

Auckland-based interior designer Natalie Parke of Dessien Parke interior design studio creates bespoke looks for these five works of art. Scan the QR codes to see these looks come to life.

Gallery Panel

Our expert gallery panelists review works of art.