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Habitus is a movement for living in design. We’re an intelligent community of original thinkers in constant search of native uniqueness in our region.


From our base in Australia, we strive to capture the best edit, curating the stories behind the stories for authentic and expressive living.


Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.


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What We're Seeing

Refinement in the heart of the city

Filled with rich materialism and a hand-crafted eye, Carr has designed a multi-residential apartment building that can only be described as an urban sanctuary.

Letting the light shine in

At a time when houses appear to be becoming larger, it’s refreshing to see the latest design from Molecule – a modest house coming in just under 150 square metres in area.

Who We're Speaking To

A sign of the times in colour – explore the new Dulux Colour Forecast

The 2023 Dulux Colour Forecast has been released, and the colours that lie ahead consider where we’ve come from in order to look forward.

Margaret Rarru Garrawurra’s woven magic

The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards winners have been announced for the 2022 exhibition.

Where We're Going

A new home of Scandinavian design opens its doors in Brisbane

Great Dane has opened its doors on a new Brisbane outpost, bringing its quality, hand-crafted furniture to life at a welcoming soiree.

A guide to the Australian galleries at Sydney Contemporary

Not sure where to start when perusing the line-up for Sydney Contemporary? Gillian Serisier shares insights into what you can expect to see from a range of Australian galleries.

At The Forefront


Greg Natale creates a home of sweeping spaciousness

Amidst the gorgeously delivered curves of Greg Natale’s Walsh Bay Penthouse, there presides a modernist sensibility.


A country gem

Moby Architecture & Interiors has designed a beautiful, bespoke residence in regional Victoria that enhances life and is perfect for site.


A guide to the Australian galleries at Sydney Contemporary

Not sure where to start when perusing the line-up for Sydney Contemporary? Gillian Serisier shares insights into what you can expect to see from a range of Australian galleries.


Embedded into its locale

Sympathetically coalescing the original Victorian architecture with the 1980s renovation by architect Mick Jörgensen, Studio Bright’s contemporary extension on Autumn House is masterful.


Take a dip: 9 pools that invite you to swim

Whether the main feature of the backyard, or blended into the landscape, pools are highly desirable addition to the home and these 9 pools run the gamut of design.


Take it outside

Can outdoor dining be the ultimate complement to the kitchen?

From Our Friends

Bigger is better: Freestanding cookers that make a bold statement

In an era of hidden-away integrated appliances, Smeg bucks the trend, offering several distinctly different aesthetic collections and inviting consumers to express their personality by adding a “statement piece” to their kitchen.

High-end decorative wall linings add style and texture to home interiors

With five new profiles and the ability to use the entire range for wet areas, Surround by Laminex decorative wall panels offer endless design potential for any interior project.

Seven reasons to love your home with sustainable Smartstone surfaces

Ibrido – Italian for hybrid – is Smartstone’s latest collection heroing beauty, aesthetics and revolutionary design. And as a pioneer of environmental care, Smartstone’s eco-samples are giving homeowners a taste of what is to come.

Engineered against the elements: The King Outdoor collection

The King Outdoor Collection is a celebration of a distinctly Antipodean lifestyle, combining exquisite craftsmanship, finely engineered comfort, and a materiality that can withstand Australia’s harsh elements.

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From The Archive


A small oasis in the bustling city

Anugraha Residence is a melding of Indian and Scandinavian styles, which presents a refined aesthetic for a family of four.


An apartment with hotel vibes

This sophisticated apartment in Singapore has been designed to encapsulate life in cosmopolitan New York City, where even its scent has been specially curated.


A restful apartment filled with thoughtful design

Light timber, gold accents and thoughtful design elements give this apartment by Parenthesis its natural charm.


Ultimate privacy hides a sculptural interior

Hidden behind curving rammed earth walls and dark timber cladding is Portsea House by Wood Marsh: A sculptural, minimal home ideal for entertaining.


Living between past and present

Since 1905, Leichhardt in NSW has been home to an industrial, hangar-like military building, a drill hall. The task for Tobias Partners was two-fold — restore the historical elements of the structure while also echoing the heritage details indoors in a contemporary reimagining of the space.


A modern reinvention of the California bungalow

Daniel Boddam Studio’s Villa Carlo is a masterful interplay of texture, shadow and restraint.