In partnership with our friends, Living By Design.

August 26, 2020

Each season we bring you the latest and greatest in interior design. As Spring approaches, we are sharing the things that we love most right now from our friends at Living By Design. We hope the South Australian company is on your radar.

For the uninitiated, the brand is nimble, achieving ever-faster speed to market and satisfying consumer demands with sustainability.

And, most important, they are accurately reflectingf what we really want… beautiful, affordable furniture designs for our home and well-being with everything from soulmate sofas to farmhouse dining tables, modernist armchairs, dining seating, barstools, consoles and more. Here are the essential items you will always use.


You will find dining tables that pull everything together. The best looking designs in timber, concrete and metal that let you do what you want to do (work, entertain, nothing at all) in exactly the way you want to. No other piece of furniture will serve you like a dining table. It’s there for breakfasts, dinners, conversations, work, projects, homework—basically everything besides sleeping. The Living By Design Aria is our go-to.  (Oh, and Aria now comes in a new coffee table version, well worth checking out).


Comfortable, chic, and unobtrusive chairs just like dining seating should be. You’ll be spoilt for choice. Check one of our faves: the Maland woven design in tan, or black, which get launched in white this week. A great classic look.


An Entertainment Unit Sentimental keepsakes, family photos, design magazines, and first editions need a home, not a balancing act. We’re told the brand’s Black Maxim sideboard-cum-entertainment unit – has been a monster hit. Make sure you also check out Maxim’s black herringbone console and side table siblings.

You’ll need to be quick, the first two shipments sold out almost overnight.


You won’t go wrong with newly released Newfield in bentwood-style timber and rattan that is available in amazing finishes: black, natural, white or ash. Also, well worth checking is the brand’s best-selling Inizia woven barstools in Warm Husk that come with matching sofas, armchairs and dining chairs.


The Maland Leather Woven bench (below) continues to wow, with tan the #1 fave. It’s new sibling in white, launched this week, looks set to be a firm fave for summer, too. Also take a look at the Sorensen Teak benches (below), which apparently sells out as soon as they land.

Make a diary note, there’s a new shipment any week.

Maland Woven Leather collection from Living by Design,


Pilotti is a sofa that feels like a soul mate, is incredibly comfortable and looks beautiful, too. It’s the streamlined, functional staple of your dreams – and a hit since launching earlier this year. Check out the Pilotti Chaise chair too.


There’s plenty of armchairs with flair that will instantly liven up a room. Most of us don’t want to match our chairs back to our sofa. We want the chair to be the jewellery of the space. Living by Design has chairs that offer a very big moment in a space. Big pieces that give more height and drama. Or there’s the Essan or Banna armchairs, from the new Sauvage range, inspired by Modernism, with sleek metal frame, and a modern upholstered seat that has made the chair a fast seller nationwide, since it launched a couple of months ago. The sit seems right.


Much of the furniture is made in a neutral palette of soft greys and warm beiges from natural materials in painted wood, polished concrete, galvanized zinc, marble, copper, stone, wicker, linen and cotton, making it ideal for Australian living. And best of all these pieces look a lot more expensive than they are. Quick ship service nationwide.

The best smart casual around.

*Lead image Sauvage Banna Arm Chair in Skimming Stone White, $899,

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