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Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake – The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

Well, a month of Chocolate-themed recipes just wouldn’t be complete without a classic chocolate cake, would it? Today our resident chocolate maker, Jade Bentley of Monsieur Truffe shares with us her rich, fudgy and not-too-sweet chocolate cake.  This one is EPIC.  I would know, I tasted it… and the rest of it ended up in my ‘fridge for a week after this shoot.  Let’s just say… that was a great week!  – Lucy

A Melbourne Family Home That Feels Like A Warm Embrace

Renovating a family home is always a highly personal experience, but especially in the case of Rebecca and Tom Long.

Rebecca purchased this Clifton Hill house in 2015 with her husband, actor Tom Long. The pair undertook renovations over 2017-18 while Tom was being treated for multiple myeloma. Tragically, after a long battle, Tom passed away in January 2020.  This home, which holds his beloved family, is part of his legacy. 

Alongside interior designer Kim Kneipp, the couple have created supremely comfortable oasis for their blended family. There’s a very literal, tactile softness in the textured walls, shaggy wool carpets and perfectly worn vintage furniture. A roaring fire in the living room captures a country house feeling, reflective of both Tom and Rebecca’s upbringings.

With its warm, comfortable and natural feel, Rebecca says the home feels like an embrace in times of bliss, and grief since Tom’s passing. Here, home is most certainly where the heart is. 

Mushroom Ragú with Creamy Polenta – The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

A new month means a new TASTY TUESDAY, and we’re thrilled to welcome one of our FAVE foodies, Julia Busuttil Nishimura to TDF once more (yes, we’ve already exploited her talents not once but TWICE for this column over the past couple of years!).

For this series, Julia will share four hearty, comforting Autumnal recipes with a mediterranean flavour, kicking off with her incredible creamy polenta and mushroom ragú.  What makes this series extra special are the beautiful handcrafted serving dishes Julia has selected to serve each dish – she’s paired up with her bestie, Melbourne ceramicist Jessilla Rogers to create a range of plates and bowls which perfectly complement this month’s menu. DREAM TEAM.


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