With summer officially here, Mim Design Principal Miriam Fanning spoke to Domain reporter Caroline James about the evolution of beach house design. Increasingly, we’re finding our coastal clients want “simplistic” homes both in planning format and joinery design. To view the article, please click here. For photos of a recent coastal home by Mim Design, please click here.




We love working with the industry’s best property developers on their apartment projects and our role on Luminary in Hawthorn was no exception. You can view more images of our work here.

The Saturday Age and Apartment Developments recently covered this exceptional lifestyle community by Lechte Corporation and you can read the articles here and here.



We’re very excited to have SJD Residence (Shadow House) appear in Belle Magazine. We worked alongside Matt Gibson Architecture + Design to deliver the interior of this house. Click here to read the article.




USM and Belle have collaborated with Australia’s leading architects and interior designers to create a collection of unique pieces that show the endless possibilities to customise USM. As part of the collaboration, we custom made a ‘U-Bend’ that’s designed to store and frame artwork and collectables. To view the ‘U-Bend’, please follow the link.



Influential online design publication Yellowtrace has published our work on Woodcut’s Sydney showroom. You can read about the project, which was inspired by the concept of ‘cut logs’, here.



Don’t miss Belle’s Smart Spaces special edition which features our recent work on an opulent South Yarra penthouse. Perched high in the sky, this family home was brought back to earth via custom natural stone, smoky oak timber and metallic accents. To read the article click here.




Readers of Vogue Living will have noticed the spread on Cult’s Chairity Project, in which our studio is involved.  We worked with artist Kerry Armstrong to reimagine the Officina chair, which will be auctioned for charity in November.  To support this great initiative and secure a design classic, please visit



Enter a new realm of modern design and luxurious liveability; 22 residences of influence and distinction set proudly on the crest of one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs.   Amidst the privileged green canopies of Hawthorn, a bespoke residential collaboration by  Mim Design and Plus Architects captures the spirit of a location infused with natural beauty and an abundance of modern cafes, dining establishments, designer boutiques and retailers.  A very select offering of 2 & 3 bedroom residences radiate with natural light, overlooking the heritage rooftops and parks of Hawthorn, across the meandering Yarra River and beyond to the glittering city skyline.   Brilliance in function and luxury prevails across every aspect of each design; from the impressively sized floor plans through to private garages, a resident’s wine cellar and a range of customised lighting and joinery features with impeccable attention to detail and natural materiality.  You can view the images of this project here.



If there’s one thing we love as much as design, it’s holidays.  What luck when the team behind the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas came calling for assistance on their redesign of the luxury resort.  Belle ran a piece on the project and you can view Carli Phillip’s words and Sean Fennessy’s photos here.




Our friends at Architectural Digest (US) wanted to know how to work with stone. We talked them through some of the ways we’ve used the authentic natural material across our projects. To read the article, please click here. You can view additional photos of the projects showcased in the article here, here, here and here.



Mim Design with mentoring from artist Kerry Armstrong, reinvented the Officina chair using layers of paint, and will donate the proceeds to Beyond Blue. Miriam Fanning of Mim Design shares, “The Officina chair is an art piece in its own right. Something we aspire to is the melding of colour and texture, and being avid art followers as a studio, it has been a fantastic experience having the opportunity to create something unique. Not only do we love the vibrancy and layered texture of the application, but we feel the chair has synergies with our chosen charity, Beyond Blue. Mental illness does not discriminate and we need to be talking more about the issue. The work of Beyond Blue is extremely important and so we wanted to get behind this worthy cause, with a chair that will inspire the community to sit down and open the lines of communication.” The chair will be auctioned off with full proceeds going to Beyond Blue.  The auction will go Live on 17 November and closes 27 November at 9.00pm EST.  Visit for more information.






Savvy hotel operators are putting design at the forefront of their new accommodation offerings. We spoke to the Australian Financial Review’s Paul Best about this emerging trend and our work on Four Seasons Sydney, Art Series hotel The Johnson and the renowned Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas. You can view the article here.



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