Building and Interior Design

Welcome to Barnes & Matina, a premier architectural design practice based in Melbourne, Australia. With over twenty years of experience, we specialize in architecting and interior designing of bespoke homes and living spaces. Our work, deeply rooted in Melbourne’s architectural ethos, reflects a blend of modern design homes and timeless Australian home designs.

Our team, known for being among the leading architects and interior designers in Melbourne, places immense value on understanding the unique needs of our clients. We believe in a holistic approach to architectural design, combining aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability. This philosophy guides us in creating not just houses, but homes that resonate with the human experience and the vibrant culture of Australian living.

At Barnes & Matina, our commitment extends beyond the conventional scope of architectural firms. We are dedicated to crafting spaces that celebrate life, focusing on innovative house plans in Australia that are tailored to each client’s vision. Whether it’s a new build, a knockdown and rebuild, or a comprehensive interior decoration project in Melbourne, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to every endeavor.

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2017 — Founded

2017 — First Project

2018 — Growth

2019 — Multi–Residential

2020 — Moving Office

2023 — Today

A collaborative approach

We adopt a collaborative approach, taking the time to truly understand you and your requirements before we begin the design process. Renovations can be quite an overwhelming prospect, but we works closely with you, offering personalized, one-on-one support to ensure that you remain in control throughout the entire journey.

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Moreover, we harness the expertise of other professionals to ensure a well-rounded and successful project. We find tremendous inspiration in collaborating with skilled consultants, thereby assembling the finest team possible for your unique project.

We meticulously consider how the spaces in your home will function both now and in the future. Our material and finish recommendations are aligned with the design concept and your budget, designed to withstand the test of time.

No matter what design challenge you present us with, we invest the time to truly understand your needs. We meticulously analyse the potential within your existing home, grasp your lifestyle (or the lifestyle you aspire to have), and shape a home that suits you perfectly. Throughout the entire process, we continually question whether there’s a better way to achieve your goals, ensuring that you receive the best possible results and ultimately fall in love with your home.