melia rayner

Melia is the Managing Editor of Est Living. She is an experienced copywriter, editor and content strategist working primarily with the design, technology and culture sectors.

Alongside her role at Est, Melia is also the Senior Communications Strategist for Melbourne communications and PR agency Character, and a freelance writer and editor.

  • Twin Gables House by Ryan Leidner Architecture

    Ryan Leidner Architecture deliver a minimalist’s delight by stripping a 1960s Eichler home back to its foundations.

  • At Home with Designer Beatrix Rowe

    The home of Beatrix Rowe and family is a reflection of the designer’s trademark design philosophy, taking more than six years to complete.

  • Queensland Penthouse by CJH Studio

    CJH Studio achieve penthouse perfection with this serene apartment redesign on the Queensland coast.

  • Best of est 2019 | Global Homes

    From Berlin to Brooklyn, minimalist city abodes to rustic coastal villas, these are the best-loved Global Homes featured on est in 2019.

  • Best of est in 2019 | Australian Homes

    We’re kicking off our year in review by celebrating the best Australian homes showcased on est in 2019.

  • Palm Beach Home by CM Studio

    A collaborative coalition between CM Studio and client, this picturesque Sydney home offers a sophisticated approach to seaside life.

  • Best of est | London Townhouses

    London calling: we reflect on five favourite townhouses that showcase the best of British interior style.

  • Defining Kitchen Luxury with Designer Beatrix Rowe

    We hear from leading Australian designer Beatrix Rowe on how to deliver a luxurious yet functional kitchen space.

  • Carrical House by RMA

    Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors reimagine a historic Melbourne home for modern family living.

  • Designing for the Future with Behruz Studio

    We take a closer look at Australian, family-owned and operated Behruz Studio to explore the brand’s passion, artistic influence and craftsmanship.

  • Armadale Home by Inglis Architects

    Inglis Architects tactfully show how classic and contemporary architectural features can coexist in this family home.

  • Clark House by SJB

    SJB pull off a seamless update to this heritage home in Melbourne’s inner east, proving the old and new can coexist with confidence.

  • Paddington Terrace by Smart Design Studio

    Smart Design Studio pull off the delicate balancing act of marrying the old and new by prioritising fluidity in this Sydney terrace transformation.

  • Open House: The Botanic Collection

    We explore a remarkable new collection of residences perched on the edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens in South Yarra, designed by RMA and Powell & Glenn.

  • Seville Estate by Welcome to Here

    We take delight in touring Welcome to Here’s lovingly-restored winery retreat in the Yarra Valley – the ultimate weekend getaway.

  • Northern Beaches Babylon Home by Fiona Lyda

    Design luminary Fiona Lyda eschews a modern overhaul in favour of uniting the heritage of this midcentury home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

  • Best of est | Coastal Homes

    We revisit five favourites that demonstrate a unique design and inspired approach to the humble holiday home.

  • The Laslett in Notting Hill

    In the heart of one of London’s most beloved locales, The Laslett in Notting Hill is the ideal small hotel, luxurious yet charming.