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.

  • Family Living Areas That Last

    We investigate how to make the communal living areas work harder in your home with some help from King Living and interior designer Swee Lim.

  • Vedbaek House by Norm Architects

    We step inside an old fisherman’s cottage now home to Norm Architects’ Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and his family in the small seaside town of Vedbaek, Denmark.

  • Customised Bathroom Classics from Rogerseller & Claybrook

    With the iconic British bathroom brand making its debut on Australian soil, we explore how craftsmanship and customisation define the first collection.

  • Open House: 36 Lister Avenue Sorrento

    Bringing a touch of luxury to the beach: this coastal home by local designer Sally Caroline exudes a sense of modern sophistication from the inside out.

  • Open House: Smart Design Studio

    The home of architect William Smart and his Smart Design Studio office are up for sale in one of our favourite Sydney suburbs.

  • Miami Penthouse by Avenue Design Studio

    The result of an intercontinental design project, this penthouse apartment by Avenue Lifestyle is a contemporary and cohesive home for a stylish client.

  • Cultivating Signature Kitchen Style

    We asked three design insiders to share their signature kitchen style, exploring all the aesthetic details from appliances to art.

  • Danish Design for Modern Living

    We explore what makes contemporary Danish design so distinctive in conversation with Niels Bastrup, Creative Director for Royal Copenhagen.

  • Best of est | Indoor Outdoor Spaces

    Making room to move from the inside out, the indoor outdoor spaces of our latest collection demonstrate how to bring together interior and exterior living areas.

  • Talking Terrazzo with CDK Stone

    When it comes to Terrazzo, the opportunities really are endless – so we got the insider information on how to source the best fit for your space.

  • G-Rough in Rome

    We take a look inside the boutique hotel G-Rough in Rome, where unconventional luxury rules and bolder is always better.

  • Lewisham House by Sanders & King

    The Melbourne studio teamed up with RBA Architects to deliver a modernised heritage home fit for a family of five.

  • Dolce Stil Novo: Precision Meets Passion in the Modern Kitchen

    We take a look through the new Smeg collaboration with renowned Italian architect, Guido Canali, to see what makes this collection a true culinary masterpiece.

  • Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers

    The boutique hotel unites the rich history of its locale with confident creative direction for an inspiring stay in the heart of Paris.

  • Best of Maison & Objet + Paris Design Week 2018

    Unite MAISON&OBJECT with Paris Design Week and there’s no shortage of brilliant design to explore. Here’s the standouts we saw in September.

  • Ridge Road Home by Studiofour

    A modern classic, this black-clad coastal home by one of our favourite local firms imbues calm and a connection to the outdoors in every corner.

  • Zealand Home

    We take a peek inside the relaxed yet stylish home of Kaja Møller, CEO of Federica Furniture, on Denmark’s eastern coast.

  • Cultivating Signature Bathroom Style

    We asked three design insiders to share their signature bathroom style, exploring how to create a complete visual aesthetic that’s unique and unforgettable.