We loved putting together these rooms for our little ones.

” With an adventurous boy fascinated with rockets and space, she set out to paint a mural in his bedroom that wasn’t strongly gendered and wasn’t boring.

The result is a room that has easily transitioned from a nursery into a more grown up bedroom with a nifty bunk bed. When Mairead’s second-born came along, her spare time was taken up by painting another stunning mural for her daughter, Kira.

Today we are sharing both of these beautiful rooms and the updates she has made along the way. …” 

See it here.

Maike Design nursery with hand made mobile and hand painted mural

Thrilled to see Meow House featured on The Design Files.

” Providing for the client’s two cats was just as important as the human family members in this home renovation – hence the project’s name, Meow House!

Taking into account these feline needs, along with the owner’s work schedule, Maike Design reimagined the existing 1960s Melbourne house, without expanding its original footprint. 

What may have been demolished by some is now a generous home perfectly tailored to its occupants, proving the vast potential of these solid brick homes…” 

See it here.

Maike Design kitchen and dining room. Open timber shelves, indoor plants, brass pendant light, teracotta tiles, timber floors.

Along with Figr Architecture and CMD we chatted with Natalie Mortimer from Australian Design Review about the highlights and challenges of running a design practice.

The speaker panel was part of The Design Co-op initiative for Melbourne Design Week.

Read the full interview here.

“The more I see of collaborative or shared office spaces the more I feel they are an extremely inspiring and efficient way of working for independent business people.  Designer and Illustrator Mairead Murphy of Maike Design studio converted this disused warehouse space in Northcote, Melbourne into a beautiful, vibrant and inspiring workspace for independent designer and artists…”

See the full post here.