Laura’s Versatile Backyard Studio

“I love it. It has been amazing. It’s my space.” “It’s my little sanctuary.” Here in this backyard sanctuary, Laura enjoys her dedicated creative space away from all distractions. “I’m an artist, so we needed a studio for me.” “Also, because we have a small garden, we needed something that was going to fit.” “Having […]

Award-winning Artist Takes Us Inside Her Backyard Studio

Award winning Sydney based artist, Kathrin takes us through her Melwood Art Studio, home to her famous portrait of Kate Ceberano, and many more awe-inspiring pieces. Kathrin chose the Melwood Mod design, a favourite for art studios. The fixed highlight windows at the top of the front wall provide an ideal light-filled space to work […]

Editors Pick: Our Top 5 Mod Garden Rooms (and the story behind each one)

Looking for some inspiration for a modern backyard re-do? We’ve hand-picked our Top 5 Mod Garden Rooms of all time to give you a little inspiration. Scroll down to see the famous five, and read the story behind each one.   1. Claire’s Black Pool Cabana (Mod No.18) By adding a Mod No.18 and a […]

The secret to achieving work/life balance

Do you ever wish you had a space dedicated to your work? Somewhere to set up, and be able to focus without distractions. The ability to close the door at the end of the day, knowing that everything will be untouched until you return. That’s the dream, right? But all too often, the dream is […]

Top 9 cabana photos of 2018 – as voted by you!

The results are in! Here’s our top 9 photos from 2018, as liked and chosen by you. Scroll down for the story behind each photo.   1. Espace garden room becomes a sleek & stylish Bat Hospital This sleek and sophisticated Espace Garden Room is more than just a statement in the backyard. It’s now […]

From the Archives: An Art Studio for renowned Australian Artist Keith Looby

Taking a look through the Archives at our Head Office recently, we came across a fascinating #melwoodartstudio from the early 90’s. It was the art studio we created for Renowned Australian Artist Keith Looby! #honoured Keith, who won the Archibald Prize in 1984 for his portrait of Max Gillies, is famous for his multi-layered painting style, […]

Top Tips for designing your Art Studio

Inspired by the many talented artists who have designed & purchased Melwood backyard art studios, we’ve curated a list of Art Studio design tips! From window & door placement to functional furniture, find out everything you need to know to design a space that will get the creative juices flowing! Tip 1: Window & Door […]

Bertie’s Rural Art Retreat

Dutch artist Bertie paints beautiful portraiture in her Melwood Art Studio in rural NSW. Bertie says “I love the fact that there was an empty space in the morning and then there was the fully erected cabin in the afternoon. I just wished Patrick was as quick in lining it but he has done a beautiful job. It gives me inspiration.”

David’s Art Studio

Step into the shoes of an artist and enter David’s world of colour. Situated neatly in the backyard, David uses his new Melwood ‘Art Studio‘ Cabana as the perfect space for him to pursue his passion and profession! Whether you pursue art or another passion, as a hobby or profession, a specialised art space is the […]

Mark’s Backyard Hobby Room

Let me ask you a question, just quickly… Do you have a hobby? What’s your passion? Is there something taking up a legitimately large portion of your time and thoughts?   Next – where do you pursue this? Have you ever wished for your own little space? Where you can escape from the world, and focus on […]