About us


Living By Design offers a modern take on classic ranges for your home, creating a timeless feel, with styles stretching from
rural life to city dwelling.

The colours are neutral in palette and the materials tactile, offering a calm and simple addition to your home.

The ever-changing product offering encourages you to mix product styles from different eras and bring them together for a simple relaxed look. Materials include pale, natural and cleanly painted woods, polished concrete, galvanised zinc, marble, copper and stoneware, wicker and natural textiles like linen, wool, mohair and cotton.

Living By Design launched its Adelaide Hills flagship store in March 2015 – an evolution of the iconic Hills shopping institution Balhannah By Design, established in 1999.

The evolution of Living By Design continues and now the flagship store has increased its footprint into 4 new
destination stores – the tranquil seaside escape of Port Elliot, world renowned wine and tourist destination the Barossa Valley, holiday destination Victor Harbor and most recently our new city store located in Kensington Rd, Norwood.

Owners Tim and Rebecca Bowring have spent the last 10 years in London – Tim as an Institutional Stockbroker and
Rebecca as Financial Controller for well known brand Top Shop. Together they now own and manage the five
Living By Design lifestyle stores.

Bringing a collection that works this well together is no easy feat. Tim travels the world sourcing pieces from amazing and interesting locations…Europe, Denmark, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan and of course locally here in Australia.

The lifestyle stores offer everything you need to transform your living spaces; exclusively sourced furniture ranges, hand-woven rugs, sofas and cushions and Australian woven throws.

An extensive home-kitchen section includes Danish glassware, copper cookware, Cuisinart electrical, marble, wood and metal accessories.  

Among the huge array of products, you'll find beautiful, natural cleaning products for the home, made in Australia, along with unique ranges of body care and designer scented candles.

To round off a beautifully curated collection is current fashion ranges all year round.   Some of the best designers Australia has to offer as well as sourcing some unique designers from overseas. The fashion collections are contemporary, exciting and feminine.

Visit the new collections at Living By Design in store daily.. open 7 days a week and the team is only too happy to help you narrow down your selection or let you wander and enjoy the surrounds…








The flagship Adelaide Hills store – located in Balhannah – a 650 sqm warehouse conversion was the old cold stores for the local fruit growers.

Recently renovated into a shopping destination, the Living By Design space has a real industrial feel, with lots of space and huge ceilings… and has evolved into a truely beautiful space to wander through and ponder the surrounds.

Our new city store is now open... and we're super excited
to be closer to town.  

Located in a beautiful old red brick building just up from the Dequetteville Terrace roundabout, 41 Kensington Rd is a light and bright space that has a unique and sophisticated feel to it.

Visit a unique and exciting range of women's fashion, homewares and furniture from around the globe...

The Barossa Valley renowned for its world class wines and food is not only one of South Australia”s indulgent weekend getaways… it is an incredible part of the world to live in.

Living By Design located in the main street in Tanunda – a 400 sqm store that spans five old shopfronts… it has a welcoming presence on the street, with a cosy atmosphere and has become a haven for locals and tourists alike…



The Fleurieu Peninsula is Adelaide”s holiday destination… stunning blue waters, great walks and fabulous architecture.

Coast By Design is located on The Strand in the historic township of Port Elliot – a 200 sqm coastal “lifestyle” store in a converted mill… the exposed beams, eclectic mix and beachy atmosphere make this a favourite destination for many.

Victor Harbor started as a Pop-Up for 12 months in the super busy Victor Harbor Central Shopping Complex over the Christmas period..

Due to an overwhelming sentiment from locals and holiday makers alike, the store is now a permanent fixture in the shopping centre.

Victor Harbor is a real holiday destination where Adelaide people gravitate to ifor long weekends or holidays to spend time with friends and family.