So it's no surprise that design firm Hecker Guthrie was behind the striking interior design of new apartment tower The Emerald in South Melbourne. A joint project, the building's ripple-effect façade was the work of local architectural firm The Buchan Group.

Inside the Emerald Melbourne's lust-worthy interior design

We can picture ourselves quite happily amid the breezy, Scandi-yet-Australian style Hecker Guthrie went with. "The interior spaces bring to life a contemporary Melbourne aesthetic, combining a raw, natural material palette with timeless detailing and craftsmanship," says Hamish Guthrie.

Add to that a glam rooftop garden with pool and barbecue area that's simply begging for sunset cocktails and we're sold. Visit theemeraldmelbourne.com.au for more interior eye candy.