Images via desire to inspire
Been a little MIA lately, but now you can all see what I’ve been up to! Chris and I launched our homewares and accessories business on Saturday to friends and family, which was a great success. It was so much work for one day, but all the lovely people that made the effort to come meant that it was fun-filled, positive, and inspiring. Such a relief! There is always that anxiety, when you host an event, that nobody will care to come and you’ll be left standing on your lonesome amongst food and drink aplenty. So seriously thank you for saving us the embarrassment!
Would like to especially thank Susan and Clare for lending us their yoga studio for the day (you really must check out this magical yoga studio if you haven’t already), my Dad (who seems to be eternally helping me move things from one place to another), our family for their reassurance and support, and all the friends and family who came to view, shop, and give us their feedback.
To anyone that couldn’t attend or lives afar- the online shop will launch in March.
I’ve been a long-standing admirer of Lyn Gardner, of Empire Vintage and The White House, for her signature aesthetic and this week I was lucky enough to work on a shoot in her home. There are very few homes you enter and could seriously imagine yourself living in, but this house was certainly one of them. I couldn’t resist taking some sneaky snaps (on my iphone -sorry!) and sharing this magical home with you x
The other day, I noticed a particularly stylish woman walking through a store. What made me notice her, was her unbelievably chic shoes. As she lolled about the fitting rooms, assisting with her friend’s fashion dilemmas, I literally had an internal argument with myself that went something like this -
should I ask her where her shoes are from?
No, don’t do that you loser!
But, I really want to know
I know you want to know, but people hate it when you ask them things like that
Please, let me just ask her quickly
No, you’ll just embarrass yourself and then it will be really, really awkward
So, after losing this argument with myself, I watched her and her shoes leave forever. Enter The Design Files Open House concept, which relieves the need for crazy internal dialogues…in an interior sense anyway. Set up like a real home, everything in it is available for purchase, from the couch down to the bedlinen. That’s right – you don’t even have to consider awkwardly asking where something is from. If you’re in Melbourne, you really must check it out – from Thursday November 29th to December 2nd. x