Soooo I decided that The Design Files could do with a ‘Melbourne Homes‘ section. I would love your feedback on this dear readers! What do you think? You see, photographing people’s houses takes quite a lot of organising and time etc, so you have to convince me that you would love to see more Melbourne homes, so that I muster up enough time and energy to keep it up!
Anyway, without further ado, read on for a peek into The Design Files’ inaugural ‘Melbourne home’ – the gorgeous apartment of my friend and fellow props buyer Victoria McKenzie!
A 1950′s apartment with art deco detailing, Victoria’s place truly sets the standard for rental decorating! Set in a beautiful leafy st in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Elwood, this large 2-bedroom apartment has great bones – high ceilings, timber floors, huge windows, and a fantastic layout in which both the loungeroom and the master bedroom both open out onto the garden. Lovely!
Vic’s unique sense of style and meticulous attention to detail shines through in every aspect of her beautiful home – from the incredible collection of shell necklaces hanging side-by-side along the dining room walls, to the colour co-ordinated kitchen implements(!), and of course that beautiful lush garden which Vic looks after so well!
Originally from New Zealand, Victoria describes her style as ‘Pacificana’ – that is, influenced by the aesthetic of the Pacific Islands surrounding NZ (such as Samoa and Rarotonga). This is where the shell necklaces, handwoven basket collection and hula girls come in! She also loves her collection of vintage / retro furniture – many pieces were snaffled from TV productions and films she’s worked on. (I’ve got to get better at that!)
Oh and she loves orange. Can you tell?
The bathroom – beautiful mint green / black deco tiling… more shell/seed-pod necklaces, and more tropical plants outside the window for that real ‘island living’ feel! Also love Victoria’s collection of green glass containers on the window ledge. Perfect.
ps) Victoria has just started her own photo blog (with a friend) entitled Light and Victory – still early days, but I’m sure she would love you to visit!