Donna Zimbardi has the best kitchen in Melbourne. You heard it here first.

Super long Mark Tuckey dining table, Original Eames DCM chairs and a sweet collection of tiny crystal vases filled with flowers by Donna’s daughter Lucia!

Dulux ‘Tadpole’ walls(!), ‘From Minamikoshigaya‘ artwork by Australian artist Marcel Cousins, and a few of Donna’s re-purposed glassware candelabra! Beautiful!

Lucia’s super girly bedroom! LOVE it.

Great wall decals and vibrant bedlinen in Lucia’s bedroom

Remy’s bedroom – love those space invader wall decals on the dusty denim blue wall.

Do you know what I learnt from the very informative reader survey that you lovely peeps helped me out with in December? I learnt that what you really, really wanna see more of, is Melbourne Homes! I don’t blame you – there really is nothing like snooping around in someone else’s gorgeous house is there?

WELL you’ll be pleased to know that one of my new years resolutions is to post a new Melbourne home every single week. Aggh!! To be totally honest with you, I have absolutely no idea how I will achieve this, but, you know, apparently you should put these things out there and the universe will provide. So, Universe, send me some more Melbourne Homes!

We’re kicking things off today with the beeeeautiful St Kilda home of Donna Zimbardi and family. Wowsers is it not the most gorgeously perfect family home??

Donna is one busy lady. She’s got two kids to wrangle and a business she runs from home – she and her husband own and manage Aquabelle, three beautiful holiday apartments on the beach in Rye. When she’s not manning the phones for Aquabelle, Donna also has a passion for all things handmade – her brilliant candelabra made from carefully selected vintage glassware are available from The Cool Room in Carlisle st if you’re interested!

I LOVE the brave colour choices in the Zimbardi home – Dulux ‘tadpole’ in the kitchen and Lucia’s brilliant pink walls especially! But I think what makes this house super special are Donna’s handmade flourishes in every room – from the floating paper ‘clouds’ in the loungeroom (made from cupcake wrappers – genius!), to her exquisite glassware creations. These unique pieces give the house a sense of lighthearted fun and personality… and, well, they just make you smile!

ALSO I love the super long Mark Tuckey dining table
ALSO I love the original Eames DCM chairs
ALSO I love the fun decals in the kid’s bedrooms
ALSO I love the fabulous but un-fussy art collection – the work of local artists hangs alongside vintage posters and of course, paintings by Donna’s two kids!

Thanks Donna for sharing your beautiful home! xxx

Sun-filled living room, and ‘St Kilda’ painting by Ross Tamlin.

Donna’s gorgeous floating paper ‘clouds’, and cute little colour co-ordinated collection in the loungeroom (green ceramic bunny, cute crystalware and a quokka skull from Rottnest Island where Donna grew up!)

Things things. Love the union jack cushion!

Vintage poster bought on holiday in Nice, France. (‘scuse the reflection!)

Donna’s bedroom – muted grey, black and white and a splash of yellow!

A few little friends on the mantlepiece in the master bedroom.

Donna’s home is filled with glassware and crystal scavenged from local op shops and ebay!… This watermelon pinky one is a stunner!

Beautiful simple white bathroom – love the clean contemporary styling with old-school claw foot bath.

Home office – here Donna manages the accommodation at Aquabelle.

More of Donna’s glassware – love these shapes!

Outdoor area – love the slate grey pavers, Magnolia trees, YELLOW umbrella (love it!), and… yeah, a POOL! Dreamhouse alert.