Sweet details from Madeleine’s bedroom / studio! Bottom right – gorgeous trinkets on the bedside table, I spy a gorgeous Betty Jo brooch in the mix! Bottom left – a collage/print by Melbourne’s Beci Orpin… and behind it a print by everyone’s favourite papercut genius Rob Ryan!
Omigod. Get ready for some SERIOUS Melbourne-Home eye candy. It doesn’t get much better than this!
This is the gorgeous home of talented artist, illustrator and TDF favourite Madeleine Stamer (of Little Circus Design), her partner Karl (of Kings Way fame) and their 2 ridiculously cute kids Wilhelmina (aka Minnie) and Ada!
This super creative young family live in a fab deco 3 bedroom apartment in Melbourne’s Elsternwick… it’s not a huge family home, but it is just such a wonderfully warm and welcoming space, and so full of incredible art and creative touches! Of course Madeleine’s beautiful work hangs in almost every room… but she’s also an avid collector of Aboriginal art and works on paper by friends and other artists she admires.
As usual, my visit to Madeleine’s home consisted of me running around the house with my camera, mouth open, gasping and gushing…”OMG is that a Rob Ryan/Beci Orpin print…!?”, ‘where did you get that stunning jug/artwork/piece of furniture!?’ etc, whilst losing my lens cap at least 6 times and forgetting what I was saying mid-sentence. What can I say? I am easily excited!
Madeleine was wonderfully patient and answered all my questions… and she even baked me chocolate cake! How lovely is that!? Thanks so much Madeleine!
Madeleine’s artwork looks even more beautiful in person than in does in these pics… please do pop over and browse the stunning collection of prints available online here!
ps) also don’t forget to visit Madeleine’s little blog! – she just wrote the sweetest post in which I am described as ‘majestically tall’! Awesome! (tall, moi? 5ft 7″ I think…? No Amazonian… but thanks for your super lovely words Madeleine!)
Details in the TV room / kitchen – Top large black/white Aboriginal painting by Mitjili Napurrula, bottom-left painting in the kitchen is Madeleine’s, bottom right paintings are early ceramic panels by Madeleine’s friend Irene Grishin Selzer (aka iggy & loulou).