I am wondering if it gets any better than today’s house tour? I am thinking probably not. Should I just call it a day now? Because I seriously cannot imagine a more beautiful little pad than this! (I know, I know I say that all the time, but it’s always true!). So gorgeous and yet so liveable – beautifully styled, yet accessable and ‘real’… I am truly in love with the Brisbane apartment of Alarna Zinn of Little Jane st! I’m also SUPER impressed with Alarna’s incredible magazine-quality photos…! HOW good are they? Full marks all round!
Alarna moved from a small country town to Brisbane 9 years ago which she says seemed at the time like moving to the ‘big smoke’! She studied Graphic Design, and after finishing her studies, came with the idea for Little Jane St, an online boutique stationery shop. (YES, another one to bookmark!). Little Jane St is now 2 years old and has just launched it’s brand new super cute online store! Alarna runs the business from her home studio (aka garage!), and she says she feels so lucky to be able to do something that she truly loves each day. It’s set to be an exciting year with lots of new products to be launched in the coming months – stay tuned!
Alarna lives in her ‘teeny tiny’ Coorparoo flat with her soon-to-be-Husband, David. (Coorparoo is about 10 mins from the city centre). She says that the struggle for more space drives them both completely mad at times! (I can definitely relate to that!). It’s an older style unit, with what Alarna describes as ‘the ugliest carpet ever’! Well, I see she has omitted to photograph any carpet (hee!), but I have to say, I do love the way she has rolled with the 60′s styling instead of fighting against it! The lovely little retro details such as the vintage kitchenware (and that gorgeous painted owl!) really make this space. After 5 years here together, the pair have really put their creative stamp on this lovely little home.
Alarna’s favourite thing about her unit is the big top floor verandah… There’s a big bushy tree which meets their balcony, giving lots of privacy…. and they even have enough room for a small vege patch! There are some very friendly little possums and apparently a rather demanding and noisy bird that likes to visit regularly – Alarna says ‘we enjoy the company!’
Huge thanks to Alarna for sharing her gorgeous pad with us – and for all the wonderful photos (pre-formatted! Awesome! I love graphic designers). Do pop over to Little Jane st to check out her wonderful goodies online. (Little Jane st also has a wonderful blog you should definitely visit!)
A few more of my fave Little Jane st goodies… love the gorgeous cards designed by Alarna.