OK dudes, due to popular request, today I am very excited to share the Melbourne home of artist / illustrator / designer extraordinaire Beci Orpin! YES peeps the real Beci Orpin – she of the crying teeth, the colourful babushka dolls, the friendly forest creatures and multicoloured magic toadstools… and just as you would expect, Beci’s gorgeous family home in Melbourne’s inner North is just as kooky and colourful as her beautiful illustrations!

Of course as you would imagine Beci’s home is filled with colour and quirky details… many of her own products and artwork are on display, alongside the work of talented artist friends – and of course lots of artwork by her creative kids too! One surprise I also really loved was the beautiful master bedroom upstairs – very white and almost minimalist, Beci proudly described this as the only ‘grown up’ space in the house! It is such a gorgeous calming space – huge, light-filled and sparsely furnished… what a lovely place to wake up in the mornings! Whilst devoid of the cacophony of colour elsewhere in the house, the master bedroom is still so very Beci – with the 50′s furniture, Eames rocker, Third Drawer Down bedlinen and beautiful little details in every nook!

I am also somewhat obsessed with Beci’s fabulously lovely studio/workspace in the front room of her home – or maybe I am just 100% jealous of anyone with an actual designated home office! (as opposed to a dining table, you know?!). Beci’s workspace is full of brilliant books and artfully arranged nik naks… aahhh. Something to aspire to!

HUGE thanks to Beci and the gorgeous little Ari for having me and letting me run around like a mad woman with a a camera! Thanks too for the tea and treats! It was so nice to discover that you guys are my neighbours!

Pssst. did you guys know also that Beci now has an online shoppe? (…not to be confused with something entirely different and way less interesting like an online shop or online store :). AND if you haven’t got her blog in your blogroll you are totally missing out. Immediate bookmark material!

Bright, light and very ‘grown up’ bedroom!

Ed Templeton bedlinen by Third Drawer Down.

Artwork in hallway – big frame photo by Raph Rashid, small photo by Johann Rashid.

Owl artwork top right by Beci…

Gorgeous bedroom, white on white paintwork, black bentwood and Marc Jacobs twinkly shoes. All the standard bedroom essentials, really. Artwork in fireplace is a family portrait of Beci’s family by artist Brendan Huntley. I LOVE it!

More bedroom details – top left artwork by Christ Johanson, bottom right (people) Geoff Mcfetridge, the rest are miscellaneous and some by Beci!


Yeah, yeah, more with the twinkly shoes. I love them!

Boys room!

Boys bedroom – with artwork by Beci and her boys Tyke and Ari! White doll softie in bottom pic by Amber B.


Artwork in bottom left-hand pic – red painting by Rudin Rashid, framed poster by Studio Violet.

Love the pops of yellow and Marimekko towels in the bathroom!

Garden – love the little cubby house complete with skull and crossbone flag!

Impressive vegie patch (and circular concrete pavers – genius!)

Awww Beci and Ari play with their very trendy House Industries building blocks! Artwork in top image – Rainbow head by Brendan Huntley, cross-stitch by Catherine Huang.

House exterior… love the gate and little black/white 60′s mosaic tiles in the entrance…