I have not one but two seriously cute Sydney apartments to share today… one now and another which will pop up at lunchtime! Both homes belong to very talented Sydney-based creative ladies… and both are small-ish spaces but so special and so perfectly put-together. Both homes seem to complement each other so well, so I figured what the hell – you guys deserve a double-dose of home snooping today!
First up is the delicious Sydney apartment of graphic designer and paper lover Justine Fahd of Upon a Fold! As you guys know, Upon a Fold is my most recent exciting online discovery – I just can’t get enough of Justine’s brilliantly curated collection of papery goodness… and so it was no surprise to discover that her home is also super gorgeous!
Justine and husband Matt moved into their beautiful little Balmain two-bedroom apartment 18 months ago. Previously the couple lived for four years in a smaller one-bedroom apartment, but Justine’s dreams of starting her little paper store meant moving somewhere big enough to accommodate a studio for this brand new home-based business!
As you can see Justine’s place is full of beautiful things… I love her collection of artworks and photography – and of course all the beautiful paper nik naks in every corner! Justine says she has been collecting objects and art for as long as she can remember… her two favourite photographs ‘The chosen, Africa’ and ‘ Trafalgar Square, Pigeons’ were finally able to come out of storage when they moved into their current home. (Both photos were gifts from Justine’s sister Cherine, who also took all the stunning photos of Justine’s place you see here.)
One of Justine’s favourite things about living in Balmain is the townhall clock bells – “When they sound on the hour it feels as if you’re in a country town somewhere not in the middle of a big city”! She also loves the bright, leafy outlook from her lovely little studio space at home… “It makes for a happy creative environment” she says!
Thanks so much Justine for sharing her gorgeous home with us, and to her sister Cherine for all the beautiful shots! If you love Justine’s home you are sure to love her store… do pop over to Upon a Fold and check it out if you haven’t already!