Another lovely Melbourne home to share today… this is the gorgeous South Yarra apartment of Leila Sanderson and her partner Tony. It was Leila who hooked up my recent interview with Greg Hatton… Leila works with Greg – affectionately referred to in Greg’s interview as his ‘Girl Friday’ (although she works everyday! :) Leila’s work for Greg is very diverse – from paving to furniture making, book-keeping to blogging, delivery-girl to publicity, tree-lopper and expert tee-pee maker! Ms Sanderson is one mean multitasker!
As always seems to be the case in the homes of creative people, Leila’s place is full of beautiful crafty details… her apartment is home to many of Greg’s creations, as well as her own handmade soft furnishings. Leila went to such effort to make her home super gorgeous when I visited – an incredible fire was roaring in the loungeroom (love that!), and she even had her florist friend Katie Marx fill the place with fresh flowers that morning! Wow – special!
It was so lovely to meet Leila in person after all our emails back and forth… and was also a brilliant surprise to meet Greg too! I was also somewhat overwhelmed to receive a couple of very special gifts from both of them… Agghh! Geez, I am one seriously lucky blogger! Must pinch myself daily to make sure this is not just one long super awesome dream.
Hope you love Leila’s home as much as I do! Thanks so so much to Leila, Tony and Greg for the tea and biccies, great company, and very unnecessary presents! x
Leila’s bedroom – looking out to the lovely sun-filled dressing room / annex… Pouffe, cushions and muslin curtains all made by Leila. White chair with drift wood Greg Hatton – a gift to Leila a couple of weeks after they first met! Leila’s Mums snakeskin bag from the 60′s. Vase from ebay. Hat – present from Tony from Newtown Sydney. Hanging heart, a gift from Leila’s Mum in the UK.
Dressing room annex… sorry for the Hitchcock self portrait! Impossible to avoid in this room I’m afraid! Love Katie’s Chrysanthemums (?) which perfectly mirror Leila’s hanging yellow tissue pom (from here of course!).