The South Yarra home of Melbourne stationery designer Cristina Re

Pretty details in the loungeroom

Love those antique books!

Today’s super sweet Melbourne Home belongs to stationery designer / retailer Cristina Re!  Ooh la la it’s so very pretty and girly I can’t quite believe Cristina lives here with her fiancé Jason!  Now that is true devotion!  Although, given that Cristina has AMAZINGLY lived here for 25 years, I’m guessing she made her mark on the place long before her very devoted man moved in!  :)

Cristina and Jason’s South Yarra home is Spanish / Californian in style, with an eclectic interior that combines French antique furniture with more contemporary pieces, alongside Asian antiques and art – for truly international appeal!  The original vintage French Wallpaper in the living room is one of Cristina’s favourite elements… ‘a fusion of Art Nouveau and Baroque’ she says, with  intricate detailing in gold foil.  Ooh la la.  Many of Cristina’s upholstered pieces have also been covered with highly decorative fabrics – French Toile, Oriental designs, and even some of Cristina’s own pattern designs.  I am LOVING the layers of brave colour and pattern in this home… beautiful stuff.

As in the homes of so many creative people, treasures collected from travels around the world are displayed throughout Cristina’s beautiful home – this includes old teacups, artworks, glass statuettes, old vintage books and Cristina’s favourite – vintage cosmetic packaging!

If you weren’t already green with envy… I have one more thing to tell you.  This incredible home overlooks the Yarra River and has a view of the city… Swoon!  It just shouldn’t be allowed. Really.

A HUGE thankyou for Cristina and Jason for sharing their home with us!  Do pop over to Cristina’s website if you would like to know more about her products, retail store and other projects!

Christina Re at her Collingwood retail store

More beautiful details… I am loving the layers of colour and pattern in this home!

Newly renovated kitchen and bathroom details

Loving the details in this backyard shot!  It seems to be channeling Melrose Place, circa 1995… anyone agree?

Details from Christina’s stunning Collingwood store

In store