Australian Homes

Lara Cameron

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 9th March 2011

The loungeroom of Melbourne designer Lara Cameron! Circular hanging shelf by local maker Bride & Wolfe.

Sweet artwork collection in the loungeroom. Artwork top left – Jeremiah Ketner, circle painting top left by Harvest, Small painting on bottom left by Tsk Tsk, Row of houses – Wendy June.

Bedroom as seen from the loungeroom – can’t get enough of that ‘Birch’ print on the wall, artwork and lampshades!

HELLO and welcome to another teeny tiny picture perfect Melbourne Home!  HOW cute is it?!  If you’re a clued-in Melbourne craft lover, I am SURE you’ll be able to guess which local creative lady lives here….  it’s the very lovely Lara Cameron of course!  Lara is one half of super talented textile design duo Ink & Spindle (the other half of course being the equally gorgeous Tegan Rose).  Between them this pair design and print the most delectable range of screenprinted textiles, many of which you see here, gracing every surface of Lara’s Flemington apartment!  YEP that’s Ink & Spindle you can see on the blinds, lampshade, quilt, bedside lamp, wall stickers, artwork, cushions and footstool…!  I have never seen such effective use of multiple textile layering –  Lara really knows how to work print and pattern!

It’s amazing how all Lara’s decorative details work together without overpowering this tiny space.  One thing I think really makes this styling so effective is the limited colour palette Lara has chosen to work with.  No prizes for guessing that Lara’s favourite colour is green!  (She says she was most excited to move into an apartment with a peppermint green kitchen!)

It’ll be no surprise to learn that Lara currently lives her all by herself… so she hasn’t had to compromise on anything – yet!  Hopefully when she finally shacks up with her lovely fella,  he’ll be happy to leave Lara in charge of the interior styling.  Because you know, it would be such a shame to mix up that perfect colour palette, now wouldn’t it?

Huge thanks to Lara for sharing her beautiful home with us all!  If you love Lara’s little pad, you’ll definitely love Ink & Spindle – do pop over and have a little look at their website and online shop!

ps) one hundred million years ago, not long after I started this blog, I interviewed Lara C!  That interview is now quite out-dated, as it was pre-Ink & Spindle… but worth checking out for a look at some of Lara’s much earlier work!  You can re-visit the interview here.

The ‘Boys’ side of the bed! Wall decal and bedside lamp both feature Lara’s ‘Birch’ design.  These lamps are available from Wilkins and Kent.

Bedroom details.  Art top left – Jeremiah Ketner.

Loungroom details and artwork… the customised Tram Scroll features a very special destination!

Cute loungeroom details. The Whale is by Bride & Wolfe, upholstered retro stool (in Ink & Spindle fabric) by Jacqui at Reissued.

Dining table details

Peppermint kitchen! (with matching Peppermint Kitchenaid mixer  – perfect!)  Spin Spin teatowel hanging on the oven door.

Sweet details in the kitchen including the super cute Gingko leaf post-it note set given to Lara by a friend who spotted these in Korea!  (Lara loves her trademark Gingko leaf design, and also wears a tattoo of a Gingko leaf on her arm.)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Wednesday 9th March 2011


  • Pippa 6 years ago

    I love Lara’s work, I have sewn with her fabrics numerous times and made some very special bags with them, thanks Lara and Lucy for sharing!

  • Dayna 6 years ago

    I was wondering if you were able to share the artists names for the street art pieces on Lara’s wall?

  • Amanda 6 years ago

    Love the artwork, thanks for sharing!

  • Jo 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love the note on the fact she lives by herself. I don’t know if I’d be able to get away with this!

  • Nic @ Yardage Design 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Lara is a very lovely and talented designer. Thanks for sharing!

  • Allison Taylor 6 years ago

    I remember when I first started reading blogs I came across Lara’s Kirin Notebook blog way before Ink and Spindle and have seen her work blossom via her posts and pictures. She truly has style but reading between the lines she comes across as a pretty sweet person too.

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Such a lovely collection of animals and trinkets used throughout this space! I’m envious of all those beautiful shadow boxes, I’ve been hunting for something like this!

  • Lucy 6 years ago

    Have added the artwork credits this morning after a chat to Lara just now! Sorry for the delay guys…! Hope that everyone is credited now :)

  • Justine 6 years ago

    I think I want to live in a birch forest…and the tiny timber houses are beautiful

  • Bianca 6 years ago

    go Luz! :)

  • captain kk 6 years ago

    what a lovely relaxed home. love all the little details.

  • Jess @ 6 years ago

    I’ve been following Lara’s work for years and it is amazing how much she has achieved. And also great to see her abode with all the little details and perfectly placed decorative items. It really is an expression of her creativity.

  • Lara 6 years ago

    Yay thank you SO MUCH Lucy for putting my house tour up! It’s always been a dream of mine to be on here and I’m so happy with how the feature turned out. Thanks again X a gazillion!


  • Marjorie Rose 6 years ago

    You know immediately that someone creative lives in this place. It’s magical, I could dream well here..

  • jonahliza 6 years ago

    this home is amazing.. i just about died when i saw that circle shelf…and the rest of the home looks so happy and comfortable. thanks for all the great posts!

  • I love ink & sprindle! Still have to find out what to do with my brid in tree fabric in different colors, but I see a lot of inspiration here, thanks!

  • Ren 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous little home! Love, love, love!

  • mkay 6 years ago

    love that round shelf! x

  • Joanne Thies 6 years ago

    SWOON x

  • Pearl 6 years ago

    How pretty! I love her work! She makes the rooms so eclectic. Love it!


  • kat white 6 years ago

    Love love love the apartment!

  • Diane 6 years ago

    I love Lara’s work and this is such a lovely little flat!

  • erika 6 years ago

    So sweet, great collection of artwork and trinkets! there seems to be such a lot going on, but its not cluttery. Thanks for letting us take a peek.

  • Dayna 6 years ago

    Thank you SO MUCH for adding the artist info!

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