The East Prahran home of Jess Wright and family – Jess’ craft room / study – all photographs Lucy Feagins
Details from Jess’ craft room / study. Top right – geometric collaged artworks by Emily Green
Details from Jess’ craft room / study – Yellow Planet Lamp! Blue painted bentwood! Donna Wilson plate!
Graphic designers ALWAYS have cool houses. Like, always. Big call, but I’m putting it out there.
Jess Wright isn’t strictly a graphic designer anymore, these days she’s one third of the dynamic team at Harvest Textiles and Harvest Workroom… but as you can see, her bold, quirky designer’s aesthetic has been firmly stamped in every room of her gorgeous three bedroom home in East Prahran! Agghhh. There is just so much good stuff going on here! And so perfectly displayed! Where to look!? What to capture!? ‘Eclectic’ just reached a whole new level.
Jess and family have been here for around 8 years. In that time, they’ve made very few alterations to the home itself (the only real change has been a minor kitchen renovation – ‘new cupboards, nothing drastic’). But of course, it’s the styling that really makes this space special. Jess’ incredible collections of artwork, cushions, vintage finds and printed ephemera is what really gives this home its magic. There is just SO MUCH amazing detail to to take in. It’s like some kind of museum of kitschy vintage cool. It’s so fun to be in a house where the cute details are not simply limited to the kids’ rooms! (Although 4-yr old Milo does have some pretty cool stuff in his room too!)
It’s clear when looking at these pics that Jess is a champion thrifter / ebayer / junk shop fossicker from way back! She is particularly fond of the collection of Planet lamps dotted around her home – ‘Mum has been collecting these since I was a baby, these are some that I have pinched over the years!’ she says. She’s also a great supporter of many of the creatives that Harvest Workroom collaborates with – in particular she’s loving her new wall pieces by local designer (and recent TDF Guest Blogger!) Emily Green. These bold geometric collaged artworks are from Emily’s recent window display at Craft Victoria. ‘It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with everything Emily does, so of course I couldn’t just choose one – she is a genius!’ says Jess!
Massive thanks to Jess for sharing her beautiful colour-filled home with us, and for feeding me a delectable selection of sweet bakery treats during my visit! Nothing works up an appetite more than a friendly dose of home envy! :)