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When a respected interiors photographer sends you an email offering to share their gorgeous Melbourne home with your readers, and also offers to supply the most stunning suite of photographs for the post... well, that's basically a design blogger's Christmas. So a big THANKYOU to Armelle Habib for that recent Santa Claus moment!
Armelle is an amazing photographer who specialises in interiors, food and lifestyle. Her work can be seen here. You might have spotted many of her shots in Australian magazines including Inside Out, Gourmet Traveller, House and Garden, Home Beautiful, Real Living, and The Age; Good weekend and Sunday Life magazines. (Can you see now why it is so completely AMAZING that Armelle has given you guys the first peek at her home!?) Armelle also loves working with local Melbourne designers, and says she is fortunate to work with many lovely local brands including Bonnie and Neil, Poppies for Grace, and Curio & Curio.
Armelle lives in Yarraville in Melbourne, with her partner Bruno Mein (a construction site manager - v. handy), their Kelpie Lab cross (Spencer W. Brown) and a couple of cheerful chickens! Bruno bought the double fronted Victorian home 13 years ago, and since then has pretty much rebuilt the house from the ground up, adding a second story - only the front 4 rooms remain the same.
I heart Armelle's super quirky mix-n-match style, and many brilliant op shop and garage sale finds! (What am I doing wrong!? I never find anything good at op shops). She brings together such random elements for great effect in these stunning shots - the vintage planet lamps + indoor plants + kooky figurines and ephemera is just too cool for school. Todd Selby would be very impressed, and totally jealous. :)
Armelle says she loves the light and space here, (photographers know a thing or two about light!), and she's also a big fan of her local area. Yarraville, or ‘The Village’ as she calls it, has great cafes (Hausfrau, with its world renowned Vanilla Slice, is a favourite!) and the much-loved Sun Theatre cinema just around the corner.
MASSIVE THANKS to Armelle for sharing her beautiful home, and all these gorgeous shots! Do share the love by popping over to check out her website!