The Family Love Tree

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 9th July 2012

Bedhead, side table, cushions and ‘Peach Delight’ quilt by The Family Love Tree – Photographs by Derek Swalwell

Rattan furniture and soft furnishings by The Family Love Tree – Photographs by Derek Swalwell

Bedhead, side table, cushions and ‘Lemon Sorbet’ quilt by The Family Love Tree – Photographs by Derek Swalwell

The Family Love Tree is the pet project of Melbourne-based costume designer and fashion stylist Katie Graham.  Inspired by a second honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia, Katie came up with the concept for her new homewares collection, which is characterised by bold colour and a brave, bohemian sense of style.  Katie has sourced an extensive collection of handcrafted rattan bedheads, occasional furniture and freestanding screens in white, natural (unpainted), brilliant turquoise, teal and deep pink.  These are paired with vibrant soft furnishings for a truly eyecatching range, all available in The Family Love Tree online shop.  The colours are totally AMAZING.

Katie says The Family Love Tree collection is all about ‘throwing the windows open, letting in some bright, whimsical joy, and feeling the love, life and colour that can grow in your house!’.  I must say there is something so relaxed and carefree about this eclectic range – it really does seem to bring a sense of tropical holiday into the home.  I am seriously loving the amazing range of quilts… lots to check out on The Family Love Tree website – its impossible to choose just one favourite!

Katie has had a long and respected career in the film industry – she originally studied costume design at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPA), before moving to Melbourne in 1990.  In the twenty-two years that have passed since then, Katie has worked on a great variety of feature films, TV series and music videos, and has dressed actors and personalities including Kylie Minogue, Misha Barton, Radha Mitchel, Holly Valance and Rachel Griffiths.  She’s also had her own fashion label!

Katie still works in the film industry and also has three young children.  At present she’s jugging film projects with The Family Love Tree and the inevitable busy-ness that comes with being a Mum to three kids!  Hmmm I dare say an escape from the film industry is imminent…  something tells me The Family Love Tree will be a fulltime project before very long!

Bedhead, side table, cushions and ‘Kantha Tie Die’ quilt by The Family Love Tree – Photographs by Derek Swalwell


by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 9th July 2012


  • Melanie 4 years ago

    These are stunning, I want to crawl back into bed with these!

  • I love the chair and the side tables!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    I love how she describes the collection as throwing the windows open, exactly the best way of putting it! so bright and fun!

  • julie @ tractorgirl 4 years ago

    so beautifully casual, great colours and textures.{Love that blue screen too!}

  • Brendan 4 years ago

    That Kantha tie dye quilt is gorgeous, I think I have fallen in love again…

  • Maria Pena 4 years ago

    I haven’t got my email this morning, is everything ok in designfiles land?

  • Lucy 4 years ago

    Maria yes sorry we are having email glitch today… we’re working on it. Aghhh always some technical nonsense going on around here! :) Thanks for letting me know! x

  • Bianca 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Love the colours in the tie dye :) Nice collection.

  • look see 4 years ago

    Love the colours and that bedhead is fabulous! :)

  • Miss Polly 4 years ago

    SO that is who has been beating me on ebay…love it all!

  • pilgrim 4 years ago

    gee to think i waited almost twelve months on ebay for my peacock bedhead all those years ago and now you can just snap them up in one convenient location! ;)

  • Barbara 4 years ago

    Beautiful, love the bedside table!

  • Nicole 4 years ago

    Oh!! I saw this bed in a magazine, couldn’t remember the details or the magazine and I’m so pining after a cane/wicker bed – and finally I’ve found the exact one. I’m in love with the fuchsia, can’t wait to have this in my room!!!

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