The Design Files Open House 2012 · OPEN TODAY!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 29th November 2012

The Design Files Open House opens in Melbourne today!  Artwall – featuring artwork by Kate Tucker, Sonia Rentsch, Rachel Castle, Kirra Jamison, Esther Stewart, Little Land of Pia.  Side tables by Jardan.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

The Design Files Open House mad chocker-block loungeroom!  All furniture by Jardan.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

Dining setting by Jardan.   Assorted tableware by Marimekko, Bonnie and Neil, over mitts by Penelope Durston, BYO Coffee cups.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

Shelving unit by Jardan, glass bonsai by Amanda Dziedzic, terrariums by Miniscapes, timber serving platters by Treehorn Design.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

Shleving unit by Jardan, lamp by Workroom design, desk accessories by Daniel : Emma, terrarium by Miniscapes, Minis by Mini! Book Sculpture by Nicholas Jones,  storage tins by Marimekko, BYO coffee cups by Hookturn. Photo – Brooke Holm.

Courtyard decorations by Marsha Golemac using Marimekko fabrics. Photo – Brooke Holm.

WELL in case you missed it (incredibly unlikely) today I am just writing one last little post to remind you all that The Design Files Open House is officially open today in Windsor, Melbourne.  WOOHOO!

After an epic few months preparing, and a particularly busy week bumping in, we are thrilled to finally throw open the doors today and share this mad adventure with you all!  If you’re in Melbourne please do pop down and pay us a visit!

BUT if you can’t make it, or if you need a little further encouragement, we thought we’d share a little sneak peek today!  The lovely snaps here have been captured by Brooke Holm earlier this week, and there are also some gorgeous pics from our opening night event last night by the dashing John Deer! (Thankyou to both Brooke and John for the epic turnaround on these shots!)

BIG THANKS once again to our Major Event Sponsors – Jardan, Mini and Marimekko. We are so grateful for their support of this project!  Also big high-fives to all the amazing local businesses and friends who have supported this crazy venture – especially Cookes Food who cooked up a storm for our opening event last night (they even made giant pavlovas!).  Thanks also of course to all the wonderful brands, designers and artists who have filled this home with their beautiful wares and made it such a colourful and inviting space.

A special thanks is in order also to our most excellent team of staff, especially the bump in crew who have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to pull this thing off!  THANKYOU Lisa Marie Corso, Nat Turnbull,  Marni Kornhauser, Melissa D’Alessandro, my amazingly talented fella Gordon Johnson, and my wonderful Mum for the epic hours you have all put in this week – GO TEAM!

The Design Files Open House
27 Eastbourne st
Windsor, 3181

Open TODAY 10.00am – 5.00pm
And tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, 10.00am – 5.00pm each day.

ALSO we have a special bedside book signing with Megan Morton on Sunday Dec 2nd, 11.00am – 12.00pm!  (Chelsea from Trophy Wife Nail Art will also be on hand that morning creating sweet handpainted nail decals for visitors to the book signing!)


Me chatting to Lucas Grogan at last night’s opening event!  (Wearing Marimekko).  Photo – John Deer.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 29th November 2012


  • Amanda 4 years ago

    Looks absolutely amazing Lucy – and I’m sure I can’t even begin to imagine how much time and effort you’ve put in to this. Congratulations – such a fabulous concept. I only wish I could hop on a plane to visit. xx

  • Looks FANTASTIC Lucy!! As always, it’s a riot of colour, impeccable styling, and divine design!

  • Siobhan C 4 years ago

    Congratulations Lucy and team – it looks fantastic!! It’s times like this I almost want to move from Newcastle to Melbourne :)

  • Barbara Fisher 4 years ago

    Looks AMAZING Lucy! Well done to you and your team. I SO want to be there. Damn not living in Melbourne! I’m sending my mother-in-law for a squiz however. Good luck, I’m sure it’s going to be a huge few days.

  • letitia 4 years ago

    Looks amazing Lucy & Team!!! I cant wait to see the delicious array of colour bursts I might get tempted by! x

  • leanne 4 years ago

    yippee!! i’m coming down on sunday!!!! can’t wait, see you then x

  • yael 4 years ago

    I’m sorry I can’t be there to see it in the flesh, to soak it all up. I am impressed by the photos though. Congrats on a splendid job! Amazing array of Color and Design.

  • Georgie Kay 4 years ago

    Congratulations Lucy & talented team! The Georgeous Team will be there with bells on tomorrow and cannot wait! x

  • jiah 4 years ago

    Oh how I wish I could be there. There is so much design talent!

  • Cathg1g2 4 years ago

    Heading to Windsor tomorrow, looks amazing.

  • Kia 4 years ago

    My ultimate shopping experience!

  • bored 4 years ago

    hooray! advertising…woohoo!

  • Corenne 4 years ago

    Looks great! I wish I lived in Melbourne : (

  • gemma 4 years ago

    jaw-dropping amazing stuff guys! well done!

  • Melita 4 years ago

    You are a rockstar Lucy. It looks absolutely amazing and I want everything that I’ve seen in the photos Well done to you and the team of people that made it all happen. I’ll definitely try and make it down there.

  • Joanna 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! I want to move in. I only wish I didn’t live so far away and could pop in to see all your amazing work first hand.

  • Alexandra Edwards 4 years ago

    The open house looks fabulous to say the very least! I just have to now where you found the herb/plant stand shown in the second image?

    Thank you for sharing all that is wonderful and inspirational about Australian Design – it makes for a fabulous start to each day!

  • Laura B 4 years ago

    Sooo amazing – I just had a very lovely visit to this colourful wonderland and it was SO lovely to (very quickly) finally meet you and Lisa too! :)

  • eliza muldoon 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! So wish I could visit in person. Congratulations!!

  • andrea lachnit 4 years ago

    Congratulations from cold Germany!!! What a pitty I live so far away…
    Keep up the great work!

  • Jade Spadina 4 years ago

    Well done. It all looks amazing. I wish I was in Melbourne so I could visit.

  • Steph Bond-Hutkin 4 years ago

    Totally totally amazng and I’m so sad I’m not there to visit. Inspiring!

  • kirsty 4 years ago

    drool, drool – wish I was there.
    Hey its not in these photos but where is the yellow & brown rug from? Gorgeous!!
    It was pictured on the Arent&Pyke FB with a blue chair?

  • Sophie T 4 years ago

    This is soooooo gooood! The BEST.

  • Rima 4 years ago

    It all looks fantastic Lucy! Wish I could fly down from Singapore to see it! Rima x

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Amazing!! Can you post a full list of suppliers?

  • Emma Rickards 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Lucy and your hard-working team: what an inspiring feast for the eyes, and a wonderful celebration of local talent. Our visit to the Open House made me feel proud to live amongst such an abundantly creative community. Thank you, and a monumental effort!

  • Angus Wurth 4 years ago

    Congratulations! This was fantastic.

  • Alice 4 years ago

    Amazing work! You talents never fail to impress!

  • Elizabeth 4 years ago

    Hi. Can you please advise where I can find the pot plant stands. Thanks so much.

  • Laurence W 4 years ago

    It’s so amazing ! Congratulations ! All this job done was worth it ! The video is great as well !

  • Casa e Cose 4 years ago

    Oh i wish i could have been there – all looks amazing! A hell of a job but looks worth it! Congratulations from Barcelona!

  • karlie 4 years ago

    So gorgeous….when are you coming to sydney….??

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