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The Design Files Open House 2013 Melbourne · OPEN TODAY!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 21st November 2013

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Furniture by Jardan, rugs by Loom, Artwork on blue wall by Kirra Jamison, artwork on far wall by Sally Ross, wall colour – Dulux Mondrian Blue.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Furniture by Jardan, rugs by Loom, cushions by Bonnie and Neil, ceramics on coffee table by Bonnie and Neil, The Forty Nine Studio and Susan Frost, vessel on side table by Gemma Patford.  Photo – Brooke Holm. (BROOKE how on earth did you get this shot!?)

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Furniture by Jardan, rugs by Loom, Artwork on blue wall by Kirra Jamison, vessels on coffee table by Bonnie and Neil, The Forty Nine Studio, Dinosaud Designs wall colour – Dulux Mondrian Blue.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Furniture by Jardan, rugs by Loom, vintage poster from Galerie Montmartre, vessels on coffee table by Bonnie and Neil, The Forty Nine Studio, Dinosaur Designs. Photo – Brooke Holm.

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Steel sculptures by Dion Horstmans, beach towels, beach mats and floor cushion by Country Road, chair by Jardan, wall colour – Dulux Companion.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Furniture by Jardan, pendant lights by Lightly.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

OK soooo in case you missed it (highly unlikely) I am just writing one last little post to remind you all that The Design Files Open House 2013 is officially open today in Hawthorn, Melbourne – Woohoo, we got there!

After an epic few months of preparation, and a super busy week bumping in, we are SO pumped to throw open the doors today and share this very special project with you all!  If you’re in Melbourne please do pop down and pay us a visit! We’re open today for four days, 10.00am – 5.00pm everyday until this Sunday Nov 24th.

Andddd… if you need a little further encouragement, we thought we’d share a little sneak peek today! These beautiful shots were captured yesterday by Brooke Holm, and there are also some cute social pics from our opening night event last night.  Thankyou Brooke for the epic turnaround on these shots!  Please forgive the lack of captioning on the social shots in the image gallery… there are 82 shots and so many faces – you know who you are!

ENORMOUS THANKS once again to our Major Event Sponsors – Jardan, Mini, Dulux, Country Road and Petaluma!  We are so grateful for their support of this project!  Also huge thanks to all the amazing artists, designers, local businesses and friends who have participated and supported this crazy venture once again this year – especially Cookes Food who cooked up a storm for our opening event last night, and Melanie at Cecilia Fox for our beautiful flowers, and Esther at The Project Agency, the most INCREDIBLE publicist and event manager any client could wish for.

A special thanks is in order also to our most excellent team, especially the bump in crew who have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to pull this thing off –  Mel D’Alessandro, Jen Booth, Marni Kornhauser, Sean Dennis, Huw Smith, my talented fella Gordon Johnson, my wonderful Mum, and the AMAZING Lisa Marie Corso (words cannot express her energy, enthusiasm and work ethic, honestly, Lisa, I love you!).  Thankyou ALL for the hours you have all put in this week – GO TEAM!

The Design Files Open House 2013
9a Westley Street
Hawthorn East, 3123

Open TODAY 10.00am – 5.00pm

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

ALSO we have a special book signing with Beci Orpin for her new book, Home, this Sunday Nov 24th, 11.00am – 12.00pm!

FOUR DAYS ONLY people – come visit!

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Kids room!  Furniture by Jardan, ‘Wondertent’ by Such Great Heights, rug by Loom, artwork by Rachel Castle and Beci Orpin, wall colour – Dulux Tango.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Master bedroom – furniture by Jardan, bedlinen and throw by Country Road, hanging pendant light by Marz Designs, artwork by Dion Horstmans, Kirra Jamison, Rachel Castle, Miranda Skoczek, Esther Stewart and Galerie Montmartre, wall colour – Dulux Waterworld.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Master bedroom – furniture by Jardan, bedlinen and throw by Country Road, artwork by Dion Horstmans, Kirra Jamison, Rachel Castle, Miranda Skoczek, Esther Stewart and Galerie Montmartre, wall colour – Dulux Waterworld.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

The Design Files Open House 2013 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, OPEN TODAY!  Furniture by Jardan, rugs by Loom, Artwork on blue wall by Kirra Jamison, vessels on coffee tables by The Forty Nine Studio, Bonnie and Neil, Dinosaur Designs, wall colour – Dulux Mondrian Blue.  Photo – Brooke Holm.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 21st November 2013

40 comments

  • Incredible! I wish I could hop a plane to Melbourne right now. But since I can’t, I guess I will have to go Pin Crazy on this post. ;)

  • Cara 11 months ago

    Congratulations! What a huge effort! Your styling is absolutely gorgeous – I want everything!!! :)

  • Vic Pemberton 11 months ago

    looks amazing! I really hope i get a lot of work done today so I can come in tomorrow! Also well done Gemma P!!!!

  • Jane 11 months ago

    Love the kids bookshelves on the blue panel! What is the paint colour?

  • Vicki Fowler 11 months ago

    Stunning house,contents and garden.

  • Frances 11 months ago

    Oh Lucy and LMC the house is utterly amazing!! Go girls! xxx

  • Georgia Perry 11 months ago

    Holy whoooaaaa!!!! You girls are seriously amazing. Absolutely cannot wait for the Sydney Open House! xox

  • Denise 11 months ago

    Why don’t I live in Melbourne just so I can attend the open house. Will have to send my daughter along as proxy!

  • Penelope 11 months ago

    Congratulations Lucy & Lisa – I can’t wait to visit on Saturday!

  • Ashley 11 months ago

    Does anyone know if they replenish the product as it sells? Seems to me it would all sell in the first day its all so beautiful.

  • Cath 11 months ago

    Bursting with excitement to come and check this out on Sunday. Can’t wait!

  • Lizzie 11 months ago

    Hi Lucy,
    Congrats! It looks absolutely wonderful!
    Love the photo of you and Jen having a big hug (and Pili looking on!) and I LOVE your Mum’s jacket (in fact I think I just love your Mum! And her big wave across the room!).
    I hope you are able to enjoy yourself over the next few days.
    Lizzie x

  • leah of sang the bird 11 months ago

    Oh it looks amazing! So much loveliness in one space! Congratulations Lucy x

  • Dannielle 11 months ago

    Looks Amazing! Hoping to stop by tomorrow. Congratulations x

  • suzy 11 months ago

    Congratulations, it looks wonderful. I already have the Sydney dates in my diary, and will definitely come pay you a visit when you’re up here.

  • Donna Cameron 11 months ago

    Awesome – looks beautiful! Will definitely come to visit.
    Cheers, Donna

  • Dan Lamond 11 months ago

    Lucy and team, you should all be so proud of yourselves for all the hard work you have gone too. You have definitely pulled it off because the house looks amazing ! Well done.

  • Lynx of Thedesignerwall 11 months ago

    Congratulations to you guys! The house looks very beautiful!

  • Lily 11 months ago

    OMG! it’s beautiful! Can see all the hard work has paid off! Can’t wait to visit!!

  • Lucy 11 months ago

    Thanks SO MUCH for all the lovely comments and support so far guys!

    We were completely blown away with the turnout on day 1, and we’re super pumped for the rest of the weekend…! Thankyou ALL for making this project a success every year, and an event to remember! We couldn’t do it with you.

    Best. Readers. Ever! xxx

  • Margaret 11 months ago

    Looks amazing. Congratulations and thank you for the inspiration.

  • Alice 11 months ago

    Insanely impressive Lucy. Well done to you and your team, you’re an inspiration!

  • lisa :: the red thread 11 months ago

    It looks so amazing Lucy and Co! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the Sydney version.

  • rachael bernstone 11 months ago

    Can’t wait for the Sydney event… yay!

  • Mick D 11 months ago

    stunning transformation, we adored the outdoor area. Especially the pool!! would it be possible to get dimensions and some more pics?? after seeing this we want one.

  • Trish 11 months ago

    All looks too wonderful. When do we get the address for the Sydney Open House…. can’t wait.

  • Justine Moore 11 months ago

    This is SO beautiful! You should be unbelievably proud and satisfied with your work.

  • Alyse 11 months ago

    Congratulations Lucy & your talented team, the house looks incredible! Im so sad I cant get there to see it :( Looking forward to viewing the Sydney version. Well done on your your hard work & efforts!

  • Elizabeth 11 months ago

    My Heart is flashing colours of Pink for how beautiful everything looks! WOW!! I could not make it this year and I was wondering if you could send me a copy of the entry booklet you always have at the door? I collect them and it would add to my collection especially as I missed this year? Thank you for bringing positive colour and beauty into your world! :)

    If this is possible I will provide mailing address in a separate email,

  • cass 11 months ago

    Love it. Elegant but it brings the funk too. And the design profile has a truly authentic contemporary Australian-ness to it. Cannot wait for Sydney. But why, aside from the Sol lamp in the bedroom, are there no lamps? Perhaps they just didn’t make it into shot?

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