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.