Reader’s home – Cassie’s quirky apartment

Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2012 by KiM

Today’s reader’s home is that of Cassie Potts, a designer/writer from Coburg, Victoria, Australia. It’s quirky, certainly eclectic and very cool. Here’s some info from Cassie: I moved into my small one bedroom apartment with my Pugalier ‘Duck’ and Beagle x ‘Seb’ only a few months ago, after returning from 4 years in London. It required a lot of imagination to transform the suburban family home into a distinctive, contemporary space for a young professional (yes, that would be me, I suppose…), which is the growing demographic of this increasingly him Northern suburb. Fortunately, the rooms are large and numerous, and besides exhibiting many quirky design characteristics of the 1950’s, it was still a fairly neutral space which enabled me to make a feature of my collection of eclectic trinkets, artwork and mid-century furniture collected on my travels. My interior design aesthetic for this home is about creating a juxtaposition between the colourful chaos of ‘kitsch’ and a serene sense of minimalism and restraint. A style which this 1950’s house of the Melbourne Northern suburbs perfectly both accommodates and typifies. Even though there is barely an inch of wall or floor not adorned with a brash curios from Mexico or some graffiti-art brought off the street in East London; white walls and shelving help to show-case the bold techni-colour décor whilst not creating a sense of claustrophobia or overwhelming aesthetic-chaos.

d of dogland says:

I've got the same vintage chrome Thonet style rocker! This is the first time I've seen another one like it. I got mine in Seattle. It had hideous black vinyl upholstering when I got it. It's now covered in Black and white cowhide and has to be one of the most comfortable rockers ever. I bet Cassie feels the same way about hers. I wonder if the Cassie has any history on the origins or age of the chair?
It's funny, how often I see nearly identical pieces to many of mine (those I thought were unusual) in DTI posts. It's a fun surprise. Yay!

Really nice work! I love your living room and the hardwood floors.

Leslie says:

Yikes. I'm really not feeling this style

David says:

Such a unique aesthetic!  Fun, but adult and stylish.  Love it!

Amy says:

Love it! x

kika says:

Do someone know where can I get the yellow round side table like the one on the fourth photo?

Hey Kika,
Its a Kartell Componibili Storage Unit (gotta love a bit of mid-century Kartell!). I have some Kartell planters (bins etc) in nearly the same colour for sale in my M.dart Interiors FB store (select 'decor').

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