I’m real estate stalking the home of interior designer Anna Spiro in Birkdale here in Queensland. Known for her exuberant use of textiles, patterns and colour the colonial house is a showcase of her eclectic style while still maintaining its historical features like VJ walls, sash windows, tin roof and wide verandas. Surrounded by lush gardens it’s a quintessential Queenslander home. Link here while it lasts.
It was a ballroom and dance school in a former life and it certainly hasn’t lost its dramatic style. High ceilings, heritage features and daring dashes of colour. By Melbourne-based interior design firm Larritt-Evans.
“A calm, refined atmosphere that celebrates the clients’ personalities has been created through the blending of styles within the shell of the existing home. Considered simplicity with mid-century influences were the driving force behind the design. A luxurious and minimal interior has been created through layered materials and textures.”
Considered simplicity – it’s a beautiful design concept. One I would hope I could adopt. Lindfield House by Sydney-based Daniel Boddam.
Experiential design. For Melbourne based designer and stylist Georgia Ezra of Studio Ezra it’s that feeling you get as you walk barefoot across a tiled floor, a feeling of connecting with the earth. It’s how the decor makes your hear sing, of how you live your life well in a well designed space. In her own family home it’s also about those tactile plastered walls, the bespoke joinery and those oh so beautiful tiles.
I’m taking a little journey back to historic Como House in South Yarra. No not a physical journey, more like a jump back a couple of years to Como By Design, a show house featuring 23 of Melbourne’s eminent interior designers under the helm of Tigger Hall. The magnificent house is owned by the National trust so the designers were not able to alter the fabric of the rooms and had to return them to the original state once the event was over including the original wall colour! The house was completely transformed – 2 days to set up & 1 day to pack down. I’ve embedded links to each designer in the pictures. Time to go for a little journey yourself.