Rustic barn meets exuberance and style. Quirky meets practicality. Concrete and chandeliers, modern art and aged oak beams. A barn conversion in Burgundy by Joséphine Gintzburger is pastoral perfection. It’s rough luxe and bucolic drama and all the modern comforts. A weekend retreat to be shared with family and friends.
You will remember Steve and Helena Trupp from this post featuring their Sydney apartment. Things have moved on in the last few years. Steve (runner up on Australia’s Top Design) and Helena have moved to Melbourne, decorated a whole new home, grown their online business Empirical Style (their cage lights are to die for) and… “ta-da”… opened a pop up shop within The Industrial Revolution, 1114 High St, Armadale. Their retro, “can never have too much, too bright, really quirky, life’s too short for beige” aesthetic is a favourite of many DTI readers and you can follow their design journey and inspirations on the Empirical Style blog.
When Helena emailed me to torture me with the news let me know of the pop up retail space I was salivating. (I’m 2000 km away. What I wouldn’t give to stand transfixed by all those vintage maps and science posters in the flesh. I’d love the wall map of Queensland but my husband just quipped that he’d have the map of Tasmania…. bad boy!) I begged Helena for shots of the shop and their new home as the secondbest thing to being there. You know I could easily move into the Trupp’s spare room and stay forever but failing that maybe I could live in the shop… or at least follow their adventures on their blog.
More shots of the Trupp home and their pop up shop after the jump.Thanks Helena!
Happy Friday everyone! Isn’t the first week back from holidays the LONGEST EVER?! I need something to get me through the day, so I have a little treat to share in the form of gorgeous eye candy at the hands of Dutch photographer Inga Powilleit. Her photos are absolutely stunning, and I especially love her portraits in fabulous spaces. She brings a room to life, and I want to hang out with these folks and enjoy a coffee, some conversation and their decor. P.S. Inga has had the honour of photographing the home of super stylist Emily Chalmers (pics 4 & 5).
i LOOOOVE the floors in the pic above
My love of industrial/vintage items in a home drew me to this 18th century farm in Orgeval, France owned by a former journalist turned decorator and restorer. It’s flea market chich at it’s finest. Via Art & Décoration.