Prints, pattern, plants, and heaps of personality – this home is filled to the brim with all of them. In a beautiful tree lined street in the leafy south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Tash and her partner Elia have turned a 70s two story townhouse into one very cool space. It’s clear this couple have an eye for design, bringing together a blend of vintage pieces, thrifty finds, and interesting accents to create a colourfully relaxed home. At every turn there is a mix of memories – precious family trinkets sitting alongside fun travel finds and retro prints, all brought together with a definite sense of style and humour. The guys have just come back from New York (my number one favourite destination) so I can’t wait to swap holiday stories. The tea selection for the morning is New York Breakfast from T2, of course. We sit down for a cuppa before I take a tour of their amazing place accompanied by visiting pooch Alfie.

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This is the kind of sofa you could lounge on all day.  Looking out to the courtyard, the east facing living room is the perfect spot to enjoy the morning sun and a cup of tea.

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The couple’s home office is anything but boring.  A wall of fashion, design, and art books mix with interesting objects and collectables to create a backdrop for Elia and Tash’s workspace.

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Citrus and sunflowers bring colour to the dining room table.  The fluid form of a handkerchief bowl becomes an eye-catching centrepiece.

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Texture, pattern, and curves collide in the light filled dining room.  The silhouettes of Marcel Breuer and Charles Eames gather around the table, while a graphic print rug defines the space.

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I am just obsessed with these Cesca cane chairs – love the cool lines of the tubular steel and texture of the woven cane seat. A brilliant vintage find.

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Clean white shelving showcases a collection of beautiful objects and precious pieces.  An industrial retro lamp sits along side locally crafted vessels from Sunday Ceramics and silverware handed down from Tash’s grandfather.

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Stepping back in time, a quiet reading corner blends influences from the 60s and 70s with geometric shelving and a super-comfy tan leather armchair.

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As I leave through the front courtyard, Alfie says goodbye – thanks for a great morning Tash and Elia!  See you again soon.

Read my cuppa convo with Tash.