Interior stylist, writer, blogger and one woman show behind The Design Files, Lucy Feagins has teamed up with fellow lady of the design domain, Esther Navarro-Orejon (of The Project Agency to bring us the house we all dream about; the perfectly designed pad, kitted out with designer furniture, contemporary art, smart interiors, a sunken bathtub and a cute car in the garage.
It’s a pop-up space that synthesises all the things that Feagins writes about on The Design Files into one space – a house that makes all the pieces feel just right in their place, from the bedroom to the bathroom, the kitchen and the outdoor deck. Set up in a residential home in Fitzroy, Feagins and Navarro-Orejon have the house on loan from a generous friend for a month and during the past two weeks have been stockpiling designer products from over 71 suppliers, all designed and made in Melbourne.
The house is now adorned with artwork by Kirra Jamison, Sean Fennessy, Lamington Drive illustrators, David Bromley and Lucas Grogan (all framed by Ryan at United Measures); homewares by Industria, Mr Kitly and Maryann Talia Pau; lighting by Workroom Design and Kate Stokes (Coco Flip) as well a myriad other designer items like Significant Other wooden objects, Maiike toys, Harvest textiles, glass pieces by Danielle Rickaby, Notemaker stationery, Castle bed linen, Gina & May umbrellas, Best In Park belts, terrariums by Miniscapes and loads more to boot, all of which is for sale.
Items will marked with colour-coded stickers, which advise on the method of purchase – ‘Take Me Now!’, ‘Collect at Cash Register’ or ‘Ask a Crew Member’ (for the heavier pieces which can be delivered).
Highlights include the more permanent (yet still purchasable) fixtures by official furniture partner Jardan, suave bathroom and kitchen manufacturer Rogerseller and a display parked in the garage by MINI.
Further cause for a visit this weekend, the house features a roof deck coffee cart courtesy of Coffee Supreme, green wall arrangements around the house including a lush potted herb garden by Joost Bakker and live cooking demonstrations in-house by Cookes Food.
And for those who can’t get to the limited four day open house showing, or just wish it was on for longer, The Design Files will be running an online shop from December 5 to 18, with the same offering of products. Yesterday we got a sneak peak of the place and it’s pretty special. We’ll back over the weekend for sure. You should check it out too, if not for the shopping, for a look at one pretty neat pad.
The Design Files Open House
40 Little Napier Street, Fitzroy
The Design Files Open House runs December 1–4 from 10am–5pm daily. The online store will be up December 5–18.