Design fanatics be warned – The Design Files Open House is back and following the stellar success of last year’s retail pop-up house in Fitzroy, this year the team have skipped across the river and overhauled a stunning house in Windsor.

The Open House is a physical extension of Lucy Feagins’ famed design blog, The Design Files, and come opening day, it will be laden with gorgeous wares, hand-plucked by Feagins and her team.

Market Lane will be on hand to keep the crowd caffeinated in a flourishing courtyard and Cookes Food will ensure contented tummies. But at the end of the day, it’s all about the design.

Expect to see the vibrant illustrations and homewares from the charming Beci Orpin, artwork by David Bromley and beautiful screen-printed textiles and from the women at Harvest Textiles in Brunswick East.

Greg Hatton’s rustic furniture, made entirely from sustainable material, will also make an appearance. And it will be near impossible not to fall in love with pastel ceramics by Karen Morton and tableware by Dawn Vachon. Teaming up with the likes of Finnish design house Marimekko, Melbourne furniture designers Jardan and guarantee a splash of colour, as do Mini.

For Sydneysiders, this might be a good weekend to plan a trip to Melbourne. Everything in the house is for sale, so take it as a chance to revamp your own home, or as an early Christmas shopping expedition. But if you don’t make it in, all will be available online too at The Design Files Open House online store.

Design Files Open House will open its doors daily from November 29 to December 2, between 10am and 5pm.

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