Thursday 4th December 2014

Events

The Design Files Open House 2014 · OPEN TODAY!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
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In case you missed it (highly unlikely) I am just writing one last little post to remind you all that The Design Files Open House 2014 is officially open TODAY and for the next 4 days in Collingwood, Melbourne – woohoo, we got there!

Artwork and product in the living room at The Design Files Open House!  Artwork on wall (from left) by Julian MeagherEmma LipscombeBelynda Henry,  Sandra Eterovic (circular piece), Fred FowlerStephen GiblettMadeline Kidd,  On ledge, accessories by Dinosaur Designs,terrariums by Miniscapes, potted plants from Loose Leaf (in pots by Tara Shackell), ceramics by Jessilla Rogers. All furniture by Jardan, flooring by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Sea Angel. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Artwork and product in the living room at The Design Files Open House!  Artwork on wall by Julian MeagherEmma LipscombeBelynda Henry and Sandra Eterovic (circular piece).  On ledge, accessories by Dinosaur Designs, terrariums by Miniscapes and potted plants from Loose Leaf (in pots by Tara Shackell), All furniture by Jardan, flooring by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Sea Angel. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Details from The Design Files Open House living room!  Concrete mirror and containers by Studio Kyss, agate crystal plates and amethyst. All furniture by Jardan.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Living room 2! Artwork (from left) by Belynda HenryMadeline Kidd, Sandra Eterovic (circular piece), Jon Campbell, Fred FowlerEmma Lipscombe, Sean Fennessy. All furniture by Jardan, a collection of vessels from Baker House, Takeawei,  terrariums by Miniscapes.  All plants from Loose Leaf (in pots by Tara Shackell and wire plant holder by Ivy &  Muse).  Flooring by Royal Oak Floors.   Rug by Armadillo & Co. Wall colour – Dulux Canadian Pine.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Details from The Design Files Open House 2014.  Ceramic bowls and plates by Lauren Bamford.  Brass accessories by Lightly, marble trivet by Marble Basics, mug by Takeawei.  Surface colour – Dulux Sea Angel.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

A glimpse in our front window.  All furniture by Jardan, glass lighting by Jardan, hanging plant installation by Wona at Loose Leaf, foliage inspired window decals by Georgia Perry.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

KITCHEN!  Designed and built by my talented man, Gordon Johnson.   All kitchen appliances (ovens, range hood, cooktop, integrated fridge and freer) by Siemens. All furniture by Jardan, glass light fitting over dining table by Douglas and Bec, ceramic vases and plates on dining table by Robert Gordon Australia, brass sculptures by Anna Varendorff, all plants by Loose Leaf.  Cabinetry colour – Dulux Mirage Blue. Flooring by Royal Oak Floors.   Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kitchen detail.  Induction cooktop by  Siemens.  Ceramics on top shelf by Jessilla Rogers, plants by Loose Leaf, small pots by Tara Shackell, marble trivet by Marble Basics,  Cabinetry colour – Dulux Mirage Blue.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Dining room detail.  All furniture by Jardan, glass light fitting over dining table by Douglas and Bec, ceramic vases and plates on dining table by Robert Gordon Australia, brass sculptures by Anna Varendorff, all plants by Loose Leaf.  Flooring by Royal Oak Floors.  Artwork on far left of green wall by Ken Done. Far wall colour – Dulux Canadian Pine.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Looking into the living room with lush greenery as far as the eye can see by Loose Leaf!  All furniture by Jardan.  Far wall colour – Dulux Sea Angel.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Incredible green plant wall in our internal courtyard by Loose Leaf, in collaboration with The Planthunter.  Hanging lights by Moya Delany.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Master bedroom.   All furniture by Jardan. Paintings on left hand side (including circular paintings) by Numskull, small paintings above right hand bedside by Elizabeth Barnett.  Artwork on right hand wall by Kirra Jamison.  Bedlinen by Frank and Mint, throw by Shilo Engelbrecht.  Rug by Armadillo & Co. Flooring – French Grey Herringbone by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Mirage Blue. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Bedroom detail.  All furniture by Jardan. Paintings to left by Leah Fraser, paintings to right by Numskull, small paintings above right hand bedside by Elizabeth Barnett.  Artwork on right hand wall by Kirra Jamison.  Bedlinen by Frank and Mint, throw by Shilo Engelbrecht.  Flooring – French Grey Herringbone by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Mirage Blue. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Bedroom details.   All furniture by Jardan. Paintings above right hand bedside by Elizabeth Barnett. Ceramics on bedside by Sarah Schembri. Artwork on right hand wall by Kirra Jamison.  Bedlinen by Frank and Mint, throw by Shilo Engelbrecht.  Flooring – French Grey Herringbone by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Mirage Blue. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kids space!  On main wall – Crosses by Jai Vasicek / Ahoy Trader. Artwork from left by Sarah Kelk of Hello Polly, Rachel CastleStephen GiblettEmma Lipscombe.  Cushions on ledge by Bonnie and Neil (pom pom cushion by Rachel Castle).  On right wall, hand painted timber plaques and ping pong bats by Sandra Eterovic.  Mirrored lips by Bride & Wolfe.  All furniture by Jardan.  Wall colour – Dulux Mandrake. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Looking from master bedroom into kids space.  Artwork in foreground by Kirra Jamison.  On far wall – paintings by Emily Besser, Numskull..  Lovestar acrylic heart vases, Amanda Dziedic glassware in foreground. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kids space detail.  Crosses by Jai Vasicek / Ahoy Trader. Artwork from left by Sarah Kelk of Hello PollyRachel Castle.  Wall colour – Dulux Mandrake. Photo – Eve Wilson.

After an epic few months of planning, building, and transforming our warehouse space, we are SO pumped to throw open the doors at The Design Files Open House today, and share this very special project with you all!  If you’re in Melbourne please do pop down and pay us a visit! We’re open today for four days, 10.00am – 5.00pm, from today until this Sunday Dec 7th…. and just in case you need a little further encouragement to pay us a little visit, we thought we’d share a little sneak peek today! These beautiful shots of the house were captured earlier this week by Eve Wilson.

ENORMOUS THANKS once again to all supporters and sponsors who have been instrumental in getting this project off the ground for the fourth year running!  We’re immensely grateful to Bank of Melbourne who are our inaugural Major Event Partner this year, and who have really enabled us to bring Open House to life on a larger scale than ever before!

We also have five wonderful Major Sponsors supporting the event this year.  Jardan have been with us ever since our very first event in 2011 – we are so grateful for their ongoing support.  Australia’s leading paint brand Dulux are also with us again this year, and we’ve selected a palette of stunning Dulux colours to feature throughout the house.  Thanks also to Fiat for their generous support of this event – you’ll be able to see our super cute customised Fiat500 by Georgia Perry parked outside the Open House event each day.  Thanks also to Royal Oak Floors, whose beautiful range of wide oak and herringbone floors can be seen throughout the house.  AND last but not least, building Open House from scratch has enabled us to design and build a full scale KITCHEN ourselves, which has been possible with the generous support of Siemens, whose sleek kitchen appliances feature in the house.

HUGE THANKS ALSO to all the amazing artists, designers, local businesses and friends who have participated and supported this crazy venture once again this year – especially Cookes Food who cooked up a storm for our opening event last night, serving wine from All Saints Estate.  Charlie and Wona from Loose Leaf alongside Georgina Reid aka The Planthunter all deserve a mention for all the amazing leafy plant life they have installed in here over the past week… and I also must give a well deserved shout-out to Esther at The Project Agency – the most amazing, hardworking and passionate publicist any client could wish for.

A special thanks is in order also to our most excellent team, especially the bump in crew who have worked tirelessly over the last two months to pull this thing off –  My talented fella Gordon Johnson, Huw Smith (you guys are truly superhuman, thank you!) Nat Turnbull, Gemma Portelli, Marni Kornhauser, James Clark, Jona Gunn, Chrissie (my wonderful Mum!), and Lisa Marie Corso (Words fail me… LISA YOU ARE one in a MILLION!).

ONE FINAL THING.  Those who follow us on Instagram will know that this year for the first time we have decided to harness your incredible support of Open House, by asking all visitors for a gold coin donation for the Aslyum Seeker Resource Centre. The ASRC do life-changing work supporting asylum seekers and refugees in our community, providing housing, food, legal aid and vital services to those desperately in need, right here in Melbourne.  We’re aiming to raise $10,000 for the ASRC Christmas appeal by end of day Sunday!  Please dig deep, bring your loose change and help us smash our target! x

The Design Files Open House 2014
12 Smith st
Collingwood
Vic 3066

Open from today until this Sunday December 7th,  10.00am – 5.00pm daily.

FOUR DAYS ONLY people – come visit!

Our amazing internal courtyard!   Lush green plant wall by Loose Leaf in collaboration with The Planthunter.  Hanging lights by Moya Delany.  French Grey Herringbone flooring by Royal Oak Floors. All furniture by Jardan. Photo – Eve Wilson.

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Thursday 4th December 2014

Events

The Design Files Open House 2014 · OPEN TODAY!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Share View Web Version

In case you missed it (highly unlikely) I am just writing one last little post to remind you all that The Design Files Open House 2014 is officially open TODAY and for the next 4 days in Collingwood, Melbourne – woohoo, we got there!

Artwork and product in the living room at The Design Files Open House!  Artwork on wall (from left) by Julian MeagherEmma LipscombeBelynda Henry,  Sandra Eterovic (circular piece), Fred FowlerStephen GiblettMadeline Kidd,  On ledge, accessories by Dinosaur Designs,terrariums by Miniscapes, potted plants from Loose Leaf (in pots by Tara Shackell), ceramics by Jessilla Rogers. All furniture by Jardan, flooring by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Sea Angel. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Artwork and product in the living room at The Design Files Open House!  Artwork on wall by Julian MeagherEmma LipscombeBelynda Henry and Sandra Eterovic (circular piece).  On ledge, accessories by Dinosaur Designs, terrariums by Miniscapes and potted plants from Loose Leaf (in pots by Tara Shackell), All furniture by Jardan, flooring by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Sea Angel. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Details from The Design Files Open House living room!  Concrete mirror and containers by Studio Kyss, agate crystal plates and amethyst. All furniture by Jardan.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Living room 2! Artwork (from left) by Belynda HenryMadeline Kidd, Sandra Eterovic (circular piece), Jon Campbell, Fred FowlerEmma Lipscombe, Sean Fennessy. All furniture by Jardan, a collection of vessels from Baker House, Takeawei,  terrariums by Miniscapes.  All plants from Loose Leaf (in pots by Tara Shackell and wire plant holder by Ivy &  Muse).  Flooring by Royal Oak Floors.   Rug by Armadillo & Co. Wall colour – Dulux Canadian Pine.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Details from The Design Files Open House 2014.  Ceramic bowls and plates by Lauren Bamford.  Brass accessories by Lightly, marble trivet by Marble Basics, mug by Takeawei.  Surface colour – Dulux Sea Angel.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

A glimpse in our front window.  All furniture by Jardan, glass lighting by Jardan, hanging plant installation by Wona at Loose Leaf, foliage inspired window decals by Georgia Perry.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

KITCHEN!  Designed and built by my talented man, Gordon Johnson.   All kitchen appliances (ovens, range hood, cooktop, integrated fridge and freer) by Siemens. All furniture by Jardan, glass light fitting over dining table by Douglas and Bec, ceramic vases and plates on dining table by Robert Gordon Australia, brass sculptures by Anna Varendorff, all plants by Loose Leaf.  Cabinetry colour – Dulux Mirage Blue. Flooring by Royal Oak Floors.   Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kitchen detail.  Induction cooktop by  Siemens.  Ceramics on top shelf by Jessilla Rogers, plants by Loose Leaf, small pots by Tara Shackell, marble trivet by Marble Basics,  Cabinetry colour – Dulux Mirage Blue.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Dining room detail.  All furniture by Jardan, glass light fitting over dining table by Douglas and Bec, ceramic vases and plates on dining table by Robert Gordon Australia, brass sculptures by Anna Varendorff, all plants by Loose Leaf.  Flooring by Royal Oak Floors.  Artwork on far left of green wall by Ken Done. Far wall colour – Dulux Canadian Pine.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Looking into the living room with lush greenery as far as the eye can see by Loose Leaf!  All furniture by Jardan.  Far wall colour – Dulux Sea Angel.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Incredible green plant wall in our internal courtyard by Loose Leaf, in collaboration with The Planthunter.  Hanging lights by Moya Delany.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

Master bedroom.   All furniture by Jardan. Paintings on left hand side (including circular paintings) by Numskull, small paintings above right hand bedside by Elizabeth Barnett.  Artwork on right hand wall by Kirra Jamison.  Bedlinen by Frank and Mint, throw by Shilo Engelbrecht.  Rug by Armadillo & Co. Flooring – French Grey Herringbone by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Mirage Blue. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Bedroom detail.  All furniture by Jardan. Paintings to left by Leah Fraser, paintings to right by Numskull, small paintings above right hand bedside by Elizabeth Barnett.  Artwork on right hand wall by Kirra Jamison.  Bedlinen by Frank and Mint, throw by Shilo Engelbrecht.  Flooring – French Grey Herringbone by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Mirage Blue. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Bedroom details.   All furniture by Jardan. Paintings above right hand bedside by Elizabeth Barnett. Ceramics on bedside by Sarah Schembri. Artwork on right hand wall by Kirra Jamison.  Bedlinen by Frank and Mint, throw by Shilo Engelbrecht.  Flooring – French Grey Herringbone by Royal Oak Floors.  Wall colour – Dulux Mirage Blue. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kids space!  On main wall – Crosses by Jai Vasicek / Ahoy Trader. Artwork from left by Sarah Kelk of Hello Polly, Rachel CastleStephen GiblettEmma Lipscombe.  Cushions on ledge by Bonnie and Neil (pom pom cushion by Rachel Castle).  On right wall, hand painted timber plaques and ping pong bats by Sandra Eterovic.  Mirrored lips by Bride & Wolfe.  All furniture by Jardan.  Wall colour – Dulux Mandrake. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Looking from master bedroom into kids space.  Artwork in foreground by Kirra Jamison.  On far wall – paintings by Emily Besser, Numskull..  Lovestar acrylic heart vases, Amanda Dziedic glassware in foreground. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kids space detail.  Crosses by Jai Vasicek / Ahoy Trader. Artwork from left by Sarah Kelk of Hello PollyRachel Castle.  Wall colour – Dulux Mandrake. Photo – Eve Wilson.

After an epic few months of planning, building, and transforming our warehouse space, we are SO pumped to throw open the doors at The Design Files Open House today, and share this very special project with you all!  If you’re in Melbourne please do pop down and pay us a visit! We’re open today for four days, 10.00am – 5.00pm, from today until this Sunday Dec 7th…. and just in case you need a little further encouragement to pay us a little visit, we thought we’d share a little sneak peek today! These beautiful shots of the house were captured earlier this week by Eve Wilson.

ENORMOUS THANKS once again to all supporters and sponsors who have been instrumental in getting this project off the ground for the fourth year running!  We’re immensely grateful to Bank of Melbourne who are our inaugural Major Event Partner this year, and who have really enabled us to bring Open House to life on a larger scale than ever before!

We also have five wonderful Major Sponsors supporting the event this year.  Jardan have been with us ever since our very first event in 2011 – we are so grateful for their ongoing support.  Australia’s leading paint brand Dulux are also with us again this year, and we’ve selected a palette of stunning Dulux colours to feature throughout the house.  Thanks also to Fiat for their generous support of this event – you’ll be able to see our super cute customised Fiat500 by Georgia Perry parked outside the Open House event each day.  Thanks also to Royal Oak Floors, whose beautiful range of wide oak and herringbone floors can be seen throughout the house.  AND last but not least, building Open House from scratch has enabled us to design and build a full scale KITCHEN ourselves, which has been possible with the generous support of Siemens, whose sleek kitchen appliances feature in the house.

HUGE THANKS ALSO to all the amazing artists, designers, local businesses and friends who have participated and supported this crazy venture once again this year – especially Cookes Food who cooked up a storm for our opening event last night, serving wine from All Saints Estate.  Charlie and Wona from Loose Leaf alongside Georgina Reid aka The Planthunter all deserve a mention for all the amazing leafy plant life they have installed in here over the past week… and I also must give a well deserved shout-out to Esther at The Project Agency – the most amazing, hardworking and passionate publicist any client could wish for.

A special thanks is in order also to our most excellent team, especially the bump in crew who have worked tirelessly over the last two months to pull this thing off –  My talented fella Gordon Johnson, Huw Smith (you guys are truly superhuman, thank you!) Nat Turnbull, Gemma Portelli, Marni Kornhauser, James Clark, Jona Gunn, Chrissie (my wonderful Mum!), and Lisa Marie Corso (Words fail me… LISA YOU ARE one in a MILLION!).

ONE FINAL THING.  Those who follow us on Instagram will know that this year for the first time we have decided to harness your incredible support of Open House, by asking all visitors for a gold coin donation for the Aslyum Seeker Resource Centre. The ASRC do life-changing work supporting asylum seekers and refugees in our community, providing housing, food, legal aid and vital services to those desperately in need, right here in Melbourne.  We’re aiming to raise $10,000 for the ASRC Christmas appeal by end of day Sunday!  Please dig deep, bring your loose change and help us smash our target! x

The Design Files Open House 2014
12 Smith st
Collingwood
Vic 3066

Open from today until this Sunday December 7th,  10.00am – 5.00pm daily.

FOUR DAYS ONLY people – come visit!

Our amazing internal courtyard!   Lush green plant wall by Loose Leaf in collaboration with The Planthunter.  Hanging lights by Moya Delany.  French Grey Herringbone flooring by Royal Oak Floors. All furniture by Jardan. Photo – Eve Wilson.

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