sneak peek: beci orpin

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for our second sneak peek of the day we travel down under to the home and office of australian designer beci orpin. she’s one busy lady these days, getting ready to launch a new stationery/homewares line in march, but she was kind enough to send over these photos of her amazing home for a sneak peek . check out tons more images here, and until her site is relaunched you can check out her work right here, as one of our featured designers in our regional roundup: australia. [thanks, beci!]anne

[above:bedroom – bedroom – my dad took this mantle from another room and put it in ours… we love it! thanks dad. more frames, parker drawers, bentwood chair (from my local opp shop!) ]

bedroom -. windows look out to park across the road and faces east so we get great morning sun

side board, florence broadhusrt fabirc print (my husband gave it to me for xmas a few years ago) and collection of frames detail in our bedroom

receding shelf with yellow mosaic tiles.i serched high and low for the right yellow!

lounge – its a pretty small room so we dont have much in it, except our couch and a sideboard. we keep the couch in day bed position with lots of cushions

bookshelf…. i have bad book addiction. prints on top are mine froma show i did in 2006

dining. again this is not a very big space, so this cabinet is great for storage. some friend gave me this cabinet when we moved in. it matches rest  of our stuff furniture perfectly!

storage in tyke and ari’s room

studio -part of my desk used for drawing

  1. Elli says:

    Total love. And I’m joining the chorus of Tooth Lovers! Any chance we could find out where those canisters(?) come from?

  2. beci says:

    thanks so much for all the lovely lovely comments!!! here are some answers to you queries:

    TEETH – they were originally part of an exhibition i had in 2004. i made 30 and all have sold except for these 4. but, i am planning to make some similar for my new line that is planned for launch in march.

    TILES – i think the yellow was called daffodil. i brought them from a great tile shop in melbourne called perini, but i cant remember who the maker was – sorry!

    FACE CUSHION – is one of mine from a princess tina collection a few years ago, but again, as i have had lots of requests for them it is going to be part of my new line that comes out in march. am going to do a few different colours as well

    SINK – is villeroy and boch

    ELEPHANT MOBILE – is from flensted – http://www.flensted-mobiles.com

    ALSO… sorry my site isn’t up at the moment, it should be back up in 2 weeks (complete with a shop section!). will post again once its live.

    thanks again for all the niceness!!!!

    p.s yes – i am a big avian lover! ornithology would def. be my second career if possible!

  3. beci says:

    oh and one more thing – owl with wings out i found at a flea market. its hand-carved and one of my most treasured finds!

  4. Madalyn says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like the main bedroom? It looks so cold and bleak with nothing on the all-white walls… the floors are nice and warm, but those walls are crying for something more.

    All the other rooms are elegant and the arrangement of objects artistic. The children’s rooms are delightful.

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