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sneak peek: rosetta santucci

by Amy Azzarito


painter rosetta santucci lives with her husband, their two boys and labradoodle, Banjo in this home in footscray, (just outside of melbourne) australia. rosetta’s background in costume for film and television along with her passion for textiles has deeply influenced her painting style. as someone who used to bemoan the white walls in rental apartments, i love seeing how so many painters live so gracefully with white. it reminds me that not all white is equal and that the right white can certainly make all the difference. {thanks rosetta!} {and a special thanks to lucy at the design files for suggesting rosetta to us!} amy a.

[The house has many original features so we just needed to highlight what was already here, like beautiful old boards which we limewashed and we refreshed the walls with white paint to show off our art! I am a painter and I am lucky enough to have a lovely studio at the rear of our house which I work in nearly every day. I grew up in the Barossa Valley surrounded by vineyards and wide open spaces, and in so doing, developed a deep concern with natural forms connected to life – plants, bones, feathers, hills, trees and stones. More and more I realise that my paintings are a path of self discovery and an expression of life’s experiences. As an artist, I understand that nature and life have a lot to offer.]


[photo above: This is the dining room where we have our meals, its beautiful in winter with our cosy original fireplace.]


[photo above: This is the living room with a 1970’s Australian “Chiswell” teak sideboard with some eclectic vintage pottery. The abstract painting is by my husband John. And the gorgeous labradoodle “Banjo” sits on the cowhide.]


[photo above: This is our bedroom and it is one of my paintings which sits above the bed.]

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[photo above: This is an original Victorian fireplace in our bedroom.  A lovely hand-sewn Indian bedspread is draped on the bed. Next to the fireplace is a 1950s Australian webbed chair.]


[photo above: This credenza is an Ebay purchase, on top sits murano glass and more pottery! Family photos line the wall.]


[photo above: Our living room.  A Moroccan foot stool sits in front of the sofa and a painting of mine hangs on the wall.]


[photo above: The studio we had built a few years ago is where my husband and I both work.  An old Moroccan window gives the space an exotic, creative feel.]


[photo above: This is outside of the studio.  The Moroccan window I found in a shop many years.  When we had the studio built it was the perfect opportunity to utilize this beautiful piece.  A cute 1950’s outdoor chair sits next to a vintage table.]

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