Melbourne creative couple Kirra Jamison and Dane Lovett live in a 650 square foot partially converted industrial warehouse. When they moved into the space, they painted all the walls (the few that there were in the wide open space) and studio floors white. It was a challenge at first to make the space feel cozy and homey (it does get cold in winter too!), but they have found a way to make their home colorful and playful. With various pieces collected over the years, including some that will stay with them forever and others that will be passed on yet again, it’s really easy to rearrange the space. Now they couldn’t imagine living in a “real” house and love the convenience of being above their studio spaces in a community full of painters, photographers, interior designers, a florist and a furniture designer. For those of you in Melbourne, don’t miss Kirra’s upcoming show at the Sophie Gannon Gallery April 19 through May 14th, and for those in Paris, Dane has a show at Colette in May. Thanks so much to Kirra, Dane and their lovely neighbor, photographer Daniel Mahon, for the photographs! — Anne
Image above: The bed is custom, made locally using recycled timbers and sustainable materials. The Rorschach painting above the bed is by Ben Quilty (we did a swap). The vintage table and owl lamp are from The Junk Company.
Image above: The pink chairs are original Casala. The painting above the bookshelf is by Jake Walker, and the Biro and pencil drawing is by Laith McGregor (another swap). The collection of vintage eskys is a must in Australia.
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Image above: Chalkboard wall in the kitchen. As the space was open, we built the wall ourselves and custom-made the chalk paint color. The drawings are remnants from a party we had in summer. The green metal table is from Industria and is an original hospital bedside table made around the time of the Vietnam War.
Image above: All curtains and sheets are by Anthropologie, and the duvet cover is by Urban Outfitters. The stump table next to the bed is by Greg Hatton.
Image above: Necklace by New Zealand designer Karen Walker.
Image above: All flowers (and oak branches) by my friend, neighbor, source of inspiration and all-around wonderful lady Katie (Petal) Marx.