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sneak peek: katie graham

by Amy Azzarito


I completely fell in love with the wicker furniture of Family Love Tree, which is run by Australian furniture designer Katie Graham, so I asked if we could get a little peek inside her own living space. Katie lives in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, with her husband, Jason, and three kids, Billee, Angus and Wolfe. Katie adores bright colors and patterns, clashing colors and fabrics and generally breaking all decorating rules. The result is pretty fabulous! Thanks, Katie! And thanks to Derek Swalwell for the lovely photographs. — Amy Azzarito

Image above: The dining room, our favorite place to entertain. I bought this old dining table 12 years ago, and it has entertained many guests. It sits proudly under our large gold/black light shade. Painting by Erhan. The walls are painted throughout the house in an off white. We use our artwork to add color to the space.


Image above: Our lounge room, which features a 1960s Featherston chair covered in Florence Broadhurst fabric. The artwork is by local Australian artist Abbey McCulloch. Couch pillows and lampshade are made from original 1960s fabric.



See more of Katie’s Australian home after the jump . . .


Image above: Another angle of the lounge room. Wooden cut-out birds on the window ledge by Bride & Wolfe.


Image above: Our ’70s yellow kitchen tiles are one of my favorite features in our home.


Image above: Master bedroom. The bedside tables are another Italian circa ’60s find. The feature wall is in a taupe color to match the curtains, which match the cushions (by spacecraft).


Image above: My sons, Angus (6) and Wolfe’s (3), bedroom. Navy denim blue feature wall with vintage car decals by Mister Mista and a pirate boat bought off the beach in Bali.


Image above: My daughter, Billee’s (8), bedroom with vintage peacock bed head — the inspiration behind my business, The Family Love Tree. The vintage ’50s boudoir chair is covered in Mokum fabric, and the vintage kantha quilt on her bed is a standout.


Image above: This is taken at my front door with the kids — daughter, Billee, and sons, Angus and Wolfe. The original stone wall from the ’50s and the ’70s-style wood veneer door at the entrance are showstoppers. The painting behind me is by Rhys Lee, a local Melbourne, Australia, painter.

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