The Design Files Open House was back again this weekend in Melbourne and I was excited! I dodged the gloomy Sunday weather to seek out the not so secret location in the backstreets of leafy Hawthorn. The colourfully decorated Mini peeking from the garage was just a taster of what was in store inside.
For the third year Lucy and her team at The Design Files have pulled together what can only be described as a truly inspired and unique event. Like the previous two open houses a unique home was selected as a backdrop for a carefully selected selection of some of Melbourne and Australia's best design and art pieces. With one big difference its not just to look at, everything was for sale.
This year colour was a big feature of the house with Dulux one of the major sponsors, alongside Mini, Jardan and Country Road. Each area of the home was accented by a bold colour wall which really made a feature of some of the hottest artwork around at the moment. Including pieces from some of my favourites Kirra Jamison, Rachel Castle, Lucas Grogan and Miranda Skoczek amoungst many others.
Sadly, my pockets were not quite deep enough for what was hanging on the walls! Never fear there were still plenty of more affordable items on show including dependably fabulous textiles and homewares from Melbourne favourites Bonnie and Neil, a new range of accessories from Homework, new project from Lara Davies and Jess Wright of Harvest Textiles fame! A couple of new discoveries for me were the small desk accessories and objects from Studiokyss and the delicate glass work from Amanda Dziedzic.
I could quite easily ramble a lot more about all the wonderful things on show, but well why bother when you can go check them out on the Supplier page on the official Open House website.