Cam and Kat balloons from their recent engagement party!
Dinign area, and Kat's favourite Marimekko cup by one of Kat's favourite illustrators - Maija Louekari.
Got another gorgeous Melbourne Home to share with you today... these shots are from the beautiful apartment of super-famous, ever-modest Melbourne illustrator Kat Macleod, and her partner - equally talented musician Cam Teys (he's the drummer in Melbourne band Gaslight Radio).
Kat and Cam are the cutest couple ever. Seriously. They also just got engaged last month in NYC! (I promised I would make it clear that they don't always have huge gold balloons in their house spelling out their names!! These kooky decorations were for their engagement party just a week ago!)
Kat and Cam have only recently moved into their beautiful older-style apartment in Carlton... it's such a gorgeous little nest, with amazingly high ceilings and huge windows, and lots of leafy foliage in the garden - visible from every light-filled room.
As you'd expect, there are quirky feminine flourishes in every room, lots of artwork by friends, and pieces by some of Kat's favourite illustrators. Cam balances out the girly stuff with his musical equipment, the odd motorbike mag and his favourite James Dean photographs!
Kat and Cam's friends gave them their couch. The yellow 'upholstery' is a doona cover Kat bought at an op shop. The cushions are all either op-shop or Ikea! The copper gloves on the side table are the most amazing engagement gift from friends! There's a boy and a girl hand. Sweet!
Dining area - Cam's James Dean photo hangs above the dining table alongside 'Roses and Hips', an original drawing by Tina Berning, one of Kat's favourite illustrators. It was bought on a trip to new york 2.5 years ago.
Bedroom details... wish I could have captured the light and enormous windows better (These windows are actually twice this tall! - I need a wide-angle lens!). Suzy sits in the window looking at the rain... The pillowcase is by Miranda July - from Third Drawer Down. Kat and I planted the red lips above Cam's side of the bed just for the photo! As if it wasn't girly enough... hee!
A beautiful little sketch of Cam and Kat hangs in the hallway, drawn by their good friend James Lin, from a photo he took of the pair at dinner one night.
Silver-foil peach made by Cam for Kat. Awwww! The embroidered doily was customised by Simone Elder, one of Kat's partners in graphic design studio, Ortolan.
Top - Kat and her baby, Suzy!! 10 year old burmese. Not in the photo is Andy, Cam's 10 year old black & white reclusive cat. (Very camera shy!). Bottom - new Iittala bowl, with illustrations by Klaus Haapaniemi. A gift from Ortolan for Cam and Kat's engagement. Don't you love all that beautiful lush green foliage outside the kitchen windows???
Lovely little bathroom details - Pencil shaving necklace by local jeweller Victoria Mason, Wooden heart earrings by Maru.
Kat enforces a 'Green Only' policy for bathroom essentials! All toothbrushes, product packaging and accessories must be green!
Succulents and other happy little plants on the back deck :) (It was rainy, or I would have ventured further outside!)
a huge, HUGE thanks to Kat and Cam for letting me run around their beautiful home on a Sunday morning with my camera! Also thanks for feeding me Dench bakery goods! :) Too lovely!
ps) If you missed my interview with Kat back in November last year, here it is!