Thursday, August 13, 2009

Melbourne Home - Shelley and Stephan of Galerie Montmartre!

The living room, with an original Featherston chair - one of four collected by Shelley and Stephan over the years.

Eames rocker and Vintage poster scroll

It's been a while... but I'm trying to get back on track with the Melbourne Homes! Today I feel very lucky to share some shots of the beautiful home of Shelley and Stephan Trbuhovich of Galerie Montmartre.

I never would have met Shelley and Stephan if it weren't for this blog. We first crossed paths nearly a year ago when I profiled their gorgeous shop in Fitzroy... (how time flies!). Since then Galerie Montmartre has been so incredibly supportive of The Design Files, and I am so grateful not just for their support of the blog, but also for their friendship and endless encouragement! Whenever I need a bit of a confidence boost I know Shelley will always give me an instant pep-up! (Hey, everyone needs a cheersquad once in a while!).

Shelley and Stephan's house in Clifton Hill is such a warm, welcoming family home, dotted with retro-inspired details that reflect the passions of its owners. It's filled with collections of beautiful old things - Shelley's vintage ceramic vase collection, Stephan's 1950's bakelite radios and vintage sodastreams (is that what's they're called?)... and of course, a stunning array of French vintage posters! All this mixed up with the occasional newer 'must have' piece (such as Shelley's Eames rocker) makes for a home that is stylish yet modest and unpretentious, and filled with the unmistakeable energy and personality of its occupants!

Thanks so much to Shelley and Stephan for letting me loose in their house with my camera!

ps) Shelley has a lovely blog here! Do visit and say hello!

Vintage golf numbers? I think? Also I love the beaten up leather armchairs (on rockers!)

The latest poster acquisition has pride of place in the master bedroom! Love that deep white frame against the mushroomy-cloured wall!

Bedroom details - including a gorgeous polka-dot print by by Melbourne-based Christina Gordon.

Emile's bedroom. Love that cot!!!

vintage details in Emile's room.

Mali's bedroom

Love Mali's French Vintage Poster (top image!). Another print by Christina Gordon is below... (Thanks for reminding me!)
Mali's vintage industrial toy shelves

Mali looks at Dinosaurs!

Shelley's favourite poster! (and yes, another Featherston!)


  1. Hello Lucy,
    the artist is the lovely Christina Gordon.
    Kindest, Heather

  2. These photos are incredible! Thanks for sharing, I love them (especially the prints!)

  3. The artist has a blog called Jam Fancy. I can't remember her actual name, put her work rocks!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, individual and eclectic!

  5. Mali's vintage toy are an absolute delight.

  6. What a lovely home.
    Just gorgeous.
    Thanks to you, Ms Lucy, for another wonderful post. And how nice of Shelley and Stephan to share their place too.

  7. A gorgeous house, and such wonderfully inspiring kids bedrooms. Lovely!

  8. Brilliant! This is exactly the look I'm going for.

    The old beat up chair on rockers is brilliant! And I love that vintage print with the Melbourne Suburbs/Street Names - too cool!

    I want that Penfolds mirror!!

  9. Ok, I could live in that house, really beautiful, love the way everything is put together, thanks for sharing! Eleesa

  10. I'd happily house many lovely things.

  11. Where did they get that suberb patchwork quilt in Mali's room? Work of art.
    Great home, great people.

  12. Just gorgeous! I'm always over in Clifton Hill, it's interesting to think of the beautiful things that hide behind people's front doors.

    And I really need to find myself a giant red letter S : )

  13. Wow - love all the vintage goodies they have!

  14. Just wondering where that amazing crib is from? I've never seen anything like it!

  15. It could be the Sleepi cot from Stokke.

    At least it looks very much like it.


  16. wow, is that the hippest family home or what?!