Open House


Lucy Feagins is undoubtedly the sweetheart of Australian interior design blogs – her ongoing project The Design Files documents the stylish domestic lives of interesting folks around the nation. This week, Lucy and her team created a real-world version of her blog – The Design Files Open House. In short, it’s a lust-worthy residence filled to the brim with art, design, furnishings and everything you want to take home (but might have to budget for). Best part is – you CAN buy items straight from the house – so it’s kind of like a retail version of a traditional real estate ‘open house’ where everything’s up for grabs. If you’re in Melbourne, you’ve only got today left to experience the open house in Hawthorn – but Sydneysiders can still look forward to The Design Files Open House from Thursday December 5th – Sunday 8th December in Surry Hills. Ruby Slipper visited TDF Open House on its first day open to the public, and you couldn’t move for yummy mummies and snazzy grannies, girls about town and the odd fella. A successful installation, and a stylish one at that.



Delicate portraits paired aside luscious blooms in the ex-industrial home’s foyer grabbed my attention. What do you think of these minimalist Christmas trees (right)?


Feature walls a-gogo. I’ve been thinking about painting my bedroom walls a snuggly shade of deep blue or charcoal. Do you have a richly painted room at home?



From what I could see, The Design Files fans were purchasing healthily from the goodies on offer at the Open House. More power to you, designers!



Floating foliage, richly painted walls and art – all for the picking.

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