Vintage House In Daylesford

Home of stylist Kali Cavanagh this 1860s cottage has a stunning mix of old and new, quirky finds and a wealth of materials on display. Animal skin rugs, rusty iron work, rough wood or smooth marble it’s all under one gorgeous roof.

Wherever you look there are eclectic finds from around the world like French stable doors, subway tiles, antique wooden shutters, a vintage fan, a framed Union Jack flag, industrial style pendant lights and a fabulous cast-iron bath. I love the fact that every room has it’s own character ranging from white Scandi influences in the master bedroom and en-suite to a shabby chic country kitchen with a to-die-for pale blue Chambers oven.

Photography by Armelle Habib | Styling by Kali Cavanagh


One Bedroom - Two Concepts

The power of colour and accessories.

Bedroom A. Move away from stereotypical thinking – pink may be girly but it can also be elegant, as seen with this room. If wall-to-wall pink is too much for you, simply painting to an imaginery picture rail will give your eye some respite from the colour. Use paint swatches to mix and match different colour combos to inspire how you’ll accessorise your space – it’s all about your unique take.

Bedroom B. This bedroom’s blue shades ensure there is a common thread tying the look together. Multiple patterns add interest and work in harmony; their indigo-to-sky tones complement fresh coats of white and pale blue paint. Be warned though – creating a harmonious ombre blue room sounds easier than it is. It is best achieved through layers of like-minded blue tones from the same family.

Source: Homelife magazine

Styling by Julia Green

Photography by Armelle Habib

Art | Megan Weston

Renowned for her large-scale aerial abstract works in ink, resin and acrylic, Melbourne based artist Megan Weston has been turning heads with her richly layered works on canvas, inspired in part by aerial photography.

Fascinated by her beautiful works and techniques, I found it extremely hard not to showcase every single piece. With quite a price tag, no two artworks are the same as they are inspired by technology and the images presented by satellites of the earth from a distance.

True to Megan’s style, “Icelandia” features topographical portraits working predominantly with her favoured medium of resin. This time focussing on the far north of the globe as her inspiration and subject. Glacial icy blues, deep emerald greens and colours found in flowers from the wildest of terrains have been masterly combined to create Megan’s version of Icelandia.

Photography by Armelle Habib | Styling by Julia Green

Megan’s work in situ at Fenton and Fenton.  Cushion on chair (right) forms part of Megan’s new ‘Altitude’ range, and is digitally printed with photographs of Megan’s colourful studio floor.

One of Megan Weston’s fabulous artworks has been given a new lease of life and digitally printed to form a gorgeous canvas throw.


Oban House by AGUSHI

Architecture: AGUSHI and David Watson Architect
Interiors: Workroom Design
Photography : Armelle Habib
Location : South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia.

Project description

The client’s brief was to provide a low maintenance contemporary home that utilizes a natural and organic material pallet whilst having a slightly industrial, yet warm feel.

The house accommodates 2 living zones, study, kitchen with butler’s pantry, 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and a separate upstairs living zone. The two levels of the house are accessed by a lift and the house offers a rarity for South Yarra being a generous 2 car off street garage. Outside is an 8 metre pool and north east facing garden, tiled alfresco area for outfoor entertainment and discreet plant and equipment area. The house is orientated around a central courtyard providing northern light into the two living areas and a smaller north courtyard filles the study with a bright landscaped outlook.

Externally the house is largely rendered in a Roman finished render offering a crazed patina look and has a kind of fortress appeal with only one front facing window which is covered by operable louvred screen to protect the bedroom from the harsh afternoon sun. The lower section of the house is largely comprised of floor to ceiling windows and black Zinc cladding conceals the garage.

Internally natural and blackened American Oak is abundant in the joinery and wall paneling whilst European oak and travertine dominate the floor finishes. An Oak battened ceiling gives the dining and alfresco areas a distinct sense of separation from the open plan design. Off form concrete walls and structural columns, and oxidized steel cladding in bathrooms give an industrial touch with Calacutta marble offsetting this industrial feel with a lux enhancement.

Positioned on only 480m2 of land, this house at 370m2 of living and garage offer a highly unique experience for inner city Melbourne living. The spaces are large without feeling cavernous and the abundant use of glazing brings so much natural light into the home that ones feels like they are outside as much as they are inside.