Although Australia is way over on the other side of the world, it’s a goldmine when it comes to sourcing great Scandinavian mid century modern designs.
This striking Melbourne mid century modern home is furnished with lots of classic pieces of furniture from the era, alongside mid-century inspired items such as the tabletop mobile and pebble patterned cushion.
- Vitra Noguchi coffee table, walnut
- Arched floor lamp
- Eames lounge chair & ottoman
- Original Danish design side table
- Vintage floral eiderdown quilt
- Custom metal table stabile: The Alexander
- Vintage teak sideboard
We head down to Brisbane, Australia for this month’s Pick of the Pads.
Rowena Cornwell’s “Retro Perspective” home was featured in the November 2013 edition of Homes & Gardens magazine.
She uses a strong indigo blue as a unifying colour throughout her home.
Glossy tiles, soft furnishings and artwork are complemented with bright whites and soft greys.
The house is casual yet very grown up.
Rowena perfectly combines traditional antiques with mid century modern pieces. It takes a very good eye to do this as successfully as seen here.
The spaces are filled with light and there’s such a lovely flow to the house. We love it!
In this Friday Folks post we introduce Pilgrim Lee (aka Draw! Pilgrim). We’ve admired Pilgrim’s work for a long while – she shares our love of bold, bright colours and design from the 60s & 70s. She’s a very busy lady – blogger, designer, maker, seller, traveller, mother… where does she find the time?!
Who are you & what do you do?
I’m Pilgrim Lee, owner of Draw! Pilgrim and I’m a graphic designer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia.
How did you get into the business?
While I was in high school I worked for my mum’s graphic design business. Following high school and a couple of years abroad I studied visual communication and shortly after, I started Draw! Pilgrim as a home-based business while I cared for my baby son.
Who or what inspires you?
All kinds of things inspire me, but most of those things are colorful, wild design from the 60s and 70s: Verner Panton, Hans Edelman, Milton Glaser etc.
What has been your greatest success?
I’m very proud of how my business has grown over the last couple of years, and I would never have believed some of the great publicity I’ve received in that time: inclusion in the Print & Pattern 2 book, magazine and newspaper features, and coverage on some really huge blogs!
Have you got any advice for someone wanting to break into the business?
Be well prepared. Consider your various strategies and policies. Move at a pace you are comfortable with – even if it’s slower than you think it should be. Being comfortable to take each next step is a guarantee of your work being good quality. Be confident! You can do it!