The Room Illuminated

Room 21 – Carmen and Saardia’s living room (Melbourne, Australia)

The clock was bought from a little shop in the old town, on the Greek island of Naxos. Despite the epic task to get it home in one piece, it’s a reminder of a fantastic European adventure.

Carmen’s and Saardia’s Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh has a large Greek population, and one of their favourite past times is to head out and dine on souvalakis in the plaza – the Ouzo bottle is from one of those Oakleigh dinners.

Saardia’s dad Stan is an artist and this landscape painting on wood is one of his pieces.

Carmen’s Kokeshi doll collection

The gorgeous lead light windows feature on every door throughout the home. It was one of the features they fell in love with when they first saw the house.

Saardia and his ‘green thumb’ are responsible for all the gardening at home. The three vegetable patches they have produce many of their own vegetables and herbs.

Three and a half years ago, Carmen and Saardia were married. Carmen remembers it fondly as “a gorgeous day spent with family and friends.”




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3 thoughts on “Room 21 – Carmen and Saardia’s living room (Melbourne, Australia)

  1. Rebecca on said:

    The tiles around the fireplace are lovely and how special to have the matching vivid blue in the glass in the door!


  2. It is so beautiful to share in someone’s special space in this way. I appreciate the rawness of your photos and the lovely people sharing their home. No over the top styling. This is ‘real’ and I love it. Looking forward to more. :)


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