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Room 89 – Mel’s living room

“My living room and I mean ‘living’! It’s my bedroom, lounge room and office. It’s mine and only mine.”

“Moses the moose was given to me by a wonderful guy and has been with me for a few years. He’s my dream-catcher and protector whilst I’m sleeping.”

“I spend a lot of time at my desk. It’s where I communicate on the inter-web, write in my journals, research my next hobby or interest, learn new tarot spreads, meditate…just about everything goes on in this space.”

Mel’s favourite piece – her butterflies, Derek and Darrell. “They are my connection to nature, they’re also just damn handsome.”

“This oriental jacket is one of my faves. I bought it a few years ago in Nolita, New York from a tiny vintage clothing store. It’s original 60s and feels amazing on. I would love to know the background of it’s previous owner.’

“I picked up this fan up from a vintage store in Sydney. I couldn’t tell you where, but it’s been with me for over fifteen years. I love a touch of oriental around the home and in my wardrobe. It reminds me of movies like ‘In the mood for love’ by Wong Kar-Wai. Such great style.”

“This sticker was given to me recently by an African-American man in a record store in Austin, Texas. I was sitting on a stool listening to a country singer, Delbert McLinton, who turned up to promote his latest album, and he said he got them printed after Trump was elected to remind people what American is becoming.”

1. What’s the room and who uses it?
My living room and I mean ‘living’! It’s my bedroom, lounge room and office. It’s mine and only mine.

2. What do you do for a crust?
Creative services director in an advertising agency.

3. What goes on in the room?
Sleeping, thinking, journaling, singing, reading, meditating, talking, nurturing, eating and observing life through the lens of the internet.

4. Favourite piece in the room and why?
My butterflies, Derek and Darrell.

5. Anything on your wish list that you would love to add to the space?
A vintage oriental wall divider and more taxidermy.

6. What do other people say when they see your room for the first time? 
“Vintage boudoir.”
“Old Hollywood.”
“It’s very Mel!”

7. Why do you love this room?
When I walk into this room I feel loved, at peace, chuffed and attracted to its beauty. It’s everything I visualised years ago, but never had the opportunity to make happen.

8. What’s one lovely memory you have whilst being in the room?
When friends visit they always sit in the teal velvet chair and for some reason that makes me happy.

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3 thoughts on “Room 89 – Mel’s living room

  1. Wow! This room is oozing with personal style. I love the furniture pieces and decorations, so glamorous.


  2. Trisha Lee on said:

    What a lovely bijou space, Mel! Very Moulin Rouge 😊
    Beautiful photography, Kate!! Love ya work 😉

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