Client: Real Living magazine, Sydney, Australia
Interior styling: Clair Wayman
Photographer: Sharyn Cairns
Location: Prue Browns Hawthorn location house, Victoria, Australia
Category: editorial styling / home magazine
We're always looking for ways to find inspiration for our homes and one theme the Real Living editorial team came up with was gleaning ideas from store interiors.
Husk has always been a favourite lifestyle store, mainly for the way the interior seems to transport me to another land. The grotto like, curved white rendered, walls and treasure trove of finds reminds of a Moroccan souk. The space is earthy and bohemian, with their recycled timber floors and cool 'Gypset traveller' vibe. I created a dining room space with lots of textural wood and natural tones, plus intriguing hand-made ceramics.'
It was up to me to do my research and find the most interesting shop fit-outs at the time. Kit Cosmetics was a new make-up brand in Melbourne and had just opened a flag ship store in Chapel Street. I loved their eclectic, cool vintage vibe in the store with industrial display trolleys and curious kitsch displays. Red was their signature colour, so I played on that and came up with my own interior, inspired by their shop design.
Witchery is a well known Australian clothing brand and I love their refined, feminine shop fit-outs. At the time their interiors were classic and neutral, with elegant cream seating and contrasting, contemporary dark wood furniture. I focused on the main elements from their stores and came up with a calm, paired back living room scheme, combining sisal rugs, dark wood, and cream furniture with a reassuring traditional feel.'