Retro Delights

Chairs, Collections, Design, Furniture, Home Decor, Industrial, Mid-Century, Photographs, Shops

New Work Digs – a bit of a distraction?

After spending the last five years working from home, I decided it was time to mix things up and look for a new environment to work from. Ok that is not totally true… if I am to be 100% honest here, my main motivations to work away from home were: + I was starting to feel a bit trapped within the walls of my house + I was needing a clearly defined separation between my work, study and home life + The days would roll by, weekends would come and go, and I started to feel like I was  ...

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Collections, Events, Garage Sales, Home Decor, Second Hand Finds, Shops

Retro Delights Pop-up in the Burbs!

Last week I purchased a teak coffee table from e-Bay and when I went to collect it I had no idea the treasure I was about to discover in the burbs … I arrived at a cute 1950s dwelling in Everard Park, and as I was walking across the front lawn I realised that the home was being used as a so called “pop-up shop” – a place for pick-ups of retro bits and bobs being sold via Gumtree and eBay. I was greeted by a lovely lady called Heather, who proudly showed me around her  ...

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Before and After, Home Decor, Industrial, Our Retro Abode, Renovation, Restoration

Denis’s Studio Reno – Part 2

If you haven’t already, why not check out Part 1 of this blog post… Home made infinity wall! Besides our kitchen renovation, our garage conversion would have to be one of the biggest transformations we have seen at our place. It took a couple of months, working on weekends with a few late nights thrown in here and there, and now I am happy to say Denis’s new photo studio is fully functional! I am so amazed with Denis’s stamina, fitting this in and around his  ...

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Home Decor, Our Retro Abode, Photographs, Renovation, Restoration

I’m doing the retro twist…

April Issue of Inside Out Magazine 2013 Seriously, Denis and I are over the moon. I ducked over to our corner deli early this morning and the latest hot of the press Inside Out Magazine was sitting there looking all bright and colourful saying here I am, I’m over here… ‘Quick, DENIS IT IS HERE’… I waited for him to come and join me as we both sat in our lounge so excited about this moment. We have patiently waited for this very day since the whole process began  ...

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Brands, Home Decor, Lifestyle

Magazine Photo Shoot

We had the best day yesterday. After 4 months of narrowing down a date we had our photo shoot for a feature spread in interiors magazine Inside Out. There is nothing like having an incentive like this to get a few extra things done around the house! Actually, it was epic what we achieved in those 4 months. We managed to finish our bedroom, the hallway, the stairs (which took 6 full days), plus 24 hrs before the shoot we decide to pull up the carpet in the Messagemark studio and paint all  ...

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Before and After, Home Decor, Our Retro Abode, Renovation

The Den Reno

Carrying on from “The Den” post… Well our “Den” has finally come together in true Kyrie & Denis style. In total, it took us 2 full weekends of work, at a cost of approx $1000 including paint, shelving and cabinets. Wallpaper removed, walls ready to paint. Denis Loves Painting – TRUE! Weekend 1 (May 2012)Two solid days of removing the old tired wallpaper, prepping the walls (very time consuming) and then the fun bit painting! A couple modifications to  ...

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