I’m excited to share that Emma Cleine, artist and founder of ‘Lumiere Art & Co’ has a new business partner and her name is ‘McCrae’ … also known as ‘Lumiere Art & Co House’. A stunning home located on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, filled to the brim with ‘Lumiere Art & Co’ goodness … think divine handmade artwork adorning the walls and every room in the home styled with the bespoke Australian textiles. Guests staying at the home also have the opportunity to participate in ‘art workshops’ on site during their stay … start organising a weekend away with your friends now & I reserve the chair (below) with the green throw!
How beautiful are the two spaces pictured above … I particularly love the bench seat around the window, I could curl up there for hours … with a glass of bubbles in hand of course!
The idea of the ‘Lumiere Art + Co House’ has been on her mind for some time. This is cealrly evident as the home has been beautifully curated home from head to toe! There is honestly not one image that I see here that I don’t truly love to bits, wouldn’t you agree? One thing I noticed about the home is the cohesive style within the spaces, there are such a large mix of different surfaces and textures. I love that here has been the perfect mix of more structured pieces of furniture in a room , to somewhat ‘anchor’ the space, such as the ‘Industria X’ trolley below, and the rest is built up around it. There is an element of ‘softness’ in these areas, achieved by the addition of gorgeous cushions, fresh flowers and beautiful artwork on the wall.
Does Emma have a favourite room in the at the ‘Lumiere Art & Co House’? The girls bunk room … Emma’s favourite, in terms of product creation, ” The double sided quilts and artwork I made for this room with strong line and painterly florals marks a new direction for us, however, it’s still so true to my style and aesthetic,” she says. The home is flooded with natural light, has a gorgeous outdoor space and is only a few minutes from some of Australia’s best beaches.
We all like to think that we can mix and match colour, just like we see in these beautiful shots … let me tell it’s not as easy as it looks! So I asked the expert, Emma her advice for styling the ‘perfect bedroom.’
- Own your spaces … be non comittal!
- Be inspired by the seasons, change it up!
- Change around your furniture for a new room feel, you don’t need to buy new furniture to make it beautiful.
- Personalise objects by painting them up … mix it up!
- Display vignettes around your home, showcasing a different ‘story’ with your favourite decor pieces.
- Quilts, layered fabrics and textiles with sentimental basics create my perfect bedroom.
So its all about mixing it up with pieces you love, being brave enough to ‘own’ your style what ever it may be … and not to forget all about layers, textures and colours!
Emma is also part of the Greenhouse Interiors groups of artists represented by Interior Stylist, Julia Green. “This was the quintessential dream Australian beach house…sea views, lovely communal spaces but enough room to spread out for privacy in a picture perfect setting. To see it fitted out with one of my fave Australian brands made it a dream styling job. Every single detail was considered, and the layers of colour and texture with Lumiere’s colourful range made my heart sing, my wallet hurt, and gave me a yearning for a holiday!” Julia admits!
Another favourite area of mine in this home has to be the kitchen / dining area above … a light filled room, views to the bay and plenty of room to house THE most amazing dinner with friends! The bedroom (below right) shall be mine when I stay … that quilt is an absolute stunner, not to mention the ‘1973’ artwork !
You can SHOP THE LOOKS ABOVE at Greenhouse Interiors HERE … be quick as I’m sure stock will be flying out the door!
To stay at the ‘Lumiere Art + Co House ‘ – Browne St, McCrae. Book through Briggs and Shaw Real Estate, (Blairgowrie Ph (03) 5988 8391 )
To enquire about Workshops with Emma Cleine of Lumiere Art & Co in 2017 click here.
Credits: Styling: Julia Green, assist Rachael Harry. Photography by Arielle Habib.