Welcome to The Interiors Assembly by Kelly Ferraro.
Whether you already know me as KJ or this is your first time stepping into my world, I'm thrilled to have you along and tell you I believe the secret to a beautiful life and home is to choose what you love and don’t follow the crowd.
Be inspired but not ruled by what anyone else is doing. You don’t need a ton of money, just confidence.
My own eye for interiors inspiration, art and design—and a desire to share everything I know and love about them—led in 2013 via my blog to the birth of this chronicle, where my one rule is to only feature things I love.
I’m a Melbourne mother-of-two with a business background who became hooked on creativity and art in my early teens. It’s my true passion, and now how I spend my days.
I’m drawn to a mix of mid-century and contemporary interiors, (think Harry Seidler), with clean, considered style and a sharp dash of the unexpected. My own home's entrance hallway is built from white Besser bricks, bluestone, cedar and corten steel, and features a beyond-stunning modern chandelier. Style staples at my place include beautiful colored glassware, ceramics and big leaves in vases. I wear a silver Georg Jensen bracelet—a gift from my husband—every day, and I love velvet, original art and individuality in everything.
My aim at the Interiors Assembly is to connect you with incredible creatives and unique products, and offer you something different, something you will love forever. Think original works, bespoke pieces, handmade, collaborations, limited edition or limited release ... no open edition pieces will be found here. Based on your taste and my expertise, I search to source the perfect pieces and help you build a world which is functional, timeless and all yours. Join me, and let me share a curated lifestyle space with you.
TWO STYLISH MINUTES WITH KJ:
Architects who inspire me: Zaha Hadid , Harry Seidler, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Favourite furniture: Timber everything, aged vintage leather, statement marbles and velvet.
Favourite music: ‘80's, anything you can dance to. Once I'm on the dance floor I don't leave. Never give me a microphone if you want it back.
Favourite go to big interior brands: Mark Tuckey for timber, Jardan, Marimekko, Grazia & Co, Zuster, Living Edge, Muuto, there are also so many boutique creatives I admire … but … I need ten minutes to share that!
My coffee table is styled with: Stacked magazines, a timber tray and a ceramic handmade vase.
Favourite artists: John Perceval (we have two etchings which are my fave), John Olsen (on my shopping list), Belynda Henry—just bought my first piece—and my kids’ creations.
Favourite interiors: timeless classics pieces that don't date & oversized original art
What I collect: Original art, ceramics, coloured glassware.
Dress code: Black with statement pieces & a fabulous handbag or clutch.
My dream day: Coffee in bed, big chats with the kids, a walk on the beach, long lunch with laughs and bubbles followed by a city shop and walk around a gallery, dinner with seafood, wine and sea views and my most loved … then dancing!