Saturday, July 17, 2010
Gorgeous Melbourne home - Helen Gory and Haim Weis' converted stables
From the moment I clapped eyes on some reccy shots of this home, I knew I would get a severe case of house envy....
Helen Gory and Haim Weis' home in a converted stables is like a wonderland - you enter a huge room full of the most incredible modern art, hung salon style, all over the walls. Then there is the Moroccan room: sensuous and full of silks, warm ochres and incredible overhead lighting, all made by Haim and painted by Helen. The garden room, with its retractable roof, has a fabulous 50's feel, and don't get me started on the beautiful, custom built French prov style kitchen. And that is just downstairs.
This is what I love about the homes of creative people - they don't worry about playing it safe, or keeping things neutral, or re-sale value. Most of all they don't worry about what anyone else thinks. What an incredible freedom, to feel confident enough in your own style to do just as you please. And you know what? It works every time, because when you love your home and it makes you happy, then that is all that matters.
So now when I struggle with 'decorating confidence issues' (I am sure it's a legit psychological condition, written up in a book, somewhere!), I will think back to Helen and Haim's home, and hopefully have the courage to do what pleases us, the Nette Kings.
Photos by Mike Baker, My space page styled and written by me and copyright owned by Fairfax Ltd.