Adventures in Interior Design: Century-Old Edwardian Lets Loose with Wild Toy Menagerie


Tuesday, January 27, 2015, by Jenny Xie
graf0.jpgPhoto by Sean Fennessy via The Design Files

For Australian fashion designer Christopher Graf and his partner Glenn Francis, a 1910 Edwardian perched atop the highest hill in the Melbourne metro area was “love at first sight.” The pair purchased the home right away and, using Graf’;s cartoony design sensibilities as a guide of sorts, made it unmistakably their own. As Graf told The Design Files, their aesthetic is “best described as ‘layered memories’; but with a twist and a kick.” What this really means is juxtaposing treasured possessions like vintage toys and childhood books with eccentric finds like Japanese pharmaceutical mascots, whatever those are.

The home thrives on contrasts. While Graf’;s home office is painted in an array of buoyant pastel colors, the home also packs in 4 heavier, more rustic stone fireplaces. Also on display: a collection of over 30 ventriloquist dummies in the guest bedroom, and a handmade cedar model of an American home on the living room coffee table. The tour is well worth seeing in full, over at The Design Files.

graf8.jpgPhoto by Sean Fennessy via The Design Files

graf00.jpgPhoto by Sean Fennessy via The Design Files

· Christopher Graf & Glenn Francis [The Design Files]
· 20 Interiors Proving Australia Absolutely Ruled Decor in 2014 [Curbed National]
· All Adventures in Interior Design posts [Curbed National]


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