Who lives here: Rebecca and Adoni Astrinakis
Location: Balaclava suburb of Melbourne, Australia
Size: Two bedrooms, one bathroom
Upon first inspection of this Justin Architecture-designed apartment, Rebecca and Adoni knew it would suit their creative lifestyle and needs. “We love the area — you can walk to the beach, cafes and Chapel Street, and both our sisters live just around the corner,” Rebecca says.
Mister Moss side table, pillows and sheepskin: Nathan + Jac; Smith leather armchairs: Barnaby Lane
Camerich Lazytime sofa: Meizai;
Kiss Cuddle American Oak coffee table: Mr & Mrs White; pillows, antique brass nesting side tables: Nathan + Jac; Ethnicraft entertainment unit: Globe West; Sierra wool rug: Armadillo & Co.
“[Adoni] will often move his easel and canvas around the place when he works,” Rebecca says. “He will probably outgrow the space soon enough, but at the moment, it’s great for us to both work from home. And the natural light that floods in makes it a very happy place to work from.”
The vintage decanter and glasses were gifts from Adoni’s mother, who has an impressive collection of tableware and glassware, passed down from her own mother.
Their plants include fiddle-leaf fig, Boston fern, devil’s ivy, rubber plant, cacti, succulents, Zanzibar gem, passionfruit vines, string of pearls, bird of paradise and herbs.
Zanzibar gem: Looseleaf; mirror/jewelery stand: Ikea
A framed photo of Tennessee is a tribute to Rebecca’s love affair with the place, after a recent trip to Nashville. “I must have been a cowgirl in a past life!” she says.
Handmade vases: Sophie Moran; Eye Eye artwork: Marta Fromme; Mountain Peaks print: Ask Alice
Icelandic sheepskin: Nathan + Jac; cork stool: Ikea collection by Isle Crawford
Newman and Mona Lisa doodle: Adoni Astrinakis; Pink Cloud,This Minty Moment and Cacao Eyes: Olle Eksell; chairs: Barnaby Lane