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Sticky beak into the studio and home of Exterior Imports (Natalie Asseraf)…..


Natalie Asseraf runs a fashion studio from home.  Exterior Imports is essentially a private shopping space that offers a selection of beautiful imported clothing. Natalie has created a space that allows women to shop in an honest and welcoming environment.  Trust me, I have tried it out!

When visiting Exterior Imports I have also had the pleasure of walking through Natalie’s home which of course caught my eye.  Natalie has a mixture of classic and quirky pieces in her home that create a relaxed vibe.  Thanks Natalie for allowing me to photograph your studio and home.

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Favourite room in your house, and why:

I love my study, it is a sanctuary for me to do my work in, it has a calm feel and a space for me to hideaway and get creative.

 3 words to describe your interior style:

Eclectic, colourful and quirky

 3 top homewares/furniture stores to visit in Melbourne:

Fenton & Fenton

Zuster

Ikea

What are you most proud of in your home?

I am most proud of the overall interior look and feel, I have managed to create a warm and welcoming environment featuring all my colourful and eclectic pieces that tie in together with an effortless effect.

 What will be your next purchase for your home?

A new piece of art for my bedroom

 Name two items you should never skimp on in your home:

Bed linen, towels

Messy or neat? Neat, very neat

 Best design/decorating tip you could give our readers: 

I approach the way in which I decorate my house in the same way that I dress my clients, stay true to your own aesthetic but don’t be afraid to push the boundaries with highlight pieces that pick up on current trends, colours or design.

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To book an appointment with Natalie in her studio, email natalie@exteriorimports.com.au.  You can also see her beautiful website at exteriorimports.com.au

ICONIC AUSTRALIAN STORE – ZUSTER


People often ask me where I buy furniture.  If you are looking for good quality, hero pieces that will last for years Zuster is a great place to try. We personally have a beautiful desk and lighting from Zuster.  ZUSTER is currently celebrating 20 years designing and manufacturing in Australia. Here’s a look at their tribute collection that has just been released.

(Zuster is located at 370 Swan Street Richmond, Melbourne)

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Photography by Mike Baker. Styling by Bree Leech

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Photography by Mike Baker. Styling by Bree Leech

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Photography by Mike Baker. Styling by Bree Leech

Some of my old favourite products:

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(this is the desk that we own and love)