fashion

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.

exterior studio

exterior shelf

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.

extrior sideboard

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exterior study

exterior wall

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

INTERIOR DESIGN MEETS FASHION


What came first? The chicken or the egg? Whatever the answer, there is no doubt of the major connection between interior design and fashion trends.  Great for me because I love them both!!!!!!! Here’s an example:

TIE DYE

marble

source unknown

tie dye cushion

Aura by Tracy Ellis

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from House Beautiful

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via uionline

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Found on Etc blog, photo by Helt Enkelt

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via nordstrom.com (not available anymore, sorry!)

tie dye9

Found on loubis-and-champagne.tumblr.com

tie dye10

found on etsy.com

tie dye11

found on vtwonen

THIS AND THAT


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designed by Emily Summers in conjunction with buildingstudio architect Coleman Coker

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Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel via SMITTENSTUDIOSONLINE

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found on mollywoodgardendesign.com

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Architect: Vicent Van Duysen Photography: Stijn Rolies, via arkpad

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styling by Louise at Guts, for Eco Wallpapers

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Rich Shades of Turquoise at Francois Gilles Moroccan Home via House of Turquoise

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via thelane.com

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found on etsy.com