KATIE'S HOME, UNDERWATER DREAMING

Interview with Katie Mckinnon

Katie McKinnon, artist. Katie McKinnon is barely two minutes into talking about her journey as an artist before she starts listing all her talented friends I should also feature on Engaging Women. Anyone who has ever met her will be familiar with this generosity. … Continue reading

SABINA'S HOME, THE AFTER LIFE

Interview with Sabina Klein — Artist.

Sabina Klein, artist. I’ve always found women who reinvent themselves inspirational, that’s why I’m excited to share the story (and beautiful home) of Melbourne artist Sabina Klein. Sabi’s world was rocked eighteen months ago after the sudden death of her father. It … Continue reading

PAMELA'S HOME. HISTORIC MANSION

Interview with Pamela McLaren

Pamela McLaren, curator. Pamela McLaren adds personality to her historic 1880’s home in Melbourne’s leafy Camberwell by layering eclectic, earthy finds from Africa and Asia and respecting age-old craftsmanship. ‘Ailu’ the Victorian Italianate home of Pamela and Campbell McLaren, their sons Lachy and Wes … Continue reading

TANYA, UNIQUE STORES

Interview with Tanya Hamersfeld — Bensimon Boutique.

Tanya Hamersfeld, designer. Until now the girls behind this glam jewellery boutique have been quite secretive about their High St space. Unless you’re a customer. Owner; designer, philanthropist and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute board member Tanya Hamersfeld agreed to open her doors to Engaging Women this week, … Continue reading

CAECILIA'S HOME, ECLECTIC VICTORIAN

Interview with Caecilia Potter

Caecilia Potter, architect. Expect the unexpected when you walk through the doors of this rock star Australian home. ‘Huntingtower’ – the story filled, fun home of Caecilia and James Potter, their boys Jasper and Cyrus and two cats Cicero and Francis Bacon. … Continue reading

DI'S HOME, TOWN HOUSE BY THE BAY

Interview with Di Gillett

Di Gillett, executive search consultant. Di Gillett is a passionate woman when it comes to expressing personal style. Need any convincing? Hello shoe collection! From the moment we stepped into her two-story townhouse on the edge of Melbourne’s beautiful Port Phillip Bay she … Continue reading

MADELEINE, MELBOURNE MID CENTURY

Interview with DoReMe Creative

I’ve always loved a good story. Telling stories is what drew me to journalism back in the day. As a guest in people’s homes I’m always interested in the provenance of their ‘things.’ The connections, the people, the design decisions which create … Continue reading

The homewares designer

Interview with Rachel Castle — Homewares designer.

“At this point I was still in my mid thirties, had ZERO idea of what I wanted to do but was completely happy with this.  It really never occurred to me to do my own thing.” Rachel Castle. We all … Continue reading