At Home with Artist Kelly Thompson
So after seeing a glimpse of her abode over on Instagram, we thought we'd ask the impossibly chic artist, entrepreneur, avid vintage collector and friend of L&O, Kelly Thompson to open her doors, at a time when we are all feeling particularly in the mood for a little added interior inspiration...
A night at home with Kelly's cat, Butter, and some of her favourite vintage finds.
As we toured her home, we asked Kelly about some of the favourite things she chooses to surround herself with every day.
What are three things in your home that bring you joy?
An Italian 1970s lamp that I wanted FOREVER that my partner purchased for my birthday one year, every time I walk past it or sit on the couch and see it, I have a little "I love you" moment for it in my head haha.
A brass floor lamp beautifully frames an artwork by the artist's own muse, Petra Borner.
I also have a beautiful illustration in my lounge by Petra Borner, she's one of those artists that I have talent envy for, I'm so in admiration of her gestural free-flowing line work, I purposely hung it opposite the couch so I can look at it every night.
In the foreground, a few of Kelly's favourite books and objets d'art sit atop a glass and brass coffee table she scored for free in a backyard.
My Celine necklace from L&O, it has such a great long chunky chain I love to double wrap it, and a little sailboat necklace I found on eBay.
Vintage finds, including two pieces from Love & Object - a 1970s Celine Necklace from our couture collection, and an 80s bracelet from Florence.
A luscious fern rests on a distressed plinth in a corner of Kelly's home.
For enjoying your home work-life - Work to your body clock, You're not stuck in an office with your boss keeping an eye on you, so work to your hours, start when feels good, finish when feels good, break when you need to, if you're feeling super productive roll with it!
Kelly's incredible sunglasses collection - a worthy distraction!
A working moodboard in Kelly's designated workspace.
When I break for lunch I leave my desk and either take it outside with another walk or go and sit in the backyard, trying to put my feet in the grass and disconnect from tech. I find this resets me and refreshes me and helps with the afternoon energy.
Kelly's airy dining room set up with collected objects and Mid-Century Modern details.
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