Our Most Read Home Features of 2022
This year, we have been incredibly fortunate to meet a diverse range of talented creatives from around the world on the IN BED Journal. We’ve traveled from L.A to Valle de Bravo and told many of our most inspiring stories right here in our backyard, too. We are endlessly grateful to everyone who has opened their homes to us and allowed us to share a small part of their story. As we approach the end of the year, we invite you to revisit our ten most read features of 2022, which showcase the incredible people and places we’ve been lucky to encounter.
1. Annie Nguyen’s Serene L.A. Home
We met photographer and designer Annie Nguyen at her beautifully designed apartment in Los Angeles. Filled with an array of books, art, and an enviable collection of Noguchi lamps, it’s a haven of calm and an escape from the bustle of big city living. We spoke with Annie about creating the space, the measured approach she takes to creative work and her enduring connection to her hometown Honolulu.
2. A Designer’s Studio Set Amongst Native Bushland
We had the pleasure of visiting the studio of Tilly Barber, founder of bespoke furniture brand Monde and vintage reseller Homebody. Tilly’s space is one big beautiful room broken up into smaller zones using clever design and strategically placed furniture, art & objects.
3. A Photographer’s 1950s Apartment in Mexico City
One of our favourite features from Mexico City this year was with photographer Diego Padilla Magallanes at his light-filled apartment in Cuahutemoc. Diego’s love for photography first began with food – taking photos of dishes he prepared in his former career as a chef. Today, his subject matter has grown to include portraiture, travel & lifestyle photography as well as beautiful interior shoots. We spoke to Diego about his apartment, collection of art and the importance of leaning into the emotional labour in his work.
4. A Creative Share House in Collingwood
For our first feature of 2022 we visited the enchanting home of housemates Camille Laddawan Moir and Zachary Frankel. The century old house has a soft, lived in feel and is imbued with creative energy both from its occupants and the extensive collection of artworks and objects that have come to fill the space.
5. On Location With Richard Unsworth
Each season one of the highlights of releasing a new IN BED collection is seeking out a campaign location that truly articulates the feeling of the range. Over the years this search has taken us inside some of the most beautiful and compelling spaces in Australia, and often, given us a glimpse into the world of the colorful characters lucky enough to call them home. For our winter collection we took up residence for one sunny day at Trincomalee, a grand old dame built in 1896 on a rocky point at Sydney’s Lovett Bay.
6. At Home With Brahman Perera
In one of our more recent features we were thrilled to meet talented interior designer Brahman Perera whose unique body of work has been on our radar for quite some time. We visited Brahman at the lovingly restored West Melbourne home he shares with his partner Jason and two miniature poodles, Billie & Ella. The space has an innate sense of warmth and personality about it while still allowing the heritage and charm of the property to shine through.
7. Inside Qianyi Lim & Ross Paxman’s Stable House
We were delighted to visit talented couple Qianyi & Ross at their home in Forest Lodge, Sydney. Completed in mid 2020 the project began with a dilapidated horse stable on a piece of land running alongside regenerative bush. For Qianyi, co-founder of architecture practice Sibling, the project was deeply connected to family and designed to both make space for new arrivals (the couple welcomed their daughter Linya last year) and also cater to relatives who would be spending time in the space.
8. An Art-Filled Sanctuary in Rural Victoria
In one of our most unique features of this year we met Pip Aplin at the beautiful home she shares with her partner Nic and two charismatic Bengal cats; Ernest Hemingway and Margot Tenenbaum. Hidden away in rural Victoria the home has become a sanctuary and a source of great pride for the creative couple. We chatted to Pip about her love of unique pieces of design, hunting for an artwork that would become the soul of the home and spending quiet weekends amongst the trees.
9. Natasha Garrett’s Sunny Home in L.A.
In October this year we had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Natasha Garrett at her home in Echo Park that she shares with her dog Cowboy. Natasha is the founder of the store Roam Vintage and a life-long collector of beautiful things. We spoke to Natasha about some of her favourite treasures, weekend rituals and resolutions for the rest of the year.
10. A Designer’s Hilltop Home in Mansfield
Last but by no means least is this off-grid haven designed and inhabited by the talented Robbie Walker and his young family. Our photographer Tasha Tylee spent a morning admiring the view with Robbie and his daughter Indi and captured the space as clouds rolled in over the hills. We chatted to Robbie about the design of this ambitious project as well as some of his favourite pieces in the home.