The Most Read Home Visits of 2023
We’ve been spoilt for choice when it comes to the unforgettable people & places we have been lucky enough to feature across the IN BED Journal in 2023. Here we take a glimpse at the 5 most read home features of this year and their ever-inspiring residents. From former churches in the wilds of Tasmania, to Brutalist abodes settled in Mexico City.
Northern Tasmania: Erin Lovell Verinder
It’s not hard to see what drew Erin Lovell Verinder to regional Northern Tasmania. The herbalist, nutritionist, author, and mentor lives with husband Noah in a former church, among rolling green hills, and pastures laden with sheep. The couple’s century old cedar shingled home has been painstakingly restored by the duo, and is today a warm nest dressed to take shelter from harsh Tassie winters - a unique space dressed with paintings from friends and a pantry overflowing with medicinal plants and herbs.
Los Angeles: Ryan James Caruthers & Jon Anthony
LA's leafy Echo Park is where creative couple Ryan James Caruthers & Jon Anthony call home. It's here you'll find their Spanish-style apartment, a consciously curated abode perched atop a hill. The photographer & designer fully embraced the concept of sanctuary when dressing the house, producing a living space big on minimalism that acts as a continued source of inspiration for both residents. The gathering of treasures found within are largely vintage - a passion shared by the duo who gravitate toward objects that "have lived many lives."
Sydney: Samantha Brown
Less is more is undeniably the ethos of interiors consultant and founder of vintage sourcing platform The Other Edit, Samantha Brown. The Coogee abode she shares with husband Conrad, and two young boys Cali (2.5 years) and Oli (4 months) is a true lesson in restraint - the family's sophisticated space embraces natural tones and textures, with a refined selection of hand-picked vintage treasures throughout (including a beloved Gabrielle Penfold piece). The beachside home has been recently renovated, and has been a labour of love for the creative, who embraced patience aplenty when it came to the decorating process.
Mexico City: Perla Valtierra
Unforgettable is potentially the most apt description of the house of Perla Valtierra in Mexico City. The ceramicist has called her brutalist abode home for three years now, having moved into the escape just prior to the pandemic. A successful mingling of natural textures and materials, the build itself is rich in concrete, glass, and timber, and decorated with an equally impressive gathering of mid-Century furniture, photographic prints by her father, and Perla’s handmade ceramics and wares.
Melbourne: Emily Nolan
Multi-purpose is an understatement when it comes to Emily Nolan, the enigmatic founder of tailoring house E Nolan. The talented creative resides within a warehouse in bustling Fitzroy that hosts both living and working spaces under the one roof. The unique home is split across a three-storey converted warehouse that was once the old Macrobertson chocolate factory in the suburb's heart, meaning easy reach to Emily's favourite local haunts (and burger shops). But the house itself (and its decor) is just as intriguing at the lively suburb in which it sits, with a sunken bathroom in the bedroom, a floor-to-ceiling book shelf, and vintage trinkets in no short supply.