BYRON BAY – Abigail Ahern

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BYRON BAY

This morning I thought we might have a peak into the home of Australian artist David Bromley. Australia as you guys probably know is very dear to my heart I go back and forth a lot, I watch Australian TV programmes (The Block is a favourite) and subscribe to tons of Aussie magazines (Real Living, Vogue Living, Inside Out…) so I am very familiar with the work of the talented Mr. Bromley. He cleverly references popular culture and takes inspiration from Warhol, Lichtenstein and Baxter. I love them.

The Design Files not so long ago featured his home in Bryon Bay and I thought we might take a look. I can’t stop looking at it. Some of it is a little OTT for me but I love the vibe, and even more I love it when people take risks and don’t give two hoots about how others perceive them. We tend to be so worried about what other people will think about this, that or whatever it hinders us.

But this pad is pretty darn cool hey? When you follow your heart and don’t listen to the naysayers great things happen. I can’t tell you how many people banged on about my pad being dark in the early days. From comments on blogs to in the street, sneering little jabs about how white is ” so much more relaxing”, ” all that dark, how do I live with it?” blah blah blah. When you do things differently it makes people uncomfortable, for some reason they feel they have to tease or jab at you. Did I care, nope not in the slightest and now look – everyone’s embracing the dark side!

Decorate for you and no one else, whether that’s graffiti bedlinen, handpainted naked murals in your TV room or an outside bath. The more risks you take the more gratifying and fulfilling life is, I think! You can see many more pics and the full feature on The Design Files.

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