Friday, January 16, 2009

Behind The Curtains with: Jodi Golding

Back in June last year, Interior Designer (and project manager for this gorgeous fitout) Jodi Golding let me in on her own DIY project in the making. And now the transformation from an empty shell to vintage/scandinavian inspired studio space is complete. After building it herself, with a little help from Dad, Jodi gives us a tour behind the curtains...

Fresh white walls and natural vintage timbers allow pops of fun colour to stand out.
Above left: on the top shelf is a fun design classic House of Cards by Eames. Clever storage is a must for staying organised, Jodi uses storage boxes from Kikki.K and Ikea on the floating shelves. The Ikea trestle desk is gorgeous and adds more storage underneath.

Above left: Hat Box, reels of linen thread and ink bottle are from Peppergreen in Berrima
Above right: Deborah Bowness "utility: filing" wallpaper, adds impact and ties in the beautiful collection of vintage suitcases Jodi has collected.

Wood printer block letters were a great find in Melbourne

The floating shelves and X bookends are from Ikea, the bookshelf felt animals are by D+, from Paperchain, Manuka.

"It really was so much fun to actually build it myself. After so many years of documenting and detailing building fitout works to have the chance to be so hands on was fun. Just to prove it I have attached a photo of my Dad and I in the midst of plastering. I have such an appreciation of builders now having done this small project. Some trades are positively horrible- like plastering and roofing!"

One of Jodi's favourite pieces is another mid century design classic, a Alexander Girard Wooden Doll, from the VITRA Museum. Just above her desk, Jodi has installed a wire for hanging inspirational images and sentimental photos, a great use of space.

Jodi custom designed the quirky door to her studio and had it built by Jim Bush, and just inside a hint at Jodi's humour, the mouse hole sticker is from Monkey Threads on Etsy.

Above left: Jodi custom designed the joinery with a sliding pinboard panel and additional pinboards above the bench - clever details! The chair Jodi chose is the Chadwick chair from Knoll, available at DeDeCe Sydney.
Above right: Offcuts from the wall paper were used on generic ring binders to give them the designer look, and that's the bookshelf felt animalsby D+ from Paperchain, Manuka again! so cute.

Lovely work Jodi, I just know you'll love spending time in there producing more brilliant design work!
Thank you for sharing this with us,
... and have a beautiful weekend, love Nina x


Romana said...

love it, thanks for sharing! fav bits- sliding pinboard and pinboard behind the counter, and wire hanger. Great work Jodi! Great post Nina :)

Anonymous said...

Love the wood block letters and old hat box, what great finds. So can I have the address in order to raid this lovely home!?


Emma Davidson said...

Love the door! I need one of those into my kitchen :)

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Jennifer Ramos said...

I really like that little wire piece above her desk where she hangs those little cards....where did she get that??

Jen Ramos

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MonkeyThreads said...

I wanted to say thank you for sharing this project. It has given great exposure to my mouse decal! I am flattered to have one of my designs is such a well thought out space.