Learn secrets of changing designs
WHEN she is not busy creating music, television or children’s clothing, Natalie Bassingthwaighte likes to unwind at home with a bit of interior decorating.
The mother of two says she finds great pleasure in playing around with the decor of her Edwardian-style house in Melbourne.
“I move things around so often,” she says.
“Friends that I haven’t seen in a couple of months will come around and find that my son’s room is now my daughter’s room or my office is my loungeroom.
“Bedheads are something you can change easily and you can do those things with a new quilt or cushion or pictures on the wall — you don’t have to buy new furniture.
“Sometimes I’m very neutral and minimalist but I also don’t feel afraid of buying pieces from different eras and having them all in the one space.”
Her love of design will bring her to Sydney next month as an ambassador for the upcoming family and lifestyle fair One Fine Baby.
The event will be held in Eveleigh from August 12 to 14. People can see the latest trends in family-focused lifestyle and design brands, including Bassingthwaighte’s children’s clothing and accessories line Chi Khi, which has now expanded to include skin care products.
“You get some of the best brands from Australia and from around the world and it’s a great day out for the kids too,” she says.
Bassingthwaighte will join other celebrity mums Carrie Bickmore, Kate Ritchie, Michelle Bridges and Jules Sebastian on the main stage to talk all things design and share her secrets to balancing work and motherhood. Find out more at onefinebaby.com.au
Natalie Bassingthwaighte in the loungeroom of her home. Picture: Chris Groenhout. Below: her son Hendrix’s bedroom.
Bassingthwaighte’s children Harper, 5, and Hendrix, 3.