Managing director, Cadrys
Overseeing a three-generation family business in antique and contemporary rugs, Bob shares an apartment on Sydney’s eastern beaches with his partner, Gaye Weeden, Bob’s son Jared and Gaye’s son Charlie. Their home is replete with great rugs, artwork and artefacts collected over a lifetime of travel to fascinating locations.
MY FAVOURITE THINGS
Sofa A Walter Knoll piece from Living Edge. Cushions (on sofa) These are antique Caucasian soumak-weave kilim cushions. Table An old Turkish tea table with mother-of-pearl inlay. Chair French Provincial antique. Framed artwork A vintage French poster. Ottoman (far right) Originally a Persian tribal storage bag. Floor cushion I bought this old Kurdish rug from the eastern Turkish town of Malatya in the 1980s and had it made into a cushion. Rugs The base rug is a piece from Cadrys Persian Aleph collection, a flatwoven kilim of handspun wool, goat’s hair and cotton. Layered on top is an antique Khotan rug which came from the famous oasis stop on the Silk Road.
MY HOME IS…
A true reflection of my personality. The pieces that fill it are personal reminders of great memories, stories and traditions. They imbue my home with a sense of comfort and interest.
WHAT ‘HOME’ MEANS TO ME
It’s where you feel nurtured and comfortable, a place that’s full of happy memories.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY SUBURB
As a keen surfer, the location is unsurpassed. I always feel like I’m on holiday here. Plus the cafes and restaurants are some of the best in Sydney.
FAVOURITE LOCAL HAUNTS
For eating out, I’d say the classic Sean’s Panaroma, then North Bondi Fish and Lox Stock & Barrel. For clothes, Jac+Jack. cadrys.com.au