Johnson & Johnson

Interior designers always have the best homes mixed with eclectic finds from all sorts of places with great stories to match. Interior Designer, Tamsin Johnson & husband tailor, Patrick Johnson’s harbour haven in Sydney’s Darling Point is no exception. Here Tamsin’s tales…

Bassike oversized shirt over Missoni bikini & low slung rope chair by Audoux Minet – a favourite from the 1940s.

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Globe-Trotter suitcase, Goyard bag, Chanel and Gucci flats draped over my favourite 1950s Italian chair from MCM House.

Erdem pants from MyTheresaScanlan & Theodore top, sofa from The Country Trader & Anna Charlesworth pendant.

A lovely book my friend gave me called Beautiful Ruins (highly recommend), Mondrian/Cutler & Gross sunglasses, Smythson diaries (still yet to convert to a ‘soft’ diary), Missoni swimwear, World of Interiors (the best mag in the world), wedding photo, a Chanel bag (a 21st gift from my parents and still going strong) and my laser measurer pointer looking seriously out of place! 

Rattan bedside,  the coconut lamp was beside my bed at our beach house. I grew up with it so felt the need to steal it when I left home, it’s now my favourite piece in the house.

We picked the Eau D’Italie fragrances up at Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, its the most magical hotel. Also Patrick’s Santa Maria Novella cologne… Italians do it better. Backdrop is a Fornasetti breakfast table.

Fornasetti breakfast table, pressed glass pendant, Mark Douglas vase, full of Pussy Willow and Fillipe the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Patch names all our plants!)

I made the chair in woodwork classes. The landscape is by Luke Sciberras from Tim Olsen Gallery – I bought it for Patrick as it’s of the South Australian coast where he grew up.

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Italian antique carved timber trunk, Leila Jeffreys photograph, elephant foot full of coral we collected in Thailand (smuggled back) & a double shade lamp from Parterre with flowers from Grandiflora.

Beaux chest of drawers, a 1950s table lamp from Rozelle Market, and the classic Beverly Hills Hotel palm blinds and of course Hector, who is strategically placed as soon as he saw a camera!

Pucci silk head scarf, 1950s Cartier watch, and a vintage Master Mind set which was a wedding present. Sitting on a Thonet stools & Tuareg mat.

19th Century antique carved timber bed, my father is an antique dealer and this was my bed growing up. It came with me when I moved out and although its pretty traditional for this 30s apartment, it seems to work. Bedouin linen sheets, and I am wearing an Erdem dress from MyTheresa.

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