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Aussie Stationery Designer Turns Cottage into Craft Heaven

Located right by a state park a quick drive away from Melbourne, a cottage home belonging to stationery designer and illustrator Paula Mills and her family is a lively bubble of artsy comfort hidden amongst calming trees. According to Design Files's recent feature on the home, Mills "painted almost everything white," including the once "very orange pine" floors. But beyond that, starting from Mills's vibrant artworks on the walls to her daughters' super pink basement bedroom, the home is bedecked in colorful, crafty details.

Unsurprisingly, the home's eclectic decor came from varied sources. The basement beds were thrifted from a junk shop, as was the vintage open fireplace. The living room's turquoise couch and the back deck's intricate wooden couch were both scored from eBay. A small living room shelf exhibits delicate enamel plates that belonged to Mills's mother. And the master bedroom features a vintage sari bedspread sourced from a local crafts shop. Take a look:

Photo by Eve Wilson via The Design Files

· Paula and Pete Mills [The Design Files]