A Victorian cottage built in 1936 for a blacksmith tucked away near the seaside in Queenscliff, Victoria Australia sits a shabby, yet charming collected home of second-hand dealer, Deb Kavaliunas. Deb’s passion for collecting obviously has made her house feel somewhat like a museum. Her vintage assemblages and vignettes of bird nests, pottery, books, bottles, cages, toys and marine treasures have created this fantastical whimsy of a home. Deb says “You learn to trust yourself. Not long ago this way of living and collecting was kind of frowned on – nobody wanted this stuff. But I persisted because it felt right, and now it all naturally connects as if it was collected in one go.
Your own way of seeing the world will always work best.”