At home with vintage fashion designer Gaby De Blasio
Boo Boo Velvet creator Gaby De Blasio knows what she likes and she has filled her home with her retro finds … and two beautiful labradors. Take a look around her colourful home.
Receptionist for Face & Body Adelaide and creator of Boo Boo Velvet, a line of custom-made, vintage-inspired novelty basket and bags.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS …
Having my Boo Boo Velvet products stocked at the Tangerine Fox and Little Miss Waste Not, as well as various other small businesses interstate.
I’VE LIVED IN MY HOME FOR …
MY HOME IS A …
Circa 1970s homette.
I LIVE WITH …
My two labradors, Boo Boo and Tin Tin.
I LOVE MY HOME BECAUSE …
It’s an expression of me
BUT I STILL NEED TO …
Do lots of things, including renovating the bathroom, redoing the whole garden as over the years the dogs have destroyed all the landscaping and irrigation!
MY DECORATING STYLE IS …
Kitschy, retro, OTT, eclectic and a colourful mix of styles.
A cargo trike bike to get around in with the dogs.
I COLLECT …
Many things, however my current obsession would be brooches.
My studio, the lounge room and the park view.
IN MY GARDEN I HAVE …
Mostly weeds but an awesome view of the park.
WHEN I GET HOME AT NIGHT I …
Run to the back door to greet and give my dogs a big hug.
AT WEEKENDS I LIKE TO …
Op shop, catch up with friends and, of course, hang out with my dogs.
MY FIRST CAR WAS …
A 1974 yellow Honda Civic hatchback.
I LIKE TO LISTEN TO …
Mike Myers’ So I married an axe murderer.
CLEAN FREAK OR MESSY BESSIE?
ON MY WISHLIST IS …
To be happy and prosperous … and world peace.
WHEN I’M HOME I LIKE TO COOK …
Quick and easy, traditional Italian peasant-style food and baking old favourites.
Bacchus at Henley Beach.
WHEN I WAS A CHILD I WANTED TO BE …
FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY
Having sleepovers at my cousin’s house and playing hopscotch in the backyard.
IF I COULD CHANGE CAREER NOW I WOULD BE …
A dog sitter.
FAVOURITE SA HOLIDAY SPOT/OR ACTIVITY
Cycling along Linear Park.
DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION
Either Japan or the US.
SOMETHING YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?
MY NEIGHBOURS ARE …
Awesome! I’m very fortunate to have good people around me. There is a lovely sense of community.
I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT …
If I COULD AFFORD IT I WOULD LIVE …
On the Esplanade, either at Henley Beach or Grange.
HOME MEANS …
Everything to me. It’s my sanctuary.
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