Australian interior designer Cassie Potts founded M.dart Interiors in order to bring beauty to the lives of others, but did not forget her own comfort and aesthetic needs. She set up her own small, colorful apartment in an urban area of Australia and filled it with whimsical details, functional Ikea items and other beloved trinkets. The design dates back to her move into the minute one-bedroomer, which she undertook with her beloved dog, Duck the Pugalier, right after they’d returned from a four-year stay in London. The two brought along a fusion of styles, illustrated with knickknacks and trinkets from around the world. They needed a space that would accommodate the eclectic collection, while also allowing them to fully benefit from all the perks of sunny Australia.
They found this place, which features a wonderful floor-to-ceiling window in the bedroom, then set out to set up the artwork. And set up they did. According to Cassie’s own words, “there is barely an inch of wall or floor not adorned with a brash curios from Mexico or some graffiti-art brought off the street in East London.” Potts left the walls white, in order to allow the “bold Technicolor décor” take center stage, while also not creating a claustrophobic and overwhelming atmosphere. Each living area has its own personality and traits, which allows for a clever delineation and separation of both form and function, in spite of the relatively small space.