Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Home of Sass & Bide CD: Heidi Middleton

A short distance from my home on the pointy end of this Northern Beaches peninsula is the home roost of Sass & Bide co designer Heide Middleton. And if there ever was a style eclectic, this is it.

Enjoying the westerly afternoon sun Heidi's Palm Beach home is an historic monument to Palmie's flambouyant past set with Italianate ballustrading and crazed flooring. 

The designer label of Sass & Bide evolved from two jeans stall sellers in Portobello Markets way back in 1999. Heidi Middleton and Sara-Jane Clarke. What a place to start... I recall Richard Branson also held a stall in the very same market in the early 1970's.

Finds from all over the world adorn the whitewashed walls of Heidi's home.

 Woven cloth shawls, table runners, skirts from Peru, Guatemala and India.

 Sass and Bide's design style embraces organic influences where their feature pieces include feather, shells, rattan and even teeth.

Alabaster bust and a feather head dress.

 Moroccan light fitting in the sun filled bathroom.

Delights picked up from world travels, what a treasure chest of textiles, I love it. More photos to come.

1 comment:

  1. Your dog looks like he or she is enjoying the weather more then you are.