A while ago, I forgot to mention...

... A lovely feature in the City News magazine, based here in Canberra. Well, it was back in March, and life got so busy that I never did mention it here at all! Silly, as these are incredibly lovely shots of my home, by City News photographer Silas (yes, he's one of those people who only need one name!).
 Written by Kathryn Vukovljak...
MY husband has no interest in decorating – he doesn’t see what the big deal is,” says Lisa Barrett, stay-at-home-mum and the creative mind behind handmade “home and wardrobe” accessories label Tango & James.
“It’s okay though, because this way I get to do what I want; I get my own say all the time!”
Lisa’s creative craftiness is evident throughout her colourful, quirky home, especially in her home-made art, re-upholstered chairs and bold curtains in fabric she designed herself, and a hand-painted monochrome chevron rug.
“I don’t spend lots of money on my home, and if I can make something myself, I will,” she says. “I’ve always been creative. I get bored if I’m not making something.
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Lisa-9912 Lisa-9899Lisa Barrett… “I don’t spend lots of money on my home, and if I can make something myself, I will.” Photos by Silas
and there's little ole me in the playroom... poser!
Luckily, the whole article is online here, so have a read if you're keen!


  1. Love the eclectic mod feel of your home. Crisp & designer yet still very live-in-able. Just stunning! Great job.

  2. Thank you seeeew much! ;-) - couldn't help it sorry! xx


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