Hi I’m Lee from Glimpse of Style. I was absolutely rapt when Alek asked me to do a guest post of her gorgeous blog while she’s away taking in the sights of Paris (lucky girl!).
Being a Melbourne (Australian) blogger I thought that for my guest post here at the lovely From The Right Bank To The Left Coast I’d show you a little bit of Melbourne furniture design by way of the fabulous furniture company Zuster. And I thought I’d also include some images from the home of one of the owners of Zuster, Wilhemina McCarroll.
Zuster means ‘sister’ in Dutch, which is a very fitting name since this furniture design company is owned and run by four sisters: Wilhemina, Katrina, Fleur and Meika Sibbel. The company was started in Melbourne in the 1950s by their father Meyer Sibbel. Zuster make beautifully crafted timber furniture – beds, tables, storage and entertainment units, desks, chairs etc. I adore their sleek furniture, and if I could have only one piece from their range it would have to be the Stella dining table in American oak.
But it would be a hard choice, because all their products are gorgeous!
As you can see, the Sibbel sisters are very talented ladies.
Following are a few pictures of the home of Wilhemina McCarroll (nee Sibbel), and naturally there are many beautiful Zuster pieces used in this very well designed home.
I especially love the exposed brick wall in the master bedroom and ensuite – it’s a wonderful contrast to the highly styled and quite minimalist approach to decorating.
And last, but not least, here are a few shots of another lovely home in which Zuster furniture is heavily featured.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little taste of Melbourne design.