Home is where the heart is

For owners Peter and Tatiana Craven, I Wanna Go Home is so much more than just a business.

“We strongly believe that every piece of furniture and home accessory should enhance your way of living and bring you joy,” Tatiana says.  “We also believe that having quality items does not mean having to pay premium prices.”

The couple started I Wanna Go Home seven years ago, but their business is backed by 20 years of experience in furniture design, manufacturing and interior décor.  They work directly with their manufacturers to ensure each piece is made and hand-finished with care, and that priority is given to quality.  

“Our Halifax range comprises pieces that invoke the Hamptons charm, creating a space that is stylish, relaxed and inviting,” Tatiana says.  “Our Provence collection encompasses a French country style with an edge of sophistication that keeps it perennially fresh.” 

Tatiana and Peter have recently added home decor pieces to their collection.  “We try as much as possible to work with Australian suppliers; for our items that are imported, we work closely with home industry suppliers.  All our rattan pieces, baskets, placemats and little home decor items are hand-woven by women’s co-ops, where the women in the villages have a source of income of their own and are not dependent on their husbands who are out working the fields.”

With free shipping to all metro areas, check out their incredible range online or visit their new South Yarra store. 


A: 565 Chapel St, South Yarra
T: 1300 791 512
W: iwannagohome.com.au

Luxurious linen on call By Liz Rogers

Who’s got the time or inclination to get the sheets unpacked - let alone washed and dried - when they’ve reached their holiday destination?

BayLinen Hire & Laundry Services, that’s who. 

Take the fuss out of renting a private property on the Mornington Peninsula with this professional and reliable linen hire and laundry service that ensures your downtime is topped up with fun and relaxation – not washing and organisation! 

BayLinen Hire & Laundry Services offers a door-to-door pick-up and delivery service which includes the washing and ironing of all linen for bed and breakfasts and holiday homes across the Peninsula. BayLinen also has a full range of luxurious linen available for hire and will have your beds ready to go when you walk through the front door. Now that’s what I call a real escape. 

Make your next holiday easy with BayLinen Hire & Laundry Services. 


M: 0458 231 232

W: baylinen.com.au

Sheer delight

Dollar Curtains & Blinds’ sheer curtains softly filter light through windows and soften the link between your indoor and outdoor living areas while enhancing the ambience of a room by adding movement and texture. 

DCB’s Wavefold sheer curtains drape with a smooth, continuous wave effect, creating a relaxed and elegant look. They are also surprisingly easy to operate - with the flick of a wand, and minimal effort, your curtains can glide easily from side to side.

If functionality is as important as aesthetics, opt for a combination of sheers to filter the light and blockout blinds to block out the sun. This is a popular layering option to ensure flexibility over your windows’ privacy and light control.  

Dollar Curtains & Blinds has specialised in manufacturing custom window furnishings for more than 50 years, all made right here in Melbourne. 

Call 5975 3655 to book your free in-home measure and quote, or drop by the DCB showroom in the Peninsula Home Centre, Shop C4 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington.  It’s open Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm.


A: Shop C4, 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington
T: 5975 3655

Too good for Granny

The idea of building a granny flat in the backyard for your elderly parents has been around for a long time. It provided children with the comfort of knowing their parents were close by and could be cared for.

The studio is a new take on an old idea. Instead of a drab, grey, dour building in your backyard, you consider an architecturally designed bespoke studio that is not only pleasing to look at but adds value to a property. Garden studios will generally yield a 50 per cent return on investment at a time of sale because the perceived value to any buyer is much higher when presented with a second abode that is functional as well as aesthetic.

Backyard studios are also a solution for millennial and Gen Y housing. With 19 to 25-year-olds faced with 31.5 per cent underemployment and home ownership rates of less than 28 per cent, we have to realise the luxury of a backyard is a selfish appendage for ourselves, when it could very easily support the start of the life of a young adult.

A: Unit 10, 26-28 Roberna St, Moorabbin
T: 9555 1132
M: 0403 553 976
W: gardenstudios.com.au

New Stock at Obtainium!

Obtainium Antiques & Vintage Wares is the place to shop for one-off items that will bring your home, business and even your event to life. Think vintage, quirky and eclectic. And the ever evolving stock has to be seen to be believed! Wander in now and view an amazing new collection of war memorabilia including British WWII medals, Navy uniforms, a bosun’s whistle and more. There’s also a great new collection of Russian and Chinese propaganda posters. For a standout piece, check out the beautiful carpenter’s workbench that has been restored and repurposed as a dining table or even a unique shop counter! Obtainium Antiques & Vintage Wares is celebrating its one-year anniversary and owner Karine wishes to thank all her regular “loyal” customers. “The response from the local community has been great,” she said.

A: 2/15 Progress St, Mornington
T: 5975 3169
FB /Obtainiumantiques


Inspiration and Ideas

A trendy inner-city design studio in the heart of Mornington
Amazing new ranges just arrived from Italy

Lifestiles Design Studio has a vast range of decorative architectural, artistic and mosaics and large format porcelain tiles that allow you to create the perfect design for residential or commercial projects.

They source their beautiful tiles from around the world. They have stunning new ranges arriving constantly, if they do not have it they will source it for you. They can provide more than beautiful, unique tiles:
    •    Reclaimed Timber Vanities with Blum fittings – locally made
    •    Kitchen and Bath Tapware and Accessories from Faucet Strommen – Australian made
    •    Custom made concrete baths, basins and benches – a range of colours – locally made
    •    Limestone and resin baths and basins - matt and gloss finish
    •    Moroccan Render finish for wet areas – variety of colours and finish
    •    Kestel & Quill Design – Custom made reclaimed timber tables – Vanities - Cellars – Staircases – Architectural Joinery

Tapware comes in an assortment of 17 finishes, including Aged Brass, Brushed Rose Gold and Matt Black – to name a few. Lifestiles Design Studio’s qualified Design team will help you with all your requirements – big or small. They are there to work closely with customers to help them achieve their dream homes.  They tailor their service to suit the individual needs of each client.

For innovative ideas on all aspects of interior and exterior design, stop by and check out the fabulous displays, seek practical advice or simply be inspired.

A: 4/5 Torca Tce Mornington (Just off Mornington-Tyabb Rd near Audi)
P: 5976 3507
M: 0439 224 888
E: [email protected]
W: lifestilesdesignstudio.com.au
Mon – Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4 Sat 10-2 or by appointment


20% off Winter Warm Up Sale

Whisper Cellular Blinds by Dollar Curtains & Blinds are more than your average blind.

Their unique cellular construction creates its own layer of insulation by allowing air to be trapped within each cell, resulting in savings of up to 32% on heating costs through winter.

For a limited time Dollar Curtains & Blinds is offering a winter warm up sale of 20% off Whisper Cellular Blinds in their Sabelle, Dusk and Daybreak fabric ranges. Offer ends July 31, 2017.

Along with the energy efficiency benefits, Whisper Cellular Blinds also have no visible seams, cords or cord holes, creating a beautiful, streamlined solution. They are also available in a variety of easy to use and child safe operating systems and specialized shapes, including a skylight system, providing the ideal solution for your windows.

Dollar Curtains & Blinds has specialized in manufacturing custom blinds for more than 50 years, all made right here in Melbourne.

Call 5975 3655 to book in your FREE in-home measure and quote or drop by their showroom in the Peninsula Home Centre, Shop C4 1128-1132 Nepean Hwy, Mornington. The showroom is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm, Saturdays 9am – 5pm and Sundays 10am – 4pm.


Custom-made on the Pen by Liz Rogers

Luxe Outdoor Living is a unique furniture space where reclaimed and sustainably sourced timbers are transformed into indoor and outdoor contemporary works of art.

All statement pieces at Luxe Living are designed with longevity in mind and remain true to the material’s organic origins. Luxe’s innovative designers create one-off dining and coffee tables that get people talking, plus they love working one to one with their clients to create the most magnificent tables. Why not pop in store with your own design and see what the collaboration brings?

A locally crafted piece of Luxe Living furniture becomes more beautiful over time. It’s time to create your piece of beauty today – with Luxe Outdoor Living. 

A: 303 Main Street, Mornington
M:  0417 518 322
Instagram: @luxe_living

Winter woolies like no other

Quality winter garments and accessories that last for years, look amazing and are genuinely warm – Kiwi House in Mornington specialises in winter woollies unlike anything else.

This family owned and operated business stocks beautiful products from New Zealand, including luxurious possum/merino clothing. It’s “everything Kiwi and more!”

Owner Debbie explains: “There’s nothing better than possum/merino in winter. It’s lightweight, super warm and top quality. It is made to be worn for years, it’s an investment.” Sizes range from XS to XXL.

Kiwi House has been in business in Mornington for almost seven years, the past three of those at 7/90 Main Street in the walk-through mall. Pop in for gorgeous gift ideas that are different, possum/merino knitwear you’ll love for years, gloves, scarves, socks and more (think Manuka Honey and skincare, jewellery, and bags!).

A: Shop 7/90 Main Street, Mornington
T: 5973 4233
W: kiwihouseonline.com.au/store